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THE SEARCH IS ON FOR 2 MEN INVOLVED IN A THEFT AND BURGLARY IN WARREN COUNTY WEDNESDAY MORNING.  ACCORDING TO WARREN STATE POLICE, THE INCIDENT BEGAN WHEN THE 2 UNKNOWN MEN ALLEGEDLY TOOK A CAR FROM A IRVINE WOMAN AND DROVE IT TO TIDIOUTE BOROUGH SHORTLY AFTER 5:00.  THEY THEN BROKE INTO DARLING’S PHARMACY, SETTING OFF THE ALARM IN THE BUILDING.  THE 2 THEN QUICKLY FLED THE SCENE.  SHORTLY AFTER THE INCIDENT, THE VEHICLE USED IN THE INCIDENT WAS FOUND, ON FIRE ON MCGUIRE STREET.  POLICE SAY THAT FIRE WAS INTENTIONALLY SET, AND IT’S BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE SUSPECTS IN THE CASE. 

 

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WHILE MANY ARE DISGUSTED WITH THE SPRING SNOWFALL WE’VE HAD OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO, THERE IS ONE FAMILY THAT IS GREATLY APPRECIATIVE OF IT BEING AVAILABLE.  A ROOF FIRE AT A LUDLOW HOME YESTERDAY WAS PUT OUT IN PART BY IT’S OWNER THROWING SNOWBALLS AT IT.  JIM HUGHES TOSSED SOME SNOW ON THE ROOF OF HIS GARTH ROAD HOME TO HELP QUELL THE FIRE UNTIL FIREFIGHTERS COULD ARRIVE.  FIRE FIGHTERS FROM KANE, LUDLOW AND SHEFFIELD WERE ABLE TO QUICKLY PUT OUT THE FIRE LIMITING THE DAMAGE.  THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEGUN FROM A WOOD STOVE ISSUE.

 

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A ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER A 1-VHEICLE, TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT IN ELK COUNTY.  RIDGWAY STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED ABOUT 9:45 ON ROUTE 66 SOUTH OF LAMONT ROAD WHEN 40-YEAR OLD FLYOD BALL LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOWY ROADWAY AND STRUCK MULTIPLE TREES.  HE WAS TAKEN TO UPMC KANE FOR TREATMENT. 

 

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A ST. MARYS WOMAN IS FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGES AFTER SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY TAKING INSTRUCTIONS FROM HER INCARCERATED BOYFRIEND.  AUTHORITIES SAY 24-YEAR OLD BRITTANY GLATT WAS ARRESTED AFTER PHONE CALLS WERE MONITORED BY THE SMETHPORT BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT BETWEEN HER AND HER BOYFRIEND, OLIVER JACKSON, WHO IS AN INMATE AT THE MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL.  WHEN POLICE INVESTIGATED HER RESIDENCE, THEY FOUND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND RESIDUE THAT APPEARED TO BE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. 

 

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MEANWHILE, A CAMERON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WILL SPEND THE NEXT 9 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS IN JAIL FOR DRUG POSSESSION.  18-YEAR OLD ETHAN VISLAY WAS ARRESTED LAST OCTOBER AFTER SCHOOL STAFF FOUND HIM TO BE IN POSSESSION OF LSD AND PAINKILLERS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.  THE JUDGE DECIDED AGAINST STATE PRISON TIME IN THE CASE DUE TO VISLAY BEING A STUDENT AT THE SCHOOL.  HE WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED OF 6 MONTHS. 

 

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IN FOREST COUNTY, MARIENVILLE STATE POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT THAT ALLEGEDLY TOOK SOME GUNS FROM A TIONESTA MAN.  ACCORDING TO POLICE, 83-YEAR OLD CLIFFORD ALEXANDER REPORTED 3 OF HIS GUNS MISSING FROM HIS RESIDENCE IN KINGSLEY TOWNSHIP ON TUESDAY.  NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN ON THE INCIDENT.

 

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AN AREA DISTRICT 9 SCHOOL IS ON ATHLETIC PROBATION TILL THE END OF NEXT YEAR.  DURING THE DISTRICT 9 MEETING THIS WEEK, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC WAS PLACED ON THE PROBATION, EFFECTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST OF 2019.  THE SCHOOL ALLEGEDLY FAILED TO SUBMIT PIAA TRANSFER FORMS FOR SEVERAL STUDENT ATHLETES OVER A 3-YEAR PERIOD.  ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS COULD STILL BE PLACED ON THE SCHOOL.  NO FURTHER DETAILS WERE GIVEN BY THE COMMITTEE.

 

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A RIDGWAY MAN IS BEHIND BARS TODAY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER A WEEKEND INCIDENT.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN 40-YEAR OLD WILLARD KENNEDY THE THIRD PUSHED, SHOVED, KICKED AND CHOKED DENISE KENNEDY WHILE THEY 2 WERE CAMPING.  ACCORDING TO HER ACCOUNT TO POLICE, DENISE KENNEDY LOST CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE INCIDENT.  AFTER REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS, SHE WAS ABLE TO GO TO A NEARBY CAMP FOR HELP.  WILLARD KENNEDY IS SCHEDULED FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING ON APRIL 25TH

 

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PATRONS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO PURCHASE BEER AND WINE AT THE SHEETZ STORE IN ST. MARYS.  CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE TRANSFER OF A LIQUOR LICENSE FROM THE FORMER STATION INN TO THE STORE.  BEER AND WINE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN TIMES AT THE STORE.  BEER FROM 7AM TO 1:45AM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND 9 TO 1:45 ON SUNDAY.  WINE SALES WILL BE THE SAME, BUT ONLY END AT 11PM DAILY. 

