March 10th, 2015
WILCOX â€“ Construction activities on the $132.5 million East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project have begun.
Despite winter weather, the project's contractor, Layne Christensen Company of Texas, has started work including setting up numerous trailers onsite, installing project and traffic signs, placement of erosion and sediment control features and stockpiling rock to be used to construct the project's work platform.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District continues to look for answers to projected deficits in this school year and the next during a budget workshop held Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Following a month-long fundraiser, the Ridgway Area High-Middle School was able to donate $1,025 to the Ridgway YMCA in support of the organization's recent pool and fitness center renovations.
Coined "Have a heart month," students, faculty and staff at the Ridgway Area High-Middle School teamed up to raise money for women's heart health throughout the month of February, deciding that the YMCA would be an appropriate beneficiary for the cause.
CLARION â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 79-49 loss to Farrell on Tuesday night at Clarion University in the PIAA Class A second round.
The Steelers led all the way. They held a 15-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter and were up 34-25 at halftime. A strong third quarter gave them a 62-33 lead, and they went on to win 79-49.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â With a new code enforcement officer on staff, the Johnsonburg Borough Council is looking into the condemnation process to help fight the borough's blight problem.
At Monday's council meeting, a property at 208 Church St. was briefly discussed as a starting point for the borough's efforts.
"208 Church St. had burned a couple of years ago," said Mary Polaski, Johnsonburg Borough manager. "Maybe it is time to start on that one to find out what we can do and what we can't do."
KANE â€“ A criminal case against a Kane man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl is headed to McKean County Court.
The defendant is Joseph Allen Snyder, 42, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" all charges to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing Monday at the Kane court on Fraley Street.
The defendant remains in the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $200,000 cash bail.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys woman is charged in multiple felony charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was charged as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's North Central Municipal Drug Task Force.
College Basketball Roundup
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
Residents from throughout the area were treated to an evening of music and a few good laughs Saturday night as Shenandoah took to the stage at the St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium along with local band Six Pak and comedian Bubba Bradley, as part of the annual concert presented by St. Marys Auto Body.
EBENSBURG â€“ ECC may have been down, but they were never out in Friday night's PIAA Class A opening round game against the Bishop Carroll Huskies at Central Cambria High School. Trailing for most of the game, and by as many as 14 points at one time, the Crusaders came alive in the fourth quarter, rallying to tie the game and force overtime en route to recording a 56-50 victory.