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ST. MARYS â€“ A visit from the probation officers didn't go well for two St. Marys men as Garrett A. Frederoski, 20, and Benedict Earl Asti, 22, now face multiple drug charges.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when a probation officer asked Frederoski why he didn't get a legitimate job, his response was, "Why should I? I make anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a week selling drugs."
MISSOULA, Mont.â€”The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $148,800 in grants to acquire and enhance elk habitat in Pennsylvania as well as help fund more than 20 youth hunting heritage and other projects around the state. â€¨The grants directly affect Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Dauphin, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lycoming, Perry, Philadelphia, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Three other projects have statewide benefits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Bill Maiers, a game commissioner and current resident of Johnsonburg, was one of many east coast firefighters that was asked to help with the recent outbreak of wildfires on the west coast.
Maiers was selected among a pool of firefighters that spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and several other eastern states.
"I've been pretty lucky to go out," Maiers said.
This recent trip was Maiers' ninth that he has made to the west coast to assist with firefighting efforts.
In early August, five firefighting crews met in Harrisburg in preparation to fly to Redding, Calif. to assist with western fires caused by lighting strikes. Among them was Don Weis of St. Marys who works for the Elk State Forest Bureau of Forestry.
Weis was the assigned crew boss for a Central Appalachian area crew whose primary assignment was "mop-up," extinguishing burning or smoldering material after a fire has come through an area.
The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.
The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief.
CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21.
Work on some sections of Route 219 in Ridgway will affect area drivers Thursday, Sept. 25 and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29 and 30.
On Thursday, crews will mill Route 219 from the bottom of Boot Jack Hill to Baker Alley and from the Central Fire Hall to Erie Avenue. On Monday and Tuesday, those same sections will be paved. Motorists using Route 219 in the Ridgway area will encounter travel delays and will need to be alert for flaggers in the roadway.
ST. MARYS â€“ A luminary/prayer service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Diamond in St. Marys to educate the public on the dangers of addiction.
The event, organized by Patty Greene of Kersey, was inspired by her late son, Daniel Titchner, who died May 18.
Robert Rocco, the current principal at the Brookville High School, is set to officially join the Ridgway Area School District as the superintendent on Oct. 27.
Rocco was hired as the new superintendent during a Sept. 13 RASD school board meeting, but the process to finalize his hiring and leave his current position delayed his start until late October.
Currently, he is in his 31st year serving within the education field, and he will join the RASD as a first-time superintendent.
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