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August 12th

Johnsonburg celebrates champion's return

August 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Michael Shuey, a collegiate javelin thrower and Johnsonburg alumnus returned to town Tuesday afternoon after claiming a gold medal for the United States men's national team Saturday in the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
He posted a Penn State University record throw of 249 feet, 5 inches on his final attempt to claim the gold medal.

Big Brothers Big Sisters set goals for the coming year

August 12, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County reviewed accomplishments and set goals at Tuesday's Annual Task Force Meeting at Aiello Cafe.
A goal emphasized during the presentation was to increase the number of matches by 30, hoping for 10 from each of the three counties. Currently, 123 children are waiting for matches, 22 of them in Elk County.

Mersen USA's St. Marys plant fined by OSHA

August 12, 2014

ST. MARYS – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors recently announced that Mersen USA's St. Marys plant, which is located along Trout Run Road, will face a $7,000 penalty for violations found during an investigation that followed a death at the facility earlier this year.

August 11th

Johnsonburg Borough adds vehicle to fleet

August 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough held their regular meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. in the borough building to discuss possible changes to the community building, as well as new changes to the borough’s police department.
Mayor Theresa Cherry started the meeting by offering her congratulations to Johnsonburg Area High School alumnus Mike Shuey for his recent success at the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean U-23 Championships in Canada.

Supervisors discuss community building changes

August 12, 2014

JONES TWP. – The Jones Township Supervisors met Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilcox community building to discuss needed road work, repair work to the community building and the recent water issues along Marvin Street.
Areas of Faries Street, Lindsay Street and Lawrence Street all have been found to have problems with sinkholes resulting from the separation of pipes.

St. Marys woman headbutts patrol car

August 12, 2014

BENEZETTE TWP. – A St. Marys woman is charged in damaging a State Police patrol car with her head against it while police were questioning her.
Matraca Rae Polinick, 23, of 606 Lenze Ave., faces misdemeanor charges of institutional vandalism, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, as well as a summary charge of public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

VIDEO: Robin Williams Dies at 63 of Apparent Suicide

August 11, 2014

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.

August 10th

VIDEO: Steelers At Giants Preseason Slideshow

August 10, 2014

Giants running back Rashad Jennings is the highlight of the game with his 73-yard touchdown run during the first quarter against the Steelers.

St. Leo's Festival sees large turnout

August 10, 2014

The St. Leo’s Festival was again blessed with great weather and the same could be said about the crowd. Kids were enjoying the bounce houses and slides, playing mini-golf and taking a train tour around the grounds.
There also were food vendors, games, and a place to buy trinket mementos for all ages along with a tribute to “Elvis” by Bobby Calla with music backup by The Hammer.

August 8th

Jolly Wranglers 4WD to host "Show & Shine For Charity" event

August 9, 2014

On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Jolly Wranglers 4WD Club will be hosting its event, "Show & Shine For Charity" that will support flood relief efforts in the Ridgway area following the May 21 flood.
Jolly Wranglers 4WD is an off-road club located in Ridgway that is comprised of members who enjoy exploring back roads in four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as giving back to the community in any way they can. Following the May 21 flood, the club saw an opportunity to give back to the community.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...