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October 7th, 2014

Pisani sentenced, appeal pending

October 7, 2014

Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Lady Crusader volleyball downs Lady Dutch, 3-0

October 7, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic took the first set by a 25-12 score. The second set was back and forth right to the end as Elk prevailed 28-26. In the third set ECC won by a 25-17 score to win the match.

Borough benefits from Act 13 funds

October 7, 2014

Ridgway Borough is benefitting from the disbursement of Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees to offset costs associated with the May 21 flooding disaster that ravaged the town.
Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman on Tuesday morning accepted a check from the Elk County Board of Commissioners for $28,721.84 to cover the costs of rolloff dumpsters provided for the residents by the borough.
"This is probably the biggest test that the borough manager has faced as this flood covered the north and west ends of town with water," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Northern municipalities benefit from CDBG funding

October 7, 2014

Two Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] projects are still in the works as bids were opened Tuesday for two projects within Elk County. One project will improve water service while another will remove a blighted eyesore.
A project to replace water lines in Jones Township will use CDBG funds from fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The multiyear CDBG funding project will improve water service in the area of Oak and Marvin Streets, Kane Street, Jarrett Street, and Lawrence Street, according to Tracy Gerber, the CDBG coordinator for the county's planning department.

October 6th

Ridgway volleyball defeats Johnsonburg Ramettes, 3-1

October 7, 2014

It was a different site and a different winner in the second meeting this season between Ridgway and Johnsonburg.
After a 3-1 win by Johnsonburg in the Paper City, the Lady Elkers matched their area rivals with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21) win over the Ramettes Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
“It’s Burg and Ridgway. They were really pumped up,” Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. “It’s nice to see them perform and get the win.”

Ridgway boys soccer falls to DuBois Central Catholic

October 7, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer fell 7-0 to DuBois Central Catholic Monday afternoon in cool and damp conditions at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
DCC opened the scoring in the 12th minute as a shot squeaked through the hands of Ridgway goalkeeper Phil Waddell for a 1-0 lead.

Visitor center continues to improve elk viewing experience

October 6, 2014

BENEZETTE – Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.

Signs missing at Twin Lakes Bridge

October 6, 2014

JONES TWP. – Several signs that are worth a total of $550 are missing or misplaced from the Twin Lakes Bridge in Jones Township.
The missing signs include a bridge sign, a weight limit sign and several 500 feet ahead signs.
"It is about $550 for all the signs that we need, and we have one week to get those in," Laurie Storrar, Jones Township Supervisor, told the other supervisors during Monday's Jones Township Supervisors meeting.

McCracken scheduled for jury selection in kidnap case

October 6, 2014

Dayon D. McCracken, 23, of Reading, was scheduled for jury selection on Monday, Oct. 13 for his alleged involvement in an assault and kidnapping that was reported in April.
He is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.

Dill pleads guilty in child porn case

October 6, 2014

Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.

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