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September 12th, 2012

Ridgway woman charged with theft of employer's laptop

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway woman formerly employed with the WDDH radio station in Ridgway and charged with the alleged theft of a laptop from the company was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in District Court.
The affidavit alleges that Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, took into her possession a laptop computer belonging to the WDDH radio station following her resignation on May 29, 2012.

Johnsonburg man waives hearing on assault involving firearm

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man wanted by police and considered armed and dangerous after fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute on Aug. 16 in which he allegedly threatened the victim's life and his own while brandishing a shotgun, waived his preliminary hearing in District Court on Wednesday.
According to an affidavit, Justin F. Latcovich, 26, of Ridgway, has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, making terroristic threats, and simple assault following a domestic disturbance at his Center Street home on Aug. 16.

Water quality monitoring continues throughout county

September 12, 2012

Water quality monitoring efforts throughout Elk County are progressing, according to updates given during Tuesday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Steve Putt, director of the Elk County Conservation District, said the county is continuing to monitor water quality in area watersheds and seven of 11 planned satellite telemetry systems to water monitor quality are now “on board.”

High school bands tuning up for Sounds of Autumn

September 12, 2012

ST. MARYS – Talented young musicians from throughout the area will showcase their skills at the annual Sounds of Autumn Band Competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium.
The competition, a cooperative effort between St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic high schools, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. following the opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m., where both bands will join together in performing the national anthem.

Supervisors appoint tax collector

September 12, 2012

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Board of Supervisors appointed a tax collector during their regular meeting Wednesday night.
Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of appointing H.A. Berkheimer as its local service tax collector.
Secretary Dennis Thompson noted that the Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania [CENTAX] had been previously collecting the township's taxes.

September 11th

Gas task force continues planning, mapping efforts

September 12, 2012

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, task force chair and Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg commended the group for continuing to meet even though Marcellus Shale activity has slowed in the area and said the group will be well-prepared as a result when activity ramps up again.

Man is sentenced for killing mother and baby

September 12, 2012

SMETHPORT – A man has been sentenced to life in state prison for killing a mother and her baby in Bradford in 2010.
Waide Eugene Nolf, 40, of Bradford received the sentence Tuesday when he appeared in McKean County Court before Senior Judge William Morgan of Warren.
The case had been scheduled to go trial with jury selection set to begin Tuesday in county court. However, Nolf entered a plea Monday during a pre-trial conference at the county courthouse, a court spokesman said.

Johnsonburg gets a new Special Education Supervisor

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Kirsten Wolfe is the newest addition to the Johnsonburg Area School District staff.
Wolfe now oversees the special education department as the Special Education Supervisor. She holds a Master of Science in Special Education from St. Bonaventure University, and a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education also from St. Bonaventure University.

September 10th

Parana reports on recent arson cases

September 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on a string of arsons that have recently plagued the area during Monday afternoon's borough council meeting.
"We have had several arsons in the area and we have done, I believe, a very good job," Parana said. "We have questioned several people of interest in those particular offenses and we are working diligently into the conclusion of that investigation."

Elk County Catholic High School rededicated on 50th anniversary

September 10, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, was on hand at Elk County Catholic High School on Monday morning to perform a rededication ceremony for the school’s 50th anniversary.
The program began with a special Mass celebrated in the school’s auditorium by Bishop Trautman and several other priests from throughout the area. In addition to students from all levels of the Elk County Catholic School System, other attendees included alumni from the school’s first graduating class, as well as members of the original faculty and staff.

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