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August 7th, 2014

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.

Various issues addressed at Jay Twp. Sewer meeting

August 6, 2014

JAY TWP. – 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.

Helen “Grace” (Dumm) Farmery

August 6, 2014

Helen “Grace” (Dumm) Farmery, 60, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehab Center in Clearfield.
She was born March 15, 1954 in Spangler, daughter of the Archie and “Helen” Grace (Lantzy) Dumm.
Grace had been employed as a caregiver for a daycare.

August 5th

DA holds conference on recent drug arrests

August 5, 2014

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.

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