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April 15th, 2013

More charges in child starvation case involving Johnsonburg pastor

April 15, 2013

MT. JEWETT – An affidavit and criminal complaint released last Thursday contains more details, as well as new charges, in the case of a Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged with starving their three adopted children.

Local man charged with sexually assaulting relative

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been charged with sexually assaulting a relative for more than two years beginning when the girl was seven years old and ending with her 10th birthday.

Heroin sting nets local woman

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys woman has been charged with heroin trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Drug Task force and local police into the drug's resurgence in the area.

John Prencipe Jr.

April 15, 2013

John Prencipe Jr., age 76, a Naperville, Ill. resident since 1980, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville, Ill.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1936 in Ridgway to John and Mary (nee Piccirillo) Prencipe, Sr.
John grew up in Ridgway and graduated from Ridgway Central High School in 1954. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served as a radio operator for 8 years. He received an honorable discharge in 1963 achieving the rank of Airman 1st Class.

Marie Salberg Black

April 15, 2013

A Memorial Service for Marie Salberg Black who died Dec. 26, 2012, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home with Ronald Burkett, Pastor of the Hallton Church officiating.

April 14th

Soup benefit is feeding the arts in Elk County

April 14, 2013

ST. MARYS – Those looking to support the arts on a local level while enjoying some of the area's finest homemade soups are encouraged to attend the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Feed the Arts Soup Benefit being held Thursday.

Arrest warrant issued for man charged in Clarion teen's abduction

April 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH – A 13-year-old Clarion girl, gone missing from her home in the early morning hours of March 28, has been safely recovered by police in South Dakota over a week after her disappearance and some 1,500 miles from her home.

Robert “Poopsy” Peters

April 14, 2013

Robert “Poopsy” Peters, 74, Mercer Street, Wilcox, died at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1938 in St. Marys, the son of the late George and Helen (McAlee) Peters.
He married Margaret "Maggie" (Zelt) and she preceded him in death in 2006.
He lived in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He worked with the Johnsonburg Borough for 28 years and was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

April 12th

Fire damages Sherman Ave. residence

April 12, 2013

An accidental fire broke out early Friday morning at a Sherman Avenue residence in Ridgway.
According to reports, the two-story residence at 600 Sherman Ave. is owned by Dorli A. Pounds, age 29, of Ridgway. In a report filed by Corporal Greg Agosti, a Fire Marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Ridgway Fire Department, the fire was determined to be accidental in nature and resulted from a plastic toy melting in a forced air heating vent. Damage was estimated at $5,000. There were no injures. The call came in at 7:58 a.m.

Model UN team wins top award

April 12, 2013

The Model United Nations Team of the Ridgway Area High School, for the second consecutive year, has won the highest award at the the St. Bonaventure University Model UN Conference in Olean, N.Y.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...