September 12th, 2014
A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.
The games were played a few days apart, but the outcome and final score ended up being the same. For the second time in less than a week the Elk County Catholic Crusaders shut out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 5-0, though this time the game was played at the SMAHS soccer field.
Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team ran their record to 3-1 on the season as they defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 3-0 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 7-2 score in a match played at Johnsonburg Thursday.
The Elk County Catholic High School golf team suffered their second loss in a row on Thursday afternoon when the lost to the Bradford Owls by 10 strokes, 216-226, at Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â
KERSEY â€“ A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury found Krisha Lynn Buehler, 33, not guilty on charges of endangering welfare of children and corruption of minors at Elk County Court on Thursday.
Buehler, who was represented by attorney James L. Martin, was charged with allegedly providing her son, 13, with marijuana to smoke on Jan. 1 at the Krouse residence in Wilcox.
"I never gave any kid any marijuana," Buehler said on the witness stand. "I believe this was instigated by his father."
Maxine H. Fink, 85, formerly of Elk Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 31, 1929 in Mill Hall, daughter of the late Charles and Trenna Bridges Bowman.
She was married to John E. Fink who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1994.
She enjoyed reading.