Business Trick or Treating will be
held in downtown Ridgway on Thursday, October 29th
from 3 to 5 p.m.
Road Fire Ruled Accidental
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and the
Crystal Fire Department investigated the cause and
origin of a fire that damaged a wood frame
structure at 708 Vine Road in St. Marys on Saturday,
The cause of the fire was determined to be
accidental and related to a problem with a chimney
and interior ductwork. Damage is estimated at over
$100,000.00. There were no injuries however a few
pets perished as a result of the fire.
Kersey Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Drugs Into
Josh Knepp of Kersey pleaded guilty to possessing
Suboxone rectally smuggled into Elk County Prison in
Ridgway in June of last year. Knepp, 37, pleaded
guilty in Elk Count Court to possessing contraband
while an inmate, a second-degree felony count and
was sentenced Monday to 20 to 42 months confinement,
according to an online court records.
Knepp was also sentenced Monday to 12 to 24 months
confinement to run concurrent after pleading guilty
to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a
second-degree misdemeanor, stemming for a March 2015
inciden in which police say he stole a relative's
car from outside their Kersey home.
Elk County Humane Society Chicken
BBQ October 11th
A Chicken BBQ to benefit the Elk County Humane
Society will be held on Sunday, October 11th stating
at 10:30 a.m. at the St Marys Elks Club. The BBQ
features 1/2 chicken, steamed potato, baked beans,
cole slaw and roll for $9.00.
Several Defendants Appear In Elk County Court For
Return day was held at Elk County Court on Monday.
Plea and sentencing information appear in
online documents. For the complete list and story,
(The Bradford Era)
Stackpole-Hall Foundation Executive Director Talks
About Recent Long Range Planning Initiative
Dr. William Conrad, Executive
Director of the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, provides
information on the findings of their recent Long Range
State Rep Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and I
today joined a bipartisan majority of our House
colleagues today to defeat Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal
to raise taxes on Pennsylvanians. The governor’s
plan, filed as an amendment to House Bill 283,
proposed increasing the Personal Income Tax (PIT)
from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent and imposing
severance tax on natural gas drillers while using a
small portion of the taxes to finance an expansion
of the state’s existing Property
Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
On the eve of the 100th day of the budget impasse,
our governor must face the reality that the tax
increases necessary to feed his insatiable appetite
for unsustainable government spending does not have
enough support from Pennsylvanians to become law.
The reasons for opposing it are obvious.
Casali's "Indian Pale Milk Stout" Featured On
Come join Casali's Italian Grille this Thursday,
October 8th at 5 p.m. to try this years pick from
the United Way Craft Beer Competition. The United
Way beer Casali's Italian Grille will be serving an
"Indian Pale Milk Stout" named "I.P.M.S." Designed
by home brewer Ben Pettenati and brewed on the
Straubs small batch system, it combines all for the
best parts of a true Milk Stout with a
generous helping of hops to make this a truly
special one o of kind style of beer. The Judges that
picked this Milk Stout are Corey Nesbitt (Bar
Manager/Casali's) and Jeff Loeffler (Owner/GM
Special thanks to Straub Brewery and especially
Brewmaster Vince Assetta for his guidance and
assistance in getting this beer to tap.
All proceeds from I.P.M.S. Sales will benefit the St
Marys Area United Way. Stoop in and try some while
supplies last. Plenty of appetizers and dinner
Suspect Facing DUI Charges
The Pennsylvania State Police in Emporium reported
that a known suspect was pulled over for a vehicle
code violation in Shippen Township on Monday,
October 5th at 8:25 p.m. Upon further investigation
it was found that the suspect was under the
influence of alcohol. The investigation in
Fork Festival October 10th
The annual First Fork Festival will
be held on Saturday, October 10th at the
Sinnemahoning State Park in Austin.
Man Killed After Being Struck By Another Vehicle
Fog may have played a part in a fatal accident that
took place on Monday morning on Bucktail Trail.
Jeffrey Lamb, 44, died of injuries sustained when he
was struck by a passing pickup truck. Lamb was
collecting trash at the time of the incident.
City police report that a garbage truck was
stationary on the ewst side of the road facing east.
Two workers had exited the truck to collect garbage
from both sides of the road. A 1997 Ford F-250
operated by Richard Sarginger, 51, of St Marys, was
traveling west on Bucktail Road, approaching the
stopped garbage truck. Sarginger struck Lamb, who
was crossing the roadway. Lamb was taken to Penn
Highlands Elk, where he was pronounced deceased by
Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio.
Police were assisted by the Crystal Fire Department
and PennDOT. The Emporium Fire Department also
Police found that reduced visibility due to the time
of day, fog and headlamp glare were all factors in
the accident. The investigation continues.
