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August 7th, 2014

Increased focus placed on managing concussions in student athletes

August 8, 2014

ST. MARYS – On Thursday evening, members of Penn Highlands Elk's Concussion Team hosted a program on managing concussions in student athletes in the auditorium at Elk County Catholic High School. The roughly 30-minute program was free to attend and provided a brief overview of concussions and the procedures that are in place to aid athletes in recovering from them.

August 6th

Force resident faces vehicular assault charge

August 7, 2014

ST. MARYS – A Force man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a December 2013 crash that occurred on state Route 255 in the area known as Zwack's dip.

St. Leo's Festival to be held Aug. 9-10

August 7, 2014

The St. Leo's Festival will be held for its 10th year Aug. 9-10 at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival lot in Ridgway.
Activities for the festival will start at noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, and they will end at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.
The activities include several performances by local bands, a kid's playground area, food booths and a car show.
Registration for the show starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, and judging will start at 1 p.m.

August 5th

Law enforcement continues drug stings

August 6, 2014

District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon concerning recent drug busts and how citizens can be aware of suspicious activity involving the synthetic drug "bath salts."
As a result of an ongoing investigation the following suspects have been charged in possession and distributing bath salts:
-- William Dilley (father of Jacob and Jeremiah), 55, 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, is charged with one count of possession of bath salts, one count of possession with intent to deliver bath salts and one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts.

Elk County Fair kicks off with opening ceremony

August 6, 2014

KERSEY – Rainy weather did not deter a crowd from gathering at the Elk County Fair on Tuesday evening for the annual opening ceremony. Various local and county officials were seated onstage and introduced as some gave a brief statement about the fair.

Mystery liquid prevalent in Jones Twp. backyards

August 6, 2014

JONES TWP. – Homeowners along Marvin Street in Wilcox have been concerned about the presence of a fowl smelling brown liquid in their yards which they think might be sewage.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection water quality specialist visited the problem area along Marvin Street Tuesday morning following multiple complaints by residents. The DEP specialist was joined on the scene by Sewage Enforcement Officer Russ Braun, Jones Township Supervisor Laurie Storrar, Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg, and several concerned homeowners in the area.

Dr. Lester Shull named interim superintendent of Ridgway

August 6, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District held a work session on Tuesday to disseminate and prepare information for their upcoming board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The meeting did include one acting motion, which was to make Dr. Lester A. Shull the acting superintendent of the school district effective Aug. 8.

William T. (Bill) Cherry

August 6, 2014

William T. (Bill) Cherry, 49, of 217 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday Aug, 4, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1965, in Ridgway, son of John (Skip) Cherry and Carol Pennington Bryndel.
Bill resided in Johnsonburg all of his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1982.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and The Piedmont Club. He loved animals and being with his family.

August 4th

Four charged in bath salts sting

August 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police report charging four individuals in a recent seizure of an estimated $200,000 worth of alpha-PVP "bath salts."
The following suspects were charged on Monday in St. Marys District Court: Abby Marie O’Rourke, 30, of 331 First Ave. in Johnsonburg; Jacob Daniel Dilley, 21, of 130 Poplar Rd. in St. Marys; Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 21, of 158 North Michael St., St. Marys; and William Charles Dilley, 55, of 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys.

Borough officials replace damaged truck

August 5, 2014

The Ridgway Borough Council held a meeting on Monday at the municipal building in Ridgway to vote on approval for a new vehicle for the borough as well as a water pump project for the borough.
One of the borough's trucks was damaged in the flood and a replacement is now needed. During the meeting, borough council voted to purchase a brand new Ford F550 to replace the totaled F350.

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