February 1st, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Despite the frigid conditions, Groundhog Day festivities are in full swing in Punxsutawney. Here, special guest chainsaw carver Jeff Pinney is pictured whittling away at another likeness of Punxsutawney Phil at a demonstration Friday in Barclay Square.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.
Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 52-27 to Sheffield Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Sheffield was paced by sophomore Jen Isenberg who finished with a game-high 27 points. Isenberg started strong with 13 points in the opening eight minutes. After a Hannah Vile bucket opened the game for Sheffield, Isenberg would score seven straight points off a 3-point play and two short field goals to give the Lady Wolverines a 9-0 lead.
A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.
The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It could be an all-time record crowd with Groundhog Day returning to the weekend for the first time in a number of years for the 127th-annual trek to Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
It kills more American women annually than all forms of cancer combined-- one woman every minute. Ninety percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk. It doesnâ€™t discriminate based on age. Yet heart disease is still often misunderstood as a disease that is more prevalent in men.
Sharon I. Daughenbaugh Blose, age 64, a resident at Golden Living Center in Clarion and formerly of Brockway, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at U.P.M.C. - Seneca.
She was born July 25, 1948 in DuBois, daughter of Lloyd and Irene Colgan Daughenbaugh.
Sharon was a Christian by faith. A 1967 graduate of the Ridgway High School, Sharon was an artist and she loved to paint and draw. She also enjoyed ceramics and crafts of all different kinds. She also had a love for animals. She was a homemaker.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg wrestling won 42-39 in a varsity dual meet over Oswayo Valley Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Five matches were wrestled on the mat. Johnsonburg won five matches via forfeit, Oswayo Valley took four.
At 182 pounds, Mitchell Schloder opened up the dual for the Rams with a pinfall victory in 1:54 over Lee Brown of the Green Wave. Schloder led 5-0 after a takedown and three back points before securing the pin.