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October 2nd, 2014

Man who threatened DA waived for court

October 3, 2014

The Brookville man who left a profanity-laden phone message for District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon was waived for court on Sept. 17 by Judge George A. "Tony" King.
Christopher Raymond Thomas, 41, was waived for court on felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility and threatening unlawful harm to influence judicial or administrative process, as well as misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment and one summary charge of harassment.

Municipal Authority names new treasurer

October 3, 2014

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority named Bob Bogacki as its new treasurer during Thursday's meeting, marking the second meeting in a row that a new treasurer has been named for the authority.
Ed LaValle, the authority's chairman, was nominated and approved as the treasurer during a Sept. 5 meeting after Bill Briggs resigned from the position in June after citing "illegal practices" as the reason for his resignation.
LaValle said there are no illegal practices within the authority, which he confirmed with the authority's solicitor.

'Sacred Assembly' event to be held tonight

October 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."

October 1st

Search suspended for missing Ridgway Marine

October 2, 2014

Breaking news late Wednesday night confirmed that the search for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was suspended.
He was declared missing Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
The search has since been suspended after five days, according to published reports.
Reports indicate the search included boats, aircraft, and a land search, and covered 1,714 square miles.

Scare at the Fair to haunt visitors

October 2, 2014

KERSEY – The Scare at the Fair haunted house and hayride event is sure to put a fright in those planning to attend on Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The Elk County Fair Queen and her court are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the fair. The court will decide closer to next year's fair specifically what the funds will be used for.
A small admission price is being collected, however all children will receive a complimentary hot dog and hot chocolate. Baked goods are also being sold.

September 30th

Charges filed in poaching of record-class bull elk

October 1, 2014

KARTHAUS TWP. – One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced.
The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack that initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. At that score, and if the bull had been legally harvested, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever.

Solid Waste Authority meets at landfill

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.

Veterans outreach event focusing on health care

October 1, 2014

ST. MARYS – A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.

September 29th

Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine

September 30, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.

Judge declares mistrial in Ecklund case

September 30, 2014

After a full day of trial proceedings, Judge Richard Masson declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon James Ecklund, 23, of Ridgway, who is charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The motion for a mistrial was made by attorney Michael S. Marshall on the grounds that the Commonwealth's witnesses differed in their testimonies as to the dates on which the alleged incident occurred. The defense was prepared with an alibi witness, but differing accounts of what night the incident occurred would render the alibi defense meaningless.

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