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A BRADFORD MAN IS BEHIND BARS TODAY, CHARGED WITH HARASSING DISTRICT JUSTICE DOM CERCONE.  ACCORDING TO REPORTS, 55-YEAR OLD SCOTT SICHERI MADE MULTIPLE CALLS TO THE JUDGE’S OFFICE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT A RECENT RULING HE MADE.  THAT RULING INVOLVED A CASE IN WHICH SICHERI WAS THE VICTIM.  SICHERI IS CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND MAKING TERRORISTIC THREATS TO THE JUDGE AND POLICE. 

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A DUBOIS MAN IS FACING STATUTORY SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES, AMONG OTHERS, STEMMING FROM AN INCIDENT THAT ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED BACK IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR IN RIDGWAY.  POLICE SAY 27-YEAR OLD BENEDICT ASTI ASSAULTED AN UNDERAGE VICTIM ON FEBRUARY 16TH AT A RESIDENCE ON NORTH BROAD STREET.  FURTHER DETAILS WERE NOT RELEASED BY POLICE.

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A WEEDVILLE MAN IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER AN INCIDENT AT THE ELK COUNTY PRISON IN JULY.  ACCORDING TO POLICE, 24-YEAR OLD TY HAHN ASSAULTED ANOTHER INMATE AT THE JAIL ON JULY 9TH, CAUSING INJURY. 

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AN EMPORIUM MAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A SATURDAY EVENING ACCIDENT IN POTTER COUNTY.  30-YEAR OLD TRAVIS GRIBBLE LOST CONTROL OF HIS PICKUP ON ROUTE 607, CAUSING IT TO STRIKE A DITCH, THEN STRIKE SEVERAL TREES.  GRIBBLE WAS SERIOULSY HURT AND WAS FLOWN OUT OF TOWN FOR TREATMENT. 

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SAINT MARYS CITY COUNCIL STILL HAS A VACANT SEAT TODAY.  AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION LAST NIGHT AT THE COUNCIL MEETING, THE GROUP WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE NUMBER OF VOTES NEEDED TO FILL THE SEAT VACATED BY THE PASSING OF BOB MOHR.  FURTHER DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD AT A FUTURE DATE. 

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TOMORROW BEGINS THE RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM FOR SOME AREA STUDENTS.  BETWEEN THEN AND NEXT MONDAY, ALL OF ELK COUNTY’S SCHOOLS WILL BE RETURNING AND WITH THAT, POLICE REMIND MOTORISTS TO BE AWARE OF BUS STOPS, STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL AND THE APPLICABLE SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMITS. 

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS BACK IN SEASON.  IT’S OPENING NIGHT THIS FRIDAY AND 97.5 THE HOUND AND B94 HAVE COVERAGE OF 2 GREAT GAMES.  THE HOUND WILL HAVE THE SAINT MARYS RIDGWAY OPENER WHILE B94 HAS CURWENSVILLE AND ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC.  AIRTIME FOR BOTH GAMES IS 6:40. 

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THE CLEAN-UP CONTINUES TODAY FOLLOWING A COUPLE OF NASTY STORMS THAT MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE AREA YESTERDAY.  THOSE STORMS KNOCKED POWER OFF TO MANY HOUSEHOLDS AND CAUSED SOME ISSUES WITH TREES ON SEVERAL ROADWAYS.  CREWS ARE STILL TENDING TO SOME OF THE ISSUES CAUSED BY THE WEATHER. 

 

THOSE ISSUES EXTEND TO LARUEL MEDIA, UNFORTUNATELY.  97.5 THE HOUND IS CURRENTLY OFF AIR DUE TO A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WAS DAMAGED BY THE STORM.  THE REPLACEMENT PART IS ORDERED, AND WE HOPE TO BE BACK ON AIR TOMORROW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

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A JEFFERSON COUNTY MOTORCYCLIST IS MENDING FOLLOWING A WEEKEND CRASH.  THE UNIDENTIFIED MAN LOST CONTROL OF HIS BIKE ON A CURVE ON ROUTE 949 IN HEATH TOWNSHIP, JUST NORTHEAST OF SIGEL ABOUT 12:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CRASHED.  HE HAD TO BE FLOWN OUT OF TOWN FOR TREATMENT.

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6 ARE RECOVERING TODAY FOLLOWING A MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAST THURSDAY MORNING.  POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AROUND 11:35, ON BENNETTS VALLEY HIGHWAY IN JAY TOWNSHIP WHEN AN SUV, DRIVEN BY 87-YEAR OLD WILLIAM GINTHER, OF KERSEY, WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND STRUCK THE TRIPLE DIME DISTILLERY.  AFTER STRIKING THE BUILDING, THE UNIT THEN STRUCK A 2ND VEHICLE AND SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS THAT WERE IN THE PARKING LOT.  THE VEHICLE THEN ENDED UP ROLLING ON IT’S SIDE.  GINTHER WAS TRANSPORTED TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK, 2 PEDESTRIANS WERE FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA FOR TREATMENT, ANOTHER WAS TAKEN TO PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS AND 2 REFUSED MEDICAL TREATMENT.  GINTHER WAS CHARGED WITH NOT DRIVING AT A SAFE SPEED. 

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THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE SUSPECT THAT DROVE THROUGH A CORNFIELD AT A LOCAL FARM SATURDAY MORNING.  POLICE SAY THAT IT HAPPENED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 10:30 AT THE PONTZER FARM.  ABOUT 150 DOLLARS WORTH OF CORN WAS DAMAGED.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE.

