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April 3rd, 2015

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!

April 2nd

Anderson Pa. Eagle Scout of the Year

April 2, 2015

WEEDVILLE – Scouting continues to change the life of 17-year-old Devin Anderson of Weedville as he was recently named Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Devin, son of Joe and Karen Anderson of Weedville, will now advance to the national level where he competes amongst 56 applicants to earn the national Eagle Scout of the Year award.
“I’m blown away by it, really, and I know anything can happen,” said Devin, a junior at St. Marys Area High School. “I’m definitely thankful and grateful for this.”

Brockport man jailed in alleged assault

April 2, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Brockport man has been jailed following an alleged assault Monday evening that left a female victim with serious facial injuries.
Robert John Steele Sr., 32, of Brockport, has been charged with aggravated assault (felony 1), simple assault (misdemeanor 1) and four summary offenses including harassment, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and driving a vehicle without required financial responsibility.

Council addresses South Michael congestion

April 2, 2015

St. Marys City Council voted to formulate a plan to alleviate traffic congestion on a portion of South Michael Street, located near the Post Office, an area known as a choke point in downtown.
It is not uncommon for traffic to become bottlenecked on this stretch of roadway. Winter brings an added challenge as snow and ice build up along the curb narrowing the street even further.

April 1st

Fox supervisors allocate funds for paving projects

April 1, 2015

KERSEY – The Fox Township Supervisors approved various items during their regular Wednesday evening meeting.
The Elk County Commissioners are allocating $8,000 to each municipality for liquid fuels approved projects. Fox Township plans to utilize their allocation toward various paving projects.
The supervisors approved advertising for bids for dust, oil and paving once specifications are received for the paving projects.
Under unfinished business, the supervisors approved updated job descriptions for the water plant operator and roadmaster.

O'Leary enjoyed challenge of writing a play in 30 days

April 1, 2015

Through the New York City-based group The Brooklyn Generator, aspiring playwrights are faced with the challenge of writing a full-length play in a period of 30 days. While that might seem like an overwhelming task, St. Marys native Charlie O'Leary, who currently resides in NYC, was up for the challenge and was the group's Playwright of the Month in February.
O'Leary explained that he first became involved with The Brooklyn Generator last year through his friend, Ken Greller, who is also a playwright.

SR 120 project to start in Elk County

April 1, 2015

RIDGWAY – Roadway improvement work on Route 120 between Ridgway and St. Marys has begun.
PennDOT officials say the repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement. This work was made possible by Act 89.
Contractors began milling the roadway throughout the day Wednesday.

Weather not cooperating with spring sports season

April 1, 2015

Even though the first official contests of the 2014-2015 spring sports season were scheduled for last week, the lingering winter weather has prevented any games from being played in town so far. As of Wednesday afternoon, a few inches of snow were still covering area fields, including Berwind Park. It remains to be seen when Mother Nature will cooperate and allow area teams to get their seasons underway.

March 31st

Winter weather forces road closures

March 31, 2015

A late-season snowstorm Tuesday dumped roughly six inches of heavy wet snow in some parts of Elk County as the area was plagued by several vehicle accidents and road closures.
State Route 219 was closed between Wilcox and Lantz Corners shortly before 10:30 a.m. as several tractor-trailers were stuck on the roadway.
Brynedale Hill on state Route 255 was closed at 10:57 a.m. due to dangerous road conditions and multiple tractor-trailers stuck on the roadway.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team won their fourth straight District 9 Class AA team...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 10-0 score in five innings on...
St. Marys Area High School junior Jordan Romain defeated Clearfield's Kerry Maines for the District...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...