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Fire At Former Johnsonburg Fire Hall



A two alarm fire occurred on Tuesday evening at approximately 6 p.m. at 1049 East Center Street in Johnsonburg at the old Johnsonburg Fire Hall. Reports indicated there was extensive damage to the insude of the building. Johnsonburg Fire and Ambulance were assisted by the St. Marys Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance service. (Photo by Jeff Buchheit)


Attempted Child Luring In Fox Township Monday


The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident in Kersey on Monday morning. According to police an 11 year old female was waiting for a school bus on Fairview Road at about 7 a.m. when a 4-door sedan, bright purple/pink colored vehicle with a tinted window pulled up. A male barely cracked the window and asked the victim if she wanted ride to school. A school bus then came along and the vehicle fled on Route 948 towards St Marys. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact State Police at 776-6136


Ridgway State Police Provide Steps To Combat Child Abduction


As a result of two recent incidents where children were approached by a male adult, asking if they would like a ride to school, State Police issued the following statement:


Child abduction is a serious crime that takes place in big cities and in small towns. Abductions are becoming less frequent, but they still occur and require all of us to remain vigilant to stop them from happening. Most abductors seize their victims with what they believe adult supervision is diminished or non-existent. Waiting for a bus or walking to or from school are prime examples of times when adult supervision of children is lax. For simple steps that you can use to keep your children safe...CLICK HERE


Two Face Charges Of Possession After Investigation On Robin Road In St. Marys


City Police reported responding to 172 Robin Road to check on the welfare of a child that was staying in a camper at the residence. Upon arrival police located the child. The child appeared to be fine. Police also recorded a small amount of marijuana and two articles of drug paraphernalia. As a result of their investigation, police say criminal charged of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of Drug Paraphernalia were field against 20 year old Melissa Pearsall of St. Marys. Police said that charges of Possession of drug Paraphernalia were filed against 32 year old Nicole Beimel of St. Marys.


Game Commissioner Reports 1,623 Black Bears Harvested


The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported that 1,623 black bears were harvested on the first day of the state's bear season. Archery and other early bear seasonal harvest data is still be entered into the Game commission's database and is not yet available. Bears have been harvested in 52 counties during the season so far.


Ridgway Borough Police Serve Arrest Warrant On Jon Dilley


Ridgway police served an arrest warrant on Jon Dilley, 54, of North Broad Street on November 21st. Police located Dilley at a residence on Vine Alley and took him into custody on outstanding felony charges. He was arraigned before Judge Mark Jacob and bail was set at $10,000 unsecured. Dilley awaits a preliminary hearing on felony charges.


Dippold Signs Letter Of Intent With University Of Pittsburgh



Tori Dippold, a senior at Elk County Catholic High School and this year's District IX Girls Class "A" Cross Country Individual Champion, recently signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Tori will be part of the Panthers cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams. She will begin her college career in the Fall 2015 semester. Congratulations Tori!


Pictured (left to right, front to back) are Tori's father Mike Dippold, Tori Dippold, Tori's mother Anne Dippold, ECCHS Athletic Director Aaron Straub, ECCHS Principle Sandy Florig, ECCHS Head Cross Country Coach Wee J. Fernan



19 Year Old Faces Aggravated Indecent Assault Charges


The Pennsylvania State Police reported investigating an incident at a private residence in Driftwood Borough. According to police there was unwanted sexual contact between a known 19 year old male and a 15 year old female at the residence on October 25th. The investigation in ongoing. State Police are being assisted by the Cameron County Children and Youth Service.






Shop Small Comes To Emporium With Gifts



Emporium Land of the Endless Gifts has gifts for shoppers on Shop Small Saturday November 29.  More than 17 retailers and restaurants will be participating in the event.  Many of them will offer a drawing at their location for a unique item or gift certificate.  The gifts to be handed out that day will top the $700.00 mark.


Shoppers are encouraged to pick up a passport at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce starting November 24.  On Saturday November 29 shoppers visit stores and have the passport stamped.  A full passport is then returned to the chamber office and entered into a drawing for $100.00 worth of chamber bucks. 