The portion of highway between Benzinger Road and
Jackson Road were closed for a period of time
Recreation Department Alerts Council
of the St Marys Recreation Department alerted
council of several projects, including the problem
with an agin St Marys Community Pool. Members told
of a pool that is very old in need of costly
Cameron County Ambulance Officials Present Financial
Cameron county ambulance officials predict they will
be broke and in fact 72 thousand dollars in the hole
by the end of 2016.
Emporium borough council took action last night
(Monday) and voted to give more than 28 thousand
dollars to the ambulance service. According to
borough officials Shippen, lumber and portage
townships are expected to vote this month to provide
funding. The money is coming from the Marcellus
drilling act 13 impact fees.
Meanwhile Cameron county school board is waiting to
get answers from ambulance officials before deciding
on what level of service they want to contract for
sporting events. Last month officials offered
levels based on how many emergency providers would
respond and for which sports.
Cameron county baseball and softball
players will have new head coaches
this spring. Ryan Breslin –
baseball and Ryan Neal – softball
have indicated they will not return
for the 2016 season.
Money Recovered By City Police
Police reported having money turned over them that
was found in the area of the ST. Marys Plaza on
October 5th. The owner may claim the money by
contacting City Police and being able to give
specific information regarding the money.
St. Marys Teen Charged With Theft Of A Motor Vehicle
State Police have charged
Kyle Meyer, 18, of ST Marys for theft of a motor
vehicle after an incident that occurred on September
30th in Kersey. Meyer is accused of removing a 1997
Dodge Dakota Ext. Cab truck from a parking area long
the south side of Main Street an drove it around the
area for a short time before parking it in an
overgrown field approximately a half mile northwest
from the scene. The vehicle suffered damage to the
front of the vehicle as a result of striking a tree.
The actor fled the scene.
Rotary Welcomes Author & Cancer Survivor Susan Evans
This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed Susan
Evans from Bradford.
Susan is an Ovarian
Cancer Survivor and is the Author of "Don't Write
theObituary Yet" which
is a book she wrote about her experience with thedisease. Susan is
also a Rotarian, and a member of the University ofPittsburgh at
Bradford Advisory Board. She was the guest of
Lepovetsky, and is pictured here with Dale and Club
Former Rep. Jim Distler Remembered By State House
Monday on the House floor, we took time to remember
state Rep. Jim Distler, who passed away earlier this
year. He served Clearfield and Elk counties in the
state House for three terms and will always be
remembered as an outstanding public servant.
Here are the floor remarks I offered in introducing
the condolence resolution.
Drones Headed To Emporium
If you see something flying overhead in Emporium
next week most likely it is a drone. Drone Guys
have targeted the PA Wilds for documentation. Jim
Temoshenko and Chad Raugh from Mount Jewett will be
at the controls.
The company has flown over St Marys, DuBois and
other cities in the region and will post the
Emporium video on the web site: droneguyspa.com.
Youth Charged With Stealing Candy Bar
Police reported a retail theft that occurred at M.
J. Market at 275 Fairview Road in Kersey. A known 12
year old male was charged with taking a Reese Peanut
Butter Cup candy bar without paying.
Kersey Woman Cited On Hollow Street In Fox Township
Police responded to and investigated a report of an
intoxicated person at 109 Hollow Street in Fox
Township. It was determined that the Anne Simpson,
45, of Kersey, was under the influence of alcohol to
a degree that may endanger herself. Simpson was
charged for public drunkenness on a non-traffic
Open House In
Conjunction With National Fire
Mark your Calendars for Saturday
October 10th. The Ridgway Fire Department will have
an open house on Saturday October 10th from 12:00
noon until 3:00PM as a part of Fire Prevention Week.
All RFD equipment will be on display, there will be
Fire Prevention handouts for the kids, snacks will
be provided, and of course the ever poplar fire
truck rides. The open house will be held at the
carnival lot unless the weather is bad, and then it
will be at Central Station.
Shop Local Made Easier
The words are bantered about “shop local”, but why
and how? The why is because local merchants make
donations to local organizations. Dealing with an
out of town owner is often difficult to reach and
corporate policy sometimes places restrictions. For
every dollar spent at a local hardware, grocery, or
retail shop 45 cents comes back to the community.
Purchase it elsewhere and 15 cents comes back, and
if you purchase online, no money comes back locally.
The how just got easier. Saturday November 28 is
Shop Small Saturday. A number of retail shops will
participate hosting special sales and activities.
To help you pick out the perfect gift, the Cameron
County Chamber of Commerce web site at
is offering a gift buying section. Each week gifts
made by artists in the region will be featured.
They can be purchased using the online store, or
reserved with a phone call for pick up.
