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December 20th

Vehicle fire reported in Johnsonburg

December 21, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance responded Friday at 6:12 p.m. to a vehicle fire at 214 Hickory St. in Johnsonburg.
The vehicle was reportedly inside a structure and on fire; initial reports indicated the possibility of three victims with burn wounds. A helicopter was requested at 6:26 p.m. to the landing zone at Elk Regional Health Center [ERHC] however unfavorable weather conditions prevented the chopper from flying in. Ridgway Ambulance also was dispatched to the scene.

SMAHS students create medallions for EQT tournament

December 21, 2013

ST. MARYS – The 24 athletes named to the All-Tournament teams at the upcoming EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament will each receive a special brass medallion to commemorate the occasion, something in which the students in the drafting and Metal Working Occupations (MWO) students at St. Marys Area can take special pride. Instead of ordering the medallions from an outside source, St. Marys Area High School, the main host school for the tournament, turned to those students and asked them to take on the project.

December 19th

Firefighters respond to Johnsonburg blaze

December 20, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.

Police investigating two-vehicle crash

December 20, 2013

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane. The Chevrolet had three other passengers: Tiffany Potts, 29, of Johnsonburg, Amanda Sidelinger, 25, of Weedville and Rachelle Goetz, 21, of Weedville.

Chamber to kick off 2014 “First Fridays” with scavenger hunt

December 20, 2013

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to start their “First Fridays” campaign again beginning in January of 2014. The chamber will be sponsoring events on the first Friday of each month in 2014 in order to help support area business and promote their goal of "shop local."

Elk County Catholic School System announces new president

December 20, 2013

ST. MARYS – Bishop Lawrence T. Persico of the Diocese of Erie, the Board of Members, and the Board of Directors of the Elk County Catholic School System are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sam MacDonald to the position of president for ECCSS.

December 18th

Crash on SR 255

December 19, 2013

Emergency dispatchers reported a vehicle over an embankment late Wednesday night in St. Marys on state Route 255 off the northbound lane. Initial reports indicated there was entrapment with open wounds, and a STAT MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene as the highway was closed down. A second chopper was reportedly ordered to be on standby at the hospital and a PennDOT supervisor was called to the crash scene. Elk Company 1 and 3, along with St. Marys Ambulance and Elkland Search and Rescue responded to the crash. No further information was available.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck taken to McKean County Jail

December 19, 2013

KANE – "It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

Transportation bill highlighted

December 19, 2013

An unprecedented comprehensive package will bring much-needed additional investment to Pennsylvania's transportation system.

Trial in child starving case to begin Jan. 6

December 19, 2013

KANE – A trial is slated to begin Jan. 6 in McKean County Court for a Mt. Jewett couple who allegedly withheld food from their three adoptive children as a form of punishment.

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