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February 8th, 2015
A tractor-trailer attempting a turnaround in the Benedictine Gift Shop parking lot on Church Street in St. Marys snagged itself on the shopâ€™s power lines. This in turn pulled a utility pole from the building and broke a second pole beside the roadway in half.
JONES TWP. â€“ A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
The fire started in a home belonging to James "Snip" Snyder who was not in the home at the time of the fire.
The ninth ward voting site in St. Marys has a new home at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street for the May primary election.
The change comes after complaints were received about various issues reported by voters at the City Hall site including a lack of adequate parking, privacy concerns and handicap accessibility.
Elk County Commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer along with Elk County Elections Director Kim Frey met with Fr. Eric Vogt, pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, on Wednesday to tour the site and ensure it meets all of the polling site requirements.
RIDGWAY â€“ A conversation with 25-year-old Eric Haberberger leads one to believe heâ€™s just like any other young adult.
The young man from St. Marys is looking forward to warmer weather, and with it the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, his two favorite baseball teams, hitting the diamond.
But with freezing temperatures dominant this time of year, Eric is inside the friendly confines of the Ridgway YMCA working up a sweatâ€¦ in a wheelchair.
Veronica Conrad and her daughter, Heather, have been long time volunteers at the Elk County Humane Society and together they recently established an endowed fund at the Elk County Community Foundation.
The Animal Emergency Care Fund was established to provide shelter animals with life threatening medical care for years to come.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.
RIDGWAY â€“ Dayon McCracken was sentenced to six to 12 years of incarceration in the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh after being found guilty of one felony and four misdemeanors stemming from an April 27, 2014 kidnapping incident.
Longtime St. Marys resident Joan Damerst recently published "Mrs. Agnes and the Mystery at Penrose Place," the second book in a series about the life of a newly widowed and retired woman who is learning to cope with her new circumstances.
"In this book this feisty widow woman takes on a new challenge while learning to trust in her Lord to solve some unsolvable situations," Damerst described.
KERSEY â€“ In a 2-1 vote the Fox Township Supervisors approved a new purchasing policy which now entails a form be submitted for approval by two supervisors prior to township personnel making purchases over $100.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi opposed the motion, stating "I think it's going to slow things down and make things more complicated."
The policy states purchase requisitions should be submitted five days prior to any event or deposit due, however there are provisions included for emergency purchases.
KERSEY â€“Â Contaminated water issues which plagued Fox Township in November appear to be under control for the time being.
Rob Singer, Toby Water Treatment Plant system operator, said there are no problems at this time.
According to Singer, they must circulate the water once a week to keep chlorine residuals up.
"All of that seems to be working pretty well for the past month now," Singer said.
The Fox Township Supervisors will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in Knox.