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April 1st, 2015
Ridgway Area High School 11th-grader Allison West received the top prize of $1,000 for her idea to hold a film festival in downtown Ridgway.
West, along with five other sophomores, juniors and seniors from Ridgway Area School District, competed in the Challenge to Change contest which was run by the Community Education Center and DISCOVER Partnership.
Ridgway Borough Police, Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Ridgway Ambulance responded at 12:19 a.m. to the vicinity of 609 N. Broad St. in Ridgway for a vehicle crash. The vehicle reportedly struck the wall separating the northbound and southbound lanes of travel, according to first responders and 911 dispatchers communicating on the emergency scanners. No additional information was available at press time.
A late-season snowstorm Tuesday dumped roughly six inches of heavy wet snow in some parts of Elk County as the area was plagued by several vehicle accidents and road closures.
State Route 219 was closed between Wilcox and Lantz Corners shortly before 10:30 a.m. as several tractor-trailers were stuck on the roadway.
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is preparing to kick off its Long Range Planning project today and is seeking the input of current and former Elk County residents.
The purpose of the project is to gather ideas or suggestions from the community about supporting young people and senior citizens in Elk County.
By accessing the Ideascale website, found at stackpolehall.ideascale.com, individuals will not only be able to submit their ideas but also vote on existing suggestions and make constructive comments on them. Individuals may only cast one vote per idea.
After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ A school bus carrying 12 Kane school students ranging from ages 5 to 17 was involved in a crash Monday morning in Hamlin Township on U.S. Route 6.
According to PSP Kane, Stella M. Dragoone, 44, of Smethport, was operating a 2015 Chrysler 200 eastbound on Route 6 in the area of Pine Drive in Hamlin Township.
Devyn Condon, a life scout in Troop 93 for the Boy Scouts of America, presented nearly 310 pounds of pop tabs to the Service Paws of Central Pa. organization (SPCP) on Sunday as part of his Eagle Scout project to raise support for the organization.
Condon collected pop tabs in Ridgway for nearly seven months before presenting them to SPCP representatives on Sunday, including the organization's founder, Leslie Kelly.
According to Ridgway Borough manager Kim Zimmerman, Rich Parrish, one of seven Ridgway Borough Councilmen, has tendered his resignation, which is set to take effect April 1.
Zimmerman said that Parrish cited personal reasons as the reason that he will be resigning.
The remaining six members of the borough council will now be tasked with finding a replacement for Parrish.
The process will start at the council's next meeting on April 20 as they will vote to accept Parrish's resignation.
Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, took the stand in his own defense Friday in the third day of his trial for the 2013 homicide of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin, who has showed little emotion or reaction throughout the trial, offered a spontaneous apology to Forsyth's mother.
"I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for that," he said from the witness stand. "The only person who loved her as much as I did, if not 10 times more, is her mom. That's the only person I owe an apology to. I can't bring Alyssa back and apologize to her."
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