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December 18th

Crash on SR 255

December 19, 2013

Emergency dispatchers reported a vehicle over an embankment late Wednesday night in St. Marys on state Route 255 off the northbound lane. Initial reports indicated there was entrapment with open wounds, and a STAT MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene as the highway was closed down. A second chopper was reportedly ordered to be on standby at the hospital and a PennDOT supervisor was called to the crash scene. Elk Company 1 and 3, along with St. Marys Ambulance and Elkland Search and Rescue responded to the crash. No further information was available.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck taken to McKean County Jail

December 19, 2013

KANE – "It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

Transportation bill highlighted

December 19, 2013

An unprecedented comprehensive package will bring much-needed additional investment to Pennsylvania's transportation system.

Trial in child starving case to begin Jan. 6

December 19, 2013

KANE – A trial is slated to begin Jan. 6 in McKean County Court for a Mt. Jewett couple who allegedly withheld food from their three adoptive children as a form of punishment.

Nativity scene returns to courthouse

December 19, 2013

On Monday afternoon, the office of President Judge Richard A. Masson removed a Nativity scene located under the Christmas tree outside the sheriff's office inside the Elk County Courthouse.

December 17th

Commissioners approve tax hike

December 18, 2013

The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.

Overcrowding leads to further relocation

December 18, 2013

With overcrowding of county prisons becoming a prevalent issue in the region, Greg Gebauer, warden of the Elk County Prison on Tuesday announced housing agreements with county prisons in Centre and Clinton counties.

Liquid fuels allocation will not be changed

December 18, 2013

Less than a month after fielding questions regarding liquid fuels funds distribution, county commissioners on Tuesday morning voted in unanimous fashion to keep the current formula as each municipality receives an equal $8,000 share.

Township Supervisors OK 2014 budget

December 18, 2013

During their regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Ridgway Township Supervisors adopted their 2014 budget which was approved for advertisement following the November meeting.

Christmas Spectacular Concert set for Sunday

December 18, 2013

ST. MARYS – St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium will be filled with sounds of holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon as the Christmas Spectacular Concert by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir gets underway at 3 p.m. The roughly hour and a half long concert will feature a variety of holiday music and is free to the public. However, donations will be collected at the door and all proceeds this year will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.

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...