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May 13th, 2014

Supervisors discuss seismic testing

May 14, 2014

Bryant Mitchell, seismic permit manager for Blueline Geo, was on hand Tuesday night to discuss upcoming seismic testing to be conducted throughout Elk County.
"The majority of the testing will be conducted on game lands and there are 1,600 private landowners who also received letters, with over 1,000 of those landowners having one acre," Mitchell said. "This is for the whole project itself and I don't know exactly for how many in the township."
Residents throughout Elk County recently received letters from Blueline Geo regarding future seismic testing throughout the area.

School Board approves proposed budget

May 14, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for 2014-15, which was passed by a 5-2 vote.
Board members Aimee Kemick, Kathy Lampman, Karen Lundin, Andy Thompson and board president Lisa Connelly voted in favor of the budget while Johna Holtz and Dave Parsons opposed.
Cindy Allegretto and Gloria Almquist-Shull were not present at the time of the vote.

May 12th

Residents learns details of seismic drilling project

May 13, 2014

ST. MARYS – Local property owners residing in the Taft Road area had the opportunity to pose questions about upcoming seismic testing taking place within a 150-square-mile area of a portion of St. Marys.
Seneca Resources hosted a public meeting on Tuesday evening at the Red Fern where representatives explained the testing process.
Currently surveying is taking place with testing starting in the North Fork area.

Ridgway man charged in statutory sexual assault

May 13, 2014

Felony charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors have been filed against a Ridgway man for an alleged sexual assault on a known female, 13.
On May 1, the teenager's mother brought her daughter into the Ridgway Police Department to report that Theodore Michael Carlson, 18, of 133 VanBuren Ave., Ridgway, allegedly had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The girl reportedly said that she knew Carlson well and that the two had dated approximately two years ago.

Children left alone in Johnsonburg home

May 13, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – 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.

May 11th

Local luncheon to benefit Children's Hospital

May 11, 2014

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. – 2:30 p.m.

May 9th

Jury: Armed robbery suspects not guilty

May 10, 2014

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.

School board votes on several items

May 10, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – 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."

May 8th

Armed robbery trial begins for Johnsonburg trio

May 9, 2014

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 bands to perform spring concert

May 9, 2014

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.

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