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April 24th

Charges upheld in Johnsonburg murder case

April 24, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The man charged with murdering a Ridgway teen and dumping her body in a remote, swampy corner of an area park was in District Court Wednesday where a preliminary hearing saw charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse upheld against him.

Charges in child starving case are bound over

April 24, 2013

Charges against a Mt. Jewett couple for allegedly withholding food from their three adoptive children have been bound over to McKean County Court.

Weedville barber shop expands with addition of salon services

April 24, 2013

A Weedville barber shop is keeping business in the family by expanding and offering salon services. Caruso Barber Shop and Full Service Salon, located at 209 River Rd., is now a one-stop shop for men, women and children's hair care needs.

Stream project creates public access points

April 24, 2013

The Elk County Conservation District has initiated a new stream project focused on creating public access points along the Bennett Branch.
ECCD Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine reviewed the Bennett Branch Stream Access Project during a regular meeting Monday afternoon.

Signs of St. Marys' past visible on Brusselles Street

April 24, 2013

With the reconstruction project currently taking place on state Route 255 to improve and repair the roadway for the future, it is interesting to note that in another section of roadway in St. Marys signs of the community's past are currently visible. Brusselles Street was once a brick-paved roadway, and a portion of those bricks is currently visible in front of Sheetz near the South Michael Street intersection.

April 23rd

Kersey Parents charged with kidnapping own child

April 23, 2013

ST. MARYS – Police descended on downtown St. Marys Monday after a mother and father reportedly kidnapped their own child from a Kersey home and led authorities on a car and foot chase through the city.

Jay Twp. working to stop watershed drilling

April 23, 2013

JAY TWP. - Jay Township entities are collectively working to stifle a natural gas and oil corporation's plans to drill near to a township watershed.

Unwanted medicine collection set for Saturday

April 23, 2013

Elk County was the first in the State of Pennsylvania to hold a state-sanctioned medicine collection several years ago, and the Elk County Recycling Office will hold their 11th and 12th medicine collections this year, with the next one scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Medical Center, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., in St. Marys.

Spring luncheon to benefit children with cleft palates

April 23, 2013

Assisting families with children suffering from cleft and craniofacial anomalies is the goal of the Adam's Smile Auxiliary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, set to host their second annual fundraising event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Red Fern.

April 22nd

Court orders no more postponements in stalled DUI fatality case

April 22, 2013

RIDGWAY – July 11 will mark the one-year anniversary of a fiery car crash along state road 255 in Byrnedale that claimed the life of 23-year-old Savannah Straub, of St. Marys, and saw the alleged driver of the vehicle charged with her death.

St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey will meet Punxsutawney's Amber Ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. at...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team placed second at the District 9 golf championship held...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team used a strong first half of play on their way to a 7-0...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...