 

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IN MCKEAN COUNTY TODAY, A 27-YEAR OLD UN-IDENTIFIED FEMALE IS FACING BURGLARY CHARGES AFTER ALLEGEDLY TAKING ITEMS FROM A SMETHPORT WOMAN.  STATE POLICE SAY THE ITEMS INCLUDE A TV, XBOX, CAMERA, LAMP AND CHAINSAW OWNED BY 20-YEAR OLD CAMERON ABBEY.  THE ALLEGED CRIME HAPPENED SUNDAY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5:30PM.

 

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A GLEN CAMPBELL WOMAN IS HEALING TODAY AFTER A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAST FRIDAY EVENING.  PUNXSUTAWNEY STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 7:00 ON DOWLER HIGHWAY IN BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY.  35-YEAR OLD SHANNON PAINTER LOST CONTROL OF HER SUV AND STRUCK A TREE.  PAINTER WAS FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA FOR TREATMENT OF HER INJURIES. 

 

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GAS PRICES ARE UP AGAIN IN THE REGION.  TRIPLE A’S LATEST FUEL REPORT CITES ANOTHER 5 CENT-SPIKE ON THE PRICE OF GAS TO AVERAGE 2.92 A GALLON IN WESTERN PA THIS WEEK.  LOCALLY, THE LOWEST PRICE IN HOUND COUNTRY COMES IN CLARION WHERE IT’S 2.92. 

 

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DUBOIS STATE POLICE ARE CALLING THE DEATHS OF 2 BROCKWAY RESIDENTS LAST WEEK A MURDER SUICIDE INCIDENT.  POLICE SAY 68-YEAR OLD JAMES WILDNAUER ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED HIS WIFE, 58-YEAR OLD JANICE WILDNAUER BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.  THE BODIES WERE DISCOVERED BY A FAMILY MEMBER LAST THURSDAY MORNING.  THE INVESTIGATON INTO A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IS STILL ONGOING.

 

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RIDGWAY STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ALLEGED RAPE THAT DATES BACK TO 2007 IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  POLICE SAY THE VICTIM IN THE CASE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND RAPED AT THE AGES OF 12 AND 13, THEN AGAIN AT 16 AND 17.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS GIVEN ON THE INVESTIGATION.  

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A RIDGWAY MAN IS FACING DUI CHARGES AFTER AN ACCIDENT SATURDAY EVENING IN HORTON TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY.  RIDGWAY STATE POLICE SAY 37-YEAR OLD DAVID KENNEDY WAS ALLEGEDLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WHEN HE WRECKED HIS VEHICLE ON ROUTE 219 JUST AFTER 11 SATURDAY NIGHT. 

 

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EARLIER SATURDAY NIGHT, A SEPARATE ELK COUNTY ACCIDENT SENT ONE TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK FOR TREATMENT.  THIS ONE HAPPENED ON ROUTE 255 IN JAY TOWNSHIP WHEN 18-YEAR OLD WILLIAM AUGHENBAUGH OF DUBOIS LOST CONTROL OF HIS SUV WHILE PASSING ANOTHER VEHICLE AND FLIPPED IT SEVERAL TIMES.  AUGHENBAUGH SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND WAS TRANSPORTED FROM THE SCENE. 

 

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FUNERAL PLANS FOR A BELOVED AREA DOCTOR AND FRIEND ARE SET.  A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR DR. MAURUS SORG, WHO PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY AT HIS CAMP IN MCKEAN COUNTY, WILL BE HELD AT THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD CHURCH WEDNESDAY AT 12 NOON.  THE REV. JEFF NOBLE WILL OFFICIATE.  A FULL OBITUARY CAN BE FOUND ONLINE FOR DR. SORG. 

 

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IT’S BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP HAS NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF LEGAL BATTLE, BUT TODAY, THEY STAND LAWSUIT FREE.  AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING LAST NIGHT, THEY LEARNED THAT THE LAWSUIT FILED BY SENECA RESOURCES IN 2016 HAS BEEN FORMALLY DISMISSED.  THE LAWSUIT WAS THE 2ND FILED BY SENECA DATING BACK MANY YEARS.  IT STEMS FROM A PROPOSED INJECTION WELL FOR WASTE WATER FROM FRACKING IN JAMES CITY.  HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP HAS TRIED TO PROHIBIT THE WELL FROM BEING UTILIZED.  SENECA, HOWEVER, HAS EPA APPROVAL FOR THE WELL. 

 

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A BRADFORD MAN IS CHARGED WITH RAPE TODAY STEMMING FROM AN INCIDENT LAST JUNE IN THE CITY.  29-YEAR OLD DUSTIN JACKSON IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A WOMAN ON A DATE AFTER THEY MET ONLINE LAST SUMMER.  JACKSON IS ALSO FACING AGGRIVATED ASSAULT, INDECENT ASSAULT AND FELON SEXUAL ASSAULT.  HE’S BEHIND BARS IN THE MCKEAN COUNTY JAIL TODAY.

 

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INVESTIGATORS WITH THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE ARE LOOKING INTO A TUESDAY NIGHT INCENDIARY FIRE IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY.  ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THE FIRE WAS CALLED IN ABOUT 11:45 ON TIMETOBID ROAD IN SANDY TOWNSHIP.  THE STRUCTURE FIRE CAUSED ABOUT 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE FIRE TO HAVE BEEN INTENTIONALLY SET. 

 

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