Vandalism On Locust Road


City Police reported investigating an act of vandalism that occurred at 122 Locust Road. Unknown actors damaged and removed parts of a white fence in the front yard of a residence at that location. Anyone with information should contact City Police.


Icy Road Blamed For Accident On Old Silver Greek Road


The Pennsylvania State Police reported that 2000 Toyota Camry, operated by Jason Arthur, 34, of Warren, lost control on the icy roadway. The car began to spin counterclockwise, crossed the road, struck an embankment, and then rolled over on its roof. The vehicle came to rest on its roof facing south east. Arthur was not injured.


Accident On River Road In Millstone Township


The Pennsylvania State Police reported that Kenneth Keller, 49, of Wampum, was traveling east on River Road, too fast for conditions, when he crossed the center of the road and struck a tree with the front end of the 2006 Hyundai Tuscon. The vehicle received disabling damage. Keller was not injured.


Credit Card Fraud


The Pennsylvania State Police reported that an unknown person made purchases online using a credit card owned by Lorn Coleman, 64, of Brockport. The investigation continues.


Super-Duper Bingo To Benefit St. Boniface School


St. Boniface School presents "Super-Duper" Bingo at Elk County Catholic High school Cafeteria on Sunday, November 30th. Advanced tickets available with discounts. call or stop by St. Boniface School for details.. Call 885-8093. Doors open at noon, free lunch at 12:30, games start at 1:30 p.m. Win up to $2,000 on the Purple Jackpot.




Piedmont Club Donates To Rotary



Recently the Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg made a donation to Project Gifts for Elk County raised during the Motorcycle Run that the club held in September. Picture above is (center) Dave Rigard of the Piedmont Club presenting the check to Bob Roberts, President of the Project Gifts For Elk County, along with Vern Kreckel III, Secretary of Project Gifts. Project Gifts For Elk County wishes to thank Dave, his wife Jennifer, and the Piedmont Club for all the work they put into organizing the event. For more information on Project Gifts For Elk County, CLICK HERE



Former St. Marys Resident And Radio Legend Has Passed Away



Former long time morning host Bob Conners passed away at his home in Florida Sunday. His six decade career began in high school at WKBI in St Marys, PA. Bob's family owned and operated Conner's Restaurant, now the Corner Restaurant in St. Marys. Bob's brother, Dan, played for the Oakland Raiders. (READ MORE)


A Look Back At The  Radio Career Of St. Marys Native Bob Conners - Longtime Broadcaster Passed Away Sunday




Santa Coming To Ridgway Friday, November 28th



Santa will be making a visit to Ridgway on Friday, November 28th at 6 p.m. and should stay until 8 p.m. at the Gazebo.





Elk County Concert Choir Planning Two Christmas Concerts



The Elk County Concert Choir will present "A Wreath Of Carols", on Tuesday, December 2nd at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway and on Saturday, December 6th at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.


Get A Call Or Letter From Santa!



the Relay For Life of Elk County has made a deal with Santa! For a small fee Santa will call and/or write a letter to the child or children of your choosing. Santa has promised to make these calls between December 9th and 11th, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. You get to pick what day and an approximate time. A call form Santa is $7, a letter is $6 and both is $10. Fee is per child. All proceeds benefit the Relay For Life in Elk County


Ridgway Woman Charged With Retail Theft


The Pennsylvania State Police have filed charges of Retail Theft against Stephanie Delp, 30, of Ridgway after Delp removed $32.78 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Fox Township. In a separate incident, Delp removed $14.03 worth of merchandise, also from Walmart. Charges were filed.


Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting


The St. Marys City Council meets the first and third Monday each month. Watch council meetings live on Zito Media Channel 9, and here on our website...(Watch Council Video)



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Johnsonburg Man Charged With Possession


City Police reported filing charges against a Christopher Muroski, 26, of Johnsonburg, after a traffic stop on November 4th in St Marys at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the downtown area. As a result of the stop, Muroski was charged with possession of a  controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic violation. Charges were filed with Judge Jacob.


Tire Damaged On Vehicle On Coal Hollow Road


Ridgway State Police reported that someone damaged a tire on a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, owned by Sierra Vanalstine, 20, of St. Marys. Damage reported to be $100. The incident occurred along Coal Hollow Road in Fox Township.


