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April 4th, 2013

Prosecution compels discovery in marijuana grow trial

April 4, 2013

RIDGWAY – "At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.

Shelter seeks funding despite Corbett's proposal

April 4, 2013

Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.

April 3rd

Prescription pill crackdowns see heroin resurgence

April 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Police Officer Gregg McManus said police officers are seeing a resurgence of narcotics, namely heroin, as crackdowns on prescription painkillers have succeeded in reducing their availability on the street.

Supervisors conduct township business at meeting

April 3, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors approved a sales agreement between the township and Dinsmore Welding for the sale of property in the Fox Twp. Industrial Park during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening.

Accused church shooter waives hearing Wednesday

April 3, 2013

COUDERSPORT – A Coudersport man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife in the midst of a Sunday morning church service waived his hearing on murder charges in a Potter County District Court Wednesday.

Chamber prepares for community sale

April 3, 2013

Once again the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki are busy preparing for the Fourth Annual Community Wide Yard Sale scheduled for May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Hearing postponed in alleged starving case

April 3, 2013

KANE – A court hearing for a Mt. Jewett couple charged with endangering the welfare their three adoptive children has been postponed in Kane District Court.

April 2nd

Public outcry over highway tree removal

April 2, 2013

With progress comes sacrifice. This is something many St. Marys residents are experiencing first hand, specifically pertaining to the removal of treasured trees lining the Million Dollar Highway which have been removed as part of the state Route 255 renovation project.

Johnsonburg man charged in teen's murder has hearing continued

April 2, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The preliminary hearing for a Johnsonburg man charged with the murder of a Ridgway teen, originally scheduled for this morning, has been postponed. Nicholas Martin, 22, of 416 First Ave. in Johnsonburg was arrested last Tuesday and charged with the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway.

Milliard, Blashaw granted more time to prepare federal defense

April 2, 2013

A Ridgway man and his Johnsonburg codefendant charged with federal firearms violations have been granted additional time to prepare their legal defenses prior to trial in Federal Court. Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, and David A. Blashaw, 55, of Johnsonburg, were indicted on charges that they conspired to supply Milliard, a convicted felon, with guns and ammunition between October of 2007 and September of 2012.

The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League all stars (11-12-year-olds) stayed alive in the...
Ridgway American Legion baseball won its third straight game as the team picked up a 5-2 win over...
The Fox Township Post 511 American Legion baseball team added another victory to their season total...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...