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April 12th, 2013

Agencies provide update on projects at East Branch meeting

April 12, 2013

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.

Tree had ties to bicentennial celebration of Washington's birth

April 12, 2013

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.

SMASD superintendent defends raises for administrators

April 12, 2013

ST. MARYS – 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."

Johnsonburg pastor and wife facing more charges of child endangerment

April 12, 2013

MT. JEWETT – 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.

April 11th

Updates provided on East Branch project

April 11, 2013

The date for repair completions of the East Branch Dam have been pushed back to 2018 with construction work on the project beginning next year.

Low income students afforded access to Pre-K programs locally

April 11, 2013

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors voted at Monday's meeting to approve the district's participation in new pre-K program that will be offered free of charge to qualifying low-income students.

Buyers seeking lost, forgotten treasures

April 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – "We say if it's old, gold, or silver we want to see it," said Mike Kerr, a buyer with The Great American Treasure Hunt company currently stopped at The Comfort Inn in St. Marys.

April 10th

Plea hearing set for S.M. accountant charged with embezzlement

April 10, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys man charged with the theft of nearly a half-million dollars from the Elk County Humane Society as well as clients of his financial practice is now scheduled to accept a plea offer in an Erie Federal Courtroom later this month.

Houses demolished Wednesday morning

April 10, 2013

A pair of houses at the corner of SR 255 and East Arch Street were demolished on Wednesday morning. The homes were taken down to allow for the future realignment of Arch Street.

Preliminary details emerge on middle school relocation

April 10, 2013

Early plans were discussed regarding the possible re-location of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into Elk County Catholic High School during two Parent Information Meetings held Wednesday.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team saw their record slip to 5-2 on the season as they...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team is now 3-0 on the season after rallying from a...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team lost their home opener to the Bradford Owls by a 6-2...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...