KERSEY â€“ "Treasure the Memories" at the 2014 Elk County Fair takes place Aug. 5-9 as new entertainment will grace the fairgrounds along with old favorites.
Among the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.
There will be a basketball benefit event Saturday, Aug. 9 to benefit Owen Stauffer, a recent heart/lung transplant recipient and student at Francis S. Grandinetti elementary school in Ridgway.
The event, Owen's Offense 3-on-3, will take place at the Frank Clark Memorial basketball courts in Ridgway along North Broad Street, across from the YMCA.
Two Ridgway residents were arrested on felony charges of selling and possessing alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
Justin Anthony Dalton, 23, and Ann Marie Dalton, 19, both of 318 N. Broad St., Apt. 3, Ridgway, were recently incarcerated as a result of an investigation that began in January.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys couple is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as a result of a suspicious vehicle stop on Lafayette Street on July 13.
After deploying the drug detection K9, K9 Copper, on the vehicle, Richard Alan Poage, 39, and Barbie Jo Poage, 38, both of St. Marys, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A Johnsonburg woman is charged with forgery and theft by deception for allegedly receiving and cashing a $300 check that belonged to someone else.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Tammy Dee Lytle, 43, of Johnsonburg, cashed a check that was addressed to the previous occupant of her apartment.
A benefit concert to support CAPSEA's flood relief efforts will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at The Well in Ridgway.
The event will take place to raise money for flood relief for the local organization that suffered approximately $35,000 worth of damages in the May 21 flood, according to CAPSEA Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant.
The flood, which caused heavy damages throughout the area, did not structurally damage the CAPSEA building, but some necessary equipment was damaged due to the flooding of the building's basement.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual summer gathering on Wednesday evening at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Numerous guest speakers were on hand including state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), Matt Blackburn, western Pa. director for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Joyce Haas, vice-chairperson of the Republican Party of Pa., and Brent Pasquinelli of Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson's office.
Also in attendance was Mike Scott, central regional director for the Republican Party of Pa.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 73-year-old Penfield man died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 153 (Hoovertown Road) at the intersection of Township Road 522 (Mt. Pleasant Road).
According to police, Arnold W. Burkett was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident that occurred at 11:25 a.m. while Larry W. Kunes, 65, of Weedville, suffered moderate injuries.
Pasquale (Pat) Scutella Jr., 89, of 524 Cherry Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.
He was born June 30, 1925, in Calabria, Italy, the son of Pasquale and Maria Caminiti Scutella.
On May 10, 1947, he married Rose Migliazzo at St. Callistus Church in Kane, and she survives.
Janet A. Schiafone, 73, of Euclid Avenue, Brookville, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Oct. 14, 1940 in Barnesboro, daughter of the late William Hart Commons and Elizabeth Taylor Commons.
On May 20, 2000 in Brookville, she married William Joseph Schiafone Sr., who survives.