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Ridgway Man Missing Off The Coast Of Tinian



According to the WTAJ-TV, 26 year old Cpl. Donovan Clancy, of Marine Wing Communication Squadron, 18, has been missing since Friday from the waters off the coast of Tinian in the Mariana Islands. According to the coast Guard, Clancy was "on Liberty" spending time at the beach with his friends. he was reported wading in heavy surf when he went missing. Clancy is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. WTAJ-TV.


Johnsonburg Man Planning Mental Health Defense


According to a report in the Bradford Era, Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, accused in the March 2013 stabbing death of his 18 year old girlfriend, is planning to argue a mental health defense at trial.  Bradford Era.


Report Indicates Heroin Use Up In Region


A report in the Bradford Era indicates heroin use is on the rise in Pennsylvania including Elk County, which has one of the highest fatal overdose rates in the state. According to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Elk County held the state's 13 highest number of overdose deaths, tied with Schuylkill County, with 13.7 residents per 100,000 killed by drugs between 2007 and 20011. The state average is 12.7 per 100,000. Bradford Era.




One Vehicle Accident On Boot Jack Hill


State Police reported a one vehicle accident Sunday on route 219 in Ridgway Township. A sport-utility vehicle driven by Brian Hamilton, 52, of Ridgway, was traveling south on the highway when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and the SUV went off the road and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof in ta wooded area. Police said Hamilton was wearing a seatbelt an suffered moderate injuries, but was not transported from the scene. He is charged with failing to drive on roadway s lane for traffic.


Accident On Route 46 In Shippen Township


State Police reported that a scooter operated by Ronald McLaughlin, 30, of Johnsonburg was traveling north on Route 46 when the valve stem of the rear tire malfunctioned, flattening the tire and causing the scooter to go out of control. State Police said the scooter overturned onto the left side of the road and came to rest in some weeds. Police said Haley James, 7, of Johnsonburg was thrown form the rear seat. James suffered moderate injures and was treated at Penn Highlands Elk. McLaughlin is charged with a traffic summary violation.




Barbecue In Cameron County A Success


Cameron County Chamber of Commerce All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition surprised vendors and organizers.  “It was a huge success with all competitors selling out of food,” said Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.  The event held Saturday under sunny skies with temperatures near 80 brought four competitors to the table.   Those competitors smoked more than 60 racks of ribs and hundreds of pounds of meat.


Cameron County entries included Crazy Eyes, PoPap’s Smoke House, and Zachary Kane, while Phartin Barts Beans & BBQ traveled from Washington County.  The fires were it by 10pm and downtown Emporium was smoking until the judges began tasting at 1pm.


The judges included Gary Mitchell (WLEM-AM), Kim Jones (Guy & Mary Felt Manor), Jimmy Singer (Singer’s Auto Servie), Shane Pearsall (Pearsall Lawn & Landscapes), Dave Reigel (Superior Tooling), and Ken Burkhouse (Burkhouse Contracting).  They tasted, wings, turkey, ribs, pork and brisket.  Taking home a trophy in the brisket category was PoPap’s Smoke House, while Phartin Barts Beans & BBQ won in the other four categories.  Phartin Barts Beans & BBQ won the pe9ple’s choi8ce award, narrowly defeating Crazy Eyes.


A portion of the proceeds will be given to Guy & Mary Felt Auxiliary.  “It is hoped to partner with a different organization each year,” explained Johns Solak.  The event will be held the last Saturday of September and next year include two categories: smoked beans and smoked deserts.



Deadline Approaching For Sinnemahone 50K



Saturday October 18 will mark the second running of the Sinnemahone 50k.  The deadline for registration is set for Saturday October 5.  “Participant numbers are equaling the inaugural race last year,” according to race director, Craig Hudson.  The winner of the first race, Dave Champion from Canada will return to defend his title. 


Registrations can be dropped off at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.  Online registrations can be submitted at www.ultrasignup.com.  New this year will be a trophy called the Caldwell Cup.  Cameron County residents who finish first in the 25k and 50k will be awarded the unique trophy named for the Caldwell Corporation.


Other events planned that day include a ribbon cutting for the West Creek Rails to Trails at 3pm, and the fall flea market.  Deadline to sign up for a spot for the flea market is October 10th




SGL Warriors Comedy Night Scheduled For November





the 12th Semi-Annual Comedy Event, sponsored by the SGL Warriors Relay For Life Team, will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Edgewood Hall, behind Subway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22 ($27 at the door) Diner is included. Tickets available at Northwest Savings Bank in St. Marys and Ridgway. Reservation s accepted until October 25th. For reservations call 594-1962.




