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January 16th, 2013
RIDGWAY - The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will once again be held in downtown Ridgway from Feb. 16-23.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki met with event planners Liz and Zoe Boni last week at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center to further prepare for the festivities.
According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
According to police, the female described her would-be abductors as two males wearing black ski masks and driving an older dark blue, navy or black passenger car with a back bumper that is falling off.
St. Marys City Police were dispatched to the school and the Ridgway-based Pa. State Police were assisting.
RIDGWAY - Representatives of Seneca Resources Corporation discussed their proposal to convert a natural gas production well in Highland Twp. into an injection well at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
With the St. Marys Area School District owing $117,084.90 to cyber schools for the 2012-2013 school year so far, superintendent Ann Kearney said at Monday's meeting of the board of directors that the district can expect to owe in excess of $300,000 by year's end as more SMASD students continue to enroll in cyber schools and government reimbursements cease to exist.
Members of St. Marys City Council discussed a variety of topics during their recent meeting ranging from winter road care, injection wells and sewage fees to revamping workshop meetings.
JAY TWP. - A recent meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors included further discussion of what the board will do with roughly $70,000 received from the state as part of its Act 13 impact fee revenue.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved the advertisement of various pieces of equipment during their recent meeting.
Among the equipment set to be advertised is a 2000 Sterling dump truck. Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said the township has ordered a new dump truck which will be delivered at the end of February or beginning of March.
CLARION COUNTY â€” Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a 19-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend was found deceased inside her vehicle â€”Â which she was last seen driving Friday evening â€” Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.
PSP report that the victim, Devan C. Knapp of Brookville, was discovered in the vehicle along Summerville Drive in Millcreek Township, Clarion County, by a passerby. Members of PSP-Clarion and PSP-Punxsy reported to the scene.Â
The incident remains under open investigation, with an autopsy to be conducted at a date and time yet to be determined.
The body of missing Brookville teen Devan C. Knapp, 19, was reportedly located earlier this morning in Millcreek Township, Clarion County. A cause of death has not been announced and an autopsy will be performed. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 814-226-1710 or PSP Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510.
ST. MARYS - With flu outbreaks reaching epidemic proportions across the nation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting 20 pediatric deaths caused by the influenza virus since Sept. 30, 2012, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors said they are carefully monitoring cases within the district as schools nationwide are temporarily closing their doors to limit the spread.