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St. Marys Little League 9-10 Year Olds To Play For State Championship Sunday

 

 

Congratulations to the Minor League girls who are the Pennsylvania Section 1 champions and will now play in the state championship game on Sunday, August 2nd at 3 p.m. Listen for the games on our website, plus St. Marys games on The River 98.9.(Click To Listen...St. Marys Game Only)

 

Pheasants Forever Of North Central PA At Medix Run Rendezvous

 

The Annual Medix Run Rendezvous will be held on August 1st and 2nd in Medix Run, Pa. Over 30 vendors will be participating both days form 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be Outhouse races, sponsored by Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Fund. Also there will be a gun raffle, basket raffle and more.

 

2015 Color For A Cause 5K Run/Walk

 

 

Will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 9:00am at Memorial Park

 

Elk County Humane Society Chicken Barbecue August 2nd

 

 

Elk County Humane Society's next Chicken BBQ will be held Sunday August 2nd at the Elks Parking lot starting at 10:30 a.m.

 

Special Presentation On St. Marys History At Monday's City Council Meeting

 

Dick Dornisch will have a presentation on St. Marys 175th celebration of the founding of St. Marys. City Council will also consider a request from the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce in regards to the annual "Wing Fling".

 

Council will also discuss "Parking Passes", Code book revisions and Council Committee updates. The meeting is Monday, August 3rd at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Three Facing Charges After Incident At Cully's Bar

 

Ridgway Police Department reports filing charges of harassment and disorderly conduct for an incident on July 18th in the rear parking lot of Cully's Bar. According to police, at 10:25 p.m., they located Zachary Lynch, Marjorie Ellenberger and Justin Ellenberger at the location. The three were causing a disturbance, which did turn physical. As a result of the investigation, Lynch and Justin Ellenberger were charged with disorderly conduct, while Marjorie Ellenberger was charged with harassment.

 

Ridgway Man In Possession Of Marijuana

 

Ridgway Police reported that David Figley, 20 of North Broad Street, was found to be visibly under the influence of an unknown substance on July 28th in the area of the skate park. Figley was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Charges are pending.

 

Pick-Up Damaged On Lincoln Street In Ridgway

 

Ridgway police reported that William Granche reported that someone scratched the driver's side bed, door and fender of his maroon 2014 GMC Sierra pick-up truck while it was parked in his driveway on Lincoln Street in Ridgway. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Ridgway Police.

 

Mountain Bike Stolen On Lafayette Street

 

Ridgway Police report that a 26" mountain bike was stolen from a residence on Lafayette Street in Ridgway. The bike is black in color, boys style frame with lime green and silver in color accents. Anyone with information on this incident should contact Ridgway police.

Ridgway Police Investigate Several Incidents

 

Someone used  sharp instrument to damage several vehicles in the area of Allenhurst Avenue between July 22nd and July 24th.

 

Theft charges were filed against Terry Cromley, Center Street in Ridgway. Cromley entered the residence of Richard Robinspn on and removed $900 in cash.

 

Ridgway Police report that Todd Lewis, of North Broad Street, reported that someone dumped white paint on the exterior of his Ford Explorer while it was parked at his residence.

 

Ridgway Police rpeort that George Elias III and April Siple, were arrested on outstanding warrants at their residence at their residence on Commons Lane in Ridgway.

 

Adopt A Duck For Firequacker 2015

 

 

The largest fundraiser for the fireworks which blast off every July from the Cameron County High School is underway!  Every year ducks race to the finish line with the adoptive parents of the first quacker winning $100, second place $75 and third $50. 

 

The Firequacker 2015 is set to coincide with the The First Fork Festival in October at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Numbered ducks may be adopted at Olivett’s Shur Fine on Saturday August 1, at the Cameron County Fair on Thursday August 6 or from the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

 

“If you have a favorite number, contact the chamber office as soon as possible,” advises executive director Tina Johns Solak, “popular numbers sell out fast!”  Ducks can be adopted for $2.00 each or a 6-quack for $10.00. 

 

Seneca Resources will match dollar for dollar all money raised during the Firequacker Race.  All the funds benefit the yearly fireworks set to blast off from the Cameron County Football Field Saturday July 2

 

 

Tractor Parade At Cameron County Fair

 

 

Join us in kicking off the 2015 Cameron County Fair! Tractors owners, community groups, the CCHS marching band will participate! any one that

would like to join us is welcome to make a float, march, ride a truck, decorate

a bicycle, whatever sounds like fun to you! Or stand along the street and watch the fun!. Fair coming in August.

