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September 18th, 2014
Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd.
Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin.
A benefit event is set to be held Sunday, Sept. 21 to support Cera Bianco, a victim of a shooting incident that happened at the Brockport Army & Navy Club in Horton Township on Aug. 13.
Bianco, a 21-year-old-bartender at the Army & Navy Club, was working at the club on the night of Aug. 13 when she was shot multiple times by Eric Carlson, who committed suicide shortly after he shot Bianco, according to a police report from the Ridgway State Police.
The Ridgway State Police offered a free car seat check on Thursday from 1 p.m to 7:30 p.m. to citizens who were concerned about the installation of child car seats within their vehicles.
This seat check was held at the PennDOT garage, and Morris said that the event lasted for over six hours to make sure that the troopers were there long enough to allow people ample time to go get their seats checked.
ST. MARYS â€“ Members of the Utility Workers Union of America stood outside the West Penn Power Service Center in St. Marys to protest unfair cuts and new proposed requirements to require employees to always be on call.
FirstEnergy, the corporation which owns West Penn Power, came under scrutiny of the protesters in St. Marys. The protestors stated that they feel that FirstEnergy is being unfair in recent contract negotiations.
ST. MARYS â€“ Rumors and conspiracy theorists ideas have run rampant over the school shooting hoax which took place at St. Marys Area High School on Sept. 2.
When contacted Wednesday for follow-up details on the hoax, which prompted a massive police response from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties, St. Marys Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone said no new information was available.
Caltagarone reconfirmed the identity of the caller as a nine-year-old juvenile who will not face criminal charges.
The Elk County Association of Township Officials held their annual convention at the Royal Inn on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. where several presentations were made to local township officials.
The convention was attended by representatives of the townships of Benezette, Fox, Highland, Horton, Jay, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway and Spring Creek. In addition to township representatives, representatives from Congressman Glenn Thompson's (PA-5) office and state Representative Matt Gabler's (R-Clearfield/Elk) office attended the event and made brief speeches to the audience.
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ST. MARYS â€“Â Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.
Officers, agents and members of the North Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. where a large amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners have joined the fight in opposing the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on March 25 issued a proposed rule that would expand their regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The expansion would reportedly include puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn't wet most of the time) and small wetlands.
The United States continues a demographic shift that is changing the workplace as more and more older Americans are finding their way back to the fold.
"Trends are showing that workers over the age of 55 will make up 25 percent of our workforce," said Ann Ziegler, representing Good Will Industries of north central Pennsylvania. "There's a sizable shift in demographics with our workforce and as time goes on more and more Americans are finding that they want to and need to work later in life."