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St. Marys filmmaker's horror movie to debut Saturday

October 23, 2014

Just in time for Halloween is the premiere of "The Horrible 4: Resolution," a locally made horror movie created by St. Mary filmmaker Dillion Hoffman.
On Saturday the 60-minute, R-rated thrilled will debut at the Apollo Theatre with showtime set for 9:30 p.m.
Hoffman, 22, is a recent graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla. with a degree in film and chose to create his newest movie as a sequel to "The Horrible 4" which debuted in 2010.

Woodman's Reunion planned for Saturday

October 23, 2014

Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.

DuBois woman charged with drug trafficking

October 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – Through information provided through a confidential informant, Ridgway Borough Police charged a DuBois woman with the felony offenses of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver and criminal use of a communication facility.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Cristy Marie Henderson, 29, of DuBois was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and an assortment of pills during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Ridgway Sheetz at around 2:07 a.m. on Oct. 23.

'Suicide-by-cop' defendant in Kane pleads 'no contest'

October 23, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane man who who wielded large knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt in May entered a "no contest" plea Thursday in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. before county court President Judge John Pavlock.
Walker remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail. 

Man injured in Brusselles Street crash

October 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reported investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500 block of Brusselles Street in St. Marys.
According to police, a 2007 Ford Focus was being operated east on Brusselles Street by Brittany Joshnick. The Joshnick vehicle was stopped at that location to wait for oncoming traffic to pass in order to turn left and access a private driveway.

SR 255 project in final phase

October 22, 2014

As work on the SR 255 renovation project nears completion, crews continue with finishing touches by addressing any trouble areas and making repairs. St. Marys City Council addressed a few of their final concerns with Dean Ball, PennDOT's SR 255 project manager, during their latest meeting.
The project is set to wrap up at the beginning of November. Until then work continues on the biofiltration basins, traffic signals, drain inlets, and the cleaning and sealing of sidewalks and pavement, just to name a few.

Bellefonte duo waived for court, charges modified

October 22, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Two co-defendants had felony charges of robbery withdrawn Wednesday but were waived for court on lesser charges by Magisterial District Judge King.
Melissa Lynn Gleixner, 24, and William Roy Anderson, 28, both of Bellefonte, were charged for their alleged involvement in a July 29 altercation with Kayla Gillen of St. Marys and Aaron Johnson, both of St. Marys.

Lawsuit may loom over pending gas ordinance

October 22, 2014

The threat of a potential lawsuit could loom for St. Marys City Council pending its proposed oil and gas zoning ordinance according to an attorney representing Seneca Resources.
"Seneca would be precluded from developing thousands of acres if this ordinance is adopted as is," said Seneca's attorney Chris Nestor of K&L Gates, based in Harrisburg.
He added Seneca interests, as well as those of other oil and gas rights within the city would be severely impacted by the ordinance.

Municipalities continue to benefit from Act 13

October 22, 2014

RIDGWAY – County officials have spent much of the last 12 months disbursing Act 13 Marcellus Shall impact fees funding to local municipalities and entities.

County winning unemployment battle in region

October 22, 2014

RIDGWAY – Figures released recently show Elk County's unemployment rate lower than any of its counterparts within the North Central region.
Figures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent.
"We’re very happy to see that Elk County has the lowest unemployment rate in the North Central area," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer. "There has been a lot of movement with the gas industry and other local companies."

Supervisors show disagreement on ordinance

October 21, 2014

RIDGWAY TWP. – The Ridgway Township Supervisors expressed disagreement during Tuesday's monthly supervisors meeting over the progress that is being made towards the enactment of a new zoning ordinance throughout the township.
Ridgway Township supervisors are discussing the creation and implementation of a zoning ordinance related to the oil and gas industry, and disagreements occurred about whether or not the supervisors were acting quickly enough to avoid being sued by residents.

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October 21, 2014

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Hang-up call leads to assault charge

October 21, 2014

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man is charged with simple assault and harassment after police were dispatched for a 911 hang-up call in the area of the 400 block of Allenhurst Avenue on Oct. 19 around 4 a.m.
Once in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone.
"Everything was fine here," Welker reportedly told the officer. "It was an accident."

Pending gas ordinance sparks debate

October 20, 2014

The over three-hour St. Marys City Council meeting on Monday evening sparked debate as an attorney for Seneca Resources took aim at council's impending oil and gas ordinance.
Chris Nestor, a Harrisburg-based attorney, encouraged council members to closely examine where their authority lies, their legal limitations, and consequences they may face in enacting their proposed ordinance.
Nestor indicated that Seneca officials have the right to use their property as they see fit as does any other property owner in the city.

Celebrating a night of hope at Masquerade ball

October 20, 2014

KERSEY – On Oct. 11, the Jewels of Hope Relay For Life team held a Masquerade ball at The Red Fern.
As guests arrived they were escorted in by Jeff Buchheit where they would sign in and offered a mask if they did not have one. Once they were done, Dave Carr then would announce them as a team member and would escort them to their table.
Guests were serenaded by Paul Fehrenbach as he played his beautiful violin while they visited and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive.

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