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May 5th

Bridge collapses under log truck

May 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – A bridge on a private driveway across from Blooms Road in Fox Township collapsed Monday afternoon under the weight of a logging truck crossing over Little Toby Creek.
Emergency responders were called shortly after 3:40 p.m. to the private drive located just north of 342 Toby Rd. in Fox Township for a report of a high mechanism traffic accident. Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Fox Township Ambulance and St. Marys Ambulance responded to the call.

City continues battle over stormwater ordinance

May 5, 2014

The fight to uphold the city's stormwater management ordinance continues as the city plans to submit revisions to their ordinance as suggested by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
St. Marys is the only Elk County municipality, as well as one of the very few municipalities in the DEP Northwest region, that has not adopted an ordinance specific to their county.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner plans to send the DEP a second revision of the city's ordinance as unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening workshop.

Proclamation recognizes nursing profession

May 5, 2014

The City of St. Marys is honoring the work of registered nurses as part of National Nurses' Appreciation Week taking place May 6-12.
St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard presented a proclamation marking the event to Mary Ellen Smith, chief nursing officer at Penn Highlands Elk during Monday's City Council workshop.
The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens to learn more about the caring profession of nursing.

May 4th

Rep. Thompson visits St. Marys Army Reserve Center

May 5, 2014

U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-PA 5) visited the U.S. Army Reserve Center in St. Marys Saturday morning both to express appreciation to service members and to discuss the recent proposal of the Obama administration to downsize the military.

May 2nd

Encampment brings Civil War history to life

May 3, 2014

The history of the American Civil War came alive for students at the St. Marys Area Middle School on Friday through a daylong Civil War Encampment held by the school's Civil War Club, which is under the direction of Ms. Cherri Gigliotti.
The event featured 10 different stations, with each relating to different areas of the Civil War-era.

SMAHS students holding CAPSEA drive

May 2, 2014

In an effort to help area organizations supported by the St. Marys Area United Way, a group of students at St. Marys Area High School will be holding a school-wide drive from May 5-9 to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, etc.).

May 1st

St. Marys man charged in firearms theft

May 1, 2014

A St. Marys resident is charged in removing guns from his mother's home and attempting to sell them.
Police report that Robert Herrick Pearsall, 25, of 172 Robin Rd., St. Marys, attempted to sell four guns at Elk County Ammo and Arms on April 30. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pearsall's mother told police that the guns were left to her and and her other son by her late husband.

Two more charged in Ridgway kidnapping

May 1, 2014

RIDGWAY – Two Ridgway residents have been charged in their alleged involvement with the kidnapping, assault and unlawful restraint of Rachael Imdorf.

Kane area is evacuated after truck rams gas regulator

May 1, 2014

A major catastrophe was miraculously avoided Thursday in Kane when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck rammed a natural gas regulatory station on Oak Street.
"You dodged a bullet," said Bruce Manning, the director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). "If there had been a spark, there would have been a big fire."
Businesses, industries and homes in the area of Oak and North Fraley streets were evacuated for about one hour following the noon-time incident.

April 30th

Donate Life flag raised at Penn Highlands Elk

April 30, 2014

Though rain and wind forced a change of location, the weather didn't put a damper on Wednesday afternoon's flag-raising ceremony at Penn Highlands Elk.
The Donate Life flag was presented by CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education) to Penn Highlands Elk so that it can be raised at a later date to raise awareness for organ donation.

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