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August 10th, 2014

Access Road streetlights lighting up soon

August 10, 2014

The streetlights on Access Road, located in the Elk County Industrial Park, will be upgraded as they have been turned off since November 2013. Members of St. Marys City Council approved a motion to turn on the electric service to the lights at a cost of $75/month totaling $900/year. All the lights are in good working condition.
Councilmen Ned Jacob was the only member who cast an opposing vote.

'Frozen' mural a summer hit

August 10, 2014

Last week staff members at Memorial Park put the finishing touches on their latest mural. Located on the wall surrounding the entrance to the park office, the new artwork features characters from the 2013 hit Disney movie "Frozen," including characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven the reindeer, and Olaf the snowman.
While a number of staff members assisted with the project, two of the main individuals who saw it through from start to finish were Taylor Bellina and Laura Buchheit.

Demolition derby a hit at county fair

August 10, 2014

Robby McCarthey of Indiana took first place in the full-size cars demolition derby Saturday night in Kersey at the Elk County Fair. Second place went to Steve Donachy of St. Marys while Derrick Schloder of St. Marys took third.

August 8th

School board procedures questioned

August 8, 2014

Board practices were questioned during a recent St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors work session.
Board member Bert Sorg said he believes the board needs to hold its executive session during a meeting then report back about what actions were taken and why.
"If something is discussed in executive session that I don't agree with, I don't have the opportunity then to say anything publicly or otherwise or does any other board member," Sorg said.
It is the practice of the board to adjourn a regular meeting and after the public leaves, go into an executive session.

Ground to be broken for Kinzua Visitors Center

August 8, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A ground-breaking ceremony for the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21.
The time has yet to be set by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
"I invite everyone to attend the ground-breaking ceremony," Linda Devlin told the Kane Republican. "DCNR has not yet announced the time, but we think it will be late morning or early afternoon. This is an important next step in the region’s tourism development."

August 7th

Black Cat Hell Drivers perform at fair

August 7, 2014

A member of the Black Cat Hell Drivers goes through a flaming wooden board on a dirt bike as part of their show at the Elk County Fair Thursday night.

Outdoor classroom proposed for Bennetts Valley Elementary

August 7, 2014

Bennetts Valley Elementary will soon be home to a new outdoor learning classroom.
The classroom is being incorporated into the existing outdoor stage on the school's property and consists of an open-style, amphitheater structure.
Plans for the location were presented at Thursday evening's St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop.
Bennetts Valley Elementary Principal Noel Petrosky said the $3,800 cost of the structure is fully funded by the school's Parents Teacher Organization (PTO) as well as from a $1,000 donation for EQT Resources.

Increased focus placed on managing concussions in student athletes

August 7, 2014

On Thursday evening, members of Penn Highlands Elk's Concussion Team hosted a program on managing concussions in student athletes in the auditorium at Elk County Catholic High School. The roughly 30-minute program was free to attend and provided a brief overview of concussions and the procedures that are in place to aid athletes in recovering from them.

August 6th

Fox Twp. residents light request on hold

August 6, 2014

KERSEY – Residents of Cherry Road in Kersey will have to wait for a streetlight until at least October when the Fox Township Supervisors hope to include their request into the township's 2015 budget.
During the supervisors Wednesday evening meeting, the streetlight request was reviewed which was signed by a majority of the road's residents.

Force resident faces vehicular assault charge

August 6, 2014

A Force man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a December 2013 crash that occurred on state Route 255 in the area known as Zwack's dip.
James Michael Dunshie, 27, reportedly stated to police that he had been driving and that he had consumed one alcoholic beverage earlier that night. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dunshie had a BAC of 0.188 approximately one hour after the crash. The crash resulted in serious injuries to the three passengers.

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