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May 24th, 2013

3 Kane residents die in traffic accident

May 24, 2013

Three Kane residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday night near the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
Ridgway-based State Police identified the victims as:
*Robert D. "Rob" Higginbotham, 33.
*Clyde W. Nelson II, 33.
*Delores L. Woodall, 36.
Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio of St. Marys pronounced Higginbotham and Nelson dead at the scene. 
Police said Woodall died at Kane Community Hospital less than an hour after the accident.

Motorcycle safety classes now offered in St. Marys

May 24, 2013

Motorcycle enthusiasts now have the option of taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) in St. Marys as Elk County Catholic High School was recently added to the list of the state's training sites. There is no cost for the program, and motorcycles and helmets are provided for those enrolled in the BRC.
According to Josh Burrs, ECC site coordinator, the addition of the school as a training site came about after Burrs began looking for a potential site closer to the area.

May 23rd

Pa. loggers struggling to adapt in changing market

May 23, 2013

RIDGWAY – The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

Fatalities in Highland Twp. crash

May 23, 2013

HIGHLAND TWP. – Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.

Korean War veterans' dedication to take place Saturday

May 23, 2013

On Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m., the Mt. Zion Historical Society, in conjunction with the Valley Legion Post 978, will dedicate a memorial in the Mt. Zion Historical Park honoring and remembering 165 Korean veterans from Jay and Benezette Townships.

May 22nd

Federal budget sequestration sapping regional grant dollars

May 22, 2013

RIDGWAY – Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.

Managers report spurs discussion of projects

May 22, 2013

St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene presented his activity report during the recent City Council meeting. Among the topics discussed were the proposed hotel project for downtown St. Marys, flooding issues within the city and city expenditures pertaining to contracting out the painting of crosswalks.

Flags placed on veterans' graves Wednesday evening

May 22, 2013

By the time Tom Price, Sergeant in Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, arrived at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a number of volunteers were already waiting to help place around 2,000 American flags on veterans' graves throughout the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

May 21st

McMahon wins race for Elk County D.A.

May 22, 2013

RIDGWAY - Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.

Community Pool set to open this weekend

May 21, 2013

With summer-like temperatures forecasted for this week many area residents are anticipating the opening of the St. Marys Community Pool during Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday from 12-5 p.m.
The pool will officially open for the summer season on Saturday, June 1.

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,...