September 12th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police report that former Elk County Humane Society treasurer and financial advisor Richard A. Danz was taken into custody on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in North Carolina.
Criminal charges have been filed against Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, in connection with the alleged theft of funds through his position with the organization, as well as charges alleging he defrauded clients of investments made through his private tax preparation business.
JONES TWP. - Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, provided an update on the ongoing East Branch Safety Project during a stakeholders' meeting held Wednesday morning at the lake.
Numerous personnel from local and state agencies, as well as several property owners, attended the meeting in an effort to stay abreast of the project.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway woman formerly employed with the WDDH radio station in Ridgway and charged with the alleged theft of a laptop from the company was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in District Court.
The affidavit alleges that Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, took into her possession a laptop computer belonging to the WDDH radio station following her resignation on May 29, 2012.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg man wanted by police and considered armed and dangerous after fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute on Aug. 16 in which he allegedly threatened the victim's life and his own while brandishing a shotgun, waived his preliminary hearing in District Court on Wednesday.
According to an affidavit, Justin F. Latcovich, 26, of Ridgway, has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, making terroristic threats, and simple assault following a domestic disturbance at his Center Street home on Aug. 16.
Water quality monitoring efforts throughout Elk County are progressing, according to updates given during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Steve Putt, director of the Elk County Conservation District, said the county is continuing to monitor water quality in area watersheds and seven of 11 planned satellite telemetry systems to water monitor quality are now â€śon board.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€“ Talented young musicians from throughout the area will showcase their skills at the annual Sounds of Autumn Band Competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium.
The competition, a cooperative effort between St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic high schools, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. following the opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m., where both bands will join together in performing the national anthem.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township Board of Supervisors appointed a tax collector during their regular meeting Wednesday night.
Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of appointing H.A. Berkheimer as its local service tax collector.
Secretary Dennis Thompson noted that the Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania [CENTAX] had been previously collecting the township's taxes.
Donald Gruesu passed away on July 20, 2012 in Carlsbad, Calif.
He was was born on Aug. 17, 1964, in Ridgway.
Don was the middle son of Joseph and Bernice Gruesu. Donald has two brothers, Stephen Gruesu and Paul Gruesu.
Don married Patty Dwyer on Oct. 4, 1997 in Newport Beach, Calif. They have three sons, Brandon, twins Bayard and Carlson; a daughter, Mallorie, and a granddaughter, Brooke.
Ridgway girls soccer used four second-half goals to pull away from St. Marys in a 6-1 win over St. Marys Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway had some good chances in the first 20 minutes but were unable to bury any of them in the back of the net. One of them included a crossing pass from Ridgway right winger Angela DeAngelo to striker Kayli Methaney in the 16th minute. Methaney was able to get a head to the ball and knocked it off the crossbar and out.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk County Catholic edged Ridgway boys golf, defeating the Elkers via the first tiebreaker in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
The two teams tied at 201 strokes with their top five scorers so the match went to the first tiebreaker which would have been the sixth-best team score. Kristy Hanes shot a 44 while Matt Aiello had a 47 which turned out to be the difference between a win and a loss.