February 1st, 2013
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad lost to the Altoona Area team by a 125.7750 to 121.0750 score Wednesday evening at the St. Marys Area Middle School on Senior Night. Abby Wittman, the lone senior, and her parents were recognized.
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 doesnâ€™t discriminate based on age. Yet heart disease is still often misunderstood as a disease that is more prevalent in men.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
Joseph M. Rubino, 81, of 484 Main St., Kersey, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
He was born April 16, 1931 in New York, a son of the late Michael and Beatrice Kemendo Rubino.
His first wife was Marjorie Gahr Rubino, who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1995.Â He then married Marie Calhoun McHone Rubino, who survives.
Evelyn M. Lewandowski, 91, of Silvercreek Terrace, St. Marys, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor.Â
She was born Nov. 21, 1921 in Kersey, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Holberg Cuneo.
She was married to the late Antoni Lewandowski.
Mrs. Lewandowski was a member of St. Mary's Church.Â She retired from Sylvania after many years of service.Â She enjoyed word search puzzles and enjoyed snacking on marshmallows and Hershey kisses.
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.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory on Wednesday evening as they defeated the visiting DuBois Area Beavers 60-42 in a game played at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch lost a 60-50 District 9 League game to the Bradford Lady Owls Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
In the final 8:24 of the game, Bradford was able to outscore St. Marys by a 22-11 margin to win the game.