Archive - 2013 - News Article
RIDGWAY â€“ A Kersey man was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday for his involvement in a prescription pill drug ring that covered Elk, Jefferson and Clearfield counties.
Two land development applications were tabled by St. Marys City Council on Monday evening until the next council meeting taking place on Monday, July 15. Among the two applications filed was one from the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society, located at 99 Erie Ave. The organization proposes to construct a 3,648 sq. foot museum and historical society. Stormwater management is not required by City ordinance and the development complies with the zoning regulations.
The upcoming St. Marys Independence Day Fireworks Display, taking place Wednesday, July 3, will feature an array of activities for young and old alike. The new location of the event at the St. Marys Municipal Airport has allowed for expanded space to host various attractions.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks display being lit at dusk.
RIDGWAY â€“ In March, Timothy Brian Pesce, of Kersey, was convicted by an Elk County jury of charges stemming from a Dec. 19, 2010 incident in which a Fox Township homeowner walked in on Pesce in the act of burglarizing her home.
ST. MARYS â€“ With school dances a nearly ubiquitous, albeit expensive rite of passage for students, two local women are collecting gowns to be given away to those teens that may otherwise be unable to afford them.
WEEDVILLE â€“ State police have arrested a man they say broke into the Weedville residence of an ex-girlfriend before passing out drunk on her couch while waiting for her to come home. According to reports, 55-year-old Raymond L. Archuleta, of 23163 Caledonia Pike in Weedville, told police he just wanted "to visit with her," referring to ex-girlfriend Mona M. Burke, when he allegedly climbed into her home through a broken window on June 25.
The City of St. Marys Police Department reports responding to a one-vehicle traffic crash that occurred Saturday morning, June 29 at 5:45 a.m. on Bucktail Road near Benzinger Road. A passenger in the vehicle, William Cooney, 18 and the 17-year old juvenile driver were transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by St. Marys Area Ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver was later transferred by medical helicopter to Altoona General Medical Center for further treatment. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.
FOX TWP. â€“ Eighteen months of preparation culminated Friday evening as Fox Township kicked off its Bicentennial Celebration. An opening ceremony was held at 7 p.m. at the Fox Twp. Community Park followed by a fireworks display.
The ceremony began with the singing of the National Anthem by Brianna Pontzer, a Fox Twp. resident. This was followed by Ernie Mattiuz of the Elk County Farm Bureau, sharing information on some of the contents uncovered in a time capsule buried at The Toby Grange in 1976.
BRADFORD â€“ Police on Thursday arrested a McKean County man who they say used his computer to look up and download child pornography.
Christopher Williams Abrams, 28, of 20 Burnside Ave. in Bradford was charged after police conducting undercover surveillance on a "peer to peer file sharing program," reportedly traced pornographic images of sex acts involving boys and girls, some as young as three years-of-age, back to his computer.
RIDGWAY â€“ The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission announced at Wednesday's meeting that it has renegotiated $38,000 off of $205,482 in annual leases on three of its six Careerlink properties as part of continued efforts to streamline organization expenditures.