May 20th, 2013
Remember. Celebrate. Fight back.
The Relay for Life event for Elk County will feature a few notable changes and additions this year, none more pronounced, however, than the switch to a Saturday and Sunday event.
Membership rates for the Lyle G. Hall Community Pool in downtown Ridgway will remain unchanged for the upcoming season.
With the annual Elk County Relay for Life event scheduled for next month, Monday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included presentations from the American Cancer Society in a brief overview of the organization's history and impact.
BRADFORD - McKean County law enforcement have tracked down and arrested a Bradford fugitive in Florida, where they say the man fled after giving police the slip by jumping out of a window at his Welch Avenue home.
At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a call went out for a possible fire, smoke in the basement at 820 North Broad St. in Ridgway.
Elk County polling places will open at 7 a.m. tomorrow for the municipal primary election.
While last year's general election saw ballots cast by 13,474 or 66.37 percent of Elk County's 20,302 registered voters, the municipal election in 2011 only gathered 7,918 or 39.38 percent voter turnout, this according to the County Elections Office.
In addition, the municipal primary held in that year had even lower turnout, with just over a third of registered voters showing up to cast their votes.
ST. MARYS â€“ In 2006, the Community Nurses held a one-day used book sale offering several hundred books available for purchase for a small fee, and the event was held in the small library adjacent to the cafeteria at Sacred Heart Activity Center to raise money for their hospice program. Since that time, the sale has continued to grow and now typically has over 10,000 used books available for purchase at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School cafeteria over a four-day period.
KANE â€“ Johnsonburg track and field will be sending multiple athletes to the PIAA Track and Field Championships after the District 9 Championships held Friday at Paul R. Miller Stadium in Kane.
Gabbi Benninger broke the Ridgway triple jump and qualified for states with her triple jump mark of 37-10.5.
Lanae Newsome of Brookville broke the D-9 meet record with her mark of 40-3.5 in triple jump. Newsome also broke her own 100-meter dash record with a time of 12.38 to win that event.
ST. MARYS â€“ Local police are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for a pair of explosive devices found within days, and miles, of each other in Elk County this week.
Mary S. Butera, 87, of 326 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, passed away, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born in Platania, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Pasqualina Butera, and sister of Frank M. Butera, who preceded her in death.