Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.
PITTSBURGH â€“ 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.
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.
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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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."
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.