January 24th, 2013
Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience benefitting CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), is moving to a new location this year at The Edgewood located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.
With the start of the tax season under way, new owner Melissa Holjencin and her crew at H&R Block located in downtown Ridgway are ready to file your taxes despite an extension by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] to begin processing returns on Jan. 30.
The Bradford Owls outscored the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 6-3 margin in overtime Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the District 9 League with a 5-0 record. Bradford won the game 42-39.
The Crusaders led by a 36-34 score with 2:14 left in regulation. Bradford's Tyler Wilber tied the game at 36 with 1:19 left. The Crusaders then held the ball for the last shot but were unable to convert forcing the four minute overtime period.
Alfred E. Shippling, 81, of 721 Evergreen Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luisa Granitza Shippling. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1949. He also graduated Williamsport Technical Institute in 1956. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 1995 after over 35 years of service.
Mary Katheryn Eliason, 65, of Kokomo, Ind., passed away at 8:58 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2013 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.
Born Feb. 1, 1947 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Everett Moulden and Garnet (Heath) Moulden. On Sept. 30, 1967, in Kokomo, she married Daniel C. Eliason, and he survives.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, playing cards, games, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Center.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint was in Magisterial District Court on Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident.
Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are preparing to launch a new website next week geared toward community input in various North Central projects.
In yet another installment of America's gun-control debate, more than 230 vendors, a Bennezette-based conservation group among them, have decided not to attend this year's Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg following the organizer's decision to ban assault weapons and related accessories from the event.
ERIE â€“ A Johnsonburg man charged with violating federal firearm laws by allegedly conspiring to provide guns to a Ridgway resident and convicted felon has been released from federal custody on $10,000 bail.