This season shop local and keep the money local
Gymnastics Sign Up At St. Marys Boys
And Girls Club
GYMNASTICS: Sign up for gymnastics will begin on
Monday October 5th. Gymnastics will start on
Saturday October 10th. Ages 3,4,5 cost is $40 per
month with $15 sign up fee. Ages 6 and up cost is
$45 per month with $15 sign up fee. Gymnastics will
be on Saturdays with preschool kids going
9:00-9:45am and older kids going from 9:45-10:45. In
November gymnastics will switch to Monday's with
preschool going 4:00-4:45 and older group going at
4:45-5:45. The date is unknown at this time when it
will switch from Saturday's to Monday's but we will
be sure to get this info out ASAP. YOU MUST SIGN UP
FOR THE PROGRAM IN PERSON AT THE CLUB!! WE WILL NOT
ACCEPT SIGN UPS OVER THE PHONE!! Club hours are
Monday - Friday 3:15-8:15.
County Humane Society Fall Festival October 10th
The Elk Count Humane Society will hold their Fall
Festival on Saturday, October 10th at the Fllying
Dove Ranch in Ridgway. Registratinon for the Trail
Run will be at 8 a.m. with the race starting a t 9
a.m. There will be awards for the top 3 finishers.
Proceeds benefit the Elk County Humane Society.
Ridgway Homecoming Week October 5th - 10th
Ridgway Middle-High School will be
celebrating Homecoming Week from October 5-10. This
year’s theme is “Around the World. ”Various
activities including dress theme days, the
Homecoming parade, athletic contests, a school
spirit assembly, the Homecoming Dance, and various
class competitions will take place throughout the
week to promote school spirit.
“Elker Day” will be Friday, October 9th with activities including a pep rally-spirit assembly. Students and
staff will be encouraged to wear the Maroon and
White proudly in anticipation of the Homecoming
football game at 7PM versus Elk County Catholic.
The Homecoming Parade will be returning as part of
the festivities on Friday. This year’s parade will
kick-off at 5:30PM. The parade will feature class
floats from grades 6-12 (each grade chose country as
their float theme), the Mighty Elker Marching Band,
the Ridgway Area High School cheerleaders, and the
twelve members of the 2015 Ridgway Area High School
Homecoming Court. The parade route will include
Front Street (parade participants will “stage” at
the PennDot facility on Front Street) to Taylor
Street, then proceed up Taylor Street to Memorial
Field, where the parade will make its way down the
track in front of the stands.
celebrity judging panel will conduct float judging.
The announcement of the winning class floats will
take place at halftime of the football game. The
public is encouraged to watch the parade from points
along the route or at Memorial Field.
Hometown Mentors "Hall Of Fame"
Beth Summerson Lane will b
inducted into the Hometown Hall of Fame on October
17, 2015. Come and celebrate this member of the CCHS
class of 2000. 7:00 pm atthe
Cameron County High School Auditorium. Also honored
in this Hall of Fame class are: James Thompson,
Larry Boring, Dennis "Huck" Hockenberry and the Late
to have the auditorium filled with people and
recognition.... Come home and help us honor these
Looming for Sinnemahone 50k
October 17 will mark the third running of the
Sinnemahone 50k. The deadline for registration is
set for Thursday October 1. “Added this year is a
10k course. We hope that will introduce runners to
trail courses and encourage participation in various
trail runs held throughout the PA Wilds,” explained
race director, Craig Hudson. All three races begin
and end in Emporium. The course follows the West
Creek Rails to Trails for less than one half mile
and travels through the Elk State Forest utilizing
pipelines and DCNR trails.
Registrations can be dropped off at the Cameron
County Chamber of Commerce office in Emporium, taken
over the phone or online at
conjunction with the race, a community fall flea
market will be held in downtown Emporium. The
chamber of commerce office (814-486-4314) is taking
reservations for $10.00 a spot.
New Goodwill Donation Center To Open In St. Marys
Industries of North Central PA is improving the
donor experience by opening a new Attended Donation
and Training Center in Saint Marys. The new 3,000
square-foot Donation Center is located at 24
Washington Avenue, right around the corner from the
Saint Marys Goodwill Store. This new location was
chosen with the convenience of the donor in mind and
has drive-up access for dropping off donations.
“Donations are the driving force
of Goodwill Industries and making donating easier
for our donors was the main reason for developing
this new donation site,” said Ray Donati, President
and CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Central PA.
“The old location will continue to function at this
time but making a donation at our downtown store was
not easy, so this new site seemed to be a logical
donation center will create 4 new jobs and serve as
Goodwill’s first Donation Attendant Training Center
for every Goodwill Donation Attendant. Employees
from throughout the 13 counties that Goodwill
Industries of North Central PA serves will come to
this training center to learn to provide the donor
the best service possible. The new donation center
will open on October 5, 2015.
thank all the donors in the Saint Marys area for
their continued support of our mission,”
New Donation Center Should Make Donating More
Convenient For St. Marys Residents
Police Investigating Stolen Vehicle In Kersey
State Police reported the theft a
motor vehicle that occurred along Route 948 in
Kersey. Police report that Kyle Meyer, 18, of ST
Marys removed a 1997 Dodge Dakota from a parking
area along the south side of Main Street and drove
it around the area for a short time before parking
it in an overgrown field near the scene. The vehicle
suffered damage to the front as a result of striking
a tree. The actor then left the scene. The victim is
a know male form Kersey.
