Archive - 2014
Paul A. Eckert, D.D.S, 84, of North Versailles, died after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
He was born March 27, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Vincent A. and Marie (Pistner) Eckert.
Chances are, whenever the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Brockway Rovers face off on the soccer field it is probably going to be a close, intense, and physical match. Thursday nightâ€™s contest between the two squads was no disappointment as ECC built up a two-goal lead and then held off an attempted late Brockway rally to win 2-1.
Three goals in the first half was all the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team needed as they defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers by a 3-0 score Thursday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park.
Elk County Catholic continued its strong start to the season with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-13, 25-15) win over Ridgway Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd.
Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin.
St. Marys will be set aglow next Friday evening as part of the annual Let Your Bow Glow 5K race/walk sponsored by St. Marys Pharmacy Home Medical and Penn Highlands Elk.
The festive party atmosphere at the St. Marys Eagles Club on Trout Run Road will feature a local celebrity DJ, music, hula hoop dancers, a sky lantern release, splatt tent and more.
"Everyone is welcome, young and old. Cancer doesn't discriminate and neither does this race," said Barb Schatz, event coordinator.
JAY TWP. â€“ 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.
JAY TWP. â€“ 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.
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.