 

CEC Offering Free Workshops For College Students

 

Attention College Students: Career Prep 101: A free workshop series for college students will be offered by The Community Education Center in St Marys on Wednesday, Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday August 5th.  Workshops include: preparing for job interviews, writing a winning resume, recognizing the qualities employers are seeking and using social media to your advantage. Workshops are open to students beginning their freshman year through recent college grads. If you’re interested in participating in Career Prep 101, call the Community Education Center at (814) 781-3437 or visit communityedcenter.com for more information or to register.

 

 

The River 98.9 To Broadcast From Elk Expo

 

Bring the entire family to the Elk Country Visitor Center for the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo.  The PA Game Commission will hold the annual elk license drawing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. With vendors, displays, presentations, contests, entertainment, wagon rides and children’s activities,

 

Jeff Buchheit On "Discover The Great Outdoors"

 

 

Jeff Buchheit and Bill Boylan talk Fly Fishing on Discover the Great Outdoors on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

 

Women Who Care Grant Applications Available

 

 

Women Who Care Grant Applications are currently available with a deadline for submission by August 14th, 2015. The granting dollars available for this granting cycle will be $21,000. With this year’s grants the organization will reach a milestone of giving over $100,000 back to the community. Over the past six years they have made grants to area agencies to enhance programs that provide valuable services to our local families. Again this year, Women Who Care will be reserving a portion of our grant dollars specifically for Arts and Recreation projects. 

Pictured are children displaying their projects at the Wilcox Library after attending their weekly story hour. WWC 2014 granted dollars to support the Library’s weekly program. Other projects funded in 2014 were: Elk County Catholic School System’s Drop Shot Basket Ball Funnel; the Boys and Girls Club’s Homework Club; Community Nurses Inc.’s Auto Medication Dispensers; Dickinson Center’s Cross Roads Meal Program; LIFT for assisted Technology projects; a new color printer for Johnsonburg Public Library; and funds to support the Elk County Historical Society projects. 

The purpose of the Women Who Care (WWC) organization is to strengthen the local communities by engaging and educating women in philanthropy and issues that are important to families. This year, the Women Who Care organiztion has 188 members and is growing steady. WWC will distribute dollars to various local charitable organizations through a grant application process. Eligible awards will be limited to nonprofit organizations with current 501 (c) (3) status, schools or municipalities who serve the residents of Elk County. Requests must not duplicate the work of other local organizations, and must reflect sustainability and/or other ongoing support. Award amounts will be given up to $6,000. Top grant applications will be presented to the full members at its annual meeting in the fall where the membership will vote on the projects.

Inquiries/questions and requests for applications can be directed to Paula Fritz Eddy of the Elk County Community Foundation at 814-834-2125 or by email at eccf@windstream.net or by visiting their website atwww.elkcountyfoundation.com . The Women Who Care organization was established as a project of the Elk County Community Foundation.

 

Lisa DeWald Is This Weeks Instant Winner Wednesday Winner!

 

 

Instant Winner Wednesday, presented by Defined By Ink! This week you need to name the TV Series from these three clues. Check out winner and answer,   CLICK HERE.

 

 

Large Turnout For Penn Highlands Elk Public Meeting

 

 

 

The Penn Highlands Elk board of directors held a public meeting on Thursday in a move meant to ensure community access to the hospital’s power structure and to discuss its operations. 

The public meeting is held annually to “communicate with our community,” according to spokeswoman Karen Hazlett. It is also a regulatory requirement handed down by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a chance to gather public input for a year

Elk County Youth Field Day In September

 

The 22nd annual Elk Co. Youth Field Day will be held on Saturday, September 19th at the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club in Flower Valley. This free event is open to all youths, age 10 to 14, who will participate in 8 different events though out the day. The program starts at 8:30am will end around 4:30pm. Lunch is served at noon to all participants, including the over 100 volunteers. All participants receive a hat and a t-shirt and a chance to win numerous prizes at the end of the day.

 

Registration is free-there is no cost to anyone due to support from throughout the County.

 

To register call the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce at 781-3804 for an application. The registration is from August 3rd to September 14th and space is limited so early registration is recommended.

 

Note: As parents are not permitted to accompany their kids to the events, there are programs scheduled for the adults.

 

Pieces Of New Hotel Arrives

 

 

A piece of the new hotel being constructed on Depot Street arrived this week. (Photo by Jeff Buchheit)

 

State Auditor Report Says St. Marys Municipal Workers Retirement Benefits Out Of Step With Other Third Class Cities

 

A new state report says retirement benefits for some St. Marys municipal workers are out-of-step with those in similar Third Class cities across the state, as prescribed by law. 

