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October 28th, 2014

Solid Waste Authority expecting fundraising results

October 28, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has been collecting electronics in an effort to fundraise for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc) and according to Bekki Tichner, the recycling and solid waste coordinator, the first check is expected to be received by the authority this week.
Titcher made the announcement during Tuesday's regular monthly board meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
"I'm curious to see what we are going to get, I have no idea," Titchner said.

Hoffman waived for court on firearm charge

October 28, 2014

Joseph David "Mexican Joe" Hoffman, 27, of 635 East Joseph Rd., was waived for court by Judge Mark S. Jacob on the felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
The case will now proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas. Hoffman is represented by Michael S. Marshall.
The charges stem from a March 18 incident in which Hoffman allegedly left needles and a gun in a St. Marys pizza shop.

Multi-vehicle accident on Brusselles St.

October 28, 2014

A three-vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon on Brusselles Street near the vicinity of the Green Lite Restaurant. Two people were transported by the scene via ambulance. In addition to the two vehicles, a semi tractor-trailer was also involved. More information to follow.

Wreck on Million Dollar Highway

October 28, 2014

Multiple emergency units responded to a head-on collision Tuesday morning on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. More information is forthcoming.

October 27th

Family, citizens outraged over firing of park employee

October 27, 2014

Numerous supporters of a beloved city park employee were on hand during a recent City Council meeting to show their dismay over his termination.
Ray Nero was reportedly abruptly fired in July after 14 years of service as a contract employee hired by the St. Marys Recreation Board to cut the lawn at Benzinger Park.
Diane Kohler, one of Nero's daughters, spoke to council about the family's discontent over the situation, specifically as to why Nero was not provided a reason for his termination by the Recreation Board.

St. Joseph Monastery tours slated for Nov. 21-22

October 27, 2014

St. Joseph Monastery is a site whose existence is almost taken for granted by many area residents. It has been located at the corner of Church and Maurus Streets for generations. For many, it has simply always been there.

Monitoring equipment repairs approved

October 27, 2014

The Elk County Conservation District board approved funding for the repair of two satellite telemetry systems that are part of the district's water monitoring program.
The decision came at Monday's regular board meeting after the Elk County Conservation District's Watershed Specialist, Kim Bonfardine, gave an update regarding the status of the program as a whole.
According to Bonfardine, the water monitoring program has 11 systems in total, and three of them were damaged during the May 21 flood that caused damages to many businesses and residents in Ridgway and the surrounding areas.

October 26th

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

RIDGWAY - Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Council approves grant application to fund project

October 26, 2014

Recently St. Marys City Council approved a grant application, which if approved, would help fund a future city project.
The grant is offered through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program to financially assist municipalities with a number of community development needs principally benefitting low and moderate income citizens.
The city's 2014 entitlement is $288,311 with nearly $52,000 earmarked for program administration.
This leaves a balance of $236,416 for a sewer line replacement/road improvement multi-year project.

October 24th

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

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