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Snowstorm makes travel difficult Tuesday

March 31, 2015

A late-season snowstorm Tuesday dumped roughly six inches of heavy wet snow in some parts of Elk County as the area was plagued by several vehicle accidents and road closures.
State Route 219 was closed between Wilcox and Lantz Corners shortly before 10:30 a.m. as several tractor-trailers were stuck on the roadway.

Foundation seeks online input from residents

March 31, 2015

The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is preparing to kick off its Long Range Planning project today and is seeking the input of current and former Elk County residents.
The purpose of the project is to gather ideas or suggestions from the community about supporting young people and senior citizens in Elk County.
By accessing the Ideascale website, found at stackpolehall.ideascale.com, individuals will not only be able to submit their ideas but also vote on existing suggestions and make constructive comments on them. Individuals may only cast one vote per idea.

March 30th

Martin found guilty of first-degree murder

March 31, 2015

After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.

School bus involved in Route 6 crash

March 31, 2015

HAMLIN TWP. – A school bus carrying 12 Kane school students ranging from ages 5 to 17 was involved in a crash Monday morning in Hamlin Township on U.S. Route 6.
According to PSP Kane, Stella M. Dragoone, 44, of Smethport, was operating a 2015 Chrysler 200 eastbound on Route 6 in the area of Pine Drive in Hamlin Township.

Johnsonburg boys basketball program honored with banquet

March 31, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg basketball program honored its teams with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Bill Shuey introduced all of the players and presented the awards. Senior Brian Feronti won the Bill Fulton Memorial Scholarship Award and the Coach’s Award.

Ridgway wrestling honors varsity, JO teams with banquet

March 31, 2015

Ridgway wrestling honored its varsity team with a banquet Saturday night at Aiello’s Cafe.
Varsity head coach David Fordoski spoke about a phrase which came out of the season-opening win at Brockway this season, “We’re back.”
“Last year I talked about improvement,” Fordoski said. “This year’s phrase I got from our very first dual meet of the year. Nobody was talking about Ridgway wrestling. Friends said Brockway was going to beat them. We beat them. That was a sign of the season. That’s our phrase this year.”

College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated
Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in
Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that
Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did
not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up
78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the

March 29th

Boy Scout raises support for service dogs

March 30, 2015

Devyn Condon, a life scout in Troop 93 for the Boy Scouts of America, presented nearly 310 pounds of pop tabs to the Service Paws of Central Pa. organization (SPCP) on Sunday as part of his Eagle Scout project to raise support for the organization.
Condon collected pop tabs in Ridgway for nearly seven months before presenting them to SPCP representatives on Sunday, including the organization's founder, Leslie Kelly.

March 27th

Rich Parrish to resign from borough council

March 27, 2015

According to Ridgway Borough manager Kim Zimmerman, Rich Parrish, one of seven Ridgway Borough Councilmen, has tendered his resignation, which is set to take effect April 1.
Zimmerman said that Parrish cited personal reasons as the reason that he will be resigning.
The remaining six members of the borough council will now be tasked with finding a replacement for Parrish.
The process will start at the council's next meeting on April 20 as they will vote to accept Parrish's resignation.

Martin takes stand in trial

March 27, 2015

Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, took the stand in his own defense Friday in the third day of his trial for the 2013 homicide of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin, who has showed little emotion or reaction throughout the trial, offered a spontaneous apology to Forsyth's mother.
"I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for that," he said from the witness stand. "The only person who loved her as much as I did, if not 10 times more, is her mom. That's the only person I owe an apology to. I can't bring Alyssa back and apologize to her."

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