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August 20th, 2014

New Civil Air Patrol squadron based in Elk County

August 20, 2014

Elk County recently became home to a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron with a focus on aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs.
The Elk County Composite Squadron 507 is under the direction of
Squadron Commander Alan McPherson and 2nd Lieutenants Bill Laird and Faisal El-Awar, all of whom are pilots. Senior member Jim Weichman acts as the group's historian and financial advisor.
"We want to provide this service to the county," McPherson said.

August 19th

Copper bags another drug charge

August 20, 2014

Andrew Thomas Hoover, 29, of St. Marys is charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Based on suspicious activity, Sgt. Shaffer of the St. Marys Police Department deployed the K9 narcotic detection dog, Copper, who led police to find two clear fentanyl patches and a clear ziplock bag that contained glassine packets typically used for packaging heroin.

Krieg will not finish term, steps down at year's end

August 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire.
Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January.

Sheriff's department under 'investigation'

August 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – County officials are reportedly filing right-to-know requests with various local police departments to track down the amount of hours worked by full-time and part-time Elk County Sheriff's deputies.
For years it has been common practice for full-time and part-time sheriff's deputies to also work for local police forces.
The requests, however, have caused grave concerns with the county's sheriff's department, mainly due to the negative implications that an investigation demands.

Mayor Howard comments on flooding issues

August 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, speaking on behalf of the Elk County Mayors Association, addressed the board of commissioners Tuesday morning regarding the May 21 flooding that devastated parts of Elk County.
"The flood happened so fast and I don't think anyone was really prepared," Howard said. "I know we weren't [ready] but at the same time, St. Marys did not receive anywhere near as much damage as Ridgway did. I've tried to look into exactly what happened and why it was such a tragedy for our area, especially for Ridgway.

Lady Crusader tennis shuts out Johnsonburg to open season

August 19, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team opened their 2014 fall season with a 9-0 shutout victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders are now 1-0 on the season and will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to DuBois Area High School to take on the Lady Beavers in a 3:30 p.m. match.

August 18th

Daniel Tiger celebrates sister's birth in St. Marys

August 19, 2014

Representatives of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood visited several local hospitals to help celebrate the birth of Daniel Tiger's sister.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is the top-rated animated television series from The Fred Rogers Company, which airs nationally on PBS KIDS.

Residents vent concerns with wells, construction

August 19, 2014

Several residents spoke up at Monday night's City Council meeting to express frustration with Marcellus shale wells near residential property as well as construction in the city.
Paul Fleming, who lives in the Haney Hill area, described his life as a living hell since a shale well was installed just over a half mile from his house.

Pirate Night to be held Wednesday at community pool

August 19, 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be wrapping up a three-game homestand with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at PNC Park, and area residents are encouraged to come to the St. Marys Community Pool for the Memorial Park staff's lone Pirate Night of the summer. The game, which is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start, will be projected on a screen under the pavilion in the pool's snack bar area.

Madlyn Mary DeSantis Ferraro

August 19, 2014

Madlyn Mary DeSantis Ferraro died Aug. 7, 2014 after a brief illness.
She was a longtime resident of Montgomery but recently relocated to Raleigh, N.C.
She was an amazing artist and her works of art are displayed throughout the southeast. Madlyn was also a dedicated RN that took care of many patients while they struggled with cancer. After her time as a nurse, she devoted the duration of her career in cancer research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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