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July 13th, 2014
BENEZETTE â€“ The first ever Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic was celebrated Saturday afternoon at the Dudley Farm in Benezette.
The event, sponsored by the Elk County Democratic Committee, featured addresses from several state and federal candidates.
BENEZETTE â€“ Half a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved several new additions to their staff during a special meeting held Thursday evening. Two additional special education teachers were approved following an executive session.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A preliminary hearing was held Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge George A. King for an inmate of Elk County Prison charged with possession of contraband or controlled substances in the prison.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township Board of Supervisors has been busy drafting a new quality of life ordinance which has undergone some revisions as of the June meeting.
The proposed ordinance establishes "protection districts" which include the "wellhead and watershed protected areas in the township" and seeks to prohibit "certain land uses/activities in the protection districts" and impose "special requirements for all land uses/activities in protection districts," including oil and gas drilling outfits.
Ridgway's annual historic homes tour is back after a several year hiatus and is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3. This year's tour, titled "Ivy and Elegance," will also feature several gardens along with five homes throughout Ridgway Borough.
The event is sponsored by the Ridgway Heritage Council with proceeds from the tour going to benefit the Main Street Beautification Program.
"Ivy and Elegance" tours will begin at 12 p.m. with groups departing every 15 minutes until 2 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The City of St. Marys Police Department arrested David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, for resisting arrest and separately for aggravated assault as a result of an incident which occurred on Tuesday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.