Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
With over 700 costumes, masks, accessories and jewelry, area residents from young to old can find an array of disguises at the new Costumes by Mary shop located at 120 Arbutus Ln., off of the Million Dollar Highway, in St. Marys.
Today marks the opening of the shop owned by Mary Jin. Costumes are available for sale and for rent until Nov. 1. The shop is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon and 4:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday noon-7 p.m and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Following the Halloween season, the shop is open year round by appointment only.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Lindberg Furniture recently purchased a 1976 Beechcraft plane which now sits atop the roof of their Johnsonburg store. The aircraft was used as a training plane for pilots in Virginia between the years of 1978 and 1989.
"I've been wanting to do this for 33 years," said Bob Lindberg.
The front circle of Benzinger Park on Fleming Road in St. Marys, which welcomes visitors, underwent a complete renovation due to the hard work of Andrew Gebauer and Matthew Feldbauer as part of their Eagle Scout project.
As part of their project each scout is required to invest 100 hours, with the pair logging in well over 200 hours together.
District Judge Mark Jacob granted a continuance during the preliminary hearing of Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, who is currently incarcerated in the Elk County Prison on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Andrus during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Metals.
Stephanic was jailed on charges of criminal homicide; aggravated assault, a felony of the first degree; aggravated assault, a felony of the second degree; and discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, a felony of the third degree.
Over 500 people participated in the 5K Run/Walk Let Your Bow Glow event held Friday evening on Trout Run Road in St. Marys. The event, sponsored by Elk Regional Health Center and SMP Home Medical, kicked off at 9 p.m. Participants gathered for the pre and post race festivities which included a live DJ, a pink stilt walker, concession stand, prize drawings and vendor booths. The start/finish line was situated in front of the St. Marys Eagles Club. Throughout the course there were many residences cheering on participants from their porches and front yards, some of them handing out beverages.
BROCKWAY â€“ A Pa. State Police trooper was shot in the neck Thursday afternoon while serving a warrant at a Cemetery Hill Road residence in Brockway, according to police who called it an "active shooter" situation.
WILCOX â€“ Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were at East Branch Lake Park Wednesday morning in order to provide updates for the ongoing East Branch Dam Safety Initiative Project.
St. Marys City Council conducted a special meeting Thursday evening to review changes to the Act 167 stormwater management draft ordinance. The deadline to submit the draft is today at 4 p.m. Solicitor Tom Wagner plans to e-mail the Department of Environment Protection (DEP) today notifying them a hard copy of the draft has been sent to them.
According to scanner reports from Thursday afternoon, local authorities have responded to an area referred to as Cemetery Hill in Brockway in response to multiple shots being fired.
According to WJAC-TV, "a state police spokesperson in Harrisburg confirmed one state trooper was injured in what was described as an 'ongoing situation' on Cemetery Hill Road."
Scanner reports also stated that area schools were on lockdown.
Please exercise caution in this area.
Further details will be released when they become available.
Following a collaborative effort between the state's Department of Community and Economic Development [DCED] and Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance [PREP], officials at North Central are looking to better connect with the business community moving forward.