May 14th, 2015
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ The Ridgway-based state police report investigating a DUI crash that occurred Thursday morning at approximately 4:55 a.m. on state Route 219 near Boot Jack Auto in Ridgway Township.
A known 59-year-old male was reportedly traveling south on SR 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.
Police say the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
The St. Marys Area Track and Field teams competed in the District 9-AAA championships Wednesday afternoon at the Brookville Area track and field complex.
The Lady Dutch placed third in the girls standing with 67 points. DuBois Area won the team title with 122.8 points. Bradford was second with 98 followed by St. Marys 67, Punxsutawney 29.25 and Clearfield with 22.
The Dutchmen placed fifth with 34 points. Bradford won the team title with 146 points followed by DuBois 70, Punxsy 69, Clearfield 53 and St. Marys 34.
A day after recording back-to-back shutouts, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders found themselves on the opposite end of things as they were held scoreless in a 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Bradford Owls on a chilly and windy afternoon at Berwind Park.
Damage from a recent plane accident at the St. Marys Municipal Airport has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
The accident occurred as Preston Hoopes, 35, of Ulysses attempted to start his Cessna 182 airplane by turning the front propellor when the plane suddenly started and veered out of control after traveling several feet crashing into the airport's front office and striking support beams of the second floor West Wind Restaurant.
As today marks National Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day, many are unaware of the motor speech disorder which leaves children struggling to find their voice.
Among those are 4-year-old Maria Surra of St. Marys who was diagnosed with moderate to severe childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at age 3.
"Our Maria is a vibrant, bright, happy, little girl that just cannot express in words what she is feeling and thinking," said her mother, Kelli Surra.
Although Maria knows what she wants to say, her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to verbalize those words.
KERSEY â€“ The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission hosted a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday to recognize the 17 local businesses that were selected as finalists for the 2015 Governorâ€™s ImPAct Awards from the north central region.
The local businesses were selected by partners within North Centralâ€™s PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Development) network for the impact that they have on the north central region, which includes Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Potter and Clearfield counties.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team recorded a pair of shutouts on Tuesday in back-to-back games against the Kane Wolves and the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals at Berwind Park. In the afternoon game, ECC senior Ryan Seelye three a three-inning no-hitter and struck out six as the Crusaders defeated Kane 15-0. In the nightcap, which was played under the lights, the Crusaders blanked DCC 4-0.
The Kane softball team ran into a buzz-saw Tuesday afternoon by the name of the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders. ECC beat the Lady Wolves soundly for the second day in a row as the Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the top of the first and cruised to a 20-1 win in Kaneâ€™s Senior Recognition Game.
Repairs to address foundation issues with Decker's Chapel will soon be underway.
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation will fund a $10,000 grant to cover the expenses to fix the foundation which has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The funding announcement was made Tuesday morning.
Built in 1856, the chapel was gifted to the Elk County Historical Society in 1990 by the Schneider family. It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
A shed and garage were damaged Tuesday afternoon along Woodland Road in St. Marys.
According to reports, an unnamed resident inadvertently started the blaze after dropping an empty bag of charcoal which had accidentally caught fire. The flaming bag reportedly caught the hedges on fire, which then spread to the garage and shed.
The initial call was listed at 118 Woodland Rd., however it was the garage and shed located at 116 Woodland Rd. that sustained damage.