June 6th, 2013
Two teens have been charged in a crime spree that spanned two days and most of Ridgway Borough and which police say began with the vandalization of parked cars, progressed to their burglarization of an apartment building, and ended with the twosome joyriding in a stolen car.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority has completed an upgrade to their four-year-old control system.
This weekend students of April School of Dance will take to the stage to showcase their year-long efforts as part of the school's annual recital, "Color Me Dance," taking place on Friday and Saturday evening at St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
WILCOX â€“ A 63-year-old Wilcox man has been charged with stalking a 22-year-old woman in what can only be described as a baffling string of events that police say resulted in the victim abandoning her home "out of fear."
The conglomeration of 9-1-1 systems in nine counties, including Elk, is nearing completion with the final counties set to be "online" or fully operational by June 25.
In an effort to decrease crime in the Borough of Ridgway, concerned residents have formed a community watch group.
ST. MARYS â€“ At 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police and tactical officers poured into Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys in response to reports of a man with a gun and eight shot inside a wing of the hospital.
A new, $6 million senior housing complex is in the works for Ridgway, funded in large part by a federal tax credit designed to offset the diminishing effects of Marcellus Shale activity on affordable housing statewide.
ST. MARYS â€“ The 4th Annual Kick the Crap Out of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Outhouse Race is set to take over Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Saturday afternoon. Entries are being accepted until the day of the event and there is a cost to enter.
BUTLER â€“Â Johnsonburg is making quite a habit of winning in the PIAA playoffs.
After a run to the state title game in basketball earlier this year, Johnsonburg baseball is no exception as the Rams won their PIAA playoff opener 5-0 over Western Beaver Monday afternoon at Pullman Park in Butler.
Johnsonburg will now play District 6 champion Bishop McCort Thursday in the PIAA quarterfinals with a game site and time yet to be announced.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher Cole Peterson was dominant as he struck out 14 Western Beaver hitters in the complete game shutout.