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November 30th

Mt. Jewett veteran, 90, has vivid memories of D-Day

November 30, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The horrific scars of D-Day are forever etched in the mind of U.S. Army veteran Bill Carl of Mt. Jewett.
Just 19 years old, Carl was a newly-enlisted soldier with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division (The “Big Red One”) that was a key part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of young Americans died as the German army fired round after round of shells from their fortified bunkers at strategic locations along the hills bordering the beach.

CAPSEA benefits from recycling fundraiser

November 30, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has received the first check in support of a fundraiser for Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA), a check which totals $418.
During the month of October, in support of domestic violence awareness month, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority collected electronics to raise money for CAPSEA's flood relief efforts.
The authority gave all the electronics to Orro Fundraising, a company that specializes in the collection of used electronics to be refurbished.

One dead in Portland Mills Road crash

November 30, 2014

SPRING CREEK TWP. – A Pittsburgh man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Portland Mills Road in Spring Creek Township.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, 44-year-old Daniel S. McGinnis of Pittsburgh was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in the car.

November 28th

Original chapel now convent's library

November 28, 2014

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
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What is now the library at St. Joseph Monastery originally served an entirely different purpose. Local historian Ray Beimel chose the location to conclude the tours he held at the facility last weekend. Since the first stop on each tour was the current chapel, it was fitting that the final stop was the original chapel, which was built in 1886.

Black Friday bomb scare at Walmart

November 28, 2014

FOX TWP. – Walmart in Fox Township was evacuated early Friday afternoon after store employees reported receiving a bomb threat over the telephone.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was dispatched at 1:59 p.m. to provide traffic control at Walmart along Million Dollar Highway.
The store had been evacuated and no traffic was allowed to enter the parking lot. Initial reports indicated the fire units were staging at the Red Fern.
Investigators from the Ridgway-based state police spent the afternoon and evening at the store.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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November 27th

5th annual housing expo being planned

November 27, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is planning the fifth annual housing expo, which is set to be held March 12, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.

Windows once aided Sisters in hearing Mass

November 27, 2014

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
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November 25th

Fire companies battle Johnsonburg fire

November 25, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the old fire station along East Center Street in Johnsonburg across from Kwik Fill and Kopper Kettle.
The building, located at 1049 East Center St., reportedly houses apartment units.
Initial reports confirmed heavy smoke coming from the building.

Tour highlights living quarters, Academy building

November 25, 2014

During the tours of St. Joseph Monastery this past weekend, attendees had the opportunity to walk the hallways and see the empty rooms that were once the living quarters of the Benedictine Sisters.
The first set of living quarters that the tour groups came upon were located in the 1934 building, and local historian Ray Beimel, who hosted each of the tours, noted that in later years one end of that hallway was used as an infirmary.

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The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
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