July 9th, 2014
The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team opened play in the Elk County Legion Baseball League with a 19-2 victory over the Ridgway squad last night at Berwind Park.
Last night's other playoff scores were: Smethport 6, Fox 6; Bradford 11, Brockway 0; Wilcox 11, Mt. Jewett 5.
Tonight's schedule will see Smethport at St. Marys at 7:30 p.m.; Ridgway at Fox at 5:30 p.m.; Bradford at Wilcox at 5:30 p.m. and Mt. Jewett at Brockway at 5:30 p.m.
The Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Star squad edged the St. Marys squad by a 13-12 score Wednesday night at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys was the winner of the winner's bracket while Punxsutawney won the loser's bracket. With Punxsy's win, the two teams will meet again on Friday as the District 10 Tournament is a double elimination affair. A coin flip determined that St. Marys will travel to Punxsy Friday night for the title game.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball Junior League All-Stars were eliminated from the District 10 playoffs following a 4-2 loss to Warren on Wednesday evening at Memorial Park.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to sponsor a grant application for the West Creek Recreational Trail Association as part of a project connecting St. Marys to Emporium via an 18.9-mile corridor.
Cliff Clark, president of West Creek Recreational Trail Association, was in attendance at Monday's meeting to explain the project.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A preliminary hearing was held Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge George A. King for an inmate of Elk County Prison charged with possession of contraband or controlled substances in the prison.
Keenan McMillen, 21, of 182 Sara Rd., St. Marys, was held for court on all charges for an incident that occurred on April 12.
The occasional rain showers that passed through the area early Wednesday afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of the 327 area youngsters between the ages of 5-14 taking part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
This year's turnout was nearly the same as last year's, and Memorial Park Director Jason Schreiber remarked that he and his staff were "very happy" with the number of youngsters taking part in the event.
"Five years ago we had a lot at 180. To almost double that is unbelievable," Schreiber said.
"Don't swing!" Those words, yelled by St. Marys' Vincent Jacob as he stole home on the first pitch to Rudy Gleixner in the top of the sixth inning, broke open a tie ball game and started a 10-run rally by the Post 103 squad. The game was tied at 1-all headed into the sixth, and Jacob's run gave St. Marys their first lead. They never looked back, eventually coming away with an 11-1 victory. St. Marys hosts Ridgwway tonight in the opening round of the Elk County Legion Baseball League playoffs.
The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, provided an update to council and several residents in attendance at the workshop.
Residents of South St. Marys Street interested in planting trees in their front yards following the completion of the state Route 255 project are in for a challenging process.
PennDOT does not plan on replacing any trees cut down at the start of the highway project due to an array of challenges including the root system eventually interfering with newly-installed underground utilities.
A majority of the trees were situated on PennDOT's right-of-way that runs 50 feet from the center line of the road and extends up to the front porch of some homes.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.
"This is actually the first year doing this and before it was ECCOTA's 'Concerts in the Park' that they were doing," said Debby Agosti, Recreational Facilities Director at Fox Township Community Park.