September Art Classes At Cameron County Chamber Announced

August 25, 2016

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center planning September classes.  A metal stamping class planned for Monday September 12.  Jewelry artist Emily Wolfel will introduce students to the process of stamping metal.  The class is open to all ages.  The price of $15.00 each includes all materials for a necklace.

On Saturday September 24 during the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition a painting class will be offered inside of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center from 10am-noon.  The price is $40.00 and includes all materials to create a tree adorned with fall leaves on a 16x20 canvas.  Seating is limited to 13.

To register for either class call 814-486-4314 or visit online at

Rotary Welcomes City Police Chief

August 24, 2016

This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed St. Marys City Police Chief Tom Nicklas. Chief Nicklas talked about the department, and his position as chief. He was the guest of Rotarian Dave Herzing, and is pictured here with Dave and Club President Greg Snelick.

Man Waives Preliminary Hearing On Drug Allegations

August 24, 2016

Daniel James Uber, 48, of Emporium, waived his preliminary hearing on charges of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a charge of possession of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Uber was released on $7,500.00 bail. A hearing is scheduled for October 3rd..

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Ridgway Man Charged In Connection With Drug Bust

November 15, 2016

Charges were filed Monday against the other Ridgway man involved in an Elk County drug bust last month which netted more than 1,000 bags of heroin for resale.

Brandon “Pinky” Ecklund, 25, 4236 Grant Rd., Ridgway, is charged by Ridgway police with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, conspiracy, and dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities. (Courier Express)

Accident On Montmorenci Road

November 15, 2016

State Police investigated a one vehicle accident that occurred on November 7th at approximately 4:39 p.m. on Montmorenci Road. According to police, Susan Papa of Florence Street, was traveling south in a 2008 Dodge Nitro. An unknown vehicle was traveling north, Papa swerved her vehicle to the right side to avoid a collision with the unknown vehicle, which was traveling too close to the center line. Papa's vehicle flipped onto its roof, coming to rest. Papa was extricated from her vehicle by members of the Ridgway Fire Department, then transported to Penn Highlands Elk by members of the Ridgway Ambulance Service.

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Kersey Man Injured In Accident In Huston Township

December 01, 2016


State Police reported that a Jeep driven by Kyle J. Wilson, 23, of Kersey, was traveling south on Route 153, when it wen tout of control while rounding a curve. The vehicle slid on the wet road, went off the west side of the road, hit a wooden sign post, continued south along the shoulder of the road, struck two trees with its passenger side and sheared off another street. The vehicle continued south bound and came to rest 30 feet off the southbound lane, facing west.

Wilson, who suffered minor injuries, will be cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.

Hunter Found Dead In Highland Township

November 30, 2016

State Police were called to a wooded area on Forest route 134B off of Maple Run Road in Highland Township on Tuesday at approximately 4:50 p.m. Upon arrival, members of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department and EMS were on the scene where a 51 year old male was found deceased. The man was identified as James Stephen Bacho Jr., 51, of Alexandria, KY. He was hunting in the area. According to police, Bacho died of natural causes while hunting.

Court Will Not Hear Martin Murder Appeal

November 30, 2016

According to a report in the Bradford Era, the State Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal from Nicholas Martin, convicted in Elk County in 2015 for the murder of Alyssa Forsyth. Martin is currently incarcerated in the State Correctional Institution at retreat in Luzerene County and is serving a life sentence for the March 2013 incident.

Traffic Accident On Wilcox Road

November 27, 2016


State Police reported investigating an accident on the Wilcox Road in Jones Township. According to police, Hannah Lampman, 23, of Ridgway, was following a 2014 Ford F-150, traveling north on Route 219. The F-150 stopped in the northbound lane in an attempt to make a left turn into a retail store parking lot. While waiting for on-coming traffic to clear, The Lampman vehicle, was unable to stop, and struck the back of the F-150. The truck received minor damage. The 2011 Honda, operated by Lapman, suffered disabling damaged and was towed from the scene. State Police were assisted by the Ridgway Fire Department. No injuries were reported.

Share The Harvest Program

November 27, 2016


By donating venison through Hunters Sharing the Harvest — a program that works through a network of meat processors to channel venison donations to local food banks, soup kitchens and hungry families — hunters extend their helping hands to those in need. Each year, the generosity of Pennsylvania’s hunters results in about 200,000 meals for the state’s hungry.

For the second straight year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other partners are making it easy for hunters to help out. Once again this year, the Game Commission donated $20,000 to the program — money that enables Hunters Sharing the Harvest to accept venison donations without charging hunters. In prior years, hunters who donated venison needed to pay a $15 tax-deductible fee to cover deer-processing costs.

All deer donated through Hunters Sharing the Harvest must be processed professionally by a participating butcher. For information on where to take deer to be donated, or to learn more about the program in general, visit Hunters Sharing the Harvest’s website,

Man Charged As A Result Of Crash In October

November 24, 2016


City Police report that as a result of an accident that occurred on October 30th, Shane Krise, of Kersey, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and aggravated assault by a vehicle. The incident occurred on South St. Marys Street.

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