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February 16th, 2014
KERSEY â€“ An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.
According to Scott Surra, Fox Township fire chief, smoke was visible from the structure upon arrival and the homeowners said there was visible fire in the attic of the home.
The federal Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has received its first written appeal against a proposed "injection well" in Highland Township.
Judith E. Hudson of 539 Hacker St., Kane, filed the appeal with the EAB earlier this month. She is appealing a Jan. 28 decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a 10-year permit to Seneca Resources. The permit is under the EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.
The cost and quality of cyber schools are posing a challenge to school districts throughout the state including the St. Marys Area School District.
"The public needs to be made aware that cyber schools are not free. Those students going to cyber school are causing your taxes to go up. They truly are, because it is draining the basic subsidy of all school districts," Superintendent Ann Kearney said.
Though local historian Ray Beimel began his recent tour of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with the statement that he would not be telling any ghost stories, he concluded his tour by addressing and dispelling one of the more popular tales that has become a part of St. Marys folklore.Â
The Reverend Cornelius T. Cooney was born in 1892 in Renovo and died in 1935 while serving in a parish in the Erie Diocese in Grove City.Â
ERIE â€“ A federal criminal case filed this week in U.S. District Court in Erie apparently is not directly linked with the proposed Seneca Resources injection well in Highland Township.
Ronald A. Wright of Pleasantville is charged with providing false information involving the plugging of three abandoned oil and gas wells in Elk County.
The alleged false documents were used by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in considering injection well permits for the American Refining Group (ARG) based in Bradford.
During the weekend of Jan. 17-19, DDCC of April School of Dance traveled to Pittsburgh toÂ take classes and compete at the DanceMakers, Inc. convention and competition. The company earned adjudication awards as well as overall awards for each of their 22 dances choreographed byÂ artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of KaneÂ and her sister Chelle Blankenship.Â The judgesÂ picked three dancesÂ out of 250 performances they wanted to see danced again. DDCC's "Lemonade" was awarded a "Dance AGAIN" andÂ was performed at the convention's WrapIt Ceremony.
In an effort to protect students, visitors and school property, St. Marys Area School District looks to their network of security cameras in tracking daily activity within the schools and a recent donation of two new 50-inch televisions to St. Marys Area High School has played a role in significantly enhancing the visibility of the cameras' footage.
Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served.Â
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year.Â
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two weeks ago approved a 10-year permit for the controversial underground "injection well" along Lamont Road near Route 66.
David Larry Cribbs, 18, of 155 Washington St., St. Marys is charged with the theft of parking meters from the Brusselles Street lot that occurred in October 2013.
St. Marys City Police reported visiting the home of Raye Ann Cribbs, David Cribbs' mother, as part of a followup investigation after David Cribbs was arrested in connection with a string of thefts from motor vehicles.