Archive - 2014
BENEZETTE â€“ Half a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.
Down by two runs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad used a six-run fifth inning rally to take the lead against Smethport on Thursday evening at Berwind Park. The Post 103 squad then held off an attempt to rally by Smethport in the top of the sixth to hold on for a 6-4 victory.
The St. Marys Little League senior softball all stars lost to the French Creek Valley all stars in the finals of the Section 1 Tournament played at Saegertown Thursday.
St. Marys Area School District's new superintendent Dr. G. Brian Toth is visiting town this week making his rounds and familiarizing himself with the district's personnel, staff and buildings. He will officially take office Aug. 18.
Toth last month was named to the superintendent position along with former St. Marys Area High School Principal Josh Williams being promoted to assistant superintendent.
Over the past 11 years, Toth was superintendent of the Bellwood-Antis School District in Blair County. He has been working in the education field for 31 years.
The ballpark turned 100 earlier this year, and a special edition on its history can be found inside today's edition.
Multiple charges have been filed against David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, who led police on a foot chase before being apprehended Tuesday.
Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Patrolman Peter Largey of the St. Marys City Police identified Charles and a known juvenile walking on Ash Street and approached him, telling Charles that he needed to talk to him about a recent incident. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Charles, who was wanted for questioning in an aggravated assault incident, ran from police and disregarded commands to stop.
The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team opened play in the Elk County Legion Baseball League with a 19-2 victory over the Ridgway squad last night at Berwind Park.
Last night's other playoff scores were: Smethport 6, Fox 6; Bradford 11, Brockway 0; Wilcox 11, Mt. Jewett 5.
Tonight's schedule will see Smethport at St. Marys at 7:30 p.m.; Ridgway at Fox at 5:30 p.m.; Bradford at Wilcox at 5:30 p.m. and Mt. Jewett at Brockway at 5:30 p.m.
The Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Star squad edged the St. Marys squad by a 13-12 score Wednesday night at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys was the winner of the winner's bracket while Punxsutawney won the loser's bracket. With Punxsy's win, the two teams will meet again on Friday as the District 10 Tournament is a double elimination affair. A coin flip determined that St. Marys will travel to Punxsy Friday night for the title game.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball Junior League All-Stars were eliminated from the District 10 playoffs following a 4-2 loss to Warren on Wednesday evening at Memorial Park.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to sponsor a grant application for the West Creek Recreational Trail Association as part of a project connecting St. Marys to Emporium via an 18.9-mile corridor.
Cliff Clark, president of West Creek Recreational Trail Association, was in attendance at Monday's meeting to explain the project.