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February 27th, 2015

Pair charged with torching stolen car

February 28, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man and a Wilcox woman are charged in a April 2014 incident involving a car being stolen and then left along the old railroad grade on state Route 555 after being set on fire.
Chris Deon McMillen, 24, and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 30, face felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and arson, and lesser related offenses.
According to the affidavits of probable cause, State Police at Ridgway were notified of a stolen vehicle on April 1, 2014 around 7:44 a.m. The vehicle was found about a mile east of Benezette on fire.

Harassment charges against Ridgway man

February 28, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man is charged with the misdemeanor offense of harassment for multiple violent threats against his estranged wife's boyfriend.
John Paul Raubenstrauch, 45, of Ridgway allegedly threatened Robert John Lillie via text messages and phone calls, at times threatening to shoot him.
"I will [expletive] shoot him in the head," Raubenstrauch allegedly told his estranged wife Brandy Lynne Buehler over the phone. "If I have to do it in front of the kids, I'll do it."

Straub Brewery building on fire

February 27, 2015

ST. MARYS – A building on the Straub Brewery went up in flames Friday morning.

February 26th

Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’

February 27, 2015

JAMES CITY – A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the “injection well’ controversy “has the potential to bankrupt us.”
This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City.

Gas rep: 'Deep concerns' with ordinance

February 27, 2015

Jeff Wilhelm, a land use litigator with Reed Smith, was one attendee at Thursday's Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting, and he was the only oil and gas representative to speak during the nearly 90-minute meeting.
Wilhelm, representing Hunt Marcellus Operating Company, LLC, informed the supervisors that he has "deep concerns" with the curative amendment process, and that the supervisors should expect a written response from the company.
"You will be getting a response from us," Wilhelm said. "There are some things I have deep concerns with."

Bench donated in memory of fallen Marine

February 27, 2015

A bench marked USMC for the United States Marine Corps has been donated by Douglas Ryan of Altoona on behalf of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to the Clancy family in memory of their son, Corporal Donovan E. Clancy.
Born July 27, 1988 to Tina and Kevin Clancy of Ridgway, Donovan went to Saint Leo’s for grade school and did his high school years in Elk County Catholic. He attended Penn State College for pre-med dentistry.

Bosworth: Making sculptures come alive

February 27, 2015

Mark Bosworth attended his first Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous last year and had on display a fantastic memorial piece of a girl, Amanda Putney, who had died in a tragic car accident in 2012. The piece was a bit larger than life of her with wings raised lying on the neck of her horse and with other, smaller carvings, brought real attention to Bosworth for their realism.

Paul E. Uplinger

February 27, 2015

Paul E. Uplinger, 88, of Route 219, Brockport, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at his residence.
Born Jan. 31, 1927 in Brookville, he was the son of the late Fred and Edith McAdoo Uplinger.
On April 21, 1951 he was married to Lucile Whamond and they enjoyed 63 years together.

February 25th

Clarion-Limestone beats Crusaders 49-40 in OT

February 26, 2015

CLARION — The Clarion-Limestone Lions advanced to the District 9 Class A boys championship game by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 49-40 score in overtime Wednesday night at Clarion University's Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
The Lions outscored the Crusaders 11-2 in the extra four-minute period after Elk came back to knot the score at 38 at the end of regulation.

Master of arts Dow highlights themes

February 26, 2015

The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous seminar Wednesday morning featured Scott Dow who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing.
He has been doing chainsaw carving for six years which he picked up when his wife Jennifer said it was something she thought he could do. Dow is now a full-time chainsaw carver.