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April 1st, 2013

Sheri R. Greak

April 1, 2013

Sheri R. Greak, 66, of 815 Middletown Rd., Lake City, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Ethel R. Snyder.
She married Leonard G. Greak (PSP) , and he predeceased her in death on April 29, 2003.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Hananaham (Philadelphia) with a degree in Nursing.

March 31st

Youth portray lax attitudes towards drug and alcohol use in area

March 31, 2013

In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.

SMAMS Day of Giving benefits multiple organizations

March 31, 2013

St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.

Bunny Hop becoming an Easter tradition for many

March 31, 2013

When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.

David L. Mahoney

March 31, 2013

David L. Mahoney, 46, of 41 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 9, 1966 in Ridgway, son of J. Leo and Betty A. (Pavlock) Mahoney.
He married Wendy S. Gardner on August 21, 1993, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 20 years and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a member of the Hallton Church. He was a 1986 graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, the Steelers, and vacations to the Outer Banks.

Edith T. Agosti

March 31, 2013

Edith T. Agosti, 94, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Sarah Reed Retirement Center in Erie.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Andrew and Maddelena (Picchetti) Panighetti.
In February 1943 she married Sylvester Agosti and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1980.
Mrs.Agosti lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked at Airco Speer for many years. She loved traveling and her family.

March 29th

Police: Bath salts growing problem in area

March 29, 2013

ST. MARYS - "Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is here," said St. Marys City Police Officer Greg McManus in speaking before a group of concerned parents and local law enforcement about the rise of stimulant bath salts use in the area at a town hall meeting held at the South St. Marys Street earlier this week.

Donkey basketball raises over $3,700 to start Taylor Schutz Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund

March 29, 2013

The scene in the St. Marys Area High School gymnasium on Thursday evening was reminiscent of a championship game at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament -- the stands were packed and spectators crowded in the doorways and lined the walls behind each of the hoops. Staff members eventually had to turn people away, declaring that the event was sold out.

Fish poachers face tougher laws

March 29, 2013

With the opening day of trout season just around the corner, anglers will want to think twice about harvesting more than the legal daily limit now that Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation.

New Highland Township fire truck arrives

March 29, 2013

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck to replace Utility Truck 813.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...