RIDGWAY - The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.
A local resident inquired about taking preventive measures on a section of road located in the vicinity of the Vine and Hemlock road intersection. The issue involves a flat section of road many drivers travel on in an attempt to ramp their vehicle.
FOX TWP. â€“Â Members of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township held their 50th annual banquet on Sunday evening at the Red Fern Banquet Hall in Fox Township, commemorating the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1942.
Historical society president and director Bill Conrad served as the emcee for the event, briefing attendees on the state of the society, which he described as being "very, very strong."
Erma E. Yale, 83, of Daniel Street, Brockport, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Coal Hollow, Elk County, daughter of the late Guido and Catherine Baruffalo Zuccolotto.
He was married to Raymond S. "Sparkey" Yale, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2011.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Erma was a member of the Blue Army at Holy Cross. She had been employed at Brockway Glass in the decorating department before her retirement.
Stanford L. Anderson, 84, of 319 East Fifth St., Warren, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Warren General Hospital.
Stanford was born April 18, 1928, in Ridgway to the late Carl G. Anderson and Sarah B. Raybuck Anderson.Â He attended grade school, junior high school and senior high school.Â
With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."
RUSSELL CITY â€“ Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.
Those looking for a festive holiday outdoor activity are encouraged to sign up for the Frosty 5K Fun Run/Walk taking place Saturday, Dec. 15 in St. Marys. Now in its third year, event proceeds will benefit Project Gifts for Elk County.