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December 12th, 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 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, â€śThe Christmas Shoe Tree,â€ť was chosen in conjunction with the students' service project that focuses on providing shoes to the less fortunate.
BROCKPORT â€“ 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.
JAMES CITY â€“ 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."
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.
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.
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.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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.
The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough Council approved the budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes a one-mill tax increase in the general fund.