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April 29th, 2014
WESTLINE â€“ The operator of a motorcycle involved in a fatal accident Sunday evening on Westline Road off Route 219 has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Raymond Thomas Maedl, 50, of Cuba, N.Y. was arraigned by Bradford District Judge Richard Luther, who set bail at $50,000 cash. Maedl was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday, June 2 before Kane District Judge Dave Engman.
On Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m., Ross Bish will be presenting a "Ross Bish and Friends" concert at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway. Bish will be accompanied by Bailey Pretak of Wilcox and Gabby Butterfuss of Ridgway. Other performers will be featured throughout the event including Haley Freeburg of Ridgway, Tracie Pretak of Wilcox and accompanist Bailey Pretak who will be singing as well.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has recently been in contact with the Elk County Conservation District concerning the combining of the organizations' facilities at a currently undecided location in St. Marys.
A Reading resident is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, aggravated assault and false imprisonment after detaining a stranger who he found asleep in his girlfriend's van Sunday morning.
A DuBois woman is charged with stealing two vehicles in a matter of two days, according to police reports.
Tanya Lynn Witherite, 37, is facing several felony charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking. According to an affidavit of probable cause, she was charged with stealing a vehicle from a residential garage and then taking another vehicle from the parking lot of Dunham's two days later.
The roots of National Day of Prayer dates back to the late 1700s when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation.
That tradition has grown strong since colonial times as the local community is set to recognize this year's National Day of Prayer, to be held Thursday, May 1 at noon at the gazebo on the Elk County Courthouse lawn.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Crystal Fire Department recently conducted an origin and cause investigation into a fire that destroyed a St. Marys house on Friday afternoon.
A cause has not yet been determined as the investigation continues.
The house is located at 109 Challingsworth Rd., situated just off of Taft Road.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys home was destroyed in a Friday afternoon blaze at 105 Challingsworth Rd., located off of Taft Road.
Fire companies from St. Marys, Fox Township and Johnsonburg responded to the call.
The garage area of the residence was fully engulfed upon arrival at approximately 2:03 p.m. and quickly spread to the two-story structure which was a complete loss. Heavy smoke was also initially reported.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman will stand trial on 35 charges as the alleged prescription drug-impaired driver in a Route 219 traffic accident last Aug. 31 that claimed the lives of six people.
Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, appeared Friday morning in McKean County Court on her scheduled â€ślast day to pleaâ€ť in the case.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren took the bench at 10:12 a.m. in the small courtroom to face the defendant and her court-appointed lawyerâ€”Smethport attorney James P. Miller. County District Attorney Ray Learn appeared for the prosecution.
On Friday evening, the Elk County Historical Society celebrated 50 years in existence with a dinner at The Royal Inn. Elk County residents joined together to look back on the past 50 years of the society and the many strides the society has taken since its inception in 1964.
Historical Society executive director Mary Kalinowski, who has been with the organization for seven years, offered some of the history of the society as well as her thanks for the support from the county.