Emporium Man In Custody Facing Charges Of Sexual Abuse Of Children And Possession Of Child Pornography


State Police in Emporium have filed charges in District Court against Jon Raymond Serianni, 40, of Emporium. The charges include Sexual Abuse of Children/Possession of Child Pornography, Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Corruption of Minors, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation which concluded that Serianni obtained and possessed numerous images of multiple females, including females under the age of 18, in a state of nudity. This investigation remains open. Further information relative to this investigation will continue to be provided in the course of the investigation.


On November 18th, 2014, Serianni was taken into custody without incident as a result of the charges. He was arraigned in District Court and bail was set at $75,000 monetary/10% cash. Serianni was remanded to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Department pending possible posting of his bail.


Dickinson Center Inc., Signs Of Suicide Program




There is a good chance that you, or someone you know, is suffering from depression. Do you know the signs? Would you like help? Dickinson Center, Inc. is here.


Historical 1960-1964 Centennial Parade DVD Now Available


You can pre-order the video shown at Emporium's 150th Birthday celebration currently being offered by the Cameron County Historical Society. Historical Society Board Director Michael Wennin recently discovered a film that included Cameron County and Emporium's Centennial Parades and grabbed at the chance to obtain it for our files.


Wennin had the old style film converted to a DVD that was shown at Emporium 150th Birthday celebration held this past October at the VFW.  It quickly became such a hit at the celebration, with most who saw it requested copies.  


The uniqueness of this DVD is that it had never been shown before and was actually filmed by a professional who left the area shortly after the parades occurred. 


Pre-orders only are being accepted for the DVD as the Historical Society must meet a minimum threshold in order to have the copies made. The final date to order will be December 1, 2014! They are scheduled to arrive the beginning of December for those who might want to purchase it as a unique Christmas gift for any local history buff!


The DVD will cost $10 - shipping to any US location is available for an additional $3  - Checks can be made out to the “Cameron County Historical Society” and sent to


Is A Court Hearing Necessary To Terminate Parental Rights When It Comes To Adoption?




On this edition of "Ask The Expert", Attorney Rick Brown, from the Law Offices of Meyer and Wagner, discusses whiter or not a court hearing is necessary to terminate parental rights when it comes to adoption



Emporium Man Pleads Guilty To Eluding Police, Resisting Arrest


An Emporium man accused of driving across a school yard, eluding police and resisting arrest has pleaded guilty in the Cameron County Court of Common Pleas. Jacob Andrew Moate, 26, entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor counts of institutional vandalism of an educational facility, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of a controlled substance for an incident that occurred on May 9th. (Bradford Era)


Man Charged With Indecent Assault After Incident Involving 4 Year Old Male


State Police have filed charges of indecent assault against a known 30 year old man from Ridgway after he allegedly engaged in indecent contact with a known 4 year old male. No further information is available as the investigation continues.


Civil Air Patrol Cadets



During the regular meeting of the local Civil Air Patrol, the Cadets had a chance to learn about rockets.


Outdoor And Wildlife Photographer, Jim McDermitt, Joins Us On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Jim is a local Wildlife and Outdoor Photographer who's work is well known throughout the PA Wilds. Listen Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on The River 98.9, or CLICK TO LISTEN


State Police Announce "Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement Program


Pennsylvania State Police will once again be participating in The "Click It Or Ticket" traffic enforcement program from Monday, November 17th though Sunday, November 30th. if a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, that individual will receive two citations, one for the traffic violation, the other for the seat belt violation.


During the "Click It Or Ticket" program, Troopers ill be adopting a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the Commonwealth's seat belt and child passenger restraint laws.


Mark Hoffman And Kristen Cobaugh Discuss Dealing With Falls On "Town Hall Tuesday" - Presented By Straub Beer



Each year there are millions of adults aged 65 and older who fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. Mark Hoffman, MPT, and Kristen Cobaugh, PT, discuss the issue on Town Hall Tuesday, at 6 p.m. (OR CLICK HERE)



Holiday House Tour


The annual Holiday House Tour in Cameron County will take place on Friday, December 12th. The tour starts at 6 p.m. For more information contact the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.



Christmas Benefit Dance


A Christmas Benefit Dance will be held on Saturday, December 13th at the Cameron County Vets Club at 427 East 3rd Street in Emporium.





