Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
In response to a civil complaint filed Dec. 6 by Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg against the county's board of commissioners, Tom Wagner, county solicitor acting on behalf of the board, has filed a response regarding the issues and has introduced new matters in the case.
RIDGWAY - On the evening of Jan. 2, 2011, an 89-year-old Johnsonburg man was home alone when two intruders forced their way into his home and held him to the ground while brandishing a knife and demanding money from him.
The Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony honoring all deceased veterans will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery on Saturday at noon, followed by the placement of wreaths on the graves of veterans in both the Catholic and Protestant cemeteries. The wreaths were previously purchased by members of the community through Wreaths Across America and are designated for the graves of specific veterans. Any extra wreaths will be placed on the veterans' monuments at both cemeteries.
During the most recent Fox Township Supervisors meeting Tom Wildnauer, Fox Township Fire Police captain, provided the supervisors with information ensuring that workers' compensation will be provided when fire police officers perform activities that are not considered emergency calls.
Last month marked 78 years since one of the most fateful days in the history of Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital-- the day the hospital was destroyed by fire on Nov. 27, 1934.
ST MARYS - A former employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Fox Township charged with stealing $20,000 from the store over a two-year period was in District Court Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary hearing on charges of theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, a third-degree felony.
RIDGWAY - A 12-member jury comprised of Elk County residents was selected Monday to serve in the upcoming trial of a Johnsonburg man on drug charges filed in the wake of a search warrant executed at his Second Avenue home in which police reportedly uncovered 638 marijuana plants growing inside.
Prior to the meeting a conditional use hearing was held for Tyrel Woelfel who plans to open a machine repair shop on S. Kersey Road. The supervisors unanimously approved Woelfel's request with no conditions.
Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi informed the supervisors of a new law set to take effect on Jan. 24, 2013 regarding electronic recycling. Known as "The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA)", Act 108 of 2010 basically states residents cannot dispose of electronic material in their trash with their municipal solid waste hauler, but must deliver it to an electronic recycling center.
When Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1922, it is no surprise that the facility and its equipment looked considerably different than that found at the site today.
During a recent presentation on the history of the hospital, local historian Ray Beimel displayed several photographs that are believed to have been taken by St. Marys photographer Tom Ewing prior to the facility opening to the public.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.