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April 6th, 2015

Proposed new restaurant in planning stages for St. Marys

April 6, 2015

A new Taco Bell restaurant is proposed to move into St. Marys at 911 South St. Marys St., situated along the Million Dollar Highway, as cited in a city zoning permit application.
The location was previously occupied by Pizza Hut.
A public hearing is scheduled for April 15 at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall in which Charter Foods North, LLC, has requested a special exception and variance to construct a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru.
The proposed restaurant will be 2,020 square ft. with 40 seats and eight employees working during a peak shift.

Jeremiah Dilley arrested at courthouse

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A St. Marys man was dragged from the Elk County Court fighting, screaming and howling after sheriff's deputies took him into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly being under the influence of illegal substances.
Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 35, was scheduled for final jury call on multiple charges related to possession and sale of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
When Dilley arrived, bystanders noticed that he was behaving erratically, pacing around and making guttural noises.

Phinazee sentenced in 2014 Ridgway kidnap case

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway woman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of unlawful restraint Monday for her involvement in a 2014 kidnapping along with her boyfriend Dayon McCracken, 24, of Reading.
Phinazee was sentenced to 36 months of probation and fined $300. She was ordered to pay restitution of $243.01 to the victim, Rachel Imdorf, and $78 to the Pennsylvania Victim's Compensation Fund. As a special condition of probation, she is to have no direct or indirect contact with Imdorf.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin

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April 5th

Bunny Hop sees another successful turnout

April 5, 2015

The scene along Vine Road on Saturday morning resembled somewhat of an Easter parade. A large crowd of people of all ages – some wearing bunny ears, pushing strollers, or walking their dogs – made its way from Benzinger Park to Larch Road. However, the occasion was not a parade, but rather the fifth annual Bunny Hop 5K walk/run.

Ohio man drowns in Cameron County

April 5, 2015

GIBSON TWP. – An Ohio man was killed after falling into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in Cameron County on Saturday morning.
According to the Emporium-based state police, the incident occurred at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, on the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of Tunnel Hill, Gibson Township, Cameron County.

April 3rd

Performance to showcase talent, benefit Chloe

April 3, 2015

Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.

3 sent to hospital in Jay Township crash

April 3, 2015

BYRNEDALE – A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

For more information see the Saturday, April 4, 2015 edition of The Daily Press.

Seneca confident of win in suit vs. Highland

April 3, 2015

HIGHLAND TWP. – Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance. An amended ordinance was backed last month.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids

April 3, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!

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