April 15th, 2013
In order to fulfill a new requirement by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Borough of Ridgway has applied for a permit amendment for its bulk water loading stations.
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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., 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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
PITTSBURGH â€“ 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 â€śPoopsyâ€ť 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.
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.