August 20th, 2014
Nancy Lee Ross Long, affectionately known as â€śMeme,â€ť passed away peacefully at home in State College on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.Â
The daughter of Charles and Sarah Belle Myers Ross, Nancy was born Sept. 3, 1938 in Philipsburg.
Elk County recently became home to a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron with a focus on aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs.
The Elk County Composite Squadron 507 is under the direction of
Squadron Commander Alan McPherson and 2nd Lieutenants Bill Laird and Faisal El-Awar, all of whom are pilots. Senior member Jim Weichman acts as the group's historian and financial advisor.
"We want to provide this service to the county," McPherson said.
Andrew Thomas Hoover, 29, of St. Marys is charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Based on suspicious activity, Sgt. Shaffer of the St. Marys Police Department deployed the K9 narcotic detection dog, Copper, who led police to find two clear fentanyl patches and a clear ziplock bag that contained glassine packets typically used for packaging heroin.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire.
Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January.
RIDGWAY â€“Â County officials are reportedly filing right-to-know requests with various local police departments to track down the amount of hours worked by full-time and part-time Elk County Sheriff's deputies.
For years it has been common practice for full-time and part-time sheriff's deputies to also work for local police forces.
The requests, however, have caused grave concerns with the county's sheriff's department, mainly due to the negative implications that an investigation demands.
RIDGWAY â€“Â St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, speaking on behalf of the Elk County Mayors Association, addressed the board of commissioners Tuesday morning regarding the May 21 flooding that devastated parts of Elk County.
"The flood happened so fast and I don't think anyone was really prepared," Howard said. "I know we weren't [ready] but at the same time, St. Marys did not receive anywhere near as much damage as Ridgway did. I've tried to look into exactly what happened and why it was such a tragedy for our area, especially for Ridgway.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team opened their 2014 fall season with a 9-0 shutout victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders are now 1-0 on the season and will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to DuBois Area High School to take on the Lady Beavers in a 3:30 p.m. match.
Representatives of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood visited several local hospitals to help celebrate the birth of Daniel Tiger's sister.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is the top-rated animated television series from The Fred Rogers Company, which airs nationally on PBS KIDS.
Several residents spoke up at Monday night's City Council meeting to express frustration with Marcellus shale wells near residential property as well as construction in the city.
Paul Fleming, who lives in the Haney Hill area, described his life as a living hell since a shale well was installed just over a half mile from his house.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be wrapping up a three-game homestand with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at PNC Park, and area residents are encouraged to come to the St. Marys Community Pool for the Memorial Park staff's lone Pirate Night of the summer. The game, which is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start, will be projected on a screen under the pavilion in the pool's snack bar area.