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February 11th, 2015

Horton Twp. supervisors discuss DEP complaints

February 11, 2015

HORTON TWP. – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials have reportedly received multiple complaints from residents regarding septic tanks leaking and running into a nearby stream in the Elbon area according to the Horton Township supervisors.
Russ Braun, the sewage enforcement officer for Horton Township, completed a field investigation report that was given to the supervisors and discussed at Wednesday's meeting.

February 10th

Law is clear when it comes to juvenile cases

February 11, 2015

As emotions continue to run high and allegations brought to light involving an alleged sexual assault which reportedly occurred last spring at St. Marys Area Middle School, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon discussed general information regarding the juvenile justice system.
While McMahon emphasized he could not discuss the specifics of the case, he noted such allegations are handled with the utmost seriousness, respect and are investigated thoroughly by all parties involved.

Charges withdrawn in stolen firearm case

February 11, 2015

All criminal charges against Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St., involving the theft of an antique rifle from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home have been withdrawn.
According to court documents, the victim's family didn't desire any further prosecution given that the firearm has been returned.
Prow was initially arrested and confined to Elk County Prison on Jan. 27 and released on Feb. 3.

Speer Carbon well represented in historical society's collection

February 10, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
During a presentation on the history of the carbon industry in St. Marys, local historian Ray Beimel gave two main reasons for focusing much of his talk on Speer Carbon Company.
"The reason I'm talking about Speer a lot, first they were the first one, and second, we have a lot of pictures from them, which is not the case with the other carbon plants unfortunately," Beimel said.

Ohio developer buys site-- but no McDonald's

February 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.

Ridgway resident charged in DUI crash

February 10, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man faces a felony count of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related lesser charges for a Dec. 26, 2014 one-vehicle crash that resulted in serious injuries to two passengers.

February 9th

Board questioned on alleged sexual assault response

February 10, 2015

A heated discussion about St. Marys Area School District officials' response to an alleged juvenile sexual assault garnered criticism from parents in attendance at Monday's Board of Directors meeting.
School board members found themselves defending their actions as required by law and school district procedures.

Electricity uncommon when carbon industry started

February 10, 2015

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
Electricity and electric motors on machines may be the norm today, but when Speer Carbon Company got its start, those 'modern conveniences' had not yet become commonplace.
"So what ran Speer Carbon Company? There was a big steam engine that ran a big belt and pulleys," Beimel said as he displayed a photograph that showed some of those belts.

No injuries in Highland Twp. fire

February 9, 2015

HIGHLAND – No one was injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the basement of a residence on Highland Road near the Highland Hotel in Highland Township.
Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was contained to a plastic bucket used for the disposal of ashes from a wood-burner.

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 9, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62

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