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April 3rd, 2015

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!

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.

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Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...