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February 1st, 2013

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.

Give your heart a break; support women’s heart health

January 31, 2013

It kills more American women annually than all forms of cancer combined-- one woman every minute. Ninety percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk. It doesn’t discriminate based on age. Yet heart disease is still often misunderstood as a disease that is more prevalent in men.

Inner Circle prepares for Phil's big day; record crowd expected

January 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It could be an all-time record crowd with Groundhog Day returning to the weekend for the first time in a number of years for the 127th-annual trek to Gobbler’s Knob.

January 30th

Father pitted against son in arson trial

January 31, 2013

RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with arson and related offenses following a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg began Wednesday in Elk County Court, with the man's son and co-defendant in the case serving as the prosecution's star witness in testifying against his father.

Veterans visit St. Boniface students

January 31, 2013

FOX TWP. - At St. Boniface School Wednesday, students were treated to a presentation by special guests who are past or present members of the United States armed forces.

Mayor takes firm stand on executive sessions

January 31, 2013

A discussion on the reasoning behind some of the executive sessions called by City Council was one of the many topics debated during their recent meeting.

Landfill continues operations under new ownership

January 31, 2013

Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Twp. may be under new ownership, but no significant change in operations will take place according to recent correspondence from the buyer.

January 29th

Residents reminded of landfill ban on electronics

January 30, 2013

At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner said so far area residents were doing pretty well adhering to the new ban on disposing of electronic waste items.

Questions surround arming school staff

January 30, 2013

As the gun control debate continues to heat up in the aftermath of the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many schools are now considering and in some cases implementing plans to arm school personnel in hopes of thwarting future incidents.

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Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...