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April 12th

SMASD superintendent defends raises for administrators

April 12, 2013

ST. MARYS – Poised for possible budget cuts and committed to a budgetary balancing act, the St. Marys Area School District's approval of pay increases for 12 of its administrators was defended Friday by superintendent Ann Kearney who said the move will see a "zero percent increase in the budget for administrative salaries for next year, even with the raises."

Johnsonburg pastor and wife facing more charges of child endangerment

April 12, 2013

MT. JEWETT – A Johnsonburg pastor and his wife accused of starving their three adopted children had additional child endangerment charges filed against them in McKean County Court Thursday.

April 11th

Updates provided on East Branch project

April 11, 2013

The date for repair completions of the East Branch Dam have been pushed back to 2018 with construction work on the project beginning next year.

Low income students afforded access to Pre-K programs locally

April 11, 2013

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors voted at Monday's meeting to approve the district's participation in new pre-K program that will be offered free of charge to qualifying low-income students.

Buyers seeking lost, forgotten treasures

April 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – "We say if it's old, gold, or silver we want to see it," said Mike Kerr, a buyer with The Great American Treasure Hunt company currently stopped at The Comfort Inn in St. Marys.

April 10th

Plea hearing set for S.M. accountant charged with embezzlement

April 10, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys man charged with the theft of nearly a half-million dollars from the Elk County Humane Society as well as clients of his financial practice is now scheduled to accept a plea offer in an Erie Federal Courtroom later this month.

Houses demolished Wednesday morning

April 10, 2013

A pair of houses at the corner of SR 255 and East Arch Street were demolished on Wednesday morning. The homes were taken down to allow for the future realignment of Arch Street.

Preliminary details emerge on middle school relocation

April 10, 2013

Early plans were discussed regarding the possible re-location of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into Elk County Catholic High School during two Parent Information Meetings held Wednesday.

April 9th

Area police clamp down on bath salt use, trafficking

April 9, 2013

EMPORIUM – A spike in the number of arrests involving stimulant bath salts continues in the wake of what local law enforcement are calling the drug's dramatic rise in Elk and Cameron Counties.
On Thursday, March 21, a routine traffic stop yielded a bag of what police believe to be bath salts as well as drug paraphernalia.

Community meeting held for 'Our Town: St. Marys'

April 9, 2013

The new episode of "Our Town: St. Marys" is slowly but surely coming together. On Tuesday evening a number of community residents met with "Our Town" producers Whitney Chirdon and Jessica Peters at the St. Marys Area Middle School to discuss segment ideas and learn more about the production process.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team is making sure their fans get to see a little bit of...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team lost a 41-0 contest to the Clarion Bobcats Friday...
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On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...