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March 12th, 2015
Crystal Fire Department Chief Bill Kraus presented the department's annual report during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
In 2014, the CFD responded to 328 incidents which is an increase of 11 incidents from the previous year.
Fire loss for 2014 included one passenger car and one tractor trailer, both of which were total losses.
Building and content loss was $942,385 while motor vehicle loss totaled $154,000. This brings the CFD's total fire loss for 2014 to $1,096,385 which is an increase of $15,310 from the previous year.
Pictured is a house along Main Street in Kersey after its porch collapsed under the weight of the wintry mix of snow and ice. No emergency personnel were called to the scene.
A plane reportedly overturned late Thursday morning at St. Marys airport.
Emergency responders from Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were at the scene along with multiple units from the St. Marys City Police Department.
More details will be released.
WILCOX â€“ The East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project is now in full swing following several years of discussion and planning.
Just 10 years after it was constructed a serious internal erosion episode occurred at the dam, roughly the size of a school bus, resulting in the lowering of the lake to make repairs. There have been no observed changes in seepage conditions or performance of the dam in the time since repairs were completed.
A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion as well as a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and a summary charge of harassment.
Donald Craig "Donny" Penfield Jr., 33, of 19 Mertz Ave., St. Marys, is being held at the Elk County Prison with bail set at $25,000 cash.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim arrived at the St. Marys Police Department around 9 a.m. Tuesday with cuts, scrapes and bruises on her head, arms and hands.
RIDGWAY â€“Â A classic play and Hollywood film will be hitting the stage the next two weekends as the Footlighters of Elk County will be presenting "Harvey" from March 13-15 and March 20-21 at Aiello's Cafe.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is considering a revision to a 2013 ordinance that bans injection wells for the disposal of drilling waste fluid.
Township Supervisors Jim Wolfe and Paul Burton Sr. introduced the amended ordinance Wednesday at a meeting at the township building in James City. Supervisor Joe Milstead did not attend the meeting.
Adoption of the revised ordinance could come during a special board meeting March 24 at 7 p.m. at the township building. The supervisors will hear comments on the revisions before acting to adopt them.
After a foot pursuit along Brusselles Street, police apprehended a suspect in the alley behind Sheetz. One of the officers could be heard admonishing the suspect for running. The officer said he had almost been stuck by a needle that was reportedly found in the suspect's pocket.
WILCOX â€“Â Construction activities on the $132.5 million East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project have begun.
Despite winter weather, the project's contractor, Layne Christensen Company of Texas, has started work including setting up numerous trailers onsite, installing project and traffic signs, placement of erosion and sediment control features and stockpiling rock to be used to construct the project's work platform.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District continues to look for answers to projected deficits in this school year and the next during a budget workshop held Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.