Teens From Weedville Have Been Found
State Police report that the two
missing teens from Weedville have
been located. The report said the
two teens have returned
Police report two missing teenagers from Weedville.
Mackenzie E. Guido, a white female, age 14, 5' 1"
tall, long straight brown hair, metal braces on her
teeth. And, Broc J. McClintick, white male, 5" 7"
tall, 17, were last seen on October 20th about 11:45
Mass For Cpl. Donavan E.
Rotarians Prepare For Halloween
Parade This Sunday
The annual St. Marys Rotary Club
Halloween Parade will be held on
Sunday, October 26th at 1 p.m. at
the South St. Marys Street
Elementary School. Above, Rotarians
are packing treat bags for the event
Haunted Halloween Trail At
Sinnemahoning State Park
Everyone is welcome to the Haunted
Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park on
Saturday, October 25th from 4 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Sale At St. Joseph's
Monastery Continues This Friday And Saturday
Many items at the St.
Joseph's Monastery will be sold on Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th. The sale hours
are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of these days.
Monastery prepares to close, Jeff Buchheit had a chance to talk to Sr.
Rita, about the sale, and about the closing.
Football Challenge At St.
Marys Boys And Girls Club
The St. Marys Boys and Girls Club
will hold a punt, pass and kick
football challenge on Sunday,
October 26th. The event will start
at 10 a.m. There will be seven age
groups, starting at 6-7 and up to
16-18. Everyone is welcome.
Registration will be the day of the
Movie Written And Produced By Dillon
Hoffman, From St. Marys, To Be
Featured At Apollo Theatre
Dillon Hoffman has a passion for
film and has produced, written and
directed "The Horrible 4:
Resolution, Part 1 and 2. Part 2
will be presented at the Apollo
Theatre in St. Marys on Saturday
night, October 25th at 9:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Horrible 4: Resolution takes place 4
years after all the death that
surrounded Michael Freemon. Michael
lost his girlfriend his friends his
job and his boss by a fellow high
school classmate Charles Danning.
Now more death starts to surround
Michael. Who is killing everyone
Michael must find out soon before
everyone he knows dies.
View the trailer to the film above.
Dillon Hoffman recently visited with
us at The River 98.9.
Listen To Our
Christmas Parking Meter Boxes
The hand painted boxes which covered
the parking meters in downtown
Emporium will not be used this
Christmas season according to
Cameron county Chamber of Commerce
Executive director, Tina Johns Solak.
"The boxes were painted by students,
residents of Guy and Mary Felt
Manor, and families," explained
Johns Solak, "Unfortunately after
three years of use, they have fallen
into disrepair and will not be
The painting on the boxes remain
untouched and the chamber is
offering them to the artists. If
parents would like the boxes, or
those that painted them would like
them for a memento, stop in the
chamber during business hours, where
the boxes are on display and can
easily be identified. The boxes not
claimed by November 10th will be
"The chamber wants to thank everyone
who worked on that project! It was
very successful in brining
generations together," explained
Vehicle/Bicycle Accident On
Police reported investigating a two vehicle accident
that occurred on Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500
block of Brusselles street where a 2007 Ford Focus
was being operated east on Brusselles Street by
Brittany Joshnick. The Joshnick vehicle had stopped
at that location to wait for oncoming traffic to
pass in order to conduct a left turn and access a
A gap in
the traffic flow allowed the Joshnick vehicle to
begin to turn left when a Genesis fifteen speed
bicycle that was operated west by Cory A. Yurkaninn
on the sidewalk came into contact with the passenger
side of the Joshnick vehicle. Both vehicles came to
rest in a private driveway.
Yurkanin was transported to Penn Highlands Elk
Emergency room by St. Marys Ambulance. No report on
his condition. Damage to the Joshnick vehicle was
minor while the Yurkanin bicycle sustained severe
damage. The Crystal Fire Department assisted at the
Hit And Run Accident At Best Western
Police reported investigating a hit and run accident
that occurred at best Western Hotel in St. Marys
between Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21st and
22nd. Police report that a white 2012 Chevrolet
Malibu, operated by Sarah Halicki of Dover, Pa., was
struck by an unknown vehicle while it was parked in
the parking lot of the hotel. Damage was minor.
State Funds For Elk County
The Commonwealth Financing Authority
has approved a total of $2.086
million for six energy, trail and
water an sewer projects, including
trail work in Elk County, according
to Senate President Pro Tempre Joe
Scarnati. In Elk County, $150,000
grand will go to west Creek
Recreational Trail Association Inc.,
to fund phase two of the trail
construction along the abandoned
rail corridor located in St. Marys.
The seven mile corridor starts at
St. Mary sand ends in Rathbun. The
recreational trail will be open to
pedestrians, bicyclists cross
country skiers and snowmobilers. The
total project cost is $534,072.
The Public Utility Commission Will
Investigate Distribution Rate
Public Utility Commission recently voted to
investigate distribution rate increase requests for
FirstEnergy Corp.’s Pennsylvania subsidiaries:
Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec),
Pennsylvania Power Company, West Penn Power Company
and Metropolitan Edison Company. The investigation
will determine what, if any, of the requested
increases are justified.
It will also examine
how cost-saving measures from the deployment of
smart meters are to be addressed in the general base
rate case filings. The requests are suspended for up
to seven months and a final decision must be made by
May 3, 2015. Penelec proposed to increase its
distribution rate by 8.6 percent.
Under the request,
the monthly electric bill for an average residential
customer using 1,000 kWh per month would increase
from $120.46 to $140.04.
Rep. Gabler Supports Gun Ordinance
On Monday State Rep.
