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Circus of Souls haunted house welcomes visitors

October 30, 2014

This year Jenny and Allan Sylvis are continuing their Halloween tradition by hosting a Circus of Souls haunted house. Those brave enough are welcome to visit this evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Visitors must pass through a massive clown head situated in the driveway of their home at 148 Huston Rd., near the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Each room, situated both inside and outside, has a different theme. Numerous characters are sure to spook and include a maniacal bike-riding clown, a tarot card reader, a knife thrower and a mauled lion tamer, just to name a few.

Mini Mudder to raise funds for school playground

October 30, 2014

Those not afraid to get dirty are the perfect participants for the Elk County Mini Mudder 7K Run/Walk Obstacle Run benefitting the Fox Township Elementary School Playground Project.
The event centers around 10 obstacles in which participants get down and dirty while navigating their way over, under and through haystacks, giant tires, tubes and a mud pit.
Pre-registration concludes today with the race taking place Sunday, Nov. 9. Those pre-registering will receive a race discount, complimentary T-shirt, water, snacks and door prizes entries.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball
history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with
a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

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North Central reviews past fiscal year

October 29, 2014

RIDGWAY – Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.

Volunteers to host Haunted House Friday

October 29, 2014

Once again volunteers are busy preparing a Haunted House for area residents for area residents to visit on Friday from 5-9 p.m. The house is located next to Rick's Doughboys restaurant along Brusselles Street in downtown St. Marys.

SR 120 being prepped for construction

October 29, 2014

RIDGWAY – A lot of activity can be seen along state Route 120 between The Well Restaurant and St. Marys.
Several workers are attempting to control erosion and extend drainage pipes along the roadway.
According to foreman Bob Flood, a construction company is contracted by PennDOT for this project which will have a major part of it being done through the 2015 construction season.

Fiery crash claims life of truck driver

October 28, 2014

FOX TWP. – An investigation continues into a fatal crash involving two trucks on Tuesday morning which shut down nearly three miles of state Route 255 in Fox Township for several hours.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as a 2006 Kenworth tri-axle truck was traveling south on SR 255 when for an unknown reason left its lane of travel and crossed into the path of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer, traveling north on SR 255.

Area residents learn dangers of drugs at event

October 28, 2014

The Ridgway Area High School hosted a drug awareness program Tuesday night that featured a panel of local law enforcement officials and health care professionals who discussed a new and unique problem that is growing within Elk County, bath salts.
St. Marys Police Department and Drug Task Force officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner gave a presentation on the effects of bath salts, how they are accessed legally by Elk County residents and the problems that the drugs present to law enforcement and hospital staffs with the usage of the drugs.

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.

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.

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