March 28th, 2013
PHILIPSBURG â€“ Police say that a murder-suicide at a Philipsburg area grocery store Thursday morning was the work of a former Pennsylvania State Trooper who used a shotgun to kill his estranged wife before turning the weapon on himself Thursday morning.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ On Wednesday, police released further details of their investigation into the death of an 18-year-old Johnsonburg woman whose body was found Tuesday in a park on the outskirts of Ridgway.
Efforts continue in the remediation of the main stem of the Bennett Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek and Elk County officials were recently invited to assist even further with recreational use of the cleansed site.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority for the failure to submit requested documents in accordance with a compliance schedule as part of a consent order and agreement.
Spikes in turbidity at the Powers Run Water Plant in Johnsonburg have stumped authorities.
Elk County Waterways Conservation Officer Thomas McMann of the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission attended Monday night's Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] Board of Directors meeting to report on two incidents along Powers Run.
ST. MARYS â€“ Area fire departments on Wednesday responded three separate times to GrafTech in St. Marys for a faulty pitch tank.
ST. MARYS â€“ Representatives from PennDOT and the project contractor met with residents and business owners to discuss the state Route 255 project during a public meeting held Wednesday evening at South St. Marys Street Elementary School. Work on the project is expected to start within the next two weeks.
ST. MARYS â€“ With preliminary work already under way on the construction project along SR 255 in St. Marys, another piece of the puzzle recently fell into place as demolition permits were issued for structures that are planned to be removed as part of the project.
Alyssa Jean Forsyth, 18, of German Settlement Road, Ridgway, passed away March 26, 2013.Â
Born Dec. 10, 1994, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Susan Compton Trumbull and the late John Edward Forsyth.
Alyssa was employed at Arete in Daguscahonda.Â She loved spending time with her nephew William Trumbull and her niece Sierra Trumbull, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and her little cousin Chloe Hepfner of Port Allegany.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg man has been charged with first degree murder and related offenses in the death of a young woman whose body was found by police Tuesday morning at an undisclosed site in Ridgway Township.