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September 10th, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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."
ST. MARYS â€“Â 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 schoolâ€™s 50th anniversary.
The program began with a special Mass celebrated in the schoolâ€™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 schoolâ€™s first graduating class, as well as members of the original faculty and staff.
ST. MARYS â€“ Fifty years ago today, on Monday, Sept. 10, 1962, Elk County Christian High School officially opened its doors to students for the first time, replacing Central Catholic High School.
The newly constructed high school was under the direction of Headmaster Rev. Daniel J. Martin and boasted an enrollment of 725 students and a faculty of 40 teachers.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Bucktail Archers Association is currently gearing up for its second biannual, and third overall, benefit event to raise funds for the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, Inc. The group, in conjunction with the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club and Bowfishing Association of America, will be holding a variety of activities at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, located at 1339 Glen Hazel Rd. in St. Marys, on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23.
ST. MARYS â€“ An antique and classic car show held Saturday, Sept. 15 will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Third Annual Antique Class Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tractor Supply parking lot located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.
"This is a new adventure for us," said event co-coordinator Leah Leuschel. "The car show is three years in the making. Our first year was amazing, we had 30 to 40 cars there and we are hoping to double that this year."
Registration for the event is $10 and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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).