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June 25th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man has been criminally charged after police say he used his wife's name to fill out a federal background check in order to buy firearms at a local gun emporium.
ST. MARYS â€“ Police have arrested a 20-year-old St. Marys man who authorities say is responsible for a pair of pipe bombs that were planted at two separate Elk County locations over the course of one week last month.
KEATING TWP. â€“ A Smethport man has been charged with brutalizing a woman and terrorizing her family after allegedly attacking and raping a mother of three in the presence of her children, ages two, six and eight.
FOX TWP. â€“ Visitors to the Fox Township Municipal Building can view a new mural depicting various township landmarks and buildings created by Joette Mosier Smith, a Fox Township artist.
During a monthly meeting of the Elk County Conservation District, board members discussed a dirt and gravel project that will reportedly assist in pollution prevention in Jones Township.
With the recent pressure-washing of the church, the renovations to St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are now completed. The most recent additions to the church were the statues of the Good Shepherd and the Angel, and the votive candleholders inside the church. Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of the church express their appreciation to Dennis and Rose Heindl for their generosity.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved several grants totaling $22,170 which were distributed to area organizations from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. Those receiving grants were the Community Education Council (CEC), Elkland Search and Rescue, the City of St. Marys Police Department and Elk County Catholic High School.
SMETHPORT â€“ A McKean County District Judge has set bail at $200,000 for a Smethport man charged with rape and related offenses in an incident said to have occurred on June 20 in Keating Township.
As the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival grows near, officials are preparing for the yearly event, scheduled for July 15 through July 20.
Leadership Elk County (LEC) officially started its sixth year in September 2012 with 13 participants from Elk County. This program was developed to address the lack of qualified leadership in rural areas, which is a major concern for many rural communities and the future growth of these communities. To date 83 participants have successfully completed the program from businesses, industry, education, the non-profit sector, police departments and local government agencies.