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October 4th, 2013
Recently Northwest Savings Bank presented a $40,000 check to the Elk County Community Foundation to be utilized as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) which will make grants available to area public schools to support innovative educational programs that do not fall within the typical academic program.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority has made strides toward greater accountability for water loss within the township. Overall for the month of September, accountability is up to 87 percent. This amounts to a total of $2,527 paid to the borough for lost water. This is down from last month's loss which amounted to roughly $5,000.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, T-Bones Off Road Club will once again host its annual â€śRide Toward the Cureâ€ť to promote breast cancer awareness.
"This is a ride we do once a year to bring to the public an awareness on how to prevent breast cancer," according to Kellie Mocik. "Last year a donation was made to the Womenâ€™s Breast Care Services at DuBois Regional Medical Center. This year all proceeds from this ride will benefit them again."
Scott Gnan, a native of Johnsonburg who now resides in Penfield, recently caught a 13-foot, 6-inch alligator weighing over 800 pounds in Florida.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday confirmed issues with the courthouse clock tower and approved additional repairs for exterior work on the building.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Lindberg Furniture recently purchased a 1976 Beechcraft plane which now sits atop the roof of their Johnsonburg store. The aircraft was used as a training plane for pilots in Virginia between the years of 1978 and 1989.
The Ridgway Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Flavors of Fall festival in downtown Ridgway on Saturday afternoon. Area residents shopped at the many booths offering crafts and homemade foods including tie-dyed items from Sammy's Stash.
ST. MARYS â€“ District Judge Mark Jacob granted a continuance during the preliminary hearing of Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, who is currently incarcerated in the Elk County Prison on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Andrus during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Metals.
BROCKWAY â€“ This incident occurred as members of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force were serving a search warrant on the occupants of the Kenneth Lees Sr. residence, located at 1881 Cemetery Hill Rd., near the Borough of Brockway, Snyder Township, Jefferson County.
BROCKWAY â€“ A Pa. State Police trooper was shot in the neck Thursday afternoon while serving a warrant at a Cemetery Hill Road residence in Brockway, according to police who called it an "active shooter" situation.
PSP reported that at approximately 2:30 p.m., two troopers were serving a warrant to man at 1881 Cemetery Hill Rd. in Brockway when shots rang out.
One trooper was hit in the neck and the other reportedly pulled him to safety. The injured law enforcement was flown from the scene to UPMC Altoona at 3:15 p.m.; he was reportedly in stable condition and conscious.