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January 1st, 2015

Council to conduct public hearing on liquor license transfer

January 1, 2015

A public hearing regarding the transfer of a liquor license from Fox Township to St. Marys is taking place Monday during their St. Marys City Council's regular meeting.
The transfer is being reviewed for Olympic Lanes.
Due to St. Marys having the maximum number of liquor licenses allowed, the transfer process entails for council to conduct a public hearing. Council may then choose to adopt the resolution.
The attorney for Olympic Lanes has presented a draft resolution to council.

Duck held for court in domestic dispute

January 1, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A preliminary hearing was held before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King of Johnsonburg Wednesday in the case of Robert William Duck, 36, of Kane.
"He said he was going to kill himself and that he wanted to cut my head off and put it on a stake," said the victim, Annette Peterson of James City during her testimony.
Duck was held for county court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief for a Dec. 23, 2014 incident, in which he allegedly followed Peterson around the house with a knife and prevented her from leaving.

Marshall C. "Cecil" O'Rourke

January 1, 2015

Marshall C. "Cecil" O'Rourke, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Mefferts Run Road, Wilcox, Chicago, Ill. and Cleveland, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1921 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Marshall Q. and Lila Grace Beck O'Rourke.
He married Marge Bodnar and she died in 2001.
He resided in Wilcox since 2004, and had lived in Chicago, Ill. for 40 years and Cleveland, Ohio for 18 years.

December 30th, 2014

Emporium apartments go up in flames

December 31, 2014

EMPORIUM – Authorities are still investigating the origin of a fire that spread through four apartment units early Tuesday morning in a West 4th Street house in Emporium.
Initial reports indicated smoke and flames showing at 234 W. 4th St. as Cameron County 14 (Emporium Fire Department), Emporium Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out shortly before 3 a.m.

Assault charges against Ridgway man

December 31, 2014

RIDGWAY – Assault charges have been filed against a Ridgway man for a June incident of an argument escalating into a fight that left another man hospitalized.
Jeffrey William Reitz, 26, of 229 Ash St., Ridgway, is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault for a fight that occurred at his home on June 29.

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers

December 30, 2014

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers
Free agent running back Ben Tate will reportedly meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team looks for an insurance back for the playoffs.

December 29th

Dutchmen top Rams 54-44 in consolation

December 30, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their first home victory of the season playing as the visitors in the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Saturday afternoon. After a close first half, the Dutch were able to open up a little breathing room against the Johnsonburg Rams in the second half and held on for a 54-44 win in the Elk County Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament consolation game.

Lady Dutch defeat Ridgway in consolation game

December 30, 2014

St. Marys girls basketball picked up its first win of the season with a 49-32 victory over Ridgway Saturday afternoon in the girls consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament held at St. Marys Area High School.

Ridgway Elkers beat Crusaders in OT for boys County title

December 30, 2014

The Ridgway Elkers captured the 2014 Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-33 score in overtime.

Lady Crusaders defend Holiday Tournament crown

December 30, 2014

Macy Neureiter maximized her points from the outside Saturday night just like ECC's senior class maximized their performance at the Elk County Holiday Tournament.
Neureiter finished with 20 points and six three-pointers as Elk County Catholic won 47-26 over Johnsonburg in the girls championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.

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