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December 30th

Couple plead 'no contest' in child-starving case

December 31, 2013

SMETHPORT – A Mt. Jewett couple have entered "no contest" pleas to charges linked with the alleged withholding of food from three adoptive children as a form of punishment.

December 27th

King reminds athletes of the importance of teamwork

December 28, 2013

FOX TWP. – In the midst of all the excitement surrounding this year’s EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament, Root Sports anchor Rob King reminded the athletes participating in this year’s event that every member of a team contributes in some way to that team’s success.

December 25th

Students learn about national issue, debate tactics

December 25, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to by many as Obamacare, is a highly debated topic across the nation. Various groups support the measure and the increase in health care opportunities it provides, while countless others oppose it and continue to fight for its repeal.
While the battle over Obamacare continues to play out on the national stage, it was also the basis for a literal debate recently at Elk County Catholic High School.

Showing off their holiday spirit

December 25, 2013

Students at Elk County Catholic High School held an ugly Christmas sweater day late last week to show off their holiday spirit prior to the start of their Christmas vacation.

December 23rd

Historical Society relocation underway

December 23, 2013

The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is dedicated to preserving anything and everything related to the community's history. As part of that mission, local historian Ray Beimel has been photographing one of the most important events in the society's history: its relocation into a new, permanent home.

Plaque honors rescuers at 1968 plane crash

December 23, 2013

It's been 45 years since a twin-engine Allegheny Airlines plane crashed while coming in for a landing at the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
The Christmas Eve crash in 1968 killed 20 passengers.
Miraculously, 27 survived.

Geise publishes photography book featuring Pennsylvania elk

December 23, 2013

Pennsylvania's elk herd draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, many of whom come bearing their cameras in hopes of leaving with photographs of the creatures to document their time in Elk Country. Now those who may not have had much luck getting their own photos can instead take home a new book featuring a variety of photos of the animals.
Area photographer Marci Geise recently released her second book, "Pennsylvania Elk," which she described as featuring the work of some of the best elk photographers on the east coast.

December 22nd

Coaches vs. Cancer campaign set for Friday

December 22, 2013

The Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament will undergo a number of exciting changes this year as it becomes the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament; however, one important element of the annual event will be continuing in a modified capacity.

Sounds of the season

December 22, 2013

The Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir performed a Christmas Spectacular Concert in St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The free concert was well attended, and donations collected at the door will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
The band and choir are shown performing "Sleigh Ride" at the conclusion of the show.

December 20th

Martin appears at pre-trial hearing in death of girlfriend

December 20, 2013

RIDGWAY – On Friday morning accused murderer Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg, charged in the killing of his 18-year-old girlfriend Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway, appeared in front of Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a pre-trial hearing.

St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team defeated the visiting Kane Wolves by a score of 205-218...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 1-0 on...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...