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March 11th, 2015

Revision set for Highland ordinance on injection wells

March 11, 2015

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is considering a revision to a 2013 ordinance that bans injection wells for the disposal of drilling waste fluid.
Township Supervisors Jim Wolfe and Paul Burton Sr. introduced the amended ordinance Wednesday at a meeting at the township building in James City. Supervisor Joe Milstead did not attend the meeting.
Adoption of the revised ordinance could come during a special board meeting March 24 at 7 p.m. at the township building. The supervisors will hear comments on the revisions before acting to adopt them.

March 10th

Arrest after foot pursuit in St. Marys

March 11, 2015

After a foot pursuit along Brusselles Street, police apprehended a suspect in the alley behind Sheetz. One of the officers could be heard admonishing the suspect for running. The officer said he had almost been stuck by a needle that was reportedly found in the suspect's pocket.

East Branch project moving ahead

March 11, 2015

WILCOX – Construction activities on the $132.5 million East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project have begun.
Despite winter weather, the project's contractor, Layne Christensen Company of Texas, has started work including setting up numerous trailers onsite, installing project and traffic signs, placement of erosion and sediment control features and stockpiling rock to be used to construct the project's work platform.

Budget deficit still looms for Johnsonburg school district

March 11, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District continues to look for answers to projected deficits in this school year and the next during a budget workshop held Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Crusaders end season with 79-49 loss to Farrell

March 11, 2015

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 79-49 loss to Farrell on Tuesday night at Clarion University in the PIAA Class A second round.

March 9th

St. Marys Area school board approved nearly $10 million bond

March 9, 2015

St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved a bond resolution to borrow $9.995 million along with the refund and restructuring of their 2010 bond in order to finance various capital improvement projects.
The motion was approved by a 6-2 vote with Matt Quesenberry and Pat Rezmerski opposing the motion.
Even with the new bond, the district will continue to make similar payments.
Currently, SMASD's annual debt service payment is $1.635 million and with the new bond would be $1.613 million, a roughly $22,000 decrease.

St. Marys woman charged in bath salts bust

March 9, 2015

A St. Marys woman is charged in multiple felony charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was charged as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's North Central Municipal Drug Task Force.

Kane rape case involving 7-year-old girl heads to court

March 9, 2015

KANE – A criminal case against a Kane man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl is headed to McKean County Court.
The defendant is Joseph Allen Snyder, 42, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" all charges to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing Monday at the Kane court on Fraley Street.
The defendant remains in the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $200,000 cash bail.

College Basketball Roundup

March 9, 2015

College Basketball Roundup
 
Saturday, March 7th 2015
 
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
 
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
 
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
 

March 8th

Kennedy Catholic eliminates Lady Crusaders 54-37

March 9, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to a close Saturday afternoon in the first round of the PIAA Class A Tournament as they lost a 54-37 contest to the Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles at the Sharon High School. ECCHS ended the season with an outstanding 25-2 record.

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