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August 6th, 2014
A Force man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a December 2013 crash that occurred on state Route 255 in the area known as Zwack's dip.
James Michael Dunshie, 27, reportedly stated to police that he had been driving and that he had consumed one alcoholic beverage earlier that night. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dunshie had a BAC of 0.188 approximately one hour after the crash. The crash resulted in serious injuries to the three passengers.
JAY TWP. â€“ Wednesday night's meeting of the Jay Township Sewer Authority began with an executive session concerning hours for township employees.
After the session, the board members announced that two hours on Saturdays and two hours on Sundays would be set aside for employees to perform testing. They also announced that they would be advertising for hiring a part-time backup employee.
District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon concerning recent drug busts and how citizens can be aware of suspicious activity involving the synthetic drug "bath salts."
As a result of an ongoing investigation the following suspects have been charged in possession and distributing bath salts: Jacob Dilley, 21, 130 Poplar Rd., Jeremiah Dilley, 35, 42 Dippold Ave., St. Marys, William Dilley (father of Jacob and Jeremiah), 55, 130 Poplar Rd., all of St. Marys and Abby O'Rourke, 30, 331 1st Ave., Johnsonburg.
KERSEY â€“ Rainy weather did not deter a crowd from gathering at the Elk County Fair on Tuesday evening for the annual opening ceremony. Various local and county officials were seated onstage and introduced as some gave a brief statement about the fair.
JONES TWP. â€“ Homeowners along Marvin Street in Wilcox have been concerned about the presence of a fowl smelling brown liquid in their yards which they think might be sewage.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection water quality specialist visited the problem area along Marvin Street Tuesday morning following multiple complaints by residents. The DEP specialist was joined on the scene by Sewage Enforcement Officer Russ Braun, Jones Township Supervisor Laurie Storrar, Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg, and several concerned homeowners in the area.
A new company is coming to St. Marys as city council unanimously approved the sale of a 17-acre undeveloped parcel of land in the St. Marys Airport Industrial Park to a company at a cost of $108,000.
City Manager Dave Greene did not divulge the name of the company at the council work session Monday evening, however he said the company is willing to develop the land and create new jobs for the area.
The parcel was originally appraised in 2005 at $3,000/acre and is now up to $6,000/acre.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority met Monday in the Courthouse Annex building in Ridgway to discuss the possibility of a new recycling center in St. Marys.
In an effort to get the facility in St. Marys, the authority has to submit a grant proposal to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
To submit the grant proposal, the authority has to hire an engineer to do the necessary preparatory work. The work includes schematics of the driveways, parking lots and buildings on the premises, among other responsibilities.
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As political candidates ramp up efforts in their campaigns, U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) has been busy in Washington as he has played an integral role in several new bills, some benefitting U.S. veterans and farmers.
During the recent Elk County Republican Party summer gathering Brent Pasquinelli, Thompson's chief of political operations, spoke on his behalf touting his diligent work in D.C.
"GT sees himself as a problem solver. He looks for problems in the delivery of services to constituents and he attacks those problems without costing taxpayers," Pasquinelli said.