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January 15th

Investigation into death of Brookville woman remains open

January 15, 2013

CLARION COUNTY — Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a 19-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend was found deceased inside her vehicle — which she was last seen driving Friday evening — 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. 
The incident remains under open investigation, with an autopsy to be conducted at a date and time yet to be determined.

Body of missing Brookville teen located

January 15, 2013

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.

January 14th

SMASD keeps watchful eye on flu cases

January 14, 2013

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.

Ridgway police investigate shooting incident

January 14, 2013

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Borough Police Department reports investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 2 a.m. on Jan. 9 at 145 W. Main Street in Ridgway.

United Way provides strong foundation for area group homes

January 14, 2013

With the St. Marys Area United Way wrapping up its annual fundraising efforts, a representative of an organization that provides group homes to developmentally disabled adults supported in part by United Way funding discussed why this funding is so important.

Police chief reports on bank robbery

January 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on a recent bank robbery during a brief council meeting held Monday afternoon.
According to reports, on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 8, a white male, between 25 and 30 years of age with partial facial hair and approximately 5-foot, 9 inches tall with a slim build, robbed the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg at gunpoint.

Drilling plan in early stages

January 14, 2013

JAY TWP. - Questions have been raised concerning natural gas conglomerate EQT's tentative plans to drill in the Byrnes Run watershed and the risks the activity poses to the water source for Jay and Huston townships.

January 13th

Third annual housing expo approaches

January 13, 2013

Members of the Cameron and Elk Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] met Wednesday afternoon to continue preparations for the third annual housing expo on Feb. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Edgewood Hall in St. Marys.

Contest under way to determine design of Elk Expo patch

January 13, 2013

With the Elk Expo set to be revived this year, submissions of photographs or artwork are currently being sought to determine the design of the 2013 Elk Expo Patch.

Supervisors discuss covering fire police under workers' comp

January 13, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors revisited the issue of covering fire police under workers' compensation when participating in non-emergency activities.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
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