Archive - May 21, 2014 - News Article
Torrential downpours overnight throughout Elk County closed or washed out several roadways, and damaged several vehicles and structures throughout Wednesday.
"This was a quick storm with a lot of water in a short period of time," said Mike McAllister, Elk County Emergency Services director. "We had a number of incidents countywide, from Highland Township to Jay Township, and in between, but Ridgway Borough really took the brunt of it."
Despite the inclement weather early in the day on Wednesday, members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail and volunteers from throughout the community gathered at the Catholic and Protestant cemeteries in the late afternoon to place flags in markers located next to the headstones of deceased members of the armed forces.
Tom Price, Sergeant-in-Charge of the Detail, remarked that postponing the event was never considered and that it would have taken place as scheduled regardless of the weather.
On Tuesday morning, Kayla Gillen began to send her mother text messages saying that she was in trouble and afraid to leave the apartment where she was staying, according to court records. The text messages reported that Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 436 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, had pushed her and smashed several items.