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June 1st, 2012
As spring moves into summer, Pennsylvania residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can appear in humans, some mice, birds, deer and other animals from the bite of a deer tick.
Andrew John Higdon, 22, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty in Elk County Court on Friday for having effectuated/made bomb threats against the Ridgway Borough Police Department, as well as a Ridgway doctor's office.
Higdon admitted that on Jan. 12, 2012 he placed an envelope in the mail slot belonging to Dr. Warren Henry Riegel's office at 14 South Mill Ave. in Ridgway.
According to Elk County District Attorney Bradley Kraus, the letter indicated that a bomb was to be planted in the office and that "Dr. Riegel would be killed," although the note did not expressly reference the doctor's name.
A Johnsonburg man pleaded guilty to 13 counts of sexual abuse of children, a third-degree felony, in Elk County Court on Friday.
The charges against Robert Gene Fitzgerald, 55, of Johnsonburg, stemmed from his dissemination of child pornography via peer-to-peer file-sharing websites.
ST. MARYS â€“ Taking care of an adult loved one with progressive physical or cognitive disabilities can be frustrating for both the adult and the caregiver at times. A program called Adult Day Services can give caregivers respite and provide a quality atmosphere for older adults who can no longer be left alone for long periods of time-- and now area residents may take advantage of a trial run.
ST. MARYS â€“ An upcoming day camp for children and teens who have experienced a loss through death is being offered to area youth by Community Nurses, Inc.
The free, two-day "Camp Flutterbye" will be held Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at The Pines, located on 1008 Windfall Rd. in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ On June 1 and 2, local Jaffa Shriners will be conducting the organization's Annual Shrine Hospital Crusade, which specifically benefits their hospitals located in Erie and Philadelphia.
Throw on your best polka dot shirt and head on down to the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway this Friday night to watch the Friday Niters perform polka hits as part of the polka-themed First Friday initiative presented by the Elk County Concert Series.
The Friday Niters will be performing Friday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to kick off the Eighth Annual Elk County Summer Concert Series.
Emily Karyl Ames was the salutatorian of the Ridgway Area High School Class of 2012 and spoke about the memories made through the past years of school during the RHS graduation ceremonies held Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.
Ames referenced a speech from "Grey's Anatomy" during her opening statements.
Only in the early stages of construction the Osterhout Street bypass in downtown Ridgway has already begun to concern a local resident.
Ridgway resident James Kriegel attended the Ridgway Borough Council meeting seeking answers as to why a 1,500-foot sidewalk was not included in the plans.
"I'm really interested in the Osterhout project because it's the largest construction project in the valley for probably decades," Kriegel said. "I found out after inquiring that it is going to be a one-way street two lanes, but one way.
Nicole Alicia Breier was the valedictorian of the Ridgway Area High School Class of 2012 and gave an appreciative speech Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.
"Faculty, family, friends and fellow graduates. Well, here it is. Today's the day. Graduation. It's the day that has been anticipated by all of us until it's actually here," Breier said. "We would have never made it this far without the help of many people. Without them, we would have never made it to this day. We would never be here sitting on this track. They have done so much for us and we need to show our appreciation for them."