January 10th, 2013
Following the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Ridgway Area School District [RASD] has begun making changes to their security measures and policies in an effort to help ensure the safety of its students and faculty.
Karen Sue Yorns, 44, of 429 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2013.
She was born June 8, 1968, in Butler, the daughter of James Lilley and the late Doris E. Lillie Lilley.
Karen worked as a part-time hair stylist, she took care of her mom for Community Nurses and was a volunteer for CAPSEA for many years. She spent a lot of time in Corry, where many of her relatives still survive. In spite of her long standing, serious health issues, she remained a loving, caring, helping person. Truly a beautiful angel on earth.
ERIE â€“ Criminal charges continue to emerge in the investigation and prosecution of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with two Elk County arsons and an attempted murder, as a federal grand jury indicted Milliard and a 'known associate' Tuesday for violating federal gun laws.
Early morning freezing rain made travel treacherous Wednesday morning with several vehicle accidents reported throughout the area.
PIGEON â€“ A Highland Township volunteer firefighter was injured Wednesday morning while responding to a 14-vehicle traffic accident on icy Route 66, six miles south of Russell City.
An Elk County Judge granted a bail modification request made by a 28-year-old Ridgway man charged with setting fire to two Elk County properties and held in Elk County Prison on $125,000 bail since July of last year.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk Regional Health Center has completed construction on its long-awaited new third floor and is very excited to show off all the new advances in comfort, technology and patient care at an open house for the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 11.
JAMES CITY â€“ Highland Township now has an ordinance that bans deposits from the drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
A strong second quarter by Ridgway boys basketball wouldn't allow Sheffield a second chance to regroup in the second half.
Ridgway outscored the Wolverines 28-7 in the second quarter en route to a 30-point halftime lead and a 74-28 victory over Sheffield Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Several traffic accidents occurred throughout Elk County this morning due to poor road conditions.
At approximately 10:43 a.m., there was a traffic accident at state Route 948 in Highland Twp. Another emergency alert came in at 10:50 a.m. for a major accident near 2614 Ridgway/Johnsonburg Road. At 11:03 a.m., another accident with serious injuries occurred near 622 Toby Rd. in Fox Twp. At 11:11 a.m., an accident was reported in at 8137 Montmorenci Rd. near Old Red Mill Dam Road.
Various county fire departments, ambulance services and police were called out to the scenes.