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THE JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR A 1-DAY MANHUNT IN CLARION AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES WILL COURT TODAY FOR ARRAIGNMENT.  39-YEAR OLD RYAN SNYDER, OF MAYPORT, WAS CAPTURED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE HAD ELUDED POLICE FOR NEARLY 24 HOURS.  SNYDER IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AFTER FIRING SHOTS INTO A HOUSE AFTER A DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN RINGGOLD TOWNSHIP.

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THE SEARCH IS ON IN CAMERON COUNTY FOR THE SUSPECT THAT MADE OFF WITH A FIREARM.  STATE POLICE TELL US THE INCIDENT HAPPENED SOMETIME BETWEEN JULY 1ST AND THIS WEDNESDAY WHEN THE GUN WAS TAKEN FROM A 1ST FORK ROAD RESIDENCE IN GROVE TOWNSHIP THAT BELONGS TO 72-YEAR OLD ROBERT ONDO, OF PENN RUN.  VALUE OF THE COLT FIREARM IS 550 DOLLARS. 

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IT’S THE CASE OF THE FLYING PUMPKIN AND SMASHED WINDSHIELD TODAY IN ELK COUNTY.  STATE POLICE SAY SOMEBODY THREW A PUMPKIN FROM A MOVING VEHICLE, CAUSING IT TO STRIKE A 2ND MOVING VEHICLE ON BENNETTS VALLEY HIGHWAY IN JAY TOWNSHIP THURSDAY NIGHT ABOUT 8:20.  THE PUMPKIN CAUSED THE WINDSHIELD OF THE 2ND VEHICLE TO CRACK.  IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL POLICE.

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THE AGENDA IS SET FOR MONDAY’S SAINT MARYS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  AND IT’S A LONG ONE.  COUNCIL IS SET TO HAVE A SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE COUNCILMAN BOB MOHR.  ALSO, COUNCIL HAS A NUMBER OF ITEMS ON WHICH THEY WILL TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION.  THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND STARTS AT 7:00 AT CITY HALL.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO TONIGHT.  IT’S HOMECOMING NIGHT IN JOHNSONBURG AND 97.5 THE HOUND HAS COVERAGE OF THE BRADFORD OWLS AND RIDGWAY ELKERS FROM MEMORIAL FIELD AIRTIME IS 6:30.  ON B94, WKBI, THE SAINT MARYS FLYING DUTCHMEN HOST THE PUNXSUTAWNEY CHUCKS.  AIRTIME IS 6:40. 

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***BREAKING NEWS 3:18PM****

 

THE MAN WANTED IN THE STORY BELOW HAS BEEN CAPTURED!  MORE DETAILS TO COME LATER TODAY.

 

 

THE SEARCH CONTINUES AT THIS HOUR FOR A MAYPORT MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.  39-YEAR OLD RYAN SNYDER IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A GUN INTO A HOME ON SANDY HILL ROAD, IN RINGGOLD TOWNSHIP YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 5:00, THEN FLEEING.  STATE POLICE IN BOTH CLARION AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES HAVE BEEN SEARCHING SINCE.  SNYDER IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE, STANDING 5 FEET 9 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHING ABOUT 200 POUNDS.  HE HAS A FULL BEARD AND MOUSTACHE AND WAS LAST SEEN WEARING DARK CLOTHING.  POLICE CONSINDER HIM ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND ARE ADVISING ANYONE THAT SEES HIM TO NOT APPROACH, BUT RATHER CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY.  

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARTY CAUSER IS SET FOR HIS ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS EXPO IN KANE TOMORROW.  THE EVENT HAPPENS AT THE KANE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER ON FRALEY STREET FROM 9 TO 1 WITH LUNCH PROVIDED.  AREA SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS OR CARE GIVERS CAN SPEAK WITH VENDORS ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF ITEMS IN RELATION TO SENIORS AND THEIR LIVES.  HEALTH SCREENINGS WILL BE OFFERED AND THERE WILL BE PRIZES GIVEN OUT DURING THE EVENT.

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SOME GREAT NEWS FOR AN AREA LANDMARK.  KINZUA BRIDGE STATE PARK HAS WON THE 2019 BEST OF THE BEST DESIGNATION FROM THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION.  THE AWARD IS SIGNIFICANT OF THEIR EXCELLENCE IN SERVING GROUP TOURS.  THE STATE PARK WAS CHOSED OUT OF NEARLY 100 ENTRIES THROUGH THE COUNTRY. 

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9/11 REMEMBERANCES CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TODAY.  VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WAS IN SHANKSVILLE THIS MORNING AT THE FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE HEROES OF THAT FLIGHT.  PENCE WAS JOINED BY SEVERAL OTHER DIGNITARIES, BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL. 

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A PORT ALLEGANY MAN, ALREADY IN JAIL FOR SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES, NOW FACES NEW CHARGES IN A SEPARATE CASE.  ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, POLICE FOUND A THUMB DRIVE THAT BELONGS TO 21-YEAR OLD GAGE ORTIZ-RODRIGUEZ WHICH CONTINED IMAGES OF HIM BEHAVING INAPPROPRIATELY WITH CHILDREN.  THE 2ND CASE CHARGES STEM FROM JANUARY OF 2015 THROUGH JUNE OF THIS YEAR.

