January 11th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk County Catholic High School alumni are encouraged to show up sporting maroon and gold, ready to cheer on the Crusaders on Friday evening as part of ECC Alumni Spirit Night when the boys' basketball teams take on the Brookville Raiders.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are still working to track down the man responsible for a brazen, broad-daylight armed robbery at the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg on Tuesday.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A late run of bonus points propelled the Keystone Panthers to a 39-35 dual meet win over Johnsonburg wrestling Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
With four matches left, Johnsonburg had built up a 35-15 lead but the Panthers were able to come back as Keystone earned maximum points in the final four matches to pick up the dual win.
Authorities are looking into alleged death threats made against a 28-year-old Ridgway man after he agreed to testify against his father and co-defendant in two Elk County arson cases.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA) District 2 Band Festival going will be held from Jan. 23-25 at Elk County Catholic High School, and with more than 160 students participating in the event, organizers are hoping that area residents will open their homes for a day or two to house these young musicians.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District [JASD] received a clean financial audit from an external financial auditor during Thursday night's regular board of director's meeting.
Following the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Ridgway Area School District [RASD] has begun making changes to their security measures and policies in an effort to help ensure the safety of its students and faculty.
Karen Sue Yorns, 44, of 429 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2013.
She was born June 8, 1968, in Butler, the daughter of James Lilley and the late Doris E. Lillie Lilley.
Karen worked as a part-time hair stylist, she took care of her mom for Community Nurses and was a volunteer for CAPSEA for many years. She spent a lot of time in Corry, where many of her relatives still survive. In spite of her long standing, serious health issues, she remained a loving, caring, helping person. Truly a beautiful angel on earth.
ERIE â€“ Criminal charges continue to emerge in the investigation and prosecution of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with two Elk County arsons and an attempted murder, as a federal grand jury indicted Milliard and a 'known associate' Tuesday for violating federal gun laws.
Early morning freezing rain made travel treacherous Wednesday morning with several vehicle accidents reported throughout the area.