May 15th, 2015
A cloudy, cool, and occasionally rainy day did not stop the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from shining at the District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships at the Kane Area High School on Friday. Members of the team claimed seven District 9 title, the District 9 team title, and senior Nicole Florio was named the girls' Jim Manners Award winner.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team held on for a 4-3 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen Friday night at Berwind Park.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Friday afternoon at Benzinger Park by a 3-1 score.
Each police officer wore a black strip over their badge as a gesture in honoring their fallen comrades during Friday afternoon's Blue Mass held at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Law enforcement personnel representing Elk, Cameron, McKean and Potter counties were in attendance as well as family members, survivors, friends of the police and a small contingent of students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School.
The Mass began with a procession of police into the church.
RIDGWAY TWP. - Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team lost to the Hollidaysburg Tigers by a 9-3 score Thursday at Berwind Park on Senior Night.
In commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, a special Blue Mass is being held today at noon at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys to remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives to protect their fellow officers and members of their communities.
Father Eric Vogt will act as celebrant for the Mass, which will be followed by a luncheon.
Several St. Marys Area High School Building Construction students recently had the opportunity to personally develop their skills on an authentic construction project by completing a concrete patio under the pavilion at Bennetts Valley Elementary School which will become an outdoor classroom.
The effort of the seven-member group was evident as they completed the pouring and finishing of a 20 ft. by 30 ft. slab in three hours.
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ The Ridgway-based state police report investigating a DUI crash that occurred Thursday morning at approximately 4:55 a.m. on state Route 219 near Boot Jack Auto in Ridgway Township.
A known 59-year-old male was reportedly traveling south on SR 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.
Police say the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
The St. Marys Area Track and Field teams competed in the District 9-AAA championships Wednesday afternoon at the Brookville Area track and field complex.
The Lady Dutch placed third in the girls standing with 67 points. DuBois Area won the team title with 122.8 points. Bradford was second with 98 followed by St. Marys 67, Punxsutawney 29.25 and Clearfield with 22.
The Dutchmen placed fifth with 34 points. Bradford won the team title with 146 points followed by DuBois 70, Punxsy 69, Clearfield 53 and St. Marys 34.