Matt Gabler joined the majority of the House in
supporting legislation which prevents any of
Pennsylvania’s more than 2,500 municipalities from
enacting their own individual gun ordinances. House
Bill 80, which passed with bipartisan support, has
been sent to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature into
It is unfortunate
that legislation like this is necessary, given the
right to keep and bear arms that is afforded all
law-abiding citizens through the United States
and Pennsylvania constitutions. House Bill 80
nevertheless protects all Pennsylvanians from any
elected official or government body with an anti-gun
House Bill 80 was
amended to include language from House Bill 2011,
legislation which I originally co-sponsored. Under
the amended bill, anyone who has been adversely
affected by any local firearms ordinance may file
suit based on an alleged violation of the state
Allowing one or any
of Pennsylvania’s local jurisdictions to
independently enact its own ordinances concerning an
issue which is already constitutionally guaranteed
is not only potentially confusing but greatly
overreaching. House Bill 80 ensures statewide
uniformity when it comes to firearms laws and
maintains citizens’ confidence in their legal right
may also seek reasonable expenses such as attorney
fees, court costs and compensation for loss of
income. Questions about this or any legislative
issue should be directed to my DuBois office at
(814) 375-4688 or my St. Marys office at (814)
Program On Bath Salts To Be
Presented At Ridgway High School
A program on Bath
Salts will be held on Tuesday, October 28th
at the Ridgway Middle/High School Auditorium.
Presentations will include "The Rising Abuse of Bath
Salts" by Drug Task Force Officers McManus and
Pistner and "Meth Labs" by Agents with the Attorney
Following the presentations, an expert panel
including prison official, probation officials, law
enforcement, mental health, and alcohol and drug
abuse services will hold and question and answer
This event is open to
the public. Children MUST be accompanied by a
parents or guardian.
Two Vehicle Accident Near Skyline
Drive In Fox Township
Police reported that a 2009 Chevrolet 2500, operated
by Kyle Anderson, 18, of Brockport made a right hand
turn onto Route 948 form Skyline Drive in Fox
Township, when he failed to clear the southbound
lane of Route 948 and pulled into the front of a
2014 Chevrolet Impala, operated by Thomas Smith, 61,
of Weedville. The accident caused disabling damage
to both units. Anderson was not injured. Smith
sustained minor injuries and was transported to Penn
Highlands Elk by Fox Township Ambulance. Both units
were towed from the scene.
Route 255 Project Nearing Completion
Activity the week
of Oct. 27 will include:
contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7
a.m. and continue through Friday
afternoon during daytime
Outside travel lanes
on Route 255 northbound and southbound from Tractor
Supply to State Street will be closed during the
daytime to perform work adjacent to the highway.
Lanes will re-open each day at the end of the shift.
The contractor will
be cleaning and sealing newly installed concrete
sidewalks and driveways.
The contractor will
be placing topsoil and seeding various locations
throughout the project.
Elk County Benefiting From Act 13
County has received more than $1 million in Act 13
funding between 2011 and 2013. The county receives
three Act 13 funding streams. Act 13 receipts which
fuels its municipal grant program while also helping
to support county expenses; highway and bridge
improvement funds; and legacy funding which can be
used for conservation and trails.
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Traffic Accident On Lynch Road
Police reported a traffic accident at 9 a.m. on
Tuesday on Lynch Road. A 2003 Chevrolet operated by
Margaret Leuschel of St. Marys was traveling east on
Lynch Road when the braking system on the vehicle
failed. Leuschel drove off the right side of the
road in order to avoid entering the North St. Marys
Street and Lynch Road Intersection without brakes.
The vehicle struck a line of mailboxes and then a
utility pole before coming to rest. Leuschel
sustained a minor injury. The vehicle was towed from
10th Captive Deer Tested Positive
For Chronic Wasting Disease In
According to the
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a tenth
captive deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting
Disease in Pennsylvania since the disease was
discovered on a captive deer farm two years ago. The
seven year old white-tailed deer died at a farm in
Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, and tested positive
for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary
Laboratory in Harrisburg.
Four Jefferson County
deer farms where the deer had lived are under
31 captive deer farms across the state are
quarantined, where deer cannot be moved on or off
the properties. The investigation continues and
additional herds may be quarantined.
There is no evidence
that humans or livestock can get the disease,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the
brain of infected deer, elk and moose, producing
small lesions that eventually result in death.
Animals can get the disease through direct contact
with saliva, feces and urine from an infected
Surveillance for the
disease has been ongoing in Pennsylvania since 1998.
The Department of Agriculture coordinates a
mandatory surveillance program for more than 23,000
captive deer on 1,100 breeding farms, hobby farms
and shooting preserves.
The Pennsylvania Game
Commission collects samples from hunter-harvested
deer and elk and those that appear sick or behave
abnormally. Since 1998, the commission has tested
more than 48,000 free-ranging deer and elk for the
disease. Six wild deer have tested positive for the
disease since 2013.
Ann Ordiway, Rotary Student Of The
week the St. Marys Rotary Club honored Ann Ordiway
as the first student of the month from ECCHS for
this school year. Ann is pictured with her parents,
Bob and Rita Ordiway, along with club President Vern
Kreckel III. Congratulations Ann!
Apprise Day At St. Marys
Senior Center October 29th
The St. Marys Senior Center will
hold an Apprise Day, open to the
public on Wednesday, October 29th
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kelly
Rusciolelli from the Office Of Human
Services will be on hand to assist
you with Medicare Related questions.
Open enrollment continues to
December 7th. For more information
call Lesa at 781-3555.