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July 15th

Reported drilling plans draw ire

July 16, 2014

Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.

Pisani trial on drug charges begins

July 16, 2014

A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.

July 14th

Jordan found guilty in child endangerment case

July 15, 2014

On Monday afternoon, a jury found Willis R. Jordan III, 34, of Johnsonburg, guilty of endangering the welfare of children.

Johnsonburg working toward flood control

July 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council heard from ARS Engineering Services senior engineer Ryan Miller concerning Johnsonburg's continued efforts toward flood control.

July 13th

Democrats hope for better result in 2014

July 13, 2014

BENEZETTE – The first ever Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic was celebrated Saturday afternoon at the Dudley Farm in Benezette.
The event, sponsored by the Elk County Democratic Committee, featured addresses from several state and federal candidates.

DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation'

July 13, 2014

BENEZETTE – Half a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.

July 10th

Benezette man charged in stabbing incident

July 11, 2014

ST. MARYS – Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.

RASD approves new staff members

July 11, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved several new additions to their staff during a special meeting held Thursday evening. Two additional special education teachers were approved following an executive session.

July 9th

McMillen held for court in contraband case

July 10, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A preliminary hearing was held Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge George A. King for an inmate of Elk County Prison charged with possession of contraband or controlled substances in the prison.

Supervisors looking to draft quality of life ordinance

July 10, 2014

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Board of Supervisors has been busy drafting a new quality of life ordinance which has undergone some revisions as of the June meeting.
The proposed ordinance establishes "protection districts" which include the "wellhead and watershed protected areas in the township" and seeks to prohibit "certain land uses/activities in the protection districts" and impose "special requirements for all land uses/activities in protection districts," including oil and gas drilling outfits.

Ridgway golfers have been faring well this summer in the Penn-York Junior Golf League. Josh Roselli...
Undefeated in the Elk County League playoffs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team...
WILCOX – The Wilcox bats couldn't solve Smethport pitcher Dustin Zetwick Sunday afternoon. They won...