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April 2nd, 2014

Two arrested on drug, conspiracy charges

April 3, 2014

BENEZETTE – A Wilcox woman and a St. Marys man were arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges, including felony charges of criminal conspiracy and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police found approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, several glass smoking pipes, a scale and several glass pipes in a priority mail envelope during a search of a room at the Benezette Hotel that was occupied by Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 34, of St. Marys and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 29, of Wilcox.

Fire reported in Jones Township

April 3, 2014

JONES TWP. – A structure fire was reported Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m. at 97 Camp Rd., just off Rasselas Road in Jones Township.
Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department), Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) responded to the call, and the Kane Fire Department was on standby at the Wilcox Fire Department.
Heavy smoke was initially reported according to scanner reports.

Dance company hosts community showcase

April 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – On Sunday the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) is hosting a showcase featuring their 2014 season routines. There is free admission to the event being held at Elk County Catholic High School with a 2 p.m. curtain call.
This season's 22 dancers encompass the largest group in company history which is based out of April School of Dance in St. Marys.
"This competition season has gone very smooth," said Jennifer Blankenship, DDCC founder and artistic director. "Every time we start a new season it's a challenge for me and my dancers. It was an intense season."

April 1st

Crews encounter numerous challenges on 255 project

April 2, 2014

ST. MARYS – Due to several challenges being encountered by crews working on the state Route 255 project, the anticipated completion date of early September could be pushed back slightly later into the fall.
Among the road blocks being encountered are weather, hitting rock while installing utility lines and discovering numerous drains from homeowners which were unknown prior to construction.

Recognizing child abuse prevention month

April 2, 2014

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time dedicated to acknowledging the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
These points were stressed Tuesday morning as Nancy Baker, director of Elk County's Children and Youth Services (CYS) department reviewed the importance of spreading the awareness.

Renovations uncover storied past

April 2, 2014

Recent renovations to the former assessment office in the Elk County Courthouse have uncovered glimpses of the county's long forgotten past.
The courthouse, reportedly completed in 1880, had a very different look inside the facility versus today's building.

School board discusses superintendent's contract

April 2, 2014

During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, the board addressed some concerns that were contained in a letter presented by Mark Paladino that was reportedly written on behalf of "a group of 400 concerned residents and taxpayers."
The board addressed the letter's comments regarding the special commission meeting that was held on Feb. 11 concerning the renewal of Dr. Michael O'Brien's contract.

March 31st

Ridgway native authors physics textbook

March 31, 2014

Dr. Ian Redmount, a Ridgway native and graduate of Ridgway Area High School, recently authored a physics textbook titled "12 Problems in Physics." Redmount is currently a professor of physics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
The textbook, which spans 12 chapters, is centered around applications and concepts necessary to solving classical physics problems.

March 30th

2 cows die in Fox Twp. barn fire

March 31, 2014

FOX TWP. – Two Holstein steer cows perished Saturday night in a Fox Township fire that destroyed a barn.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) responded at 8:32 p.m. to 615 Byrnedale Rd. in Fox Township along with Fox Township Ambulance. The property is owned by 66-year-old Edward J. Benevich of Weedville.

Young Wilcox couple copes with tragedy

March 31, 2014

“Now they were bringing even infants to Him that He might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.’” - Luke 18:15-17

WILCOX – For one young couple living in Wilcox, months old wounds from every parents’ worst nightmare may be beginning to heal.

The St. Marys Legion baseball team swept Wilcox in a doubleheader played at Berwind Park on...
JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Major League All-Stars moved on in the District 10 bracket with a 28-0...
DAGUS MINES – The Ridgway American Legion baseball team took an early lead in Tuesday night's game...