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A BRADFORD MAN IS FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP LAST FRIDAY.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 1AM WHEN THEY STOPPED 26-YEAR OLD ERIC NEWBERG ON RUSSELL BOULEVARD.  A PROBABLE CAUSE SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED MARIJUANA AND COCAINE.  NEWBERG WAS ALSO BELIEVED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE WHILE DRIVING AS WELL. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A SAFETY CONCERN AT THE RIDGWAY MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS STILL BEING MONITORED TODAY.  ACCORDING TO A FACEBOOK POST FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, A SNAP CHAT POST FROM LAST WEEK WAS REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES.  NO DETAILS OF THE POST WERE RELEASED.  DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY LOCAL POLICE AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION AND HAVE PUT ADDED MEASURES OF SUPERVISION IN PLACE. 

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A BUTLER WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH THE ASSAULT OF AN 11-YEAR OLD ELDRED BOY DATING BACK TO LAST SUMMER.  24-YEAR OLD SAMANTHA HARP IS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING THE BOY AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED HER DAUGHTER.  THAT REPORT LATER WAS DEEMED FALSE BY POLICE.  SHE’S CHARGED WITH AGGRIVATED ASSAULT, STANGULATION, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD AND FALSE REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE.  SHE’S BEHIND BARS IN THE MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL TODAY.

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DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT THE GENERAL ELECTION IS UNDER 2 MONTHS AWAY.  PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS THAT CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE POLLS ON NOVEMBER 5TH ARE NOW ABLE TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT ONLINE.  VOTERS CAN START USING THE NEW SITE MONDAY.  APPLICANTS WILL NEED A PENNDOT DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID NUMBER.  THOSE GUIDELINES WILL BE CHANGING, HOWEVER, FOR NEXT YEAR.

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THE ELK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IS MAKING A LAST CALL FOR SEVERAL GRANT APPLICATIONS THAT WILL BE DUE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  THE RIDGWAY BOROUGH CHARITABLE FUND, THE HARRISON AND MURIEL DAUER STACKPOLE FAMILY FUND AND THE ELK COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FUND WILL ALL BE UP WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.  THE FORMER OF THE 3 IS DUE SEPTEMBER 20TH.  FOR MORE, VISIT THE FOUNDATION’S WEBSITE AT ELK COUNTY FOUNDATION DOT ORG. 

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TWO PENNSYLVANIA STATE TROOPERS ARE RECOVERING TODAY FOLLOWING A PURSUIT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING IN CORRY.  THE INCIDENT STARTED WHEN CORRY POLICE RESPONDED TO A BURGLARY IN PROGRESS ABOUT 3:00.  THE SUSPECT, 23-YEAR OLD AUSTIN MILLER, FLED THE SCENE IN AN SUV.  TROOPERS FROM THE CORRY AND ERIE BARRACKS JOINED IN THE PURSUIT OF MILLER, WHO THEN RAMMED A POLICE CRUISER, CAUSING IT TO FLIP OVER, THEN HITTING A PEDESTRIAN.  THE TWO TROOPERS HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE.  THEY WERE FLOWN TO UPMC HAMOT FOR TREATMENT OF SERIOUS, BUT NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.  THE PEDESTRIAN WAS TAKEN TO CORRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.  MILLER WAS ARRESTED AN IS BEHIND BARS TODAY. 

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A RIDGWAY WOMAN IS FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER A SATURDAY AFTERNOON INCIDENT.  STATE POLICE SAY 53-YEAR OLD GERALDINE BELL WENT TO THE POLICE BARRACKS ON BOOT JACK ROAD TO CLAIM A PURSE THAT WAS FOUND NEAR SANDY BEACH.  WHEN SHE CAME IN, POLICE ALLEGEDLY FOUND HER TO BE IN POSSESSION OF SUSPECTED MARIJUANA AND RELATED PARAPHERNALIA. 

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A HOLBROOK, NEW YORK MAN IS OK AFTER A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY MORNING IN ELK COUNTY.  POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 6:10 WHEN 28-YEAR OLD KENNETH GEICK RAN A STOP SIGN ON DAGUS MINES ROAD AND STRUCK A HOUSE.  GEICK WAS NOT HURT. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO A COUDERSPORT BURGLARY CONTINUES TODAY.  POLICE SAY SEVERAL ITEMS WERE TAKEN FROM THE HOME OF MANUEL SENNA ON BROOKLAND ROAD TOTALING OVER 600 DOLLARS IN VALUE.  POLICE SAY THEY’RE LOOKING FOR A 32-YEAR OLD MAN AND 28-YEAR OLD FEMALE WHO THEY BELIEVE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCIDENT. 

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AN AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS FACING CHARGES TODAY THAT HE MADE A THREAT IN RELATION TO A SCHOOL SHOOTING THIS WEEK.  THE 16-YEAR OLD BOY WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY AND CHARGED WITH FELONY TERRORISTIC THREATS, HARASSMENT AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  STATE PO LICE SAY THE MATTER WAS BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION BY A 911 CALL.  POLICE SAY THERE WERE NO FURTHER CONCERNS REGARDING ANY FURTHER THREATS. 

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