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August 8th, 2014

Ground to be broken for Kinzua Visitors Center

August 8, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A ground-breaking ceremony for the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21.
The time has yet to be set by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
"I invite everyone to attend the ground-breaking ceremony," Linda Devlin told the Kane Republican. "DCNR has not yet announced the time, but we think it will be late morning or early afternoon. This is an important next step in the region’s tourism development."

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr.

August 8, 2014

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr., 82, of 5415 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Stanley and Helen Machoviak Myslinski.
On Sept. 2, 1961 in Arcade, N.Y., he married Elaine Wolford. She died Jan. 13, 2004.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Elks Club, and loved hunting, gardening, baking and cooking.

William A. Minnick

August 8, 2014

William A. Minnick, 90, of 181 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
He was born June 28, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Adeline Cannon Minnick.
On Aug. 8, 1945 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Arlene M. Lenze, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys public schools.

August 7th

Black Cat Hell Drivers perform at fair

August 7, 2014

A member of the Black Cat Hell Drivers goes through a flaming wooden board on a dirt bike as part of their show at the Elk County Fair Thursday night.

Outdoor classroom proposed for Bennetts Valley Elementary

August 7, 2014

Bennetts Valley Elementary will soon be home to a new outdoor learning classroom.
The classroom is being incorporated into the existing outdoor stage on the school's property and consists of an open-style, amphitheater structure.
Plans for the location were presented at Thursday evening's St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop.
Bennetts Valley Elementary Principal Noel Petrosky said the $3,800 cost of the structure is fully funded by the school's Parents Teacher Organization (PTO) as well as from a $1,000 donation for EQT Resources.

Increased focus placed on managing concussions in student athletes

August 7, 2014

On Thursday evening, members of Penn Highlands Elk's Concussion Team hosted a program on managing concussions in student athletes in the auditorium at Elk County Catholic High School. The roughly 30-minute program was free to attend and provided a brief overview of concussions and the procedures that are in place to aid athletes in recovering from them.

Donna Mae Feronti

August 7, 2014

Donna Mae Feronti, 76, of 21 Penn Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born Aug. 15, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John M. and Lottie M. Kassawara Kronenwetter.
On Jan. 14, 1961, she married Noel E. Feronti, he survives. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956. Mae enjoyed traveling, cooking, knitting, crocheting, gardening and raising flowers. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

August 6th

Shirley Ann Scolari

August 6, 2014

Shirley Ann Scolari, 67, of 140 Anthony Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 24, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lyle E. and Ethel B. Stockman Huggler.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1964. She was the owner of the former Scolari Family Day Care for 25 years, and had worked at the Stackpole Carbon Company, Community Nurses, Elk Haven Nursing Home, and Hour Glass Dry Cleaners.

Fox Twp. residents light request on hold

August 6, 2014

KERSEY – Residents of Cherry Road in Kersey will have to wait for a streetlight until at least October when the Fox Township Supervisors hope to include their request into the township's 2015 budget.
During the supervisors Wednesday evening meeting, the streetlight request was reviewed which was signed by a majority of the road's residents.

Force resident faces vehicular assault charge

August 6, 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.

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