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January 18th, 2012

Third day of Rebert trial examines video trail

January 19, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jurors during the third day of the Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.

January 17th

Elkers win AML South battle with DCC

January 18, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball continued its undefeated run with a 42-31 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night in an AML South matchup at Ridgway Area High School.

Rams down Rovers

January 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Rams (9-2) rebounded Tuesday with a 54-31 win over struggling Brockway (4-8) to right the ship at the midway point of the regular season.
Backed by a 17-point outburst from sophomore guard Cole Peterson, the Rams overcome a brief sluggish start to outlast the Rovers while relying on a stifling defense in the second half to put the game away.

Crusaders defeat Curwensville Golden Tide

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved their record to 7-5 on the season with a 51-36 non-league victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide last night at the ECCHS gym.
After trailing 18-17 at the half, Elk Catholic went on to outscore the Golden Tide by a 34-18 margin in the second 16 minutes of play.
“Tonight was a team effort and a good win,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “We were able to get away with a poor first half.”

Citizens oppose Senate Bill 1867

January 18, 2012

Area residents and members of the Elk County Tea Party discussed the negative affects of federal Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, that reportedly would legalize the U.S. government's detainment of citizens possibly linked with terroristic activity.
A 926-page bill in total, two small sections have raised ire across the nation, and apparently Elk County: Sections 1031 and 1032.

Electricity workshop offered in February

January 18, 2012

Elk County commissioners Tuesday morning announced a "Shopping for Electricity" workshop being offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, in Ridgway.
"This would be a good asset for community education," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg.
The class is being offered in conference room No. 2 of the Elk County Courthouse Annex starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 2.
A second class is scheduled is scheduled for 6 p.m. the same day in the classroom of the 911 Center in Smethport.

Victims' son takes witness stand in double murder trial

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims — Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road — said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.

Commissioners tip hat to group

January 18, 2012

Acting on a memo from Pam Cousins, the county's director of the Children & Youth department, Elk County Commissioners paid homage to a worthwhile group hailing from Wilcox during a board meeting Tuesday morning.

Municipal authority re-elects Poague as chairman

January 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held a reorganizational meeting prior to the regular meeting Tuesday night.
Eric Poague was unanimously re-elected as chairman. Doug Haupright will serve as vice chairman.
Dane Condino will take over as secretary. Condino replaced Richard Smith, who did not seek reelection.
Hud Caldwell Jr. was elected as treasurer.
Ed Gapinski will serve as assistant secretary/treasurer.
Richard Brown was re-elected as solicitor.
Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. retained their role as engineer.

JoAnn M. Ross

January 18, 2012

JoAnn M. Ross, 80, of 256 Monterey Ave., Ridgway, died on Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Elmer and Anna Anderson.
On July 25, 1953, she married Norman H. Ross, who preceded her in death on May 10, 2006.
She was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and a graduate of the Augustana Lutheran Pediatric Nursing School in Chicago.

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