Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.Â
Police said Woodall died at Kane Community Hospital less than an hour after the accident.
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.
RIDGWAY â€“ The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.
HIGHLAND TWP. â€“ Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
On Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m., the Mt. Zion Historical Society, in conjunction with the Valley Legion Post 978, will dedicate a memorial in the Mt. Zion Historical Park honoring and remembering 165 Korean veterans from Jay and Benezette Townships.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene presented his activity report during the recent City Council meeting. Among the topics discussed were the proposed hotel project for downtown St. Marys, flooding issues within the city and city expenditures pertaining to contracting out the painting of crosswalks.
By the time Tom Price, Sergeant in Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, arrived at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a number of volunteers were already waiting to help place around 2,000 American flags on veterans' graves throughout the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.