April 22nd, 2015
KANE â€“Â A St. Marys woman was injured Wednesday in one of two rear-end traffic collisions in Kane.
Kane Borough Police Chief Heath Boyer identified the injured woman as Christina Canella, a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the wrecks.
An ambulance transported Canella to Kane Community Hospital for treatment of a back injury, police said.
Canella was driving north on Route 321 from Wilcox when she stopped at the stop sign at Biddle Street (Route 6) Wednesday afternoon to make a right turn onto Biddle Street.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams split with Brookville on Tuesday afternoon during a senior night meet held at Dutch Country Stadium. The Lady Dutch won 78-70 while the Raiders beat the Dutchmen 88-62.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams split with the Punxsutawney squads Tuesday afternoon in a meet held at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Chucks 104-46 while the Chucks downed the Crusaders 86-64.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 4-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory over the Keystone Lady Panthers Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Rams by an 8-1 score in a match played Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team defeated the visiting Bradford Owls 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon in a match played at both Benzinger and Memorial Parks. It was a cool, windy afternoon with a few rain drops at times, but the teams were able to complete the match.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 1940s USO Canteen themed event for their annual dinner featuring entertainment by The Manhattan Dolls, a swing-style female vocal trio who perform their shows in the style of the Andrew Sisters.
"We like to bring in new entertainment each year," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.
She noted last year the Chamber's dinner featured singing impressionist Eric Kearns from Allentown, performing his Voices of Legends show, and people enjoyed it immensely therefore O'Dell said the Chamber chose to bring in another live music act.
Following a windy day that included gusts up to 27 miles per hour, a tree near East Race Street fell Tuesday evening, knocking down power lines.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) responded as a small crowd gathered in Luhr Park along Chestnut Street.
BYRNEDALE â€“ Area firefighters responded late Tuesday afternoon for a structure fire at a house in Byrnedale.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) and Bennetts Valley Ambulance were called out at 3:55 p.m. to 14 Kennedy St., Byrnedale for a reported structure fire.
Initial reports indicated there was a fire on the first floor with smoke coming from the windows.
RIDGWAY â€“ Forest service officers continue to raise awareness on the suppression of the emerald ash borer and wooly adelgid populations throughout the Allegheny National Forest.
The emerald ash borer, an exotic wood boring beetle native to Asia, attacks all species of North American ash trees. ANF officials anticipate a "near total loss" of ash trees across the ANF as there are no "effective landscape scale treatment options" for emerald ash borer.