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December 20th

Martin appears at pre-trial hearing in death of girlfriend

December 21, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – On Friday morning accused murderer Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg, charged in the killing of his 18-year-old girlfriend Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway, appeared in front of Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a pre-trial hearing.

Firefighters respond to Johnsonburg blaze

December 21, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.

December 19th

Firefighters respond to Johnsonburg blaze

December 20, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.

For now, Kane borough budget retains same tax rate

December 20, 2013

For now, the Kane borough budget for 2014 carries the same tax rate as the past two years.
There are indications, however, that the rate might be adjusted if attempts to "re-visit" the budget come to fruition next month.

Mt. Jewett council adopts budget with tax hike

December 20, 2013

MT. JEWETT – The final 2014 budget for Mt. Jewett carries a half-mill increase in the tax rate.
The boost raises the Mt. Jewett tax rate to 8.25 mills. This means taxpayers will pay $8.25 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.

Fatal crash in Lafayette Township

December 20, 2013

LAFAYETTE TWP. – A Jewett, Ohio man died early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 219 at the Sand Road intersection, approximately half a mile north of its intersection with state Route 59.

City police investigating two-vehicle collision

December 20, 2013

The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane.

December 18th

Crash on SR 255

December 19, 2013

Emergency dispatchers reported a vehicle over an embankment late Wednesday night in St. Marys on state Route 255 off the northbound lane. Initial reports indicated there was entrapment with open wounds, and a STAT MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene as the highway was closed down. A second chopper was reportedly ordered to be on standby at the hospital and a PennDOT supervisor was called to the crash scene. Elk Company 1 and 3, along with St. Marys Ambulance and Elkland Search and Rescue responded to the crash. No further information was available.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck taken to McKean County Jail

December 19, 2013

"It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

Trial in child starving case to begin Jan. 6

December 19, 2013

A trial is slated to begin Jan. 6 in McKean County Court for a Mt. Jewett couple who allegedly withheld food from their three adoptive children as a form of punishment.
Mark Allen Hooper, 43, and his wife, Susan Aileen Hooper, 40, of 21 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, face felony charges for allegedly endangering the welfare of the children.

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