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September 3rd

Woman killed at Eastern Sintered Alloys

September 3, 2013

St. Marys City Police report arresting 44-year-old Michael J. Stephanic following the death of 48-year-old June Talmadge, also known as June Andrus.
Stephanic, of St. Marys, has reportedly been arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, and has been remanded to the Elk County Prison.
The incident reportedly took place early Tuesday morning at 2:40 a.m. at Eastern Sintered Alloys at 126 Access Rd.
The investigation is continuing.

September 2nd

Kane boy, cousin among 6 killed in Rt. 219 crash

September 2, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. – Six-year-old Jarrett Costanzo idolized his older brothers Angelo and Jacob and looked forward to the day that he, too, could play youth football.
Meanwhile, he was happy to be on the sidelines as the spirited "water boy."
His 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas, a Kane native who lived with her father in Eldred, was a vibrant young girl who was a cheerleader with the Little Nippers youth football program for Otto-Eldred. 

Candlelight vigil is held for young accident victims

September 2, 2013

Yes, a crowd of more than 300 can be silent.
This was evident Sunday evening at the start of an emotional candlelight vigil for Jarrett Costanzo and Olivia Douglas. These young children were killed in a Saturday traffic accident on Route 219 near Lantz Corners.
Organized by Mike Hulings of Kane on the Facebook social media site on the internet, the vigil featured testimonies to cousins Costanzo, 6, and Douglas, 12.
The 90-minute vigil was held at the football field at the Kane Middle School on Hemlock Avenue.

6 mourned after head-on crash

September 2, 2013

KANE (AP) — Six people killed in a head-on car crash on a highway in a northwestern Pennsylvania forest include a 12-year-old cheerleader with an infectious smile and a 6-year-old boy described as a scrappy competitor in a variety of sports.
A sport utility vehicle crossed the center line on Saturday afternoon and hit an approaching sedan in Allegheny National Forest, killing 6-year-old Jarrett Costanzo and 12-year-old Olivia Douglas and injuring a woman and her 10-year-old son, all in the SUV, state police said.

September 1st

6 dead in horrific car crash

September 1, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. – Six people were killed Saturday evening in a fatal two-car crash on state Route 219 at Mead Run Road in Hamlin Township, McKean County.
Kathy Douglas, age 36, of Kane, driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty, suffered serious injuries in the crash along with a 10-year-old juvenile. Two other juveniles, ages 12 and 6, died in the crash.
All four occupants in a second vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, died. They included Gary Beimel, age 62, Elaine Beimel, age 55, David Cuneo, age 54, and Florence Donachy, age 81, all of St. Marys.

August 30th

United Way sets new goal for 2013 campaign

August 30, 2013

The St. Marys Area United Way kicked off its 2013-2014 fundraising campaign during local high school events on Thursday evening. Agency representatives were on hand at the St. Marys Area High School's Meet the Dutch night and Elk County Catholic School System's Family Picnic and Bonfire.
The new goal for this year's campaign is $180,000, a decrease from last year's goal of $195,000.

Kane school board issues statement on Gibbs discipline

August 30, 2013

The Kane Area School Board Directors issued a statement Friday to "put to rest" the disciplinary issue involving high school teacher Jeff Gibbs.
The statement:
"The process involved with personnel issues prevents the district from making specific comments. We have respected the process. Now that the issue is concluded, we are able to make a statement.

August 29th

Meet the Dutch

August 29, 2013

Numerous St. Marys Area High School fall sports athletes were introduced to fellow students, family and friends as part of the school's annual Meet the Dutch event held Thursday evening. Shown walking onto the field are senior members of the team.

ECCSS holds annual Family Picnic and bonfire

August 29, 2013

Students, family and friends paraded to the ECCHS football field where all fall sports athletes were introduced as part of the Elk County Catholic School System's annual Family Picnic and bonfire.

CDBG money green-lighted for project

August 29, 2013

RIDGWAY – The replacement of old water lines in a portion of Wilcox will be partially funded by Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] monies following a public forum and approval at a board of commissioners meeting.
The project will benefit 32 families on four streets in Wilcox: Cherry, Jarrett, Lawrence, and Maple streets.

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