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September 14th, 2012

RASD preps public for November election

September 15, 2012

As the November general election approaches the Ridgway Area School District has updated their website to further assist voters who are still uncertain whether to vote in favor of increasing their earned income tax in order to eliminate the occupation tax.
At a special meeting held Aug. 7 the board voted to place the following Act 130 referendum on the November 6 election ballot:

September 13th

Danz arrested in N.C., facing extradition

September 14, 2012

MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. - Following his apprehension in Matthews, N.C. on Wednesday, Richard A. Danz, 47, of St. Marys, wanted by authorities in connection with felony charges alleging he defrauded Elk County businesses and private investors, was charged as a fugitive and released Thursday on $30,000 bond in a Mecklenburg County, N.C. district court.

Borough targets blighted homes

September 14, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Finding a solution for many of the abandoned and dilapidated properties throughout the Borough of Johnsonburg has been an ongoing problem.
Discussion over the matter was sparked during Monday afternoon's regular council meeting from a complaint filed regarding a property along Penn Street.
According to borough manager Mary Polaski, the Johnsonburg resident who filed the complaint brought up the issues of high grass and an incomplete front porch.
Polaski said the borough has been unable to verify contact with the Penn Street property owner.

School district terminates CENTAX

September 14, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District terminated their agreement with the Central Tax Bureau [CENTAX] for the collection of the local service tax and the occupational privilege tax during the regular board of directors meeting.
Following the termination of the agreement the board promptly approved a resolution to appoint H.A. Berkheimer as the tax collector for the local service and occupational privilege taxes.
According to JASD Board Treasurer Patricia Calkins, the district has received about $35,000 of the $48,000 owed from CENTAX.

Masson praises monument organizers, park

September 14, 2012

MT. ZION - At the dedication of the monument honoring the famous Bucktails of the Civil War, the Hon. Richard A. Masson, Pa. 59th Judicial District Judge and member of the Bucktail Memorial Committee, praised committee members for their efforts.

Elk County Freshwater Association successfully completes first major project

September 14, 2012

ST. MARYS – Following the completion of a watershed restoration project six years in the making, the Elk County Freshwater Association recently held a presentation at the St. Marys Moose to provide area residents with a detailed account of their endeavors to reduce the impact of acid rain on Big Mill Creek and announce the next project they plan to tackle.

September 12th

Former Humane Society treasurer taken into custody

September 12, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police report that former Elk County Humane Society treasurer and financial advisor Richard A. Danz was taken into custody on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in North Carolina.
Criminal charges have been filed against Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, in connection with the alleged theft of funds through his position with the organization, as well as charges alleging he defrauded clients of investments made through his private tax preparation business.

Progress continues with East Branch project

September 12, 2012

JONES TWP. - Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, provided an update on the ongoing East Branch Safety Project during a stakeholders' meeting held Wednesday morning at the lake.
Numerous personnel from local and state agencies, as well as several property owners, attended the meeting in an effort to stay abreast of the project.

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.

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