February 1st, 2013
RIDGWAY - The three-day trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway ended in Elk County Court Friday with the jury returning 'not guilty' verdicts on 18 felony counts of arson and related offenses filed against him in the wake of a 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property.
Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.
In an effort to reach out and help victims of Hurricane Sandy, St. Marys Area Middle School students worked together in raising a donation for those recovering from the storm, all the while participating in a spirited school-wide event.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.
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.