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January 18th, 2015

Kimberly Ann Spicer

January 18, 2015

Kimberly Ann Spicer, 45, of Marienville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at UPMC Hamot.
She was born July 8, 1969, in Erie. On June 24, 1989, in Kane, Andy Spicer and Kimberly wed. She was the daughter of  Robert and Lavina Curtis Carlson of Kane.
Kimberly was a medical assistant for the Warren Medical Group. She was a member of the Word of Grace Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Tionesta.

January 16th

Bradford man charged with murder in shooting death of his son-in-law

January 17, 2015

BRADFORD – A Bradford businessman is charged with murder in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Stephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, is accused of criminal homicide in the death of Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43.
According to the criminal complaint filed with Bradford District Court Judge Dom Cercone, Stidd shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Friday behind Togi’s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford.

Bradford man charged in motorcycle crash

January 17, 2015

BENEZETTE – A Bradford man faces criminal charges in a May 31, 2014 one-vehicle motorcycle crash, which resulted in major injuries to Ashley J. Beckwith of Bradford.
Daniel S. Hushon, 41, is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault by motor vehicle, a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person, as well as summary offenses of driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed and reckless driving.

Plans to remove memorial now on hold

January 17, 2015

A makeshift memorial shrine may soon be removed according to initial plans by Ridgway Borough officials.
The memorial-- a handmade wooden cross and artificial flowers-- rests in front of a fence at a small park located at the corner of North Broad Street and Eagle street in Ridgway. The tribute is for Brian Holterback who died July 13.

At press time, television reports indicated borough officials were allowing the shrine to stay although those reports could not be confirmed at press time.

Ridgway Elkers edge Johnsonburg in overtime

January 17, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams appeared to be on the brink of an upset after three quarters Friday night.
After the fourth quarter and overtime, the Rams walked off the court just upset after a loss.
Ridgway overcame a nine-point second half deficit to take a 38-29 overtime victory over the Rams at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg scored just five combined points in the fourth quarter and overtime. The Rams finished the game with 17 turnovers.

Comeback bid falls short as Ramettes top Ridgway

January 17, 2015

Johnsonburg took advantage of turnovers and poor shooting in the second quarter and down the stretch Friday against Ridgway and held on in a raucous second half for a 38-32 win.
Senior Ashley Imbrogno paced the Ramettes with 16 points, including a halftime buzzer-beater of at least 50 feet, and 12 rebounds while Nicole Myers and Brianna Quiggle had seven points each.
The Lady Elkers had two players in double figures with Jessica Kifer (11 points) and Hannah Park (10 points) but were unable to overcome a lackluster second quarter and cold shooting in the last few minutes of the game.

January 15th

Mission trip includes county commissioner

January 15, 2015

"They feel so blessed to receive the things that we take for granted every day."
That's one of the key points for Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer, who along with other members of the local community are preparing for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Johnsonburg purchases new fire truck

January 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who
will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination,
and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were
nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated
along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict

January 14th

Fiery blaze destroys St. Marys residence

January 15, 2015

ST. MARYS – A Wednesday morning fire that destroyed a Taft Road residence in St. Marys has been ruled accidental with no suspicious circumstances suspected.
The Crystal Fire Department was dispatched around 10:33 a.m. on Wednesday for a reported chimney fire at 162 Taft Rd., however upon arriving at the scene they encountered a fully engulfed two-story wood frame structure. In addition, heavy smoke could be seen from the road.
CFD Chief Bill Kraus said the home is a total loss with damage estimated at $250,000.

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