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September 18th, 2014

Jay Twp. awaits answers from EQT

September 18, 2014

JAY TWP. – Thursday night's Jay Township Supervisors meeting was a full house as many residents showed up expecting EQT representatives to be attendance.
EQT representatives were expected to address concerns about a well to be drilled near Byrnes Run, which many residents say is too close to the watershed. Supervisor board chairman Jeremy Rippey said that he received an 'out-sick' letter on behalf of the EQT representative that was supposed to be present.

ATVs becoming nuisance in Jay Twp.

September 18, 2014

JAY TWP. – Various residents voiced concerns at the Jay Township Supervisors meeting over noise and environmental issues with increased ATV activity in the area.
Neighbors said that a piece of property that was recently purchased in the Caledonia area has become a free-for-all on weekends, with large groups of people camping with dirt bikes and four wheelers.

PSP Ridgway offers car seat check

September 18, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway State Police offered a free car seat check on Thursday from 1 p.m to 7:30 p.m. to citizens who were concerned about the installation of child car seats within their vehicles.
This seat check was held at the PennDOT garage, and Morris said that the event lasted for over six hours to make sure that the troopers were there long enough to allow people ample time to go get their seats checked.
This seat check was one of several within the area that are being held in conjunction with the National Child Passenger Safety Week.

SMAHS Homecoming Court 2014

September 18, 2014

Shown in the front row from left to right are the 2014 SMAHS Homecoming Queen candidates, shown seated from left to right are, Sierra Ginther, Holly Shields, Andria Copelli, Morgan Gleixner, Olivia Pollino, Jackie Lenze and Marlea Winslow. Their escorts, shown standing from left to right, are Shawn Sheeley, Shawn Anders, Ryan Miller, Justin Eckert, Mike Wolfel, Derek Taylor, and Zachary Whelpley.

Benefit to be held for shooting victim

September 18, 2014

A benefit event is set to be held Sunday, Sept. 21 to support Cera Bianco, a victim of a shooting incident that happened at the Brockport Army & Navy Club in Horton Township on Aug. 13.
Bianco, a 21-year-old-bartender at the Army & Navy Club, was working at the club on the night of Aug. 13 when she was shot multiple times by Eric Carlson, who committed suicide shortly after he shot Bianco, according to a police report from the Ridgway State Police.

Gary L. Salter

September 18, 2014

Gary L. Salter, 61, of 255 Plum Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
He was born on July 19, 1953, a son the late LeRoy and Mona Rung Salter.
On August 30, 2002 in Huntley, Pa., he married Virginia Johnson Sweeney Salter, who survives.
He was a graduate of Cameron County High School.

Antoinette (Toni) Kelso

September 18, 2014

Antoinette (Toni) Kelso, 59, of Brookville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at her home.
She was born in St. Marys on February 2, 1955, a daughter of the late James and Grace (Haberberger) Gleixner.
On November 8, 1975, she married her soul mate Al Kelso. He survives.

September 17th

County township officials hold annual convention

September 17, 2014

The Elk County Association of Township Officials held their annual convention at the Royal Inn on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. where several presentations were made to local township officials.
The convention was attended by representatives of the townships of Benezette, Fox, Highland, Horton, Jay, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway and Spring Creek. In addition to township representatives, representatives from Congressman Glenn Thompson's (PA-5) office and state Representative Matt Gabler's (R-Clearfield/Elk) office attended the event and made brief speeches to the audience.

Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax

September 17, 2014

Rumors and conspiracy theorists ideas have run rampant over the school shooting hoax which took place at St. Marys Area High School on Sept. 2.
When contacted Wednesday for follow-up details on the hoax, which prompted a massive police response from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties, St. Marys Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone said no new information was available.
Caltagarone reconfirmed the identity of the caller as a nine-year-old juvenile who will not face criminal charges.

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr.

September 17, 2014

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr., 92, of Bergen Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter and Stella (Machcoviak) Polaski.
On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Dorothy Carnahan, who preceded him in death June 20, 1979.
He served in the Army during WWII and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 47 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lived all his life in Johnsonburg.

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