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May 15th, 2015
There is a new yet familiar face welcoming veterans to the county's Veterans' Affairs office.
Lana Vendur, a 1989 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and club manager of American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines is the new assistant at the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office.
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Each police officer wore a black strip over their badge as a gesture in honoring their fallen comrades during Friday afternoon's Blue Mass held at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Law enforcement personnel representing Elk, Cameron, McKean and Potter counties were in attendance as well as family members, survivors, friends of the police and a small contingent of students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School.
The Mass began with a procession of police into the church.
RIDGWAY TWP. - Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.
In commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, a special Blue Mass is being held today at noon at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys to remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives to protect their fellow officers and members of their communities.
Father Eric Vogt will act as celebrant for the Mass, which will be followed by a luncheon.
Several St. Marys Area High School Building Construction students recently had the opportunity to personally develop their skills on an authentic construction project by completing a concrete patio under the pavilion at Bennetts Valley Elementary School which will become an outdoor classroom.
The effort of the seven-member group was evident as they completed the pouring and finishing of a 20 ft. by 30 ft. slab in three hours.
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ The Ridgway-based state police report investigating a DUI crash that occurred Thursday morning at approximately 4:55 a.m. on state Route 219 near Boot Jack Auto in Ridgway Township.
A known 59-year-old male was reportedly traveling south on SR 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.
Police say the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
Damage from a recent plane accident at the St. Marys Municipal Airport has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
The accident occurred as Preston Hoopes, 35, of Ulysses attempted to start his Cessna 182 airplane by turning the front propellor when the plane suddenly started and veered out of control after traveling several feet crashing into the airport's front office and striking support beams of the second floor West Wind Restaurant.
As today marks National Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day, many are unaware of the motor speech disorder which leaves children struggling to find their voice.
Among those are 4-year-old Maria Surra of St. Marys who was diagnosed with moderate to severe childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at age 3.
"Our Maria is a vibrant, bright, happy, little girl that just cannot express in words what she is feeling and thinking," said her mother, Kelli Surra.
Although Maria knows what she wants to say, her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to verbalize those words.
KERSEY â€“ The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission hosted a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday to recognize the 17 local businesses that were selected as finalists for the 2015 Governorâ€™s ImPAct Awards from the north central region.
The local businesses were selected by partners within North Centralâ€™s PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Development) network for the impact that they have on the north central region, which includes Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Potter and Clearfield counties.