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May 8th, 2015

Race for Education

May 8, 2015

As part of the ongoing Race for Education fundraiser, students within the Elk County Catholic School System gathered at Elk County Catholic High School on Friday afternoon to take part in a group Mass followed by a walk around the school and adjacent property. So far this year, the Race for Education has raised over $34,000 and donations are still being accepted. A group of students, led by two members of the senior class, is shown about to begin their walk.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

May 7th

Sanitary sewer line repair project progressing

May 7, 2015

An update of the city's inflow and infiltration (I&I) project of its sanitary sewer lines was discussed briefly during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
St. Marys GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek provided an update to council on the project.
The repairs are part of the smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines conducted last summer throughout the city. The testing was performed on 328,548 lineal feet of sanitary sewers in order to investigate and identify potential inflow sources in the St. Marys sewer-shed areas.

St. Marys Area High School senior prom court

May 7, 2015

Shown are the St. Marys Area High School 2015 senior prom court candidates. The queen candidates are, from left to right, Megan Bridges, Gabby Shields, Madison Quesenberry, Carly Mosier, and Jenna Eozzo. In the back row are the king candidates, from left to right, Zachary Fox, Tyler Donachy, Nick Reuscher, and Garrett Wendel. Missing from the photo is Travis Mahovlich.

May 6th

Crusaders four-peat as D9 Class AA team tennis champs

May 7, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team won their fourth straight District 9 Class AA team title on Wednesday afternoon with a 5-0 sweep of the Brockway Rovers at the DuBois Area High School tennis courts.

Lady Dutch softball defeats Bradford on Senior Night

May 7, 2015

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 10-0 score in five innings on Senior Night. The game was played at Benzinger Park.

Suspicious packages cause emergency response

May 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – Three suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement at the Elk County Courthouse prompted a large emergency response by local police officers and fire department members.
Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt said the "suspicious packages" were delivered to the courthouse in Ridgway and were quickly "removed from the building so everyone was safe in the building and court could operate."
The packages were discovered between 10:45-11 a.m.

Overweight, lost trucks posing challenge in Fox Twp.

May 6, 2015

KERSEY – Pa. State Police Corporal Smith presented a brief annual report to the Fox Township Supervisors during their regular monthly meeting held Wednesday evening.
He began by noting 99 percent of PSP responses in Fox Township are to Walmart along with the four-lane highway, which are their busiest areas.
Among the Walmart related crimes are retail thefts, hit-and-runs in the parking lot, thefts from motor vehicles, and bad checks.
Smith also addressed concern over ATV safety.
Fox and Jay townships are the biggest townships in Elk County that have ATV-approved roads.

Prom Promise mock crash, trial illustrates reality of drunk driving

May 6, 2015

As prom approaches on Saturday for both St. Marys high schools, students are reminded of the sobering reality and lifelong consequences of drunk driving as part of the Prom Promise program.
Elk County Catholic High School hosted this year's Prom Promise mock crash and trial, which is rotated between ECC and St. Marys Area High School each year. The program is hosted by the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) high school clubs.
On Tuesday afternoon, a mock crash scene was staged in the ECC parking lot followed by a mock trial held Wednesday.

Jacobs Property Inspection now open for business

May 6, 2015

Brian Jacobs of St. Marys has recently started Jacobs Property Inspection, an independent locally-owned home inspection service provider.
As the former sales manager and residential development division manager for two different residential/commercial construction companies, materials manager for a large mechanical contractor and owner/general manager of Stanton-Jacobs Homes, Jacobs said his 20 years and 200 homes of construction experience should aid him well in his business endeavor.

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