 

The report compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General and recently issued to The Era, found St. Marys non-uniform pension benefits for employees hired before January 2001 have remained below state standards since the issue was first discovered in 2003. (Bradford Era)

 

Public Meeting At Penn Highlands Elk Today

 

The Penn Highlands Elk board of directors will hold its annual public meeting on Thursday in a move meant to ensure community access to the hospital’s power structure and one likely to take on added significance amid growing public scrutiny of its operations. 

The meeting, scheduled from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in the Education Center of the main hospital at 763 Johnsonburg Road, is held annually in an effort to “communicate with our community,” according to spokeswoman Karen Hazlett. It is also a regulatory requirement handed down by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a chance to gather public input for a year-end review. (Bradford Era)

Several Counts Dropped In Elk County Sex Abuse Case

 

A Dagus Mines man charged with sexually abusing a child and photographing the encounters has seen a number of the counts against him dropped by Elk County’s district attorney, who argues they failed to fit the evidence at hand and were unlikely to hold up in a court of law.  

In total, 10 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, all first or second-degree felonies, have been withdrawn against Dennis L. Fischer, 43, of 98 Sandberg St., according to online court records. (Bradford Era)

Two Vehicle Accident On Fairview Road

 

State Police report that Larry Masiker, 51, of Pleasantville, and William  Pontzer, 23, of Kersey, were both traveling north on Route 948 and approaching the intersection with green Road, when Pontzer, operating a tractor, was attempting to make a left turn onto Green Road. Masiker began to pass Pontzer, when impact occurred as the front of the Masiker vehicle struck the left side of the tractor. Both vehicles traveled a short distance before coming to rest. No injuries were reported.

 

Changes For Cameron County Fair

 

There are a few schedule changes to this year's fair. They are as follows:

 

Throughout the week:
the Nature Scavenger hunt will return from last year.

 

Sunday night (Aug. 2nd)
Glen Lucas will be playing at Vesper Services

 

Monday night (Aug 3rd):
There will be hula hoop demonstrations provided by Teresa
Musical entertainment will be provided by: JM & Tango in place of Legacy

 

Tuesday night (Aug 4th):
Jazzy Jar contest 
Mountain Melodies will be performing at 6:30

 

Saturday (Aug 8th) 
There will be a yard sale starting at 9 am

 

Due to the avian flu we will not be accepting any eggs for exhibit. we will also not have birds of any type at the fair. This is from the State Fair Association and not our decision. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Duck Launch At Memorial Park August 15th

 

   

 

A Duck Launch will be held at Memorial Park on Saturday, August 15th. All proceeds will benefit the St. Marys Playland Repair Project. Purchase tickets o sponsor a numbered duck. Three ducks will be selected randomly from pool for prizes of $300, $150, $50. Cost is $5 per Duck Ticket.

 

Tickets are available at Northwest Savings Bank, St. Marys, GKN Sinter Metals on Fairview Road, Knights Of Columbus, and at Memorial Park pool, leading top to the duck launch. The project is sponsored by the Elk County Volunteer Alliance and the St. Marys Knights Of Columbian Club.

 

Rotary Welcomes Ron Luckenbill

 

 

This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed Ron Luckenbill. Ron builds Muzzleloaders, and he gave the club a very interesting presentation on the subject. He was the guest of Rotarian Bo Cappeillo, and is pictured above with Club President Sue Lepovetsky, Bo Cappiello, and a few of the Muzzleloaders he made. Ron is also a member of the Emporium Rotary Club. The club extends Thanks to Ron for joining them for the evening

 

Brockport Man Charged With Aggravated Assault

 

State Police reported that Aaron Welsh, 31, of Brockport was charged after a domestic incident on Route 219 in the village of Brockport, in Horton Township. According to police, Welsh threatened a 45 year old female and a 19 year old female, both of Brockport, with a rifle. Welsh discharged the firearm inside the residence. He then fled the scene, but was later taken into custody, where charges were filed.

 

ATA Transportation Registration At Emporium Senior Center

 

ATA Transportation registration will be held from 10am to noon on Monday August 3rd  . It’s free for anyone 65 yrs or older. You’ll need a form of identification.. Located at the Emporium Senior Center on 213 ½ S Maple Street in Emporium.

 

Ride For The Elk A Big Hit!

 

 

The annual Ride For The Elk was held on Saturday at the Elk Country Visitors Center. The River 98.9's Cassey Riddle (right) broadcasting live.

