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May 27th, 2015

State budget a concern for North Central

May 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.

May 26th

Fox Township conducts Memorial Day ceremony

May 27, 2015

A variety of speakers, musicians and singers were on hand for this year's Fox Township Memorial Day ceremony.
The ceremony took place outside the Fox Township Community Center.
George Mosier welcomed all those in attendance which was followed by the flag raising and the St. Marys Area Middle School band performing the national anthem as it was sung by Mervyn Kemmer.
Next was the pledge of allegiance along with an opening prayer offered by Rev. Ross Micheli of St. Boniface Parish.

Buttery recollects sacrifices, meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2015

KERSEY – U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Suzane Buttery of Brockway delivered endearing words honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by U.S. military members and their families as part of this year's Fox Township Memorial Day ceremony held outside the Fox Township Community Center.
Buttery is the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Commander Support Staff at the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in New York.

Man charged in alleged domestic violence case

May 27, 2015

A St. Marys man faces simple assault and harassment charges after an alleged incident of domestic violence.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, James Allen Bennett, 31, of 136 Penn Rd., St. Marys, reportedly caused bodily injury to an unnamed female by "striking her in the face and pushing her numerous times."
Patrolmen Robert Lewis, Largey and Smith were dispatched to 136 Penn Rd. for a "possible physical domestic" on Sunday, May 24 at 11:44 p.m.

Passed out male arrested on drug paraphernalia charges

May 26, 2015

A Kersey man is facing multiple drug paraphernalia charges in addition to public drunkenness and similar conduct after passing out on the porch of a home along Chestnut Street in St. Marys.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, St. Marys City Police received a call on May 5 at roughly 10:45 a.m. indicating a male was "passed out" on the homeowner's back porch in the 300 block of Chestnut Street.
Patrolmen Nero and David Marconi responded to the call and woke up the male who was identified as Anthony James Greenawalt Jr., 31, of 751 Brandy Camp Rd., Kersey.

May 25th

Neal: Memorial Day a day of conflicting emotions

May 25, 2015

On Monday morning, Leslie Neal, Elk County Director of Veterans Affairs, addressed attendees at the annual Memorial Day celebration at Memorial Park regarding not only the members of the armed forces who lost their lives, but also those who returned from conflicts, and Americans' obligations to them. Neal, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served as the Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's event.
"Memorial Day is a day of conflicting emotions for each of us," she said. "It is a blend of pride and mournfulness, gratitude and loss, and a deep abiding sense of patriotism."

St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

Warm weather and sunny skies drew a number of area residents to Memorial Park, as well as the sidewalks along the route of this year's Memorial Day parade as a number of area groups and officials joined together Monday to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.

St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

Warm weather and sunny skies drew a number of area residents to Memorial Park, as well as the sidewalks along the route of this year's Memorial Day parade as a number of area groups and officials joined together Monday to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.

Attendees reminded of true purpose of Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

JAY TWP. – Retired U.S. Air Force Major Jesse J. Benevich served as the keynote speaker during the Memorial Day celebration held Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Historical Park.
Benevich began by discussing the task of defending the United States against its enemies that is taken up by all those who enter into the country's armed forces.

Masson offers remarks on importance of remembering those who served

May 25, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Honorable Richard Masson, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, was the closing speaker at Saturday afternoon's Memorial Day celebration at Mt. Zion Historical Park, and he provided attendees with a few important thoughts about the true meaning of the holiday.
First though, Masson began by telling attendees about a soldier who had fought – and died – at the Battle of Gettysburg but never received the recognition members of his family believed he was due.

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