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Boni masterpiece finds home in church

July 25, 2014

KERSEY – 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.

Gabler attends LIFT's Disability and Aging Expo

July 25, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Life and Independence for Today organization hosted its Disability and Aging Expo, which featured 47 local and regional vendors, Thursday at the fire hall in Johnsonburg.
LIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director.

New bridge weight restrictions trend continues

July 25, 2014

WEEDVILLE – Earlier this week PennDOT officials posted new weight restrictions on a state Route 555 bridge in Elk County.

North Central spending plan impacted by state

July 24, 2014

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held its monthly executive board meeting in Ridgway on Wednesday morning to discuss current projects and initiatives, as well as future and past budgeting issues.

Charges filed against additional drug sting suspect

July 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – An additional suspect has been charged as a result of a drug sting that was executed on Thursday, July 17.
Kristin M. (Kronenwetter) Moats, 33, of 325 Kaul Ave., is charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances as well as the misdemeanor offenses of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Work continues on waterline replacement

July 23, 2014

A waterline replacement project continues between Ridgway Borough and Ridgway Township in an effort to better serve water customers.
The new lines will stretch all the way to Laurel Mill Reservoir.
Customers in the west end and Laurel Mill Road areas were not expected to have water service today from 10 a.m until 8 p.m., according to an automated telephone message, however the reason for the water service stoppage is unknown.

Passenger identified in bath salts arrest

July 23, 2014

A second individual was charged in the St. Marys traffic stop that yielded a stash of various controlled substances.
The passenger in the vehicle operated by Nicole A. Chubbuck was identified as Darelle J. Close, 28, of 28 East Weber Ave., DuBois, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Dimes dropped at DeLullo's Deli

July 23, 2014

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man is charged with the misdemeanor offense of theft by deception after passing off rolls of pennies as dimes in exchange for $15 in cash at DeLullo's Deli and Car Wash.

Work on local skatepark on the horizon

July 22, 2014

During the regular meeting of the Ridgway Borough Council, Main Street manager Michelle Bogacki provided council members with updates concerning the recreational area downtown including the skatepark.
She reported on a recent meeting held with area youth as well as several adults and a contractor in order to address some of the disrepair at Ridgway's skatepark.
"We're going to get some of the safety issues and repairs and some of the things Earl [Pontious] had brought to our attention in regard to the disrepair of the park itself," she said.

Bath salts found during traffic stop

July 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Police found numerous controlled substances and several items of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Taft Road on June 24.

Tractor tire runs over Kane boy, 8

July 22, 2014

WETMORE TWP. – An 8-year-old Kane boy was seriously injured Monday morning when he was run over by a large tire on a runaway tractor in Wetmore Township.
The name of the boy has not been disclosed.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call on Old State Road in Wetmore Township about 10:20 a.m. Monday, Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said.
About 15 firefighters were at the scene with the rescue truck, Emergycare Ambulance of Kane and State Police, according to the fire chief.
The ambulance transported the boy to Kane Community Hospital.

Motorcyclist is hurt

July 22, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon in an accident on Lindholm Road near the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
The Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Jewett Ambulance and Emergycare Ambulance of Kane responded to the accident.
The motorcyclist was transported to Kane Community Hospital.
No further details were available late Monday night.

Corbett visits Ridgway, attends NRA banquet, radio interview

July 21, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements.
After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.
Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl.

Kersey motorcyclist killed in crash

July 21, 2014

FOX TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police report that a truck-motorcycle collision on Boone Mountain Road, 2,018 feet west of an unnamed street at 1:51 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 resulted in the death of a Kersey resident.
According to police, 20-year-old Robert D. Watts was reportedly operating a 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R traveling east on Boone Mountain Road in the westbound lane of travel and a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 operated by Alan J. Mazzaferro, 61, of Weedville, was traveling west in the westbound lane. The motorcycle struck the front end of the Dodge while cresting a hill in the roadway.

Governor responds to widespread drug abuse

July 21, 2014

During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.

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