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K9 Copper makes drug bust

August 1, 2014

ST. MARYS – 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.

Johnsonburg woman charged with forgery

August 1, 2014

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.

Benefit concert scheduled to support CAPSEA's flood relief

August 1, 2014

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.

July 30th

Republicans host annual gathering

July 31, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – 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.

Penfield man dies in Huston Twp. crash

July 31, 2014

HUSTON TWP. – 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.

July 29th

Johnsonburg man charged with assaulting child's mother

July 29, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Daniel Clayton Whitenak, 26, of 215 Oak St., Johnsonburg, is charged with simple assault and harassment over a dispute with his child's mother that occurred on July 28.

New layout of road questioned

July 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – As the state Route 255 construction project continues, inquiries have been made regarding the newly reconstructed Arch Street intersection. The new layout includes an alignment of the West Arch intersection with East Arch Street. Due to this, a curve was created at the entrance of West Arch.
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his concern stating a fire truck would not make the turn if positioned in the right turn lane traveling south. Gebauer is a volunteer with the Crystal Fire Department.

July 28th

Motorcyclist dies in Fox Township crash

July 29, 2014

FOX TWP. – A 38-year-old St. Marys man died Monday when he reportedly lost control of his motorcycle on Shelvey Summit Road in Fox Township.
The crash occurred at 6:37 p.m. on Monday, July 28 as a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by David M. Terwilliger, 38, of St. Marys, was traveling north on Shelvey Summit Road [SR 948]. Terwilliger lost control of the motorcycle and it exited the roadway. The motorcycle struck an embankment and became airborne.

St. Marys man sentenced in child pornography case

July 29, 2014

A St. Marys man was sentenced Monday for charges involving over 311 images of child pornography found on his computer.
Donald Henry Blessel, 36, was sentenced to nine to 24 months, less one day, of incarceration in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for the felony offenses of sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography, both to which he pleaded guilty on March 14. He maintains the possibility of work release as the sexual offender assessment determined that he isn't a sexually violent predator and there was no identifiable victim in this case.

Mountain Man attends State College Spikes game; enjoys Pa.

July 29, 2014

STATE COLLEGE – The State College Spikes, a Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, welcomed "Duck Dynasty" cast member Tim "Mountain Man" Guraedy to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Saturday.

Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
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...