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April 16th

St. Marys family safe in Boston

April 16, 2013

Word has been received the Quesenberry family from St. Marys is safe in Boston. They are expected home late tonight.
The family was in attendance, along with two additional family members, to cheer on mom Molly Quesenberry as she successfully completed the Boston Marathon just after 2 p.m. They were about one block from the finish line when the bombings occurred. Stay tuned to The Daily Press this week for a complete story on their experience in Boston.

April 15th

Kane teacher finishes marathon before explosions

April 15, 2013

It had been a very rewarding Monday morning for Adam Smelko of Kane.
The Kane High School teacher finished the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon with a time of 2:58.18, placing him in the top 2,000 out of 27,000 runners.
Unfortunately, Smelko didn't have much time to savor his biggest thrill as a marathon runner.

Local man charged with sexually assaulting relative

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been charged with sexually assaulting a relative for more than two years beginning when the girl was seven years old and ending with her 10th birthday. Frank P. Dallasen, 62, of St. Marys, is accused of sexually molesting a relative, an elementary school student at the time of the reported abuse, on a regular basis beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2006.

Council reviews new grant opportunities for home buyers, developers

April 15, 2013

In an effort to assist first-time home buyers in St. Marys, City Council approved for Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator, to submit an application for $350,000 as part of the HOME program, a federally funded project.

Heroin sting nets local woman

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – Ashley Jane Bianco, 25, of St. Marys has been charged with heroin trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Drug Task force and local police into the drug's resurgence in the area.

New charges Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged in child starvation case

April 15, 2013

MT. JEWETT – An affidavit and criminal complaint released last Thursday contains more details, as well as new charges, in the case of a Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged with starving their three adopted children.

April 14th

Arrest warrant issued for man charged in Clarion teen's abduction

April 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH – A 13-year-old Clarion girl, gone missing from her home in the early morning hours of March 28, has been safely recovered by police in South Dakota over a week after her disappearance and some 1,500 miles from her home.

Soup fundraiser is feeding the arts in Elk County

April 14, 2013

Those looking to support the arts on a local level while enjoying some of the area's finest homemade soups are encouraged to attend the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Feed the Arts Soup Benefit being held Thursday.

April 12th

Agencies provide update on projects at East Branch meeting

April 12, 2013

Representatives from several state park agencies presented updates on projects at the East Branch Stakeholders Meeting held Thursday at the dam.
Jeanne Wambaugh, district forester at the Elk State Forest which surrounds the dam, reminded residents about outdoor burning hazards.
This year there have been four fires in the Elk State Forest encompassing a total of 26 acres. The largest fire occurred on Sunday and was 20 acres in size.

Tree had ties to bicentennial celebration of Washington's birth

April 12, 2013

Countless individuals traveled past the row of trees located in front of the South St. Marys Street Elementary School every day for decades unaware that a little piece of the community's history was also sitting right there in their midst, half buried near one of the stumps. With those trees now cut down to allow for improvements to SR 255, local historian and photographer Ray Beimel was walking by the site last weekend taking some photographs and noticed a plaque located near one of the stumps.

The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch on Monday afternoon in soccer action. The...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team saw their record slip to 1-4 on the season as they lost...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team captured the 16th annual Bucktail Tournament championship...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...