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July 10th

Over 300 youth turn out for Inner Park Day at Memorial Park

July 10, 2013

Wednesday may have dawned overcast and rainy, but the Memorial Park staff decided to stick with their plans for Inner Park Day, and by the time signups were nearly complete the rain had stopped and the sun had begun to poke through the clouds. It may not have been the 75 degrees and sunshine that park staff had hoped for, but the rain stayed away for the rest of the event and a record turnout of around 320 youngsters between the ages of 5-14 showed up to spend an enjoyable day at the park.

New business items approved by supervisors

July 10, 2013

FOX TWP. – The Fox Township Supervisors unanimously approved several new business items at their Wednesday evening meeting, among them being a wetland mitigation permit, a request for use of equipment during the Elk County Fair and replacement of equipment.

July 9th

Teacher contract talks deadlocked in Ridgway

July 9, 2013

RIDGWAY – For the last two years, the Ridgway Area School District's 78 teachers have been working without a contract after a breakdown in talks between them and the district's Board of Directors.
The deadlock continued with Tuesday's meeting of the Board in which all nine of its members voted to reject the latest proposal presented to them by the teachers union.

Ditch drainage plaguing Fox Twp. residents

July 9, 2013

FOX TWP. – The Fox Twp. Supervisors reported the township will receive just over $86,000 from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee proceeds. They originally estimated the total at $85,000.
A bid of $41,840 from St. Marys Lumber was approved to sell the company timber recently cleared by the township. Additional bids were received from Walker Lumber Inc., of Woodland for $30,032, Allegheny Wood Products of Marble, Pa. for $31,534 and Matson Lumber Co. of Brookville for $36,170.

5 face charges following drug bust in Kane

July 9, 2013

Four men and a woman face charges following a June 30 drug bust at the Columbus Apartments at 224 Welsh St. in Kane.
Taihelm Nathaniel Green, 32, of Carnegie, Pa. near Pittsburgh faces four charges, including a felony, for allegedly coming to Kane to deliver and sell drugs. 

CNB Bank raises $24,000 for American Cancer Society

July 9, 2013

On Thursday, June 27, CNB Bank hosted its second annual charity golf tournament and successfully raised $24,000 to benefit local American Cancer Society programs. The money raised has been donated to the ACS to make the services of Road to Recovery and Hope Lodge programs available to local families.

July 8th

Dead ID'd in Brockport Fourth of July murder-suicide

July 8, 2013

BROCKPORT – A nondescript home along a quaint stretch of U.S. Route 219 in Brockport is now the scene of an unspeakable tragedy, after a murder-suicide there on the Fourth of July left a father and his two children dead inside. Reports list the dead as 7-year-old Brian Keith David Jr., 8-year-old Nicole Lynn David, and their father, 32-year-old Brian Keith David Sr.

Flip Flops for Soldiers project to aid injured military

July 8, 2013

While summer is prime flip flop season, it is also the ideal time to gather donations for the Flip Flops for Soldiers project. The New Jersey grass roots project's goal is to provide flip flops for the walking wounded military personnel as they pass through a transient medical facility in the Middle East.
Those interested in contributing to the cause may do so by dropping off donations at Shoe Sensation, located in the St. Marys Plaza on the Million Dollar Highway, in the box marked "drop your flops here."

Early morning visitor

July 8, 2013

Photo submitted by Patty Prechtl
This doe was recently seen meandering through the yard of Patty Prechtl.

July 7th

Proposed 'Voire Dire' filed in Emporium kidnap case

July 7, 2013

WILLIAMSPORT – Federal prosecutors in the USA V. Thomas Smith, the case of an Emporium man charged with the August 2012 attempted abduction of a bank teller at gunpoint, have submitted questions to be asked of prospective jurors when trial proceedings, previously set to begin today, resume on Aug. 5.

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