Events In Cameron County



The Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce features a daily calendar of events in the area. From meetings to special events. You can Click to view directly from the Chamber Website







Up Close, presented by Secco Designs of St Marys. Bob Roberts from the St. Marys Rotary Club talks about the anticipated arrival of the Rotary Clubs commemorative clock, which will be placed on the Boulevard in St. Marys. A spring dedication is also being planned.



Ridgway Has A Lot To Offer During The Fall And Winter Months




Michelle Bogacki, Ridgway's Main Street Manager, along with Tim McClain, from Lazy River Canoe Rental, talk about the man attractions this fall and winter in Ridgway.









Ridgway Heritage Council




Dale Fox, President of the Ridgway Heritage Council, along with co-founder Tim Leathers and Board Member Bob Imhoff, talk about the long term success the Heritage Council has had in Ridgway




The New Home Of The Historical Society




Local Historian, Ray Beimel, provides a tour of the new home for the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township



Free Holiday Parking In St. Marys Revised



At St. Marys City Council meeting this week, a motion was made for free parking in St. Marys from Friday, November 21st to Wednesday, December 24th, as well as Light Up Night, November 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The motion was voted down by City Council. A second motion was made to offer free parking during Light Up Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., also on Black Friday and the four holiday weekends on Friday and Saturday  and all through December in the parking garage. In the past, free holiday parking was offered throughout the duration of the holiday season




Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device



Ray Beimel Remembers Sunday Morning At 10 a.m. On The River 98.9


Ray Remembers St. Marys Founders...LISTEN HERE



Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device




Attorney Rick Brown "Ask The Expert"



How Can You Avoid Going To Trial? Attorney Rick Brown Explains





St. Boniface School "Cash Bash"


The St. Boniface School Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Free food and drinks. Must be 21, ID required. The event will be held at the school cafeteria. Call 885-8095 for more information.



Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting


The St. Marys City Council meets the first and third Monday each monht. Watch council meetings live on Zito Media Channel 9, and here on our website...(Watch Council Video)




Mark Hoffman, Kerri Coudriet & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About




Kerri Coudriet, Certified Lymphatic Therapist At Penn Highlands Elk (Middle) talks about Lymphedema, a condition in which lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. Listen To The Interview On Senior Living, Sunday At 11:30 a.m.


Mary Ellen Smith & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About Upcoming Events



Penn Highlands Elk is sponsoring several events in the near future, including a Women's and Sportsmen's Health Fair on May 17th, 10 a.m. to noon at the front lawn of the hospital. Also, a Pebble Run 5k will be held on June 7th at Memorial Park. The Penn Highlands Elk Golf Tournament is coming May 21st. Mary Ellen Smith, Chief of Nursing at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Michelle Sedor, Public Relations Director,  talk about these events, along with the arrival of new doctors and a C.T. scanner at the Hospital. Listen Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 a.m., or CLICK BELOW to listen...SENOR LIVING


Penn Highlands Elk On "Senior Living"

This Sunday at 11:30 a.m., we'll talk to Mary Ann Schwabenbauer, from Penn Highlands Elk, about the new My eHealth Portal service, on SENOR LIVING



Rose Campbell, President/CEO Of Penn Highlands Elk Featured On Town Hall Tuesday




This week on "Town Hall Tuesday", presented by Straub Beer, we're featuring Rose Campbell, President and CEO at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Patty Szczotka, Radiologic Technologist at Penn Highlands Elk. Patty will discuss Osteoporosis and the importance of DEXA Scans. Rose will discuss the recent merger with Penn Highlands Healthcare and the future of our local hospital. (LISTEN)


Yvonne Challingsworth Featured On Senior Living



Yvonne is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist at Penn Highlands Elk and will discuss the various services available at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit. CLICK HERE


Two New Brews From Straub Beer Introduced On "Town Hall Tuesday"



Straub Brewery has introduced the new "Sunshine Sampler", featuring two new seasonal brews! Join us for Town Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m. as we chat with Vince Assetta and A.J. Alexander, from Straub Brewery. Listen Here.


Discover The Great Outdoors



Jeff Buchheit is your host, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  CLICK HERE




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