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February 1st

Jury finds Milliard 'not guilty' on all counts

February 2, 2013

RIDGWAY - The three-day trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway ended in Elk County Court Friday with the jury returning 'not guilty' verdicts on 18 felony counts of arson and related offenses filed against him in the wake of a 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property.

Berkheimer clarifies local tax collection changes

February 2, 2013

Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.

Students, teachers team up in supporting hurricane victims

February 1, 2013

In an effort to reach out and help victims of Hurricane Sandy, St. Marys Area Middle School students worked together in raising a donation for those recovering from the storm, all the while participating in a spirited school-wide event.

Shopping event benefits CAPSEA shelter

February 1, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.

BREAKING NEWS – Milliard found not guilty

February 1, 2013

RIDGWAY – A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.

January 31st

Prosecution rests after day two of Milliard trial

February 1, 2013

The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.

Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up...
Rain early in the day on Tuesday gave way to cloudy skies in the afternoon and the Elk County...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...