April 19th, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ A Virginia Road home in St. Marys was fully engulfed in flames early Sunday afternoon as area crews battled the blaze.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) was called out at 1:41 p.m. to 613 Virginia Rd. in St. Marys along with the St. Marys Ambulance and city police officers.
"141 reported smoke showing on arrival," said Crystal Fire Department spokesman Tom Bauer. "The fire had just burned through the roof at that time. We established a water supply and got the fire outâ€¦ it pretty much burned the whole roof off with water and smoke damage inside."
Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora, seeking one of three available seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently made a campaign stop in Ridgway and spoke with local philanthropist Denny Heindl on "Talk of the Town," broadcasted on WDDH-FM The Hound.
The future of Deckerâ€™s Chapel was the main issue addressed at Saturdayâ€™s 51st annual dinner for the Elk County Historical Society, which was held at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski spoke briefly about the status of the Deckerâ€™s Chapel during the dinner.
According to Kalinowski, drainage issues at the chapel have caused the foundation to start to crumble, which has caused the historical society to close the chapel to make sure that no one goes inside to make the foundation any worse or to get hurt.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ One big inning was enough for Johnsonburg baseball to remain at zero losses for the season.
A six-run third inning helped the Johnsonburg Rams to a 7-2 win over Eisenhower Saturday at Knothole Park on a sunny day.
The Johnsonburg track and field teams competed at the Kane Invitational Saturday afternoon at Kane High School.
The Johnsonburg girls finished third in the team scoring with 49 points. ECC was the team champion with 123.5 points, Bradford was second at 72 points. Eisenhower and St. Marys tied for fourth at 45 points.
Borough workers addressed a damaged water valve Friday afternoon in Ridgway.
The valve was located underground behind Holiday Financial Services nearly on the riverbank. Borough workers had to dig into the ground to access the valve and had to pump out the excess water with a sump pump.
ST. MARYS â€“ Fifteen-year-old Justin Johnson is paying it forward by helping children through a traumatic experience via a friendly frog-shaped pillow.
The Elk County Catholic High School sophomore recently donated four frog pillows to Penn Highlands Elk's emergency department for staff to distribute them to children who are airlifted from the hospital.
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Students at the Ridgway Area High School were visited on Thursday by Gary Cuccia, an advocate for increased awareness for dating violence, who spoke about his daughter's murder that occurred eight years ago as a result of dating violence that went unnoticed by his daughter's friends and loved ones.
Cuccia, the executive director of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization, shared the story of his 16-year old daughter who was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend on Aug. 15, 2007, just one day after her 16th birthday.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple county fire companies were called out Thursday evening for a brush fire off West Creek Road in St. Marys.
Elk County Emergency Services listed the address at 255 Grunthaner Glen in St. Marys for what was initially reported as a large brush fire at 6:06 p.m.
According to Crystal Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mike Kraus, a property owner was attempting to burn off the field.