 

Town Hall Tuesday Features Dr. Toth From St. Marys Area School District

 

 

Dr. Toth addresses a variety of subjects, including summer projects in the St Marys Area School District . Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., presented by Straub Beer! Or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

 

 

St. Marys Man Falls From Roof

 

 

 

Emergency personnel were called out to 419 Gay Road in St. Marys on Thursday evening at about 5:34 p.m. It was learned that a man fell from a roof. StatMEDEVAC was called to the scene. St. Marys Ambulance Service positioned the ambulance near the ball field at Memorial park, where the emergency helicopter landed. No word as to the mans condition

 

Accident At Intersection Of Lafayette Street And Washington Street

 

State Police reported that Amanda Mather, 30 of St Marys was pulled over by St Marys City Police officer Bradley Harshbarger. As Harshbarger returned to hes vehicle, Mather took her foot off the brake and drifted backwards into the front of a 2014 Chevrolet Caprice. No one was injured.

 

Assault At Becks Bar In Ridgway Township

 

State Police reported that a known 30 year old female from Kalen was choked and punched in the face by Edward Valeri, 39, of Kane. Charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Reckless Endangering another person and Harassment were filed.

 

Interference With Child Custody Exchange

 

State Police reported that a known victim told police that his ex-girlfriend was refusing to exchange custody of their daughter on July 15th. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that according to the current child custody court order, the actor was not required to exchange custody.

 

Bridge Work Continues On Route 555 In Weedville

 

PennDOT officials advise drivers that work continues on the Kersey Run Bridge Project on Route 555 in Weedville. Alternating traffic patters have been in place since April, with replacement work taking place one side at a time. Traffic has been taking turns crossing Kersey Run using the northbound lane of the old bridge.

 

Reconstruction work will begin on the northbound lane of the bridge. Overall work will included removal of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge, new approaches, paving, and guiderail updates. All work is weather and schedule dependent. The new bridge is expected to be completed by early October.

 

Tom Herzing, Domino's Match Game Winner

 

CLICK HERE for this weeks Match Game question and answer.

 

What's the common bond...Kennedy, Lennon, Wayne?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troia Club Ravioli Dinner July 26th

 

The Troia Social Club will sponsor a homemade Ravioli Dinner on Sunday, July 26th from 10:30 to sold out to benefit LIFT (Life and Independence For Today). I twill be held a the intersection of North St Marys Street and Center Street in St. Marys, across from the Apollo Theatre. Cost is $9.00 per dinner.

 

Instant Winner Wednesday!

 

 

Instant Winner Wednesday, presented by Defined By Ink! This weeks winner is Kayla Moore!  CLICK HERE, for this weeks trivia question.  Jack, Janet, Chrissy were characters from what TV show?

 

 

City Police Warn Public Of Scam

 

City Police would like to inform citizens of a scam recently reported to the St. Marys Police Department. Police report that a citizen replied to a an add on Craig's List for a job listing under the heading "Hotel-Front-Desk-Needed". The ad listed the hourly wage at $16.00 and mentioned the Twin Tiers NY/PA. The citizen responded and learned this was not for a hotel job. The citizen was sent a fraudulent check and was instructed to deposit it into her account and keep a certain amount for her weekly pay and given instructions on what to do with the remaining money. The citizen, believing this was a scam, took the check to her bank and they discovered the check was fraudulent. Police would like to caution citizens and remind them to never provide any personal or banking information to unknown individuals.

 

Town Hall Tuesday

 

 

This week we'll be joined by Dave Parsons and Brad Lewis from SMC Powder Metallurgy. The local company was recently the recipient of the an Award of Distinction from the Metal Powder Industries Federation in the 2015 Design Competition. . Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., presented by Straub Beer! Or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Cameron County Fair August 2nd - 8th

 

 

The annual Cameron County Fair will be held August 2nd through te 8. Monday features the annual Tractor Parade at 5 p.m. Tuesday it's "Cameron County's Got Talent show at 7 p.m. Wednesday features the Howard Mincone Trolling Entertainment. Thursday, the band "Old Skool" will perform at 7 p.m. Friday the Beautiful Baby contest, Coronation ceremonies, Basket Bonanza at 8 p.m., and Karaoke at 7 p.m. On Saturday, The 11th annual Havey Gribble Memorial Horseshoe Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. For complete list of activities, CLICK HERE

 

Straub Beer Dinner In Cameron County

 

 

Straub Brewery has been hosting beer dinner fundraisers in metropolitan areas for years, but this year the brew masters keeping close to home and will host a Straub Beer Lovers Dinner at the Emporium Country Club in August.  Diners will be treated to a four course dinner including five different Straub beers. 

