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July 26th, 2012

Two charged in area arsons

July 26, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Criminal charges have been filed in district court against a father and son for their alleged respective roles in arsons perpetrated in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and most recently in 2012.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, and Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway, have been charged with multiple counts of felony arson and related offenses, felony criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, insurance fraud, and disorderly conduct.

Committee looking to ax CENTAX

July 26, 2012

The Elk County Tax Collection Committee met Wednesday at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to further discuss measures involved in replacing Elk County's current earned income tax (EIT) collector following the firm's breach of contract.
CENTAX was contracted to collect and disburse earned income tax monies to Elk County municipalities following the standardization of that state's earned income tax system under Act 32, which mandated one EIT collector per county as well as the formation of county tax collection committees.

Bank collecting Canadian currency to benefit Humane Society

July 26, 2012

ST. MARYS – Got some loose change lying around the house? Northwest Savings Bank branches in St. Marys, Ridgway and Johnsonburg are collecting unwanted Canadian currency to benefit the Elk County Humane Society.

Carl E. “Jim” Pearson

July 26, 2012

Carl E. “Jim” Pearson, 75, of Dahoga Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Carl was born Oct. 19, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Doyle) Pearson, and came to Wilcox at an early age, where he was raised by his family members, the late Victor and Florence Pearson. 

Matchups announced for state Legion tournament

July 26, 2012

The Wilcox American Legion baseball team will open the state tournament on Tuesday against Region 4 champion Ephrata out of Lancaster County.
The Wilcox-Ephrata matchup is the second of four games on Tuesday. The nightcap is between Region 3 champion Spring City (Chester County) and host Boyertown (Berks County). Those two matchups are on the same side of the bracket.
The tournament opens up Tuesday morning as Region 7 champion Hempfield East (District 31) takes on Region 2 champion Doylestown.
Penn Hills (Allegheny East) will play Milton (West Branch) in the third game of the day.

July 25th

North Central eyeing key legislation

July 25, 2012

Keeping a close eye on key federal legislation, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development [NCPRPDC] officials are carefully watching the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act [House Resolution 6083], which was advanced July 12 by the House Agriculture Committee.

Wilcox wins Region 8 tournament

July 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – It was gradual. It was dominant. It's a Region 8 championship for the Wilcox American Legion baseball team.
Wilcox scored in seven of eight innings and outhit Albion 16-3 to capture the American Legion Region 8 tournament with a 12-0, 8-inning victory over Albion in the championship game at Berwind Park Wednesday afternoon.

July 24th

Opinions vary on multiple sanctions against PSU

July 25, 2012

Monday morning's imposition of sanctions against Penn State by the NCAA has been a popular topic among area residents. From alumni to diehard and casual fans to those who never liked the team or its longtime coach, the late Joe Paterno, everyone seems to have an opinion regarding the fairness of the fine, postseason ban, vacated wins, and scholarship losses the school will now face.

Wilcox falls to French Creek Valley, plays for Region 8 title

July 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – Once again, Wilcox has the fate of a tournament come down to one game.
Wilcox will play for the Region 8 championship this afternoon after an 11-6 loss to French Creek Tuesday night at Berwind Park.
French Creek Valley will play Albion at 1 p.m. with the winner to play Wilcox at 4 p.m. for the championship. Wilcox also faced this situation in the Elk County League Tournament as the team lost to Fox Township but rebounded to win the following day in the league title game.

Dickinson Mental Health Center relocation

July 25, 2012

With Dickinson Mental Health Center just days away from unveiling its new 28,200-square-foot facility located at 43 Servidea Drive along Route 219 in Ridgway Township, Dickinson CEO Jack Goga explained the motives and incentives behind the new $4.1 million facility.
Groundbreaking at the site took place in October 2011 and according to the DMHC website, the construction is ahead of schedule. As a result, DMHC programs to be housed within the new facility are scheduled to begin their relocations as soon as Aug. 1, with the process continuing through Aug. 9.

JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – Despite an early one-set deficit, the Johnsonburg Ramettes roared back Thursday...