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September 7th, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â A Johnsonburg man is facing drug charges after authorities, in raiding his home, uncovered what is being called a "sophisticated and substantial" marijuana-growing operation at the residence.
According to affidavits, Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Vice Unit were notified of the existence of a marijuana-growing operation at the 433 Second Ave. home of Edward Joseph Pisani, 54, by a phone call from an unidentified source on Sept. 4.
Area residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study being conducted in St. Marys on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street.
ST. MARYS - Criminal charges have been filed against the Elk County Humane Society's former treasurer and financial advisor, Richard Allan Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, in connection with the alleged embezzlement 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.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority continued discussion over updating a four-year-old control system during Thursday night's regular meeting.
The township's current SCADA [supervisory control and data acquisition] system, built and installed by Emerson Process in 2008, controls and monitors the tank levels and pump stations.
Chairman Ed LaValle advised the board that a decision should be made no later than the December meeting to allow time for finance manager Jeff Schutz to factor it into the budget.
JOHNSONBURG - Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and arson-related charges for his alleged role in setting two Elk County house fires, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from the beating of a Ridgway man, was in District Court in Johnsonburg Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on new charges of felony firearm possession and violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetics Act (CSDDCA).
DuBOIS â€“Â State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) were among the individuals who attended a special ceremony on Wednesday morning at VFW Post 813 in DuBois to pause to honor area veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
The salute to the veterans was hosted by Gabler, who acknowledged that for many of the 126 veterans in attendance at the ceremony, their "return home was not as it should have been."
ST. MARYS - Organizers of the "Ride for a Dream" Equine Dice Run are hoping for a large turnout for their event taking place Saturday, Sept. 15 at the St. Marys Campowners located on Airport Road.
An auction, cash drawing, spaghetti dinner, pony rides, balloon launch and DJ are among the scheduled activities for the day.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia.
Itâ€™s a wonder to many that such a small creature can cause so much trouble, but people who have suffered complications from Lyme disease will tell you differently.
EMPORIUM â€“ FugitiveÂ Thomas Edward Smith, 58,Â of Emporium, wanted for the attempted abduction of a female bank executive, turned himself in to authorities Monday night, according to police.
The Emporium Borough Police Department reports that at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, they received a tip from a concerned citizen that fugitiveÂ Thomas Edward Smith, 58,Â of Emporium, had just entered the Allegany Pub, 500 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium.Â Emporium Borough Police and Emporium-based Pa. State Police surrounded the establishment.
Last night's lunar view was known as a "blue moon."
If you saw the moon last night, it looked big and beautiful, but not necessarily blue. Although certain atmospheric conditions can cause a moon to appear blue, it is rare. According to a popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.
The first full moon last month occurred on Aug. 1.