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May 15th, 2013

Safety Day offers variety of health, safety lessons

May 15, 2013

Over 200 fifth grades students participated in Elk County Safety Day held Tuesday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The daylong event emphasized various health and safety lessons applicable when on a farm, ranch or at home.
This marked the sixth year for the event organized by Natalie Aiello and Jaclyn Kocjancic of the Penn State Extension in Elk County. It is sponsored and supported by the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Foundation, which hosts similar events nationwide.

May 14th

Shriner Hospital Crusade taking place May 17-18

May 14, 2013

Local members of the Jaffa Shrine will be conducting their annual Shrine Hospital Crusade on May 17 and 18. Best known for their colorful parades and distinctive red hats, the Shriners are always searching for children in need of orthopedic or burn care. Shriners will be situated outside both entrances of Wal-Mart and Save-A-Lot, on Brusselles Street in St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

Ridgway man sentenced to state prison for marijuana grow

May 14, 2013

RIDGWAY – A jury of 12 Elk County residents, ready to hear the case of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his home, were sent home after an 11th hour plea bargain and sentence were entered behind closed doors in Elk County Court Tuesday.
The jury trial of Scott M. Lovell, 44, of Ridgway, was set to begin Tuesday but the defendant opted to accept a last minute plea bargain in which he pled guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to manufacture marijuana and was sentenced to serve 18 months to five years in a state prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Investigation touched off after pipe bomb defused in Kersey

May 14, 2013

FOX TWP. – According to police reports, on Monday morning a passerby in a remote, wooded area of Kersey found what authorities are calling