August 17th, 2014
Ardelle Johnson Parsons, 86, of Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 25, 1928 in Kane, daughter of the late David N. and Ada (Eckenbaum) Johnson.
Daniel J. Hill, 45, of 201 Tyler Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, Aug. 16, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born July 9, 1969 in Ridgway, son of the late John F. and Janis L. (Snyder) Hill. He married Tanya M. Hlavac on May 21, 2005. He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, and the Ridgway Moose. Dan was a graduate of the Ridgway High School, Class of 1987. He had been employed by the County of Elk as a corrections officer for 10 years.
KERSEY â€“ The timber industry was highlighted during Friday's Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Tour, which was held at Northwood Resources, Inc.(NRI) in Kersey.
As part of the 18th annual tour, approximately 40 attendees gathered at NRI, situated off state Route 255 along Birch Valley Road.
Owner Michael Hoffman provided a tour and general information about the log yard and distribution center of cherry, red oak, hard maple and white oak logs. The company is a family-owned business founded in 2011. Hoffman has worked in the timber field for 30 years.
HORTON TWP. â€“ A Brockport resident faces multiple charges in an alleged rape incident that occurred on or about Aug. 14 at 3 p.m.
Junior Dewey Senior, 84, of 41 Rocky Ln., Brockport, is charged with felony counts of rape, unlawful restraint, and corruption of minors, as well as a misdemeanor count of indecent assault. The office of Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King wouldn't release the affidavit of probable cause for protection of the victim.
A criminal case against a former Kane woman linked with an identity theft has been bound over to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing earlier this week in Kane District Court.
Aimee Carol Anderson Wile Hodgdon, 41, a former Kane resident now living at 213 Faries St., Wilcox, is accused of using the identity of 86-year-old Mabel Johnson of Wetmore Township to fraudulently obtain a credit card. She allegedly used the credit card to make cash withdrawals at Hamlin Bank in Kane and purchases at the Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Kane.
BENEZETTE â€“ During this year's Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, official event merchandise will be available, including the 2014 elk expo patch. Each year a different four-inch embroidered patch has been made to commemorate the expo, and individuals have had the opportunity to submit their photos of Pennsylvania elk in hopes of having one chosen to be featured on the annual collector's item.
This year's patch depicts a winter scene of a bull elk bugling and is based on a photograph taken by John Rihn of Glenshaw in December 2010.
A Johnsonburg man faces several felony charges for an alleged statutory sexual assault on a known 13-year-old female.
Charles James Nussbaum, 28, of 515 1/2 Market St., Johnsonburg, is charged with felony offenses of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, criminal use of a communication facility and indecent assault. Additionally, he is charged with a misdemeanor count of indecent assault. It is alleged that these acts occurred approximately between April 1 and July 20.
HORTON TWP. â€“ A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
A new face can be seen walking around the St. Leo's rectory as the Rev. Brian Vossler has welcomed his mother into the rectory to live with him.
Vossler's mother, Jeanne Vossler, 90, suffers from dementia, and she now requires support in her daily life.
Vossler stated that his mother has spent time at three different health care facilities, and she has spent time under the care of two different siblings, but recently she began to express a desire to be with him.
The Ridgway Area School District's School Board held a meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in the elementary school library.
The only item on the agenda was a motion, which was passed by the board, to approve the expulsion of a seventh-grade student.
The expulsion will last one year if the student meets certain criteria, which middle school Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas discussed privately with the student. If the student fails to meet the criteria, the expulsion will be permanent.