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February 5th, 2014

Case against driver in 6-fatality crash heads to court

February 6, 2014

KANE – The criminal case against a Kane woman linked with a horrific six-fatality crash Aug. 31 is headed to McKean County Court.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges to county court Wednesday following an intense three-hour preliminary hearing in his courtroom.
Kathy S. Douglas, 37, faces 35 charges-- including 15 felonies-- in connection with the Route 219 wreck that killed her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew Jarrett Costanzo of Kane, and four members of a St. Marys family.

Jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupts traffic

February 6, 2014

WETMORE TWP. – A jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon on state Route 66 near the base of James City hill south of Kane.
According to the Kane-based state police, at approximately 1:46 p.m., a 2007 Peterbilt 379 tractor-trailer hauling a load of plywood on a flatbed trailer lost control while traveling southbound and attempting a left curve in SR 66.

February 4th

ECCOTA gala offers evening of entertainment

February 5, 2014

The Elk County Council on the Arts, better known as ECCOTA, is kicking off its 30th anniversary with their upcoming Annual Gala, set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway complete with a Dueling Piano show, a dueling artist event, prize drawing, new dessert auction and an award presentation.
"They are a blast. They're very entertaining and fun," Abbi Peters, ECCOTA executive director said of the returning piano tandem. "We will be doing other activities at the gala as this is our largest fundraiser of the year."

Partnership to create more job opportunities

February 5, 2014

With the support of a $150,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Discovered in PA, Developed in PA grant program (D2PA), the Community Education Council (CEC) has partnered up with the region's chambers of commerce, the North Central Workforce Investment Board, and local schools and employers.

Courthouse to have single point of entry March 1

February 5, 2014

The Elk County Courthouse will have a single point of entry starting March 1.
The commissioners reported on Tuesday that the only entrance available for use, which also is handicap-accessible, will be the courthouse behind the building and in front of the Elk County Prison.

February 3rd

Recycling center planning for renovations

February 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys, is currently seeking bids for new flooring within the recycling center. Quotes have been collected to do the repairs with the latest quote figuring $11,900 from Bill Kinkead, a contractor operating out of Ridgway. However, Elk County Solid Waste Authority officials are hopeful members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission will be able to help offset a portion of the costs.

Donations for overseas troops successful

February 4, 2014

An initiative championed by the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental United States has been a resounding success.
The office started with just three individuals announced in a Dec. 5 article but since then, the list has ballooned to 11.
"The donations have been coming in and we had some collection sites set up," said Leslie Neal, director of Elk County Veterans' Affairs. "The people have been very generous and we haven't even put out the bulk of our collection bins."

February 2nd

On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.
We're a pretty small town, and most places my reporters or I go, we're familiar faces who don't need a specific credential to show it. But today? Well, today is different.

January 31st

Ridgway logger injured in accident near Kane

February 1, 2014

KANE – A Ridgway logger was injured Friday in a work-related accident in the Allegheny National Forest near Kane.
Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the victim as Tom Luchs. He is listed as the president of TMJ Logging of 25 Morgan Ave., Ridgway.

January 30th

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 30, 2014

ST. MARYS – Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed a call went out shortly after 9 a.m. to Mersen USA in St. Marys, located at 1032 Trout Run Rd.

Casey Woodford serves during Ridgway volleyball practice earlier this week.
The Lady Dutch had their second match of the season Tuesday at the St. Marys Area High School...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday...

 

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