KERSEY â€“ "Treasure the Memories" at the 2014 Elk County Fair takes place Aug. 5-9 as new entertainment will grace the fairgrounds along with old favorites.
Among the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.
The fair will open Tuesday at 4 p.m. with the opening ceremony set for 6 p.m. Fair hours for the week are from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.
An event many adults may remember from their own childhoods is set to return to St. Marys later this month. Walker International Events, Inc. will be on hand at Kaulmont Park on Wednesday, Aug. 13 for a pair of 90-minute performances of their "Under The Big Top Circus Circus And More Circus." There will also be a midway, petting zoo, and camel and pony rides. The family-friendly event promises "lots of laughs" and will be held rain or shine.
RIDGWAY â€“ Two Ridgway residents were arrested on felony charges of selling and possessing alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
Justin Anthony Dalton, 23, and Ann Marie Dalton, 19, both of 318 N. Broad St., Apt. 3, Ridgway, were recently incarcerated as a result of an investigation that began in January.
A St. Marys couple is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as a result of a suspicious vehicle stop on Lafayette Street on July 13.
After deploying the drug detection K9, K9 Copper, on the vehicle, Richard Alan Poage, 39, and Barbie Jo Poage, 38, both of St. Marys, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A Johnsonburg woman is charged with forgery and theft by deception for allegedly receiving and cashing a $300 check that belonged to someone else.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Tammy Dee Lytle, 43, of Johnsonburg, cashed a check that was addressed to the previous occupant of her apartment.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual summer gathering on Wednesday evening at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Numerous guest speakers were on hand including state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), Matt Blackburn, western Pa. director for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Joyce Haas, vice-chairperson of the Republican Party of Pa., and Brent Pasquinelli of Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson's office.
Also in attendance was Mike Scott, central regional director for the Republican Party of Pa.
Michael S. Taylor, 63, of 135 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 16, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Kenneth R. Taylor and Anna Kematick Taylor, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1969. He was employed by GKN Fairview.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his niece, Mollie Taylor.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Glenn R. Taylor of St. Marys, and by a nephew and several nieces.
Dorothy U. Spangler, 75, of 467 Main St., Kersey, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Nov. 6, 1938, a daughter of the late Gabriel Uljon and Mary Kordon Uljon Kofler.
On Sept. 27, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, she married Robert Spangler, who survives.
Pasquale (Pat) Scutella Jr., 89, of 524 Cherry Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.
He was born June 30, 1925, in Calabria, Italy, the son of Pasquale and Maria Caminiti Scutella.
On May 10, 1947, he married Rose Migliazzo at St. Callistus Church in Kane, and she survives.
As the state Route 255 construction project continues, inquiries have been made regarding the newly reconstructed Arch Street intersection. The new layout includes an alignment of the West Arch intersection with East Arch Street. Due to this, a curve was created at the entrance of West Arch.
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his concern stating a fire truck would not make the turn if positioned in the right turn lane traveling south. Gebauer is a volunteer with the Crystal Fire Department.