February 22nd, 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, Johnsonburg Borough Police Department and Johnsonburg Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 503 Penn St. in the Borough of Johnsonburg.
The majority of deaths investigated by the county coroner's office in 2012 were attributed to natural causes, according to Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio.Â
The Community Nurses, Inc., an affiliate of Elk Regional Health Systems, is hoping to inspire discussion and consideration of the issues surrounding end-of-life care options with the screening of a documentary film on the topic at 7 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 24 at St. Leo's Social Hall in Ridgway. Another screening will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
On Friday, carving will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all locations. Sponsor booths will continue to offer merchandise at the Udarbe Business Towers [Masonic Temple]. In addition, there will be horse-drawn carriage rides offered starting at the Ridgway Welcome Center from 1-3 p.m. (weather permitting, donation). At 8 p.m., there will be a pyrotechnic display in the field behind the Lazy River Canoe along the Clarion River.
The Johnsonburg Ramettes gave up an early lead, but then used a strong second half to defeat the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 39-32 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal playoff game on Thursday evening at Elk County Catholic High School. The win guaranteed the Ramettes a spot in the PIAA Class A state playoffs and eliminated the Lady Crusaders.
As a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Steve Gore of 3D Custom Carving out of Toledo, Ohio created a unique sculpture which has garnered national attention while raising funds for military veterans as well as civilian families.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man has been charged with more than 300 counts of child pornography and related offenses after he allegedly shared illicit computer files online with members of the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Unit.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Engineer Travis Long of Gwin Dobson & Foreman [GD&F] updated the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority on the status of the engineering services as outlined in a consent order and agreement proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
William E. "Bill" Edgar, 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the home of his son, Bill, in Corry. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Bill was born in Port Allegany on May 23, 1937, a son of Gordon and Signe Erickson Edgar, who preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Smethport High School where he played football. He worked for the Market Basket in both Smethport and Ridgway, where he spent most of his life. After 15 years with Market Basket, Bill retired from Keystone Carbon following 30 years of employment there.
The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous continues Thursday with a seminar at 9 a.m. at the American Legion featuring Ken Tynan; Tynan will give a presentation regarding the realism and whimsical in nature followed by a carving demonstration.
Randy Boni will follow with a chainsaw carving demonstration. The seminars will be set to conclude at noon and carvers will be at all locations carving until 5 p.m.