St. Marys Woman Charged With Insurance Fraud
After an investigation by the Office
Of Attorney General's Insurance Fraud Section,
Theresa Lynn Sample, 25, of St Marys, was charged on
September 25th with one count each of insurance
fraud and criminal attempt to commit theft by
deception. An investigation revealed that Sample
allegedly made a claim to her insurance company,
stating that she was involved in an accident in July
of last year in which she struck another vehicle. A
Pennsylvania State police report confirmed Sample's
boyfriend was actually driving the vehicle, which
was not insured at the time for the accident,
according to investigators. Sample is accused of
calling the insurance company after the accident
occurred to obtain insurance. Sample is awaiting
Vendors Wanted for Fall Flea Market in Emporium
Route 120 and Broad Street through Emporium will
morph into a giant flea market on Saturday October
17. The event will be held in conjunction with the
Food vendors, crafters, those selling antiques and
garage sale items encouraged to register. The
locations are secured with a payment. “This is a
wonderful fund raising opportunity for church
groups, sport teams, and organizations. The race
starts at 7:30am Saturday and continues through
The cost is $10.00 and the number of tables allowed
per spot is unlimited. Contact the Cameron County
Chamber of Commerce office at 814-486-4314 to make a
Rotary Halloween Parade Scheduled For Saturday,
Attention! Mark your calendars for Saturday October
31st as the St. Marys Rotary Club will once again
hold its annual Halloween Parade which will be held
at the South St. Marys Street Elementary School Gym.
The event day has been changed to Saturday this year
because Halloween falls on that day. This is a photo
of many area children who attended the event last
year. The River 98.9 WQKY will be on hand providing
scary Halloween music. Treat bags will be handed out
to all children participating.
The event begins promptly at 1:00 PM
Pheasants Forever Planning Mentored Youth Hunt
What a better way to
introduce kids to hunting than participating in the
Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt!
‘Our youth hunt is so successful, we have grown to two weekend,’ states
Tim Rowan, PF Youth Coordinator. ‘We had 90 kids
last year participate in the safety day and hunt.’
This year’s hunts will be Saturdays, October 10 and
October 17. Applications for this year’s hunt are
available on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s web
site. Be sure to check for both dates on State Game
The pheasant hunt is for junior hunters ages 12-16.
Hunters must be hunter-trapper education certified
but do not need a license. Each child must be
accompanied by a parent or by an adult with
permission of the parent. The hunt is free and food
and beverages will also be provided. Safety –
Safety – Safety is stressed all day long.
For more information please contact Tim Rowan firstname.lastname@example.org
814-715-2754. Deadline for the hunt is September
Sunday Morning Worship Services
From Shiloh Presbyterian Church
Benezette...The Heart Of
Pennsylvania's Elk Country
The area that is now known as
Benezette was once the home of the Seneca Indians
and named Salt Lick due to the salt deposits
adjacent to the town site. About 1787, John Bennett
and his father came up the Susquehanna River and the
Second Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek, the original
name of the Bennett’s Branch to a point where
Caledonia in Jay Township is now situated. In 1790,
Sam McKay was completing a survey of the Second Fork
of the Sinnemahoning Creek and found the cabin of
John Bennett at the mouth of Trout Run. In the early
1800’s, the name of the town was Potter’s Flats in
honor of General James Potter who owned most of the
land that is present day Benezette and surrounding
land in Benezette Township.
Non-Profit Academy October 23rd
The Non-Profit Academy is a
partnership between the Elk County Community
Foundation and a group of Leadership Elk County
Alumni. The conference will be held on Friday,
October 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The
Non-profit leaders, executives, front
line staff, board members and volunteers form Elk
County and the surrounding region are encouraged to
Included will be a report on the
Stackpole-Hall Foundation Long Range Planning by Dr.
William Conrad. The Keynote address will be on
"Newspapers, Radio, Cable, Social Media and Word of
Mouth...Oh My", by Harlan Beagley, Publisher for the
St Marys Daily Press, Ridgway Record and the Kane
Contact the Community Education
Council for more information.
Domino's Match Game! Win Free Pizza
This Friday and we have FREE Domino's
Pizza up for grabs. Identify the
word from three clues.
for this weeks Match Game Answer.
Check in this Friday for a chance to win a
free Pizza From Domino's Pizza in St. Marys.