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March 23rd, 2015

7 jurors picked thus far in Martin trial

March 24, 2015

Seven jurors were selected Monday from a pool of 110 for the trial of Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, who will stand trial for the March 23, 2013 stabbing death of his girlfriend, 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin is charged with criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of abuse of a corpse.
The selection process will continue Tuesday until the defense and prosecution narrows down a total of 14 jurors (12 main and two alternates) to hear the case. The trial is scheduled to commence immediately following jury selection.

More charges filed in recent search warrant raid

March 24, 2015

Following a search warrant conducted March 5 at 122 Houston Rd., Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 35, of St. Marys, is charged with five felony offenses related to the possession, sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, a stimulant drug commonly known as bath salts.
According to police, Dilley was found in an upstairs bedroom of the home of Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, who was the primary suspect of the investigation.
During Micale's preliminary hearing, arresting officer Anthony Pistner of the St. Marys Police Department described Dilley "growling like an animal" after being cuffed.

March 22nd

Historical Society benefits from support grant

March 23, 2015

HARRISBURG – Four local historical societies, including the Elk County Historical Society, and a local museum have been selected to receive state grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
"This is a general operating grant used for paying toward utilities, wages, advertising, supplies, things like that," said Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski.
Aside from typical office supplies, the local Historical Society also uses a wide range of archival supplies meant to preserve the fragile parts of the Society's vast collection.

Women Who Care hosting comedy night

March 23, 2015

The Women Who Care (WWC) organization plans to laugh it up on April Fools' Day during a comedy night as part of its annual membership drive.
WWC is a philanthropic giving circle project of the Elk County Community Foundation with a goal of providing grants to local charitable organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County.
Reservations for the event, taking place Wednesday, April 1 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway from 5:30-8:30 p.m., are due by Wednesday by contacting Paula at 834-2125. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

March 20th

18-wheeler slides off roadway in Ridgway Township

March 21, 2015

An 18-wheeler ran off state Route 219 Friday morning and had to be towed out of a ditch.
The Ridgway-based state police say 58-year-old Amrik S. Saini of Brampton, Ontario, Canada was traveling north on state Route 219 when he lost control of a 2007 Volvo VN tractor-trailer on the snow-covered roadway.
The crash occurred in the vicinity of 4561 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd. (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

March 19th

Chamber of commerce hosting annual fundraiser

March 19, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The event, which is open to the public, is one of several fundraisers that the Chamber puts on throughout the year.
To fundraise through the Celebrity Waiter Dinner, local organizations sponsor tables at the event, with one representative of each organization serving as the celebrity waiter for that organization.

March 18th

JMA answers questions about new water plant

March 19, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A new sewage treatment plant built in 2010 may be joined by a new water plant built sometime in the coming years.
Discussion was held at Tuesday's Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting about the new plant and its impact on the area.
Engineer Travis Long answered questions about the future new water plant which will be constructed mainly because of a DEP consent order and increasing public health and safety standards. The approximate cost of the plant is $14 million with as much as 75 percent being able to be acquired through grant money, according to Authority officials.

Supervisors hold 'productive' ordinance meeting

March 19, 2015

The Ridgway Township supervisors continued to progress through the township's curative amendment process on Tuesday night as the supervisors reviewed the most recent changes to its proposed zoning ordinance.
Township supervisors Millie Bowers and John Gardner spoke Wednesday about the meeting, which lasted three hours and included discussions between the supervisors, township residents and various members of the gas industry.

March 17th

Johnsonburg Municipal Authority raises sewer rates

March 18, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The good news for Johnsonburg residents is the authority rescinded last month's sewer rate hike.
The bad news is an even bigger increase in rates is coming.
After rescinding a $5 sewer rate hike approved at last month's meeting, the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority approved an $11 per month rate hike during Tuesday night's monthly meeting at the Johnsonburg Borough office.
Authority member Eric Poague voted no on both motions to rescind the $5 rate hike and to approve the $11 rate hike.

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