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August 3rd, 2014
As political candidates ramp up efforts in their campaigns, U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) has been busy in Washington as he has played an integral role in several new bills, some benefitting U.S. veterans and farmers.
During the recent Elk County Republican Party summer gathering, Brent Pasquinelli, Thompson's chief of political operations, spoke on his behalf touting his diligent work in D.C.
"GT sees himself as a problem solver. He looks for problems in the delivery of services to constituents and he attacks those problems without costing taxpayers," Pasquinelli said.
KERSEY â€“ New acts featuring an up and coming country singer, an automotive stunt show and a one-man sideshow are all slated to perform at the upcoming Elk County Fair which kicks off Tuesday afternoon.
"We try things three years to see if it pans out," said Elk County Fair President Ann Distler.
The Black Cat Hell Drivers, touted as America's No. 1 traveling automotive stunt show, will host a 70-minute show mixing danger and comedy along with a thrill show clown.
ST. MARYS â€“ Sgt. K. Michael Shaffer of the St. Marys Police Department has confirmed that Betty Poage will be charged in the drug bust that occurred on July 13 when K9 Copper alerted police to narcotic residue in the vehicle.
Shaffer stated that Betty confessed to falsely giving her sister's name as her own, which led police to file charges against a Barbie Jo Poage. Barbie Jo Poage of St. Marys was not involved in this incident.
KERSEY â€“ "Treasure the Memories" at the 2014 Elk County Fair takes place Aug. 5-9 as new entertainment will grace the fairgrounds along with old favorites.
Among the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.
There will be a basketball benefit event Saturday, Aug. 9 to benefit Owen Stauffer, a recent heart/lung transplant recipient and student at Francis S. Grandinetti elementary school in Ridgway.
The event, Owen's Offense 3-on-3, will take place at the Frank Clark Memorial basketball courts in Ridgway along North Broad Street, across from the YMCA.
Two Ridgway residents were arrested on felony charges of selling and possessing alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
Justin Anthony Dalton, 23, and Ann Marie Dalton, 19, both of 318 N. Broad St., Apt. 3, Ridgway, were recently incarcerated as a result of an investigation that began in January.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
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.
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.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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.