 

“Each beer has been specifically chosen to complement gourmet food prepared by the staff at the Emporium Country Club,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. 

 

Diners will be treated to appetizers paired with Straub Lager, a salad will be complimented by Straub Hefeweizen and the main course of chicken breasts with a peach salsa, rice pilaf and onion straws will be accompanied by Straub Pilsner. 

 

The price for the four course meal is $35.00 per person.  Tickets for the August 12 event are limited and can be purchased at the Emporium Country Club, chamber office or online at www.cameroncountychamber.org.

 

 

 

 

Donate To Decker's Chapel

 

Learn more about the Decker's Chapel revitalization project. Plus, learn more about how

to donate. CLICK HERE

 

 

Latest On Upcoming Elk Expo

 

 

Bring the entire family to the Elk Country Visitor Center for the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo.  The PA Game Commission will hold the annual elk license drawing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. With vendors, displays, presentations, contests, entertainment, wagon rides and children’s activities, Elk Expo 2015 should be better than ever! Champion of the PA Wilds 2015 Event of the Year Winner!

For more information call the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau (814) 849-5197 or visit www.ElkExpo.com

 

Human Foozball coming to Memorial Park

 

 

St. Marys Recreation Department is busy preparing for the Human Foozball event, coming August 2nd. For more information, contact Memorial Park, or CLICK HERE

 

 

Summer Sweepstakes

 

Win tickets to the Rock of the 70's show at the Clearfield County Fair.

 

Weekly winners get Theme Park tickets

 

Click here!

 

 

Community Nurses Announce Annual Butterfly Release

 

The Community Nurses 5th annual Butterfly Release for Hospice will take place on Sunday, August 2 at 1 p.m. at The Serenity Garden at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.  Hundreds of butterflies are released to honor and remember loved ones.

 

It is not necessary to sponsor a butterfly to attend this special event. All are encouraged to gather at The Serenity Garden on August 2 to join the celebration of remembrance. Light refreshments will be served.  Anyone requiring seating should bring a lawn chair.

 

To purchase a butterfly, log onto www.communitynurses.org, and print an order form under “Special Events.” 

 

St. Marys Quarterback Club Family Picnic

 

The St. Marys Quarterback Club will hold their annual Family Picnic on Monday, August 8th. The picnic starts at 3 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, beans pop, water, and adult beverages will be available. There will be games, a meet the coaching staff event, along with coaches comments. RSVP by July 31st. There is no cost for the picnic. Contact Marie Aul, 128 Siecker Road, St. Marys. Text 335-8981.

 

 

Straub Beer Dinner In Cameron County

 

 

Straub Brewery has been hosting beer dinner fundraisers in metropolitan areas for years, but this year the brew masters keeping close to home and will host a Straub Beer Lovers Dinner at the Emporium Country Club in August.  Diners will be treated to a four course dinner including five different Straub beers. 

 

“Each beer has been specifically chosen to complement gourmet food prepared by the staff at the Emporium Country Club,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. 

 

Diners will be treated to appetizers paired with Straub Lager, a salad will be complimented by Straub Hefeweizen and the main course of chicken breasts with a peach salsa, rice pilaf and onion straws will be accompanied by Straub Pilsner. 

 

The price for the four course meal is $35.00 per person.  Tickets for the August 12 event are limited and can be purchased at the Emporium Country Club, chamber office or online at www.cameroncountychamber.org.

 

Blast In The Burg VI

 

A Blast In The Burg VI, open Class Drum Corps Competition will be held on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. at Memorial Field In Johnsonburg.

 

Tickets are available throughout the area in St. Marys at Vito's; in Ridgway at at Cliffe's and the Prescription Center; in Johnsonburg at the Johnsonburg Press Office, The Old Brickyard, and The Senior Center; at Wilcox Beverage; and at the Chambers of Commerce in Kane and DuBois. 


Those interested in having their tickets mailed to them should sent their requested number of tickets along with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Terry Feronti, 534 Glen Hazel Rd., Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845. He may also be contacted via e-mail at terrence@windstream.net or by calling 814-965-5771 or 814-512-4795.


Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and under with a discount on advanced tickets. At the door adult tickets will cost $15. 


The 2015 show's lineup consists of the Music City of Nashville, Tenn., Blue Devils B of Concord, Calif., Legends of Kalamazoo, Mich., Spartans of Nashua, N.H., Blue Saints of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and Jubal from The Netherlands.