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June 20th, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ The federal government has tacked on a new charge in its case against an Emporium man charged with the Aug. 8, 2012 carjacking and attempted kidnapping of a Citizens and Northern Bank employee.
The new charge filed against Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, alleges that he knowingly used a stolen firearm when he ordered the female victim to drive him to the bank at gunpoint, telling her it would be "The worst day of your life."
The Art In The Wilds art show in Kane has been growing every year since it was launched seven years ago as Kaneâ€™s major summer attraction.
Volunteer organizers estimate that as many as 6,000 visitors will stroll through Evergreen Park on Saturday and Sunday to view exquisite art by a record 39 artists from as far away as Florida.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg mother has been criminally charged in connection with a car wreck that seriously injured her four-year-old daughter after police say she was driving on a suspended license following a DUI.
This year the Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 97 scholarships to area graduating high school seniors totaling $117,000.
Among the Class of 2013 recipients were 30 students from St. Marys Area High School, 16 students from Elk County Catholic High School, 21 students from Ridgway Area High School, 14 students from Johnsonburg Area High School, five from Kane Area High School, one from Cameron County Area High School and six to students from DuBois Area and Brockway Area high schools.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two individuals have been charged with drug offenses after police reportedly interrupted a drug deal at a Washington Street apartment where they found five individuals in a cloud of marijuana smoke emanating from the building's basement.
With the increasing popularity of social media taking off online and the frequent use of e-mail and the internet in the workplace, members of St. Marys City Council reviewed guidelines for a social media and electronic communication policies during their latest meeting held Monday evening.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner prepared the two documents which were presented for initial review.
RIDGWAY â€“ Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included the board's approval of a number of agenda items, chief among them was a $85,980 bid for a stormwater project in Jones Township.
The staff at Memorial Park has several new activities that they hope to implement this summer, while modifying some past events, and continuing to host perennial favorites.
During the month of April, Elk County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the six-county area according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene.
This information was presented to Greene during a recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) meeting held in Ridgway.
Photo by Becky Polaski
Construction work continues along SR 255 in St. Marys, and crews were busy working near its intersection with Kallas Road on Monday morning.