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June 26th, 2013

Dancers attending national competition

June 26, 2013

April School of Dance's competition company, DDCC, will proudly travel to their first ever national competition this coming weekend. DDCC's 18 company members along with their teacher and choreographer, Jennifer Blankenship, had an outstanding season with every one of their 18 pieces qualifying for nationals at all four competitions. Two DDCC soloists will be traveling to Atlantic City, N.J. to compete for a national title at Encore DCS. Kaitlin Quinn of St.

June 25th

'Weapons of Mass Destruction' charges filed against St. Marys man in pipe bomb incidents

June 25, 2013

ST. MARYS – Court documents released Tuesday in the case of a St. Marys man charged with planting two pipe bombs in Elk County last month offer few details and little in the way of clues as to what motivated the accused, 20-year-old Kelly J. Shaffer, to allegedly build and attempt to detonate the explosive devices.

Man charged with lying to obtain guns and deceiving police

June 25, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been criminally charged after police say he used his wife's name to fill out a federal background check in order to buy firearms at a local gun emporium.

June 24th

St. Marys man charged with planting two pipe bombs

June 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – Police have arrested Kelly J. Shaffer, a 20-year-old St. Marys man who authorities say is responsible for a pair of pipe bombs that were planted at two separate Elk County locations over the course of one week last month.

Bicentennial mural depicts Fox Twp. landmarks

June 24, 2013

FOX TWP. – Visitors to the Fox Township Municipal Building can view a new mural depicting various township landmarks and buildings created by Joette Mosier Smith, a Fox Township artist.
The 4x8 acrylic painting was created specifically to fit the wall space situated behind the Fox Twp. supervisors table located inside the building's meeting room. It will be on display at the upcoming bicentennial Art and Photography Show being held at the Fox Twp. Community Building during this weekend's celebration.

Man charged with raping woman in front of children

June 24, 2013

KEATING TWP. – A Smethport man,30-year-old John Frederick Brown Jr., has been charged with brutalizing a woman and terrorizing her family after allegedly attacking and raping a mother of three in the presence of her children, ages two, six and eight.

Pollution prevention under way in Jones Township

June 24, 2013

RIDGWAY – During a monthly meeting of the Elk County Conservation District, board members discussed a dirt and gravel project that will reportedly assist in pollution prevention in Jones Township.

June 23rd

Smethport man jailed on rape charges, held on $200,000 bail

June 23, 2013

SMETHPORT – A McKean County District Judge has set bail at $200,000 for a Smethport man charged with rape and related offenses in an incident said to have occurred on June 20 in Keating Township.

June 21st

Flood waters rise along with tempers in Jay Twp.

June 21, 2013

JAY TWP. – For over a year now the Jay Township Board of Supervisors have been brainstorming in search of a solution for flooding along Hickory Avenue in Weedville. In that time a string of residents have come before the board claiming that

Leadership Elk County wraps up another year

June 21, 2013

Leadership Elk County (LEC) officially started its sixth year in September 2012 with 13 participants from Elk County. This program was developed to address the lack of qualified leadership in rural areas, which is a major concern for many rural communities and the future growth of these communities. To date 83 participants have successfully completed the program from businesses, industry, education, the non-profit sector, police departments and local government agencies.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...