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July 28th, 2014
A St. Marys man was sentenced Monday for charges involving over 311 images of child pornography found on his computer.
Donald Henry Blessel, 36, was sentenced to nine to 24 months, less one day, of incarceration in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for the felony offenses of sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography, both to which he pleaded guilty on March 14. He maintains the possibility of work release as the sexual offender assessment determined that he isn't a sexually violent predator and there was no identifiable victim in this case.
STATE COLLEGE â€“ The State College Spikes, a Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, welcomed "Duck Dynasty" cast member Tim "Mountain Man" Guraedy to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Saturday.
The Elk County Conservation District held its regular monthly meeting on Monday to discuss the creation and continuation of several projects, a search for a new employee and the new state budget.
Dog passes out from excitement to see owner
Tasting in the Wilds, the largest annual fundraiser for the Ridgway Heritage Council, was held Saturday. Patrons were able to to sample beverages from eight different wineries located throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds and seven different breweries and beer retailers. Tastings were held from 12:30-6:30 p.m., with music provided throughout the day.
ST. MARYS â€“ A one-vehicle rollover crash closed down a portion of Brusselles Street in St. Marys on Friday evening at approximately 9:50 p.m. The crash occurred in the vicinity of 1250 Brusselles St. During the crash the vehicle struck a utility pole, sheering off part of it and knocking down several power lines.
ST. MARYS â€“ On Friday a St. Marys man got a little more than he bargained for while treasure hunting and accidentally stumbled upon undetonated explosives.
WILCOX â€“ Precision Compacted Components, Inc. is adding a 26,700 square foot addition to their facilities in Wilcox, according to the company's Facilities and Maintenance Manager, Cole Wiesner.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community Park continued their Rock n' Roll Fridays last night with a performance from Frankly Swingin', a group performing hits by favorites such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. On Friday, Aug. 1, the Dixie Doodlers jazz band will close out the series with a performance from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
KERSEY â€“ A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.