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October 29th, 2014

Industry key in North Central's success

October 29, 2014

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.

October 28th

Truck driver dead in fiery highway crash

October 29, 2014

FOX TWP. – An investigation continues into a fatal crash involving two trucks on Tuesday morning which shut down nearly three miles of state Route 255 in Fox Township for several hours.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as a 2006 Kenworth tri-axle truck was traveling south on SR 255 when for an unknown reason left its lane of travel and crossed into the path of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer, traveling north on SR 255.

Drug awareness event held at RAHS

October 29, 2014

The Ridgway Area High School hosted a drug awareness program Tuesday night that featured a panel of local law enforcement officials and health care professionals who discussed a new and unique problem that is growing within Elk County, bath salts.
St. Marys Police Department and Drug Task Force officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner gave a presentation on the effects of bath salts, how they are accessed legally by Elk County residents and the problems that the drugs present to law enforcement and hospital staffs with the usage of the drugs.

Hoffman waived for court on firearm charge

October 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – Joseph David "Mexican Joe" Hoffman, 27, of 635 East Joseph Rd., was waived for court by Judge Mark S. Jacob on the felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
The case will now proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas. Hoffman is represented by Michael S. Marshall.
The charges stem from a March 18 incident in which Hoffman allegedly left needles and a gun in a St. Marys pizza shop.

Solid Waste Authority expecting fundraising results

October 29, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has been collecting electronics in an effort to fundraise for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc) and according to Bekki Tichner, the recycling and solid waste coordinator, the first check is expected to be received by the authority this week.
Titcher made the announcement during Tuesday's regular monthly board meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
"I'm curious to see what we are going to get, I have no idea," Titchner said.

Wreck on Million Dollar Highway

October 28, 2014

Multiple emergency units responded to a head-on collision Tuesday morning on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. More information is forthcoming.

October 27th

St. Joseph Monastery tours slated for Nov. 21-22

October 27, 2014

ST. MARYS – St. Joseph Monastery is a site whose existence is almost taken for granted by many area residents. It has been located at the corner of Church and Maurus Streets for generations. For many, it has simply always been there.

Repairs coming for water monitoring equipment

October 27, 2014

The Elk County Conservation District board approved funding for the repair of two satellite telemetry systems that are part of the district's water monitoring program.
The decision came at Monday's regular board meeting after the Elk County Conservation District's Watershed Specialist, Kim Bonfardine, gave an update regarding the status of the program as a whole.
According to Bonfardine, the water monitoring program has 11 systems in total, and three of them were damaged during the May 21 flood that caused damages to many businesses and residents in Ridgway and the surrounding areas.

October 26th

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

October 24th

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

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