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June 20th, 2013

Feds hit Smith with new charge in carjack, kidnap attempt

June 20, 2013

WILLIAMSPORT – The federal government has tacked on a new charge in its case against an Emporium man charged with the Aug. 8, 2012 carjacking and attempted kidnapping of a Citizens and Northern Bank employee.
The new charge filed against Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, alleges that he knowingly used a stolen firearm when he ordered the female victim to drive him to the bank at gunpoint, telling her it would be "The worst day of your life."

7th annual Art In The Wilds expected to draw 6,000

June 20, 2013

The Art In The Wilds art show in Kane has been growing every year since it was launched seven years ago as Kane’s major summer attraction.
Volunteer organizers estimate that as many as 6,000 visitors will stroll through Evergreen Park on Saturday and Sunday to view exquisite art by a record 39 artists from as far away as Florida.

June 19th

Woman charged after daughter hurt in roll-over wreck

June 19, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg mother has been criminally charged in connection with a car wreck that seriously injured her four-year-old daughter after police say she was driving on a suspended license following a DUI.

Area students awarded scholarships from Elk County Community Foundation

June 19, 2013

This year the Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 97 scholarships to area graduating high school seniors totaling $117,000.
Among the Class of 2013 recipients were 30 students from St. Marys Area High School, 16 students from Elk County Catholic High School, 21 students from Ridgway Area High School, 14 students from Johnsonburg Area High School, five from Kane Area High School, one from Cameron County Area High School and six to students from DuBois Area and Brockway Area high schools.

Two charged after police bust up basement pot circle

June 19, 2013

ST. MARYS – Two individuals have been charged with drug offenses after police reportedly interrupted a drug deal at a Washington Street apartment where they found five individuals in a cloud of marijuana smoke emanating from the building's basement.

June 18th

Social media, internet policies in the works for city staff

June 18, 2013

With the increasing popularity of social media taking off online and the frequent use of e-mail and the internet in the workplace, members of St. Marys City Council reviewed guidelines for a social media and electronic communication policies during their latest meeting held Monday evening.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner prepared the two documents which were presented for initial review.

Commissioners approve $80,000 stormwater project bid

June 18, 2013

RIDGWAY – Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included the board's approval of a number of agenda items, chief among them was a $85,980 bid for a stormwater project in Jones Township.

Memorial Park staff trying to get new ideas up and running

June 18, 2013

The staff at Memorial Park has several new activities that they hope to implement this summer, while modifying some past events, and continuing to host perennial favorites.

June 17th

Council approves loan, unemployment rate drops

June 17, 2013

During the month of April, Elk County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the six-county area according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene.
This information was presented to Greene during a recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) meeting held in Ridgway.

Construction continues

June 17, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
Construction work continues along SR 255 in St. Marys, and crews were busy working near its intersection with Kallas Road on Monday morning.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...