Free Seminar For Caregivers


Revive and refresh yourself from care giving for a day. There will be a free seminar on Saturday, October 25th at the Treasure Lake Lakeview Lodge form 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to combat compassion fatigue and new ways to care for those with unique needs. Lunch will be provided. Learn about Aroma Therapy, Guided Imagery; Life Coaching; Lotions To Soothe; Meta Yoga; Motives Make Up; Reflexology and a Wellness Consultant will be on hand. No cost. RSVP to Debora Kruise, Asera Care at 1-866-874-9273 by October 18th. The program is sponsored by Helpmates, Inc. Charitable Foundation and Asera Care.


Rep. Matt Gabler Recognized



One of our top agenda items in the House is making Pennsylvania more business friendly to attract, maintain and increase employers, both large and small. We have brought about real change in recent years and appreciate that our work has been noticed. 

These efforts led to me being named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). I was humbled and honored to learn the NFIB scored me with a 100 percent voting record on behalf of the Commonwealth’s small business owners. 

The awards are given to legislators who voted favorably on key small business issues during the current session. Joining me in the photo are (left) NFIB Legislative Director Neal Lesher and (right) NFIB Pennsylvania Executive State Director Kevin Shriver.




Cameron County Sports Hall Of Famer



Cameron County Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies were held Saturday night with 15 athletes inducted.


Cameron County Barbecue



Phartin Barts Barbecue And Beans, the judges choice for best ribs, wings, turkey and pork at Saturdays barbecue competition in Cameron County!


Work On Playground In Emporium



Thanks to all who volunteered their time at the work part on Third Street Playground on Saturday in Emporium.


Improvements To Impact Ridgway Traffic And Will Continue Monday, September 29th



Work on some sections of Route 219 in Ridgway will continue On Monday and Tuesday, those same sections will be paved. Motorists using Route 219 in the Ridgway area will encounter travel delays and will need to be alert for flaggers in the roadway.


All work is weather dependent. Should weather forecasts impact plans for Monday and/or Tuesday, work could be performed on Saturday, Sept. 27.


Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for this work which will take place during daylight hours only.


Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


Adagio Health Closes Offices In St. Marys And Bradford


Adagio Health closed offices in St. Marys and Bradford this week. Officials note they are looking for ways to keep services available in some form in the future. The move was made  because of funding cuts and operational considerations.



Let Your Bow Glow Event



Penn Highlands Elk and SMP Home Medical sponsored the annual "Let Your Bow Glow" 5K run on Friday in St. Marys. A fund raising event for cancer.


Recycling Fund Raising Event In October



The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief. CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21. Items can be dropped off at the Elk County Recycling Center, at the Stackpole Complex, 45 Heritage Drive, in St. Marys.


Route 255 Work Schedule For Week Of September 29th



Activity the week of Sept. 29 will include:


·     The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday afternoon. All work will be performed during daytime hours.


·     The contractor will install the remainder of the signs.


·     The outside travel lanes on Route 255 northbound and southbound between Pistner Road and State Street will be closed during daytime working hours to perform work adjacent to the highway. These lanes will re-open each day at the end of the shift.


·     The contractor will be grading, forming and placing concrete driveways and sidewalks at various locations along Route 255 between Vine Street and State Street.


·     The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding various locations throughout the project.


All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.


Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.


Golden Grads Reunion Reservations Due


Reservations for te 34th annual Golden Grads Reunion, hosted by the ECCHS Alumni Association, are due Monday, September 29th. This year's Reunion will be held on Sunday, October 12th at ECCHS. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel with a social and class picture to follow in the cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the class of 1964 will be honored. Guests are welcome. If you would like to attend, contact the elk Count Catholic School System Advancement office at 834 1480.





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Program On Smart Borrowing For College


Are you or your child going to college and worried about borrowing money? The CEC is hosting a FREE interactive and lively discussion and exploration session called MySmart Borrowing. 

St. Marys Center: October 9, 2014 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Emporium Center: October 21, 2014 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm


For more information on any course or to register contact the CEC in St. Marys at 814-781-3437 or cec@ed-council.org


Fox Township Lioness Auction October 5th


The Fox Township Lioness Club will hold their 27th Chinese Auction on Sunday, October 5th at the Kersey Community Building. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., drawings at 2:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.


K-9 Carnival And Dog Walk



The Elk County Humane Society will sponsor the annual K-9 Carnival and Dog Walk on Saturday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.


Registration is $15.00 for adults. There will be prizes and awards, a costume contest, vendors and games. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS



Be.Fabulous Bag Bash


Calling all fashionistas, glamour girls, and lovers of all things bling-tastic! Are you ready for a girls’ night out!? Then we’ve got an event for you!


