March 24th, 2015
With jury selection completed Tuesday afternoon, the trial of Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today at the Elk County Courthouse.
Martin is charged in connection with the March 2013 stabbing death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday,
officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was
flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the
Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots
and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525
is an accident," the airline said on Twitter. Helicopters spotted plane debris at an
The Elk County Conservation District is currently accepting applications for projects from local municipalities as a part of its upcoming dirt and gravel road program.
During Monday's regular monthly Elk County Conservation District Board of Directors meeting, Steve Putt, the district manager, announced that the district has received its first allocation check for the program, worth a little over $100,000.
Putt said district officials were waiting to announce that they were accepting applications for the dirt and gravel road program until after the funds were officially received.
Seven jurors were selected Monday from a pool of 110 for the trial of Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, who will stand trial for the March 23, 2013 stabbing death of his girlfriend, 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin is charged with criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of abuse of a corpse.
The selection process will continue Tuesday until the defense and prosecution narrows down a total of 14 jurors (12 main and two alternates) to hear the case. The trial is scheduled to commence immediately following jury selection.
Following a search warrant conducted March 5 at 122 Houston Rd., Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 35, of St. Marys, is charged with five felony offenses related to the possession, sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, a stimulant drug commonly known as bath salts.
According to police, Dilley was found in an upstairs bedroom of the home of Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, who was the primary suspect of the investigation.
During Micale's preliminary hearing, arresting officer Anthony Pistner of the St. Marys Police Department described Dilley "growling like an animal" after being cuffed.
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
HARRISBURG â€“ Four local historical societies, including the Elk County Historical Society, and a local museum have been selected to receive state grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
"This is a general operating grant used for paying toward utilities, wages, advertising, supplies, things like that," said Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski.
Aside from typical office supplies, the local Historical Society also uses a wide range of archival supplies meant to preserve the fragile parts of the Society's vast collection.
The Women Who Care (WWC) organization plans to laugh it up on April Fools' Day during a comedy night as part of its annual membership drive.
WWC is a philanthropic giving circle project of the Elk County Community Foundation with a goal of providing grants to local charitable organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County.
Reservations for the event, taking place Wednesday, April 1 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway from 5:30-8:30 p.m., are due by Wednesday by contacting Paula at 834-2125. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
An 18-wheeler ran off state Route 219 Friday morning and had to be towed out of a ditch.
The Ridgway-based state police say 58-year-old Amrik S. Saini of Brampton, Ontario, Canada was traveling north on state Route 219 when he lost control of a 2007 Volvo VN tractor-trailer on the snow-covered roadway.
The crash occurred in the vicinity of 4561 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd. (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.