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June 11th

SMASD Board finalizes, approves 2013 budget

June 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – In approving the St. Marys Area School District's 2013 budget, the board of directors have resorted to transferring over a half-million dollars from district reserve funds to cover an expected budget shortfall and avoid program cuts and tax hikes.

Drum corps taking center stage at Blast in the Burg

June 11, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – An impressive lineup of open class drum corps are set to perform at a Blast in the Burg IV taking place Friday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
"This year's lineup of corps is bound to please everyone alike," said Terry Feronti, event organizer.

Homicide by vehicle defendant in court Tuesday

June 11, 2013

RIDGWAY – A Byrnedale man charged in a July 11, 2012, wreck along SR 255 in Weedville that claimed the life of his 23-year-old passenger was in Elk County Court Tuesday where he asked a judge to weigh in on the admissibility, and accessibility, of the evidence against him before going to trial.

June 10th

'Dan Conners Field' proposal met with criticism

June 10, 2013

ST. MARYS – A group of former area high school athletes seeking to have the St. Marys Area School District's high school football field renamed after alumnus and former pro football player Dan Conners were met with resistance by the district's board of directors who asked if Conners' on-field achievements were enough to warrant the distinction, given what was characterized as his frayed and distant ties to the community.

Skillman shares her battle with cancer at Relay for Life

June 10, 2013

KERSEY – At just 25, Lacey Skillman of Ridgway has been waging a battle against colorectal cancer as she has been in and out of remission for a little over a year.
As the keynote speaker for the 2013 Relay for Life of Elk County Skillman told her story, often through tears, to a crowd gathered during the Opening Ceremony held Saturday at noon at the Fox Township Community Park.

DUI turns into police chase Sunday night

June 10, 2013

BRADFORD TWP. – It took a squadron of police to stop a McKean County motorist found to have a Blood Alcohol Content [BAC] of .251 after he reportedly led police on a late night car chase Sunday on state Route 219 in Bradford Township.

June 9th

Relay for Life of Elk County expected to reach goal

June 9, 2013

Celebrate, remember and fight back are just what participants and community members did this weekend during the 2013 Relay for Life of Elk County held at the Fox Township Community Park. Susan Babik, American Cancer Society staff, said they anticipate reaching their goal of $135,000 set by the relay's organizing committee.

Leaning Pines Public Golf Course open for business

June 9, 2013

Leaning Pines Public Golf Course is officially open, and the course is playable and continues to improve despite the late start to maintaining it this season. Formerly known as the St. Marys Country Club and then St. Marys Golf Club, the course’s new moniker was derived from some of the trees that line its fairways, according to Jeff Struble, a member of the operating team of Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.

Fr. Michael Ferrick ends tenure in St. Marys

June 9, 2013

Sitting in a pew in the back of Queen of the World Church following a reception at the conclusion of his final Mass as pastor of Queen of the World Parish on Sunday morning, Fr. Michael Ferrick briefly reflected on how appreciative he was to the community for everything they have done for him over the nearly seven years he served as pastor.

June 7th

New policy prohibits building on city right-of-ways

June 8, 2013

Members of St. Marys City Council approved a general policy which prohibits building along or on the city right-of-ways following a 4-2 vote in which councilmen Dick Dornisch and Ned Jacob cast objecting votes.

Down by two runs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad used a six-run fifth inning rally to...
The St. Marys Little League senior softball all stars lost to the French Creek Valley all stars in...
The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team opened play in the Elk County Legion Baseball...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...