The Elk County Catholic School System PTO invites you to join them in celebrating their inaugural “be.fabulous Bag Bash!” The Bag Bash will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at The Highlands in St. Marys. Tickets are $40 each and include dinner and six chances to win a first quality handbag from one of the following designers: Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch. The purses range in value from $250 - $500. A purse will be given away every half hour, with a variety of other raffles, giveaways, and chances to win taking place in between! Only 200 tickets will be sold, so reserve yours today!


To reserve your ticket or for more information, please contact Tricia Bauer (dudeb3@windstream.net), Frankie Stubber (stubberf@eccss.org), Lindsey Straub (straubl@eccss.org), or call 814-594-4004. All tickets must be paid for in advance. You must be 18 years old and out of high school to purchase a ticket. All proceeds benefit the Elk County Catholic School System PTO.


Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting



City Council Meeting... (Watch Council Video)


Sacred Heart First Friday Bread Sale


The Sacred Heart Parish First Friday Bread sale will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, October 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sold out. To place orders call 834-7861, or 834-3698.






Sinnemahone 50K Sets Training Runs


Sinnemahone 50k is set for Saturday October 18.  In advance two training runs will be held.  Both organized runs will be held on Sundays.  On Sunday September 7, participants will run a portion of the  25k course.  Runners are asked to meet at the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant at 1pm.  The training run will begin and end at the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant.


Those portions of the course will be marked and open for individual training runs.  Registration is open until October 3 and can be done online at  https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=27680.  More information is available at the website www.sinnemahone.org.




Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device



Ray Beimel Remembers Sunday Morning At 10 a.m. On The River 98.9


Ray Remembers St. Marys Founders...LISTEN HERE



Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device




Attorney Rick Brown "Ask The Expert"




How Can You Avoid Going To Trial? Attorney Rick Brown Explains


Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting



 City Council Hears From City Police Chief On Need For More Officers... (Watch Council Video)




The Benezette Bugle 5K & Elk Calf Half Mile Run


The annual Benezette Bugle 5K and Elk Calf Half Mile Run will be held on October 25th. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The race begins at the Benezette School House. Proceeds benefit the Benezette United Methodist Church. Click Here






Elk Count Youth Field Day September 20th


The 21st annual Elk County Youth Field Day will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club. The event will be held form 8:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities include shotgun and 22 shooting, fishing, archery, trapping, turkey identification and more. All Elk county youth ages 10-14 are invited. There will be lunch, t-shirts, and hats provided free. Outdoor demonstrations all day. To register, call 781-3804




Mark Hoffman, Kerri Coudriet & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About




Kerri Coudriet, Certified Lymphatic Therapist At Penn Highlands Elk (Middle) talks about Lymphedema, a condition in which lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. Listen To The Interview On Senior Living, Sunday At 11:30 a.m.


Mary Ellen Smith & Michelle Sedor From Penn Highlands Elk Talk About Upcoming Events



Penn Highlands Elk is sponsoring several events in the near future, including a Women's and Sportsmen's Health Fair on May 17th, 10 a.m. to noon at the front lawn of the hospital. Also, a Pebble Run 5k will be held on June 7th at Memorial Park. The Penn Highlands Elk Golf Tournament is coming May 21st. Mary Ellen Smith, Chief of Nursing at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Michelle Sedor, Public Relations Director,  talk about these events, along with the arrival of new doctors and a C.T. scanner at the Hospital. Listen Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 a.m., or CLICK BELOW to listen...SENOR LIVING


Penn Highlands Elk On "Senior Living"

This Sunday at 11:30 a.m., we'll talk to Mary Ann Schwabenbauer, from Penn Highlands Elk, about the new My eHealth Portal service, on SENOR LIVING



Rose Campbell, President/CEO Of Penn Highlands Elk Featured On Town Hall Tuesday




This week on "Town Hall Tuesday", presented by Straub Beer, we're featuring Rose Campbell, President and CEO at Penn Highlands Elk, along with Patty Szczotka, Radiologic Technologist at Penn Highlands Elk. Patty will discuss Osteoporosis and the importance of DEXA Scans. Rose will discuss the recent merger with Penn Highlands Healthcare and the future of our local hospital. (LISTEN)


Yvonne Challingsworth Featured On Senior Living



Yvonne is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist at Penn Highlands Elk and will discuss the various services available at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit. CLICK HERE


Two New Brews From Straub Beer Introduced On "Town Hall Tuesday"



Straub Brewery has introduced the new "Sunshine Sampler", featuring two new seasonal brews! Join us for Town Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m. as we chat with Vince Assetta and A.J. Alexander, from Straub Brewery. Listen Here.


Discover The Great Outdoors



Jeff Buchheit is your host, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  CLICK HERE




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