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Motorcycle Accident On Route 219


State Police reported an motorcycle accident on Route 219 on Sunday at approximately 12:17 p.m. A 1997 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Bradley Cornish, 58, of Orono, Ontario, was traveling north on Route 219 in a legal passing zone. Cornish was attempting to pass another vehicle also traveling north. Cornish begin to pass and did not observe a vehicle traveling south on Route 219. Cornish lost control as he was trying o slow down during the pass and fall onto its side, thrown Cornish and a passenger, Sandra Cornish, 58, of Orono, from the vehicle. The vehicle traveled approximately 309 feet before coming to rest. Both were wring a helmet and sustained moderate injuries.


Brockport Man Injured In Accident On Toby Road


State Police investigated an accident on the Toby Road. Terry Kriner, 57, of Brockport was traveling south and lost control of a 2001 Yamaha Grizzly. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and rolled over in a ditch. Kriner was found in the ditch south of the scene. He was taken from that location by Fox Township Ambulance. he received minor injuries. Kriner was cited for operation of an ATV on a street or highway.



Emergency Preparedness Drill June 27th At Penn Highlands Elk


Penn Highlands Elk, along with local emergency service agencies, will be conducting a drill on Monday, June 27th at 6 p.m. The purpose of the drill is to  prepare, future, large-scale emergencies. The drill will involve local fire and ambulance companies, and area residents should be aware they may hear 911 calls on their scanners and emergency vehicles at the hospital. This is only a drill

Events Coming To Winery At Wilcox




Paint & Sip


Join us as we paint wine glasses. Visiting artist, Kara Lyn, from Art on the Avenue will be instructing. The event is July 10th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winery At Wilcox. Cost is $40 per person. REGISTER HERE




Aide And Friend Arrested For Pushing Heroin To Patient


Following a heroin overdose, a home health aide and her friend have been arrested for pushing heroin to a patient, Ridgway police say.


On June 22, police responded to an overdose at the residence of Michael Beck at 438 E. Main St. in Ridgway. Beck told police officers that his aide, Kimberly Ann Parry, 45, of Marienville had shot him up with three bags of heroin to alleviate his pain.


He also told police that Parry, who works for a nursing agency based in New York called Compassionate Homes, had been delivering heroin to his home for the last six months.


Officers located 20 stamp bags of heroin marked “Hello” in Parry’s cigarette case and car, as well as two stamp bags in Young’s front pocket which she said she bought from Parry.


Parry and Young are both charged by Ridgway police with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Read more from Courier Express.


Man Facing Simple Assault Charges In Kersey


State Police reported investigating an incident at a residence eat Coal Hollow Road. Police report that a known 26 year old male from Kersey assaulted a 19 year old male from Kersey.


The investigation continues.






Big Foot Calling & Hunting



Saturday July 2 Cameron County hunters will take to the trails and look for Big Foot.  New this year will be a Big Foot calling contest.  Licenses now on sale for the annual Big Foot Hunt which benefits Mountaineer Search & Rescue. 


Tombob Outdoors will film the hunt and calling contest to air at a later date.  “We are excited for the exposure Tombob Outdoors will give this contest, which is one of our largest fundraisers,” says Steve Bajor from Mountaineer Search & Rescue.


Hunters must possess a $5.00 license to hunt July 2.  The hunting season opens at sunrise and continues until 1:00pm.  At 2:00pm the calling contest begins and prizes awarded at 2:30pm. 


 Licenses are available at Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Bears Den, Driftwood Saloon and Grill, Sinnemahoning Tavern, South Park Supply, and Tombob Outdoors. 


The hunt and calling contest are held in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds in Emporium which concludes with fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm.


Ridgway Chamber Planning Annual Picnic



The annual picnic, sponsored by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at Sandy Beach Recreational area.


Clam Chowder to be served at 2 p.m., shrimp at 3 p.m., steamed clams at 4 p.m. along with dinner at 6 p.m.


Tickets available at the Chamber office for $40 per person for advance tickets, $45 at the gate. Call 776-1424.




Cameron County Fireworks July 2nd



Cameron County will blast off Saturday July 2!  Fireworks will light the sky starting at 9:30pm.  “What makes this display unique is the loud explosions,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce executive director Tina Solak. Ear protection is advised according to Solak!


The non-stop 30 minute show draws an audience from as far away as Maine, Florida, and throughout the state.  Many families plan reunions around the event and camp owners mark the date on the calendar.  The gates to the Cameron County High School Football stadium opens at 7pm.  The home bleachers provide up close safe viewing.  The fireworks committee sells food at the concession stand.


The chamber staff coordinates the display in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds which begins Friday July 1 with a quilt show, ice cream social and music.


ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing Set For July 2nd



The Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association invites you to support Crusader athletics at its 6th Annual Golf Outing. The four-person scramble will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with play to begin at 9 a.m. 


The registration fee includes greens fees and a cart, a continental breakfast, dinner following the tournament, drinks on the course, door prizes, and tournament team and skill prizes.


For more information or to download a registration form, please visit www.eccss.org/golfouting. Questions can be directed to Aaron Straub at 834-7800 (ext. 207). Event coordinators encourage all to come out for a day of fun and fellowship in support of the ECCHS student athletes.




Quilters To Show Off Handiwork At Weekend In The Wilds


Cameron County quilters will show off their handiwork during Weekend in the Wilds.  The quilts will be displayed Friday July 1 from 4-7pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium.  The group meets regularly and each year makes a quilt to be raffled off during Weekend in the Wilds.  This year the winner will have two quilts.  The winner can keep one and give one to a friend!  The quilting pattern is Christmas Ribbons.


First Presbyterian Church will also be the site for the annual pie and ice cream social starting at 5pm.  Penn State Creamery ice cream will be scooped along with homemade pies.  Those attending will enjoy music by the group Mountain Melodies. 


These events kick off Weekend in the Wilds in Emporium which concludes with fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm.



Weekend In The Wilds, July 1st & 2nd





Smoke On The Mountain BBQ Saturday



The annual Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Cook-off continues today in Kersey, sponsored by the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.


The River 98.9 visited Friday during the Classic Car Cruise-In. Pictured is Mark Whitman, from the Kersey K of C. The organization sponsored a bone-in pork chop sandwich sale on Friday.


Classic Car Show Held On Friday



Huge crowd for the event at Fox Township Fire Department parking lot.



Member Of City Police Department Recognized



Congratulations to SMPD Ptlm. Brad Harshbarger (left) who recently received recognition for his efforts toward the reduction of aggressive driving in St. Marys.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, a partnership with PennDOT, provides grants for law enforcement agencies to focus traffic enforcement activities toward vehicle code violations that are recognizedto cause motor vehicle collisions. These violations include speeding, running traffic signals and stop signs and following too closely.

Ptlm. Harshbarger is shown with PennDOT District Executive Karen Michael and Ptlm. Richard T. Obermeyer, City of Bradford Police Department, who also received recognition.


Cameron County Drama Department Camp


Cameron Count High School Drama Department camp will be held June 27th through July 1st. The camp will be held daily from 10a.m. to noon. The camp is open to those 10 to 18 years of age. The cost to the camp is $15.00. The camp will be held at the Cameron County Fairgrounds.


Squatchfest Planned For July 3rd In Kane





Five People Arrested In Connection With Emporium Drug Investigation