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July 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.
Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky."
The Elk County Commissioners recently provided the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department with a grant totaling just under $10,000 for a new BullEx Intelligent Training System which will aid in public education concerning fire extinguisher use. The training system is reportedly the only of its kind being utilized in this area of Pennsylvania.
"We are so, so grateful for this," said RVFD member Ray Imhof.
The grant from the county was made available through Act 13 funding.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man faces multiple charges in a burglary incident that occurred on July 7 around 8:31 p.m.
Theodore Carlson, 18, of 136 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, was questioned by police when Carlson, William Gnan and three juveniles were observed near Buehler Lumber along 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway. Carlson was asked to empty his pockets and was found to be in possession of a folding type ruler. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Carlson made incriminating statements about being in the Buehler Lumber building and removing the ruler from the building.
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.
A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
On Monday afternoon, a jury found Willis R. Jordan III, 34, of Johnsonburg, guilty of endangering the welfare of children.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough Council heard from ARS Engineering Services senior engineer Ryan Miller concerning Johnsonburg's continued efforts toward flood control.
BENEZETTE â€“ 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.
BENEZETTE â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.