April 26th, 2013
April 21-27 may have been National Volunteer Week this year, but volunteering is something that individuals can do any time of year and the efforts of those willing to donate their time is generally greatly appreciated by organizations in need.
The Elk County Catholic High School boys' tennis team blanked the Punxsutawney Chucks 9-0 on Thursday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial Parks in St. Marys.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Search warrants issued in the investigation into the murder of a Ridgway teen reveal key insights into what evidence police were looking for, and what they found, as they worked to tie their primary suspect, her 22-year-old boyfriend, to the killing.
EMPORIUM â€“ A New York State man, Arthur A. Helzel, 34, is charged with sexually assaulting a child in Cameron County Court while he resided in Emporium between 2007 and 2008. New York State authorities investigating the sexual assault of a juvenile female learned that Emporium was the setting for one in a series of sexual assaults that spanned years and more than one state.
St. Marys City Council heard from Doty McDowell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer, about options available to the city in regard to hunting and trapping on city property and within the city limits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The man charged with murdering a Ridgway teen and dumping her body in a remote, swampy corner of an area park was in District Court Wednesday where a preliminary hearing saw charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse upheld against him.
Charges against a Mt. Jewett couple for allegedly withholding food from their three adoptive children have been bound over to McKean County Court.
A Weedville barber shop is keeping business in the family by expanding and offering salon services. Caruso Barber Shop and Full Service Salon, located at 209 River Rd., is now a one-stop shop for men, women and children's hair care needs.
The Elk County Conservation District has initiated a new stream project focused on creating public access points along the Bennett Branch.
ECCD Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine reviewed the Bennett Branch Stream Access Project during a regular meeting Monday afternoon.
With the reconstruction project currently taking place on state Route 255 to improve and repair the roadway for the future, it is interesting to note that in another section of roadway in St. Marys signs of the community's past are currently visible. Brusselles Street was once a brick-paved roadway, and a portion of those bricks is currently visible in front of Sheetz near the South Michael Street intersection.