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February 25th, 2015

3 counties offer support of regional rail authority

February 26, 2015

RIDGWAY – The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges.
The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.

Concert to benefit SMA metal shop

February 26, 2015

For the fifth straight year St. Marys Auto Body is sponsoring a community country concert featuring legendary country group Shenandoah taking the stage on Saturday, March 7 at St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium.
A portion of each ticket sold benefits the SMAHS metal shop program.
The Grammy award winning band has also been named an ACM (Academy of Country Music) Vocal Group of the Year. They have 13 No. 1 hits including "Church on Cumberland Road," "Two Dozen Roses," "If Bubba Can Dance I Can Too" and "Ghost In This House," just to name a few.

North Central hears audit presentation

February 25, 2015

Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2014-2014 fiscal year.
Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit.

Chainsaw carver Scott Dow highlights form, movement

February 25, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous seminar Wednesday morning featured Scott Dow who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing.
He has been doing chainsaw carving for six years which he picked up when his wife Jennifer said it was something she thought he could do. Dow is now a full-time chainsaw carver

Robert J. Hupfer

February 25, 2015

Robert J. Hupfer, 85, of 128 Averyville Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 4, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Gertrude Feldbauer Hupfer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1991 after 43 years of service as a first class tool and die maker.
On Aug. 8, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Fidelis Goodreau, who survives.

John J. "Jack" Struble Sr.

February 25, 2015

John J. "Jack" Struble Sr., 80, a resident of Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, and formerly of St. Marys and Smethport, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Sena-Kean Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 29, 1934, a son of the late William and Viola Valentine Struble.
He married Lois Hollamby Struble in June of 1966, she preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1999. He then married Nancy Beyer Struble, who survives.

February 24th

Venango Catholic upsets Lady Crusaders 50-39 in D9-A semifinals

February 25, 2015

The Venango Catholic Vikings rallied in the fourth quarter to come-from-behind to hand the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders their first loss of the season by a 50-39 score in a District 9-A semifinal game played at the DuBois Area Middle School.

Area native's tweet gains national attention

February 25, 2015

What started as a harmless tweet from an Elk County native turned Penn State alumna to ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann played a major role in his weeklong suspension from the sports network.
Lisa Aiello DeLeon, formerly of Ridgway, says she merely wanted to educate Olbermann about the successful efforts of THON, the school's annual dance marathon in which students raised $13 million this year to fight pediatric cancer. In doing so she tweeted him a link to a story about the event and the phrase, "We Are!"

Emporium man faces multiple drug charges in St. Marys

February 25, 2015

An Emporium man found asleep in a Kay Fork Road cabin faces multiple misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Shane Richard Lyon, 44, was found sleeping in a bed in a camp by patrolmen Smith and Marconi of the St. Marys Police Department.

Stoner presents seminar on 'spirit' faces

February 25, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous had Jason Stoner of Fairfield present a seminar Tuesday at the American Legion along Main Street.
Jason Stoner began carving 10 years ago after receiving a chainsaw as a gift and seeing works done by Duane Bender. Firewood soon became artwork. Stoner began full-time carving four years ago.

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