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April 4th, 2013
RIDGWAY â€“ "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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
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.
COUDERSPORT â€“ 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.
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.
KANE â€“ A court hearing for a Mt. Jewett couple charged with endangering the welfare their three adoptive children has been postponed in Kane District Court.
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 â€“ 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.
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.