February 3rd, 2013
Thousands of fans watched as Pennsylvania's world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication on Saturday, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
Phil predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Saturday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Live from Gobbler's Knob... Punxsy Phil does not see his shadow and reports an early spring!
Alfred Edward Cheatle, 80, of 638 Virginia Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday evening, Jan. 31, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past year.
He was born Sept. 2, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Frank and Catherine Caskey Cheatle. On May 25, 1957, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Doris T. Smith, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2001.
After a slow start, the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team came on to edge the DuBois Area Lady Beavers by a 48-46 score Friday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders avenged an early-season road loss to the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks with a 39-36 victory on Friday evening at the ECCHS gymnasium.
RIDGWAY - The three-day trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway ended in Elk County Court Friday with the jury returning 'not guilty' verdicts on 18 felony counts of arson and related offenses filed against him in the wake of a 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property.
Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.
In an effort to reach out and help victims of Hurricane Sandy, St. Marys Area Middle School students worked together in raising a donation for those recovering from the storm, all the while participating in a spirited school-wide event.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.
RIDGWAY â€“ A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.