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May 28th

Council discusses drilling awareness and transit center

May 28, 2013

During a recent St. Marys City Council meeting the group discussed the importance of staying aware of Marcellus Shale activity.
"This is something I don't think that council can ever escape the responsibility and pay very close attention to what's going on in this industry," said Councilman Dick Dornisch who introduced the topic at the meeting.

Elk Co. judge orders fugitive returned to Ohio

May 28, 2013

RIDGWAY – A Jay Township man that police said "had taken refuge in Benezette" while on the run from midwestern authorities has been returned to Ohio to face felony charges against him there.

Vacuum cleaner at center of burglary, assault

May 28, 2013

RIDGWAY – An argument over a vacuum cleaner reportedly ended with a Ridgway man being assaulted and his home burglarized.

May 27th

Memorial Day activities honor veterans

May 27, 2013

For the 131st consecutive year St. Marys held its annual Memorial Day festivities on Monday morning, a tradition that master of ceremonies retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel Victor Straub noted dates back to 1882 in the community.

Memorial for Korean War veterans dedicated

May 27, 2013

JAY TWP. – A memorial for all of the veterans of the Bennetts Valley area who fought in the Korean War was dedicated during Memorial Day celebrations at Mt. Zion Historical Park on Saturday afternoon.

Student speakers share advice at ECCHS commencement

May 27, 2013

The ideas of not being deterred by fears and doubts and working hard to achieve one’s goals were some of the messages Elk County Catholic High School’s 66 new graduates were able to take away from Sunday afternoon’s commencement exercises. This advice was given to the graduates by their peers: valedictorian Morgan Onink and salutatorian Daniel Millsop.

May 24th

Gun pulled on cops in high speed chase

May 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man is imprisoned for allegedly pulling a gun on police after leading them on a high speed chase while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Michael John Detsch, 32, of 105 Rocky Top Drive, St. Marys, is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, DUI and related offenses after he reportedly attempted to outrun police when stopped for speeding and pointed a gun at his pursuing officers.

Financial woes facing North Central

May 24, 2013

RIDGWAY – The North Central Regional Planning Development Commission is holding just over $5 million in total assets, a nearly $2 million dollar drop from last year, with expenses over $7 million and liabilities over $6 million. This according to a state audit of the organization's financial records dated March 22.
North Central distributes government grant monies to communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity in the six counties they serve.

3 Kane residents die in traffic accident

May 24, 2013

Three Kane residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday night near the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
Ridgway-based State Police identified the victims as:
*Robert D. "Rob" Higginbotham, 33.
*Clyde W. Nelson II, 33.
*Delores L. Woodall, 36.
Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio of St. Marys pronounced Higginbotham and Nelson dead at the scene. 
Police said Woodall died at Kane Community Hospital less than an hour after the accident.

Motorcycle safety classes now offered in St. Marys

May 24, 2013

Motorcycle enthusiasts now have the option of taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) in St. Marys as Elk County Catholic High School was recently added to the list of the state's training sites. There is no cost for the program, and motorcycles and helmets are provided for those enrolled in the BRC.
According to Josh Burrs, ECC site coordinator, the addition of the school as a training site came about after Burrs began looking for a potential site closer to the area.

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