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VIDEO: Steelers pick Panthers defense apart

September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers pick Panthers defense apart
Kirk Morrison on the Steelers' win over the Panthers.

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YMCA project continues to move forward

September 21, 2014

Over three and a half months into the project, the rear of the Ridgway YMCA building is slowly gaining a new look.
The Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project began as officials had been working on the campaign since the summer of 2012 for the extensive project, a necessary venture to adhere to revised regulations for Titles II and III of the mandatory Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].
All public accommodations and commercial pool facilities must be modified to comply with the new 2010 guidelines that include new accessibility standards for swimming pools.

1st Lt. Turner returns home

September 20, 2014

GROVE TWP. – It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.

Akers crowned Johnsonburg Homecoming Queen

September 19, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Raimi Akers was crowned as the 2014 Johnsonburg Area High School Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime of the Ridgway varsity football game against Coudersport. Akers was escorted by Nathan Burgeson. Front row, from left, crown-bearer Rocco Allegretto, crown-bearer Samantha Galsick, Homecoming Queen Raimi Akers, first runner-up Ashley Imbrogno. Back row from, left, Nathan Burgeson and Christian Cherry, he escorted Imbrogno.

Flavors of Fall Festival coming to Ridgway

September 19, 2014

The Flavors of Fall Festival is set to take place on Main Street in Ridgway on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year's festival comes complete with music, vendors, arts and crafts, food, sidewalk sales, hayrides and a sidewalk chalk art contest.
The Ridgway Main Street Program and the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce entered into a partnership to create this event for the residents of Ridgway.

Two more charged in heroin sting

September 19, 2014

Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd.
Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin.

Benefit to be held for shooting victim

September 19, 2014

A benefit event is set to be held Sunday, Sept. 21 to support Cera Bianco, a victim of a shooting incident that happened at the Brockport Army & Navy Club in Horton Township on Aug. 13.
Bianco, a 21-year-old-bartender at the Army & Navy Club, was working at the club on the night of Aug. 13 when she was shot multiple times by Eric Carlson, who committed suicide shortly after he shot Bianco, according to a police report from the Ridgway State Police.

PSP Ridgway offers car seat check

September 19, 2014

The Ridgway State Police offered a free car seat check on Thursday from 1 p.m to 7:30 p.m. to citizens who were concerned about the installation of child car seats within their vehicles.
This seat check was held at the PennDOT garage, and Morris said that the event lasted for over six hours to make sure that the troopers were there long enough to allow people ample time to go get their seats checked.

Picket line: Union workers protest West Penn Power

September 19, 2014

ST. MARYS – Members of the Utility Workers Union of America stood outside the West Penn Power Service Center in St. Marys to protest unfair cuts and new proposed requirements to require employees to always be on call.
FirstEnergy, the corporation which owns West Penn Power, came under scrutiny of the protesters in St. Marys. The protestors stated that they feel that FirstEnergy is being unfair in recent contract negotiations.

Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax

September 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – Rumors and conspiracy theorists ideas have run rampant over the school shooting hoax which took place at St. Marys Area High School on Sept. 2.
When contacted Wednesday for follow-up details on the hoax, which prompted a massive police response from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties, St. Marys Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone said no new information was available.
Caltagarone reconfirmed the identity of the caller as a nine-year-old juvenile who will not face criminal charges.

Annual convention draws large crowd

September 18, 2014

The Elk County Association of Township Officials held their annual convention at the Royal Inn on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. where several presentations were made to local township officials.
The convention was attended by representatives of the townships of Benezette, Fox, Highland, Horton, Jay, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway and Spring Creek. In addition to township representatives, representatives from Congressman Glenn Thompson's (PA-5) office and state Representative Matt Gabler's (R-Clearfield/Elk) office attended the event and made brief speeches to the audience.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

4 jailed in St. Marys heroin sting

September 17, 2014

ST. MARYS – Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.
Officers, agents and members of the North Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. where a large amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized.

Commissioners join EPA opposition

September 17, 2014

The Elk County Board of Commissioners have joined the fight in opposing the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on March 25 issued a proposed rule that would expand their regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The expansion would reportedly include puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn't wet most of the time) and small wetlands.

County recognizes older workers week

September 17, 2014

The United States continues a demographic shift that is changing the workplace as more and more older Americans are finding their way back to the fold.
"Trends are showing that workers over the age of 55 will make up 25 percent of our workforce," said Ann Ziegler, representing Good Will Industries of north central Pennsylvania. "There's a sizable shift in demographics with our workforce and as time goes on more and more Americans are finding that they want to and need to work later in life."

SHEFFIELD – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 4-0 on the season with a 50-23 victory...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...