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December 13th

Borough waits to abate property

December 14, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – After declaring a residence at the west end of Johnsonburg a public nuisance, the Johnsonburg Borough Council took further action during Monday's meeting to abate the property.
On Aug. 22, a fire at 208 Church St. destroyed a single-stall garage, four residential structures and a vehicle. The residence, owned by Albert Lee Abplanalp, sustained the most damage, as the fire originated in a detached single-stall garage at the property and spread to the main residence situated several feet away.

December 12th

County responds to civil complaint

December 13, 2012

In response to a civil complaint filed Dec. 6 by Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg against the county's board of commissioners, Tom Wagner, county solicitor acting on behalf of the board, has filed a response regarding the issues and has introduced new matters in the case.
A hearing on Krieg's initial complaint will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.

Home invasion defendants due in court

December 13, 2012

On the evening of Jan. 2, 2011, an 89-year-old Johnsonburg man was home alone when two intruders forced their way into his home and held him to the ground while brandishing a knife and demanding money from him.
"We don't want to hurt you," one of the intruders allegedly told Thomas G. Zelechoski as he was pinned to the kitchen floor.

St. Leo students prep for tonight's Christmas play

December 13, 2012

St. Leo Catholic School students held a dress rehearsal for their annual Christmas play in front of a large audience Wednesday morning in the social hall of the St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in downtown Ridgway.
This year's play, “The Christmas Shoe Tree,” was chosen in conjunction with the students' service project that focuses on providing shoes to the less fortunate.

Supervisors adopt 2013 budget

December 13, 2012

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 2013 budget with no tax increase during their regular meeting Wednesday night.
"The taxes will stay the same," said Dennis Thompson, township secretary. "It's been 15 or so years since we've raised taxes."
The new budget allocates $292,570 for total expenses.

December 11th

EPA hears opposition to Seneca 'injection well'

December 12, 2012

JAMES CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard adamant opposition Tuesday against a proposed "injection well" for the disposal of drilling fluids.
The EPA held a public hearing at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City to gather input on a permit application from Seneca Resources to convert a low-producer well on Lamont Road to an "injection well."

Jury selection held in drug case

December 12, 2012

A 12-member jury comprised of Elk County residents was selected Monday to serve in the upcoming trial of a Johnsonburg man on drug charges filed in the wake of a search warrant executed at his Second Avenue home in which police reportedly uncovered 638 marijuana plants growing inside.

Employee charged with $20,000 Walmart theft waives hearing

December 12, 2012

ST MARYS - A former employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Fox Township charged with stealing $20,000 from the store over a two-year period was in District Court Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary hearing on charges of theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, a third-degree felony.

Church will utilize social hall, kitchen

December 12, 2012

Seeking to utilize their newly-renovated social hall and kitchen while helping to build a better sense of community within the parish, St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church pastor Brian Vossler recently unveiled a plan to hold a fish fry event on the second Friday of each month beginning in January.

Borough looks to new law to fix blighted homes

December 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Pennsylvania's new Land Bank law has caught the attention of the Borough of Johnsonburg.
On Oct. 24, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1682, now known as the Land Bank Act, into law. The new legislation is designed to act as a legal tool for municipalities in Pennsylvania to combat blighted and tax delinquent properties.

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