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September 19th, 2014
The Bavarian Fall Festival committee honored the Crystal Fire Department with a Community Appreciation Award during the event's opening ceremony held Friday evening.
The ceremony, which serves as the official kickoff to the festival, was hosted by emcee John Salter and began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer offered by Fr. Richard Allen, pastor of Queen of the World Parish.
New Horizons Healthy Foods, owned by LeRoy Kopp of St. Marys, will officially open its doors Monday, providing area residents with a location to purchase items such as smoothies, coffee, burritos and stir fry while also having a wide range of specialty products such as gluten free items, spices, and natural supplements in stock.
The mission statement of the business, according to Kopp, is "to provide reasonably priced, tasty, healthy, and nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere."
Holly Shields was named the 2014 St. Marys Area High School homecoming queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the varsity football game between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Keystone Panthers on Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium. Shields was escorted by Shawn Anders. Olivia Pollino was the first runner-up, and she was escorted by Mike Wolfel. Pictured, from left, are Wolfel, Pollino, Shields, and Anders.
Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd.
Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin.
St. Marys will be set aglow next Friday evening as part of the annual Let Your Bow Glow 5K race/walk sponsored by St. Marys Pharmacy Home Medical and Penn Highlands Elk.
The festive party atmosphere at the St. Marys Eagles Club on Trout Run Road will feature a local celebrity DJ, music, hula hoop dancers, a sky lantern release, splatt tent and more.
"Everyone is welcome, young and old. Cancer doesn't discriminate and neither does this race," said Barb Schatz, event coordinator.
JAY TWP. â€“ Thursday night's Jay Township Supervisors meeting was a full house as many residents showed up expecting EQT representatives to be attendance.
EQT representatives were expected to address concerns about a well to be drilled near Byrnes Run, which many residents say is too close to the watershed. Supervisor board chairman Jeremy Rippey said that he received an 'out-sick' letter on behalf of the EQT representative that was supposed to be present.
JAY TWP. â€“ Various residents voiced concerns at the Jay Township Supervisors meeting over noise and environmental issues with increased ATV activity in the area.
Neighbors said that a piece of property that was recently purchased in the Caledonia area has become a free-for-all on weekends, with large groups of people camping with dirt bikes and four wheelers.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway State Police offered a free car seat check on Thursday from 1 p.m to 7:30 p.m. to citizens who were concerned about the installation of child car seats within their vehicles.
This seat check was held at the PennDOT garage, and Morris said that the event lasted for over six hours to make sure that the troopers were there long enough to allow people ample time to go get their seats checked.
This seat check was one of several within the area that are being held in conjunction with the National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Shown in the front row from left to right are the 2014 SMAHS Homecoming Queen candidates, shown seated from left to right are, Sierra Ginther, Holly Shields, Andria Copelli, Morgan Gleixner, Olivia Pollino, Jackie Lenze and Marlea Winslow. Their escorts, shown standing from left to right, are Shawn Sheeley, Shawn Anders, Ryan Miller, Justin Eckert, Mike Wolfel, Derek Taylor, and Zachary Whelpley.
A benefit event is set to be held Sunday, Sept. 21 to support Cera Bianco, a victim of a shooting incident that happened at the Brockport Army & Navy Club in Horton Township on Aug. 13.
Bianco, a 21-year-old-bartender at the Army & Navy Club, was working at the club on the night of Aug. 13 when she was shot multiple times by Eric Carlson, who committed suicide shortly after he shot Bianco, according to a police report from the Ridgway State Police.