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Archive - 2013

June 16th

Junior Achievement looking to expand program in area schools

June 16, 2013

Nearly 60 local residents from various aspects of the community volunteered as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) program during the 2011-12 school year. The need for additional volunteers is necessary with efforts being made to expand the program, which is currently active in Elk and Cameron county schools.

Man walking across U.S. passes through Kane area

June 16, 2013

Why not try something extraordinary—like walking from one end of the U.S. to the other?
This is precisely what James McKeighan is doing. Pushing or pulling a wheeled cart that carries his belongings, McKeighan recently passed through the Kane area in his quest to walk across America

June 14th

STATE CHAMPS!!!

June 14, 2013

The Johnsonburg Area High School Ram baseball team captured the 2013 PIAA Class A State Championship on Friday after a 5-0 win over Canton. A large crowd of fans showed their Ram pride as they made the trek to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Penn State's University Park campus. Shown the team displays their gold medals as they hoisted their state championship trophy into the air. The Rams finished their season with a record of 19-3.

Loggers key to revitalization of Natl. Forests, U.S.F.S. Chief says

June 14, 2013

ST. MARYS – In his first time visiting the Allegheny National Forest on Friday, United States Forest Service Chief Timothy L. Tidwell said it served as a reminder of what can be achieved through good forest management, something he has devoted his life's work to doing.

13-year-old Labant sparks a connection with welding

June 14, 2013

With his unique hobby of welding, Steven Labant, 13, of St. Marys has used his self-taught skills to create an array of abstract sculptures, many of which are sold at The Variety Shoppe located on Erie Avenue in downtown St. Marys. Steven, the son of Joe and Cindy Labant of St. Marys is a seventh grade student at St. Marys Catholic Middle School and has been welding for three years.

June 13th

Old TVs plaguing recycling sites

June 13, 2013

RIDGWAY - The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has a problem with television.
While the glory days of T.V. may be behind us, the small screens are becoming an immediate and pressing concern to the authority which is increasingly burdened by discarded, antiquated TV sets pouring in from neighboring municipalities, with no where to put them.

Woman argues 'Double Jeopardy' in custody kidnapping case

June 13, 2013

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway woman, Hope Ann Soldano, 48, charged with removing her daughter from the father's custody and taking the child some 1,000 miles from home was in Elk County Court Thursday where she called for the charges against her to be dropped, arguing that their prosecution would constitute "double jeopardy" following guilty verdicts on related offenses in Mercer County.

Natasha R. Schmitz

June 13, 2013

Natasha R. Schmitz, 22, of 205 Walnut Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
She was born October 23, 1990 in St. Marys, a daughter of Michael Schloder of St. Marys and Barbara Schmitz Plants of Emporium.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 2010. She enjoyed crafts, dancing and 4-wheelers. She was known for her ability to walk into a room and capture your attention, and she was full of life and charm. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her son, Calvyn.

Ladies Auxiliary, Community Foundation fund fountain for Bavarian Hills

June 13, 2013

A newly installed fountain is now helping aerate and improve the quality of the water in a pond near the 13th hole at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course. According to Leroy Whitaker, President of the Board at Bavarian Hills, the water filling that pond, along with other ponds near it, forms the headwaters of West Creek, which runs into the Driftwood Branch.

Hit-and-run driver barred from bars asks court to lift alcohol ban

June 13, 2013

RIDGWAY – A St. Marys man, Dean Schatz, 42, paroled after serving 90 days in prison for striking 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz while driving drunk, has asked a judge to modify conditions of his release that restrict him from imbibing alcohol or setting foot in a bar. Schatz was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to challenge a court order prohibiting him from consuming alcoholic beverages or patronizing a bar or tavern while on parole and probation.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch golf team opened their dual match season Monday by playing host to...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team opened their 2014 fall season with a 9-0 shutout...
The Elk County Catholic High School golf team won their first dual match of the season on Friday...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...