March 27th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
Area fire departments on Wednesday responded three separate times to GrafTech in St. Marys for a faulty pitch tank.
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.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved a subcontract stemming from the state Department of Health and the Elk County Sheriff's Department for the purpose of monitoring the control of the tobacco products in Elk and McKean counties.
Members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Elk County Recycling Center in St. Marys on to allow members to see the facility firsthand and learn about improvements that have been made to the site.
Nancy R. Yates, 75, of Meadville died at home Sunday, February 24, 2013.Â
She was born May 11, 1937 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late William and Edith Lundberg Launer. Â
She married William Jack Yates on July 8, 1961, and he preceded her in death February 1, 2008.
She was a 1954 graduate of Johnsonburg High School.Â She was employed first at East End Elementary School and then in the Dean of Students Office at Allegheny College, both in Meadville, from where she retired.
Nick Martin, 22, was charged Tuesday night with criminal homicide and related charges in the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth, according to authorities at a 6:30 p.m. press conference. He is incarcerated in Elk County Prison and not eligible for bail.