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April 1st

SMAMS students visit Wallops Island

April 1, 2013

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St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.

Solicitor reviewing trapping guidelines

April 1, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved a revised agreement with the HR Group to have John Riley on retainer at a cost of $250 per month, a fee he lowered from the previous cost of $500 per month.

March 31st

Youth portray lax attitudes towards drug and alcohol use in area

March 31, 2013

In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.

SMAMS Day of Giving benefits multiple organizations

March 31, 2013

St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.

Bunny Hop becoming an Easter tradition for many

March 31, 2013

When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.

March 29th

Police: Bath salts growing problem in area

March 29, 2013

ST. MARYS - "Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is here," said St. Marys City Police Officer Greg McManus in speaking before a group of concerned parents and local law enforcement about the rise of stimulant bath salts use in the area at a town hall meeting held at the South St. Marys Street earlier this week.

Donkey basketball raises over $3,700 to start Taylor Schutz Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund

March 29, 2013

The scene in the St. Marys Area High School gymnasium on Thursday evening was reminiscent of a championship game at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament -- the stands were packed and spectators crowded in the doorways and lined the walls behind each of the hoops. Staff members eventually had to turn people away, declaring that the event was sold out.

Fish poachers face tougher laws

March 29, 2013

With the opening day of trout season just around the corner, anglers will want to think twice about harvesting more than the legal daily limit now that Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation.

New Highland Township fire truck arrives

March 29, 2013

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck to replace Utility Truck 813.

March 28th

Ridgway woman sentenced for role in prison drug plot

March 28, 2013

JEFFERSON CO. – A Ridgway woman has been sentenced to one year in the Jefferson County Accelerated Rehabilitation Program after she pleaded guilty to selling marijuana on behalf of a Jefferson County inmate in August of 2012.

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...