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October 29th, 2014

Irma B. Erich

October 29, 2014

Irma B. Erich, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 615 North St. Marys Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born June 19, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Benninger Erich. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. She was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring with over 40 years of service and had worked at her family's farm, the Joseph Erich Farm, for many years.

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.

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Lady Crusaders march to second round over Ridgway

October 29, 2014

Elk County Catholic volleyball moved to 15-0 overall and moved forward to the District 9 Class A quarterfinals with a 3-0 (25-7, 25-5, 25-12) victory over Ridgway Tuesday evening at Elk County Catholic High School.

Lady Gremlins soccer ends Lady Crusader season in semifinals

October 29, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team saw their season come to an end Tuesday night at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium as they lost a 6-0 match to the Karns City Lady Gremlins in the District 9 Class A semifinals.

Gremlins eliminate Crusaders from D9-A soccer tourney

October 29, 2014

The Karns City Gremlins ended the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer season Tuesday night at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium with a 3-0 victory.

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.

Shirley A. Schneider

October 28, 2014

Shirley A. Schneider, 79, 118 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 17, 1935 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Caroline Stauffer Woelfel. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1953. She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company and retired from Osram Sylvania.
On June 23, 1956 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Gerald F. Schneider, who survives.

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