July 24th, 2012
A joint investigation between the Pennsylvania State Police at the Ridgway barracks and the Ridgway Borough Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Francis "Tony" Milliard, 54, and Anthony Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway.
Francis Milliard was apprehended on felony arrest warrants for multiple counts of arson, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, charges related to a May 30 fire at the residence of Pauline Smith, 521 West Main St. in Ridgway Township.
Anthony Milliard was also charged as a co-defendant in the matter.
ST. MARYS â€“ The third inning has been a magic one for Wilcox at the Region 8 tournament.
Wilcox scored five runs in the third inning for the third consecutive game as Wilcox went to 3-0 on the tournament with a 14-6 win over Millcreek Monday night at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
"It was a nice start, that big inning again," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said. "I think we hit the third every time. It's usually the second time around in the lineup we see it and we're on it. The kids are really adjusting well and picking it up a notch."
The Elk County Conservation District was recognized for its 50 years of service during a two-day annual joint conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the State Conservation Commission.
District Manager Steve Putt reported attending a conference held in Scranton on July 9 and 10 to accept the Award of Appreciation.
"At the conference they recognized a few districts including us," Putt said. "This is our 50th anniversary so they gave us this certificate to honor those 50 years."
ST. MARYS â€“ A poignant ceremony that offers area residents the opportunity to honor someone special will again be held by Community Nurses, Inc.
The Community Nurses Butterfly Release for Hospice will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 at The Serenity Garden, behind the organization's building on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. The general public is invited to the release, which allows area residents to honor their loved ones and benefits the Community Nurses' Hospice program.
Shawn M. â€śBuckâ€ť McCabe, 41, of Johnsonburg, and recently of Rock Hill, S.C., died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
He was born Dec. 5, 1970 in Ridgway, son of Robert and Patricia (Klink) McCabe of Johnsonburg.
A large crowd turned out Saturday, July 21 for the annual Ridgway Firemen's Carnival parade.
Overcast skies provided comfortable temperatures Saturday during the parade that lasted nearly two hours. A new addition to this year's event was performances by the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders from Marion Center High School.
Fire trucks came from Johnsonburg, Wilcox, Fox Township, Horton Township, Kane, Highland Township, Mt. Jewett, and others to add extra spice to the event.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday, July 21, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
ST. MARYS â€“ Wilcox starting pitcher Quinn Luhr picked a good time to turn in one of his best pitching performances.
Luhr threw 7 1-3 innings and gave up three runs as Wilcox won its second game of the Region 8 tournament 8-3 over Albion Sunday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ It was a grand way for Josh Mitchell and the Wilcox American Legion baseball team to open the Region 8 tournament.
Mitchell hit a third-inning grand slam and drove in six total runs as Wilcox won 11-3 over French Creek Valley in the tournament opener Saturday morning at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
Law enforcement and firefighting officials continue to investigate a string of arsons that have plagued Elk County since May 30.
The arson reports started with two fires in Ridgway before spreading to Johnsonburg. Recent fires in St. Marys have heightened concern over the summer blazes.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway man charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female when he babysat her was convicted on all charges by a 12-member jury at the Elk County Courthouse on Friday.
Corey Allen Heatherdale, 26, of Ridgway, admitted to police that he received oral sex from the victim and performed manual copulation on her.