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May 12th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg man is charged with endangering welfare of children for allegedly leaving his two children, ages 8 and 6, home alone while he was at work.
On May 5, Johnsonburg police learned through an anonymous phone call that children were left unattended at the home of Michael Lee Wileman, 30, of 407 1/2 First Ave., Johnsonburg. Police arrived at the residence at approximately 3:45 p.m. Two children answered the door after the officer knocked and informed the officer that no one was home with them and that their dad was at work.
In an effort to assist families with children suffering from cleft and craniofacial anomalies, proceeds from the 'An Afternoon of Smiles' luncheon taking place Sunday, May 18 at The Red Fern will benefit the Adam's Smile Auxiliary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
In addition to a luncheon the event will feature a fashion show and silent auction from 11 a.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m.
The trial concluded Friday with a not guilty verdict for the three defendants charged in an armed robbery of a Johnsonburg home.
James Holding, 29, Angela Lynn Baker Williams, 34, and Kevin P. Williams, 36, all of Johnsonburg, were charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. All three were found not guilty on all counts.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School Board of Directors voted to approve their 2014-15 general fund budget which clocks in at $11,672,023. The budget, which was passed unanimously, will see no tax increase for district residents.
"I think we can hold the line for another year," said board president Bob Paladino. However, he went on to say he was "not comfortable with that."
A jury trial began Thursday morning at the Elk County Courthouse for three co-defendants accused of robbing a Johnsonburg home at gunpoint.
James Holding, 29, Angela Lynn Baker Williams, 34, and Kevin P. Williams, 37, all of Johnsonburg, are accused of entering an apartment designated 110 1/2 Harrison Ave., Johnsonburg. The alleged victims knew the defendants and allowed them inside. It is alleged that once inside the home, Holding and Kevin Williams held the occupants at gunpoint and stole approximately $350 in cash and all of their cell phones.
Ridgway Area band ensembles will be performing their annual spring concert tonight at the Ridgway Area High School auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the fifth grade band along with the middle and high school bands.
This year, Ridgway band director Shawn Hofmann has brought in special guest conductor David Willson, a renowned band director and teacher who is currently serving in his 22nd year as director of bands at the University of Mississippi.
The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors will be voting on a proposed budget during their regular meeting set to be held Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in the library of Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The district has been working to make cuts throughout the budget-making process and is currently considering the option of a one-mill tax increase along with the elimination of a custodial position, the current holder of which is set to retire at the close of the school year.
KERSEY â€“ The drastic decrease in landfill host fee income is taking its toll on Fox Township.
Most recently the Squab Hollow Road project was a point of discussion during the Fox Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday evening.
Resident Chuck Grazioli inquired about the status of the paving of the road to which Supervisor Mike Keller responded the township is not 100 percent sure of their plans.
Itâ€™s one of the more unusual pieces of sports memorabilia in the world. Itâ€™s also one of the rarest of all: a baseball signed by a pope.
Thatâ€™s just one of the many pieces in Ridgway resident Denny Heindlâ€™s vast collection. As a philanthropist, radio station enthusiast and minority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Heindlâ€™s collection has grown immensely over the past 45 years. Its crown jewel, however, may be a baseball with the simple inscription â€śJ P IIâ€ť for Saint John Paul the Great, formerly known as Pope John Paul II.
During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, RASD superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien announced his resignation from the position, effective Aug. 8 of this year.
O'Brien has reportedly been offered a position in another district, although the name of the district is yet to be announced.
"I've been offered another superintendency and have accepted the superintendency although it's not official until the board accepts it," O'Brien said.