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SEVERAL PLACES IN THE REGION ARE RECOVERING TODAY AFTER TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS CAUSED SOME FLOODING LAST NIGHT.  THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WERE IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN NEW YORK AND MCKEAN AND POTTER COUNTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA.  AREAS NEAR CLEARFIELD WERE AFFECTED AS WELL.  A DECENT WEATHER WEEKEND IS AHEAD OF US.  DETAILS IN YOUR FORECAST FOLLOWING THE NEWS. 

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TWO SAINT MARYS RESIDENTS ARE FACING CHARGES AFTER AN INCIDENT OF ROAD RAGE LED TO AN ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  RIDGWAY STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ON THE MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY, NORTH OF GREENBRIAR ROAD, WHEN 35-YEAR OLD STACY PARKS PASSED A VEHICLE, DRIVEN BY 22-YEAR OLD NATHAN DAMON, THEN SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES, CAUSING DAMON’S VEHICLE TO REAR-END HER’S.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. 

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TWO WARREN MEN NOW AWAIT SENTENCING AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO A DRUG-RELATED DEATH IN 2017.  BOTH MICHAEL MARSHALL AND CODY STREIT PLEAD TO CHARGES RELATED TO THE DEATH OF 24-YEAR OLD ROBERT MARSHALL.  MARSHALL DIED AFTER RECEIVING A SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA FROM THE DUO, AND ANOTHER MAN, DOUGLAS HARKINS, WHO STILL IS AWAITING TRIAL. 

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2 MORE AREA FESTIVALS ARE WINDING DOWN AS WE HEAD FOR THE WEEKEND.  FIRST, THE MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR FEATURES THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS AND LUMBERJACK SHOW TONIGHT.  TOMORROW IS THE QUEEN CORONATION AND DEMOLITION DERBY IN EAST SMETHPORT. 

 

AT THE SHEFFIELD FIREMAN’S FESTIVAL, IT’S ANOTHER RIDE-A-RAMA NIGHT ON THE MIDWAY TONIGHT.  TOMORROW IS THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL PARADE, DRUM AND BUGLE CORP SHOW AND FIREWORKS AT MEMORIAL FIELD IN DOWNTOWN SHEFFIELD. 

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A RIDGWAY MAN IS BEHIND BARS TODAY AFTER A POLICE PURSUIT INCIDENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  ACCORDING TO POLICE, THEY RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF SHOTS BEING FIRED IN THE AREA OF SANDY BEACH IN RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP ABOUT 8:10.  WHILE ARRIVING, THEY SPOTTED 40-YEAR OLD ADAM JONES DRIVING AND ORDERED HIM TO STOP.  HE REFUSED AND SPED OFF, LEADING POLICE ON A CHASE.  JONES STOPPED HIS VEHICLE, FLED ON FOOT AND WAS SOON APPREHENDED.  AFTER INVESTIGATION, IT’S SUSPECTED THAT JONES DISCARDED A HANDGUN THAT WAS ALLEGEDLY THE ONE USED IN FIRING THE SHOTS.  HE WAS ALSO NOT LEAGLLY ABLE TO POSSESS A FIREARM DUE TO PRIOR FELONY CONVICTIONS AND WAS SUSPECTED TO BE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  JONES WAS REMANDED TO THE ELK COUNTY PRISON AFTER THE INCIDENT. 

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A BRADFORD MAN IS CHARGED WITH ARSON TODAY IN CONNECTION WITH A LATE JULY FIRE IN SALAMANCA, NEW YORK.  ACCORDING TO THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 35-YEAR OLD DARRYL CROKER JUNIOR IS CHARGED WITH SETTING THE FIRE ON JULY 27TH IN THE CITY.  HE’S CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE ARSON AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT AND IS IN THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY JAIL TODAY.

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CHARGES ARE ON THE HORIZON FOR A DUBOIS RESIDENT FOLLOWING THE SIEZURE OF SEVERAL ILLEGAL DRUGS TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  POLICE SAY THE BUST WENT DOWN ON SALEM ROAD IN BRADY TOWNSHIP AROUND 3:00 AND POLICE FOUND WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE CRYSTAL METH, HEROIN, MARIJUANA AND OTHER UNIDENTIFIED PILLS.  DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WAS ALSO SIEZED.  MORE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED ONCE CHARGES ARE OFFICIALLY FILED.

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THE EMPORIUM BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW OFFICER ON DUTY TODAY.  K-9 UNIT NOVAK HAS JOINED THE FORCE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HIS HANDLER, OFFICER VOLKER KIEFER.  NOVAK COMPLETED TRAINING BACK ON AUGUST 2ND THANKS TO A GRANT OF 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SEVERAL GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY.  NOVAK WILL BE PART OF OUTREACH IN SCHOOLS AN THE COMMUNITY IN ADDITION TO HIS POLICE DUTIES. 

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ANOTHER NIGHT OF FUN AWAITS AT THE MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR IN EAST SMETHPORT.  IT’S SENIOR CITIZEN DAY.  ALL SENIORS 62 AND OLDER GET IN FREE.  TONIGHT, THERE’S MORE LIVE MUSIC WITH THE COUNTRY LINES BAND.  THEN THE RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES AND LEE ANDERSON MEMORIAL PURE STOCKS RACE AT THE MOTORSPORTS ARENA.  THAT’S FOLLOWED BY A BARN DANCE AT 9. 

 

IT’S ALSO ANOTHER NIGHT OF FUN AT THE SHEFFIELD FIREMAN’S FESTIVAL IN DOWNTOWN SHEFFIELD.  RIDES, GAMES AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. 

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