Archive - Jan 9, 2012
RIDGWAY - On Monday afternoon, Elk County President Judge Richard Masson handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole to Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A new organization at Kane Area High School gives students an opportunity to devote more time to volunteerism in their community.
Members of the group-- called Students Modeling Ideal Life Experiences (S.M.I.L.E.)-- take part in special projects to benefit the community.
The initial members of S.M.I.L.E. include Grace Bicehouse, Emily Truden, Micah Edinger, Brent Rounsville and Salena Winston.
Kathleen Prosperi, an AmeriCorps worker at the high school, formed S.M.I.L.E. to offer students a chance to help with community projects on a year-round basis.
The Board of Directors of the Kane Chamber of Commerce has chosen the late Jim Salvamoser as its "Citizen-of-the-Year" for 2011.
The Chamber also has named the Kane Eagles Club as the local "Business-of-the-Year."
Recipients will be honored at a dinner scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Kane Country Club.
The event is slated to begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and the ceremony at 6 p.m.Â Tickets for the event are now available at the Kane Chamber of Commerce Office, 54 Fraley St.
The following criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the cases is gleaned from official court documents.
*Randy Haight, 21, of 13 W. Main St., Ludlow, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard filed the charges after Haightâ€™s 2-year-old daughter allegedly wandered from his former residence along Poplar Street in Kane while Haight was asleep.
A female motorist told police that she nearly struck the child, who reportedly was in the â€śmiddle of the roadâ€ť at Poplar Street and Tionesta Avenue.