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May 19th, 2014

Large quantities of paraphernalia, firearms found

May 20, 2014

ST. MARYS – Multiple drug and firearms charges were filed late Friday against 27-year-old Joshua Ivan Hakes of St. Marys.
According to reports, the St. Marys City Police Department was dispatched at approximately 10:48 a.m. on Monday morning, May 12 to assist with Elk County adult probation officers at 407 Rightmeyer St.
Hakes was taken into custody by Elk County Probation for "violating probation rules."

May 18th

Drug charges filed against St. Marys man

May 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – Multiple drug and firearms charges were filed late Friday against 27-year-old Joshua Ivan Hakes of St. Marys.

May 16th

Wendel returns home from tour in Afghanistan

May 17, 2014

ST. MARYS – For St. Marys resident Alex Wendel, there’s no place like home.
After a 10-month tour in Afghanistan, Wendel returned to the comfortable confines of Elk County and familiar faces, including his wife, Brittany Wendel, and their daughter, Aria.
“It’s so different there but we got snow a couple times,” Wendel said. “It’s a little different when you’re sleeping in your tent versus inside your bedroom, you’re just freezing. The life is definitely different— you’re always just heads up and always paying attention, never getting complacent.”

Flags and markers to be in place for Memorial Day

May 17, 2014

Area servicemen burial details are hard at work placing flags and markers at the gravesides of deceased veterans throughout the county.

Kowalski sentenced in sex assault case

May 17, 2014

A Johnsonburg man was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the statutory sexual assault of two teenage girls that occurred on Oct. 14, 2012.

May 15th

Peters, Outfitters earn PA Wilds honors

May 16, 2014

KERSEY – The Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team recognized an area business and local resident for their significant contributions in helping grow and develop the region's outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism.
As 2014 Champions of the PA Wilds, Country Squirrel Outfitters, LLC of Ridgway received the Business of the Year Award while Abbi Peters, Executive Director of the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) was presented the Outstanding Leader Award on Thursday's during the 2014 Partnership Summit and Awards Dinner.

May 14th

Preliminary hearing held for kidnapping suspect

May 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King presided over a preliminary hearing Wednesday for a Reading man charged in a Ridgway kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Alligator on the loose in Johnsonburg

May 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Members of the Johnsonburg Police Department apprehended a runaway alligator around noontime in the 100 block of Grove Street.
According to police chief Bryan Parana, a call came in at 11:23 a.m. as a motorist observed a 2-foot alligator scampering across the roadway in the vicinity of 130 Grove St.

Jolly Wranglers 4WD club set for litter pickup

May 15, 2014

Members of the Jolly Wranglers 4WD club, formerly the T-Bones Off Road Club, will celebrate their annual "Go Topless Day" for litter pickup this Saturday.
"Last year we had one full trailer of nothing but tires," said Kellie Mocik. "All the scrap metal was collected and taken to GAP Enterprises and the money from the scrap along with our regular donation was made to Elkland Search and Rescue."

May 13th

RASD to begin superintendent search

May 14, 2014

The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved the resignation of district superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien on Tuesday evening. It was moved by Dave Parsons and seconded by Kathy Lampman that the board accept the resignation of O'Brien, effective Aug. 8, with regret. The motion was carried unanimously, aside from Gloria Almquist-Shull and Cindy Allegretto who were not present at the meeting.
Following the acceptance of the resignation, the district announced a schedule for their superintendent search which, according to district finance manager Brent Rhoads, is "tentative."

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