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Archive - 2014

September 24th

Probation visit takes wrong turn

September 24, 2014

A visit from the probation officers didn't go well for two St. Marys men as Garrett A. Frederoski, 20, and Benedict Earl Asti, 22, now face multiple drug charges.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when a probation officer asked Frederoski why he didn't get a legitimate job, his response was, "Why should I? I make anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a week selling drugs."

Library to be closed for carpet installation

September 24, 2014

Avid readers may want to check an extra book or two out from the St. Marys Public Library before the end of the week as the facility will be shut down all next week so that new carpeting can be installed.
"We're going to be closed starting Monday, Sept. 29," said Director Leslie Swope.
The entire building will be closed to the public for that entire week, and the upstairs section of the library is expected to reopen the following Monday, Oct. 6.

Local firefighter assists with California wildfires

September 24, 2014

In early August, five firefighting crews met in Harrisburg in preparation to fly to Redding, Calif. to assist with western fires caused by lighting strikes. Among them was Don Weis of St. Marys who works for the Elk State Forest Bureau of Forestry.
Weis was the assigned crew boss for a Central Appalachian area crew whose primary assignment was "mop-up," extinguishing burning or smoldering material after a fire has come through an area.

Johnsonburg man fights Calif. wildfire

September 24, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Bill Maiers, a game commissioner and current resident of Johnsonburg, was one of many east coast firefighters that was asked to help with the recent outbreak of wildfires on the west coast.
Maiers was selected among a pool of firefighters that spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and several other eastern states.
"I've been pretty lucky to go out," Maiers said.

Bernard (Bernie) Kline

September 24, 2014

Bernard (Bernie) Kline, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at his residence in Rexford Manor in Yakima, Wash.

September 23rd

ECC cross country squads host first home meet of season

September 23, 2014

The Elk County Catholic High School cross country squads hosted runners from Bradford, Brookville, DuBois Central Catholic, and Ridgway in their first home meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park. In the girls' race, Bradford beat ECC 20-39. In the boys' race, the Crusaders edged the Owls 27-28 and beat the Brookville Raiders 19-38.

Lady Dutch volleyball downs DuBois Area 3-0

September 23, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team improved their record to 5-2 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Tuesday night at the SMAHS gym.

Lady Crusaders defeat Johnsonburg Ramettes 3-0

September 23, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team defeated county rival Johnsonburg in straight sets on Tuesday night in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. Elk won the first set 25-6, the second set 25-17, and the third set 25-11.

City condemns Rightmeyer Street property

September 23, 2014

St. Marys City Council unanimously approved the condemnation and demolition of a house located at 441 Rightmeyer St.
A condemnation hearing took place prior to the start of council's Monday evening meeting. During the hearing Code Enforcement Officer Matt Young testified to the numerous property maintenance issues which have plagued the property since 2001.
Also testifying were Bill Kraus, Crystal Fire Department chief, and Mike Breindel, a nearby resident.

Teachers in Ridgway now well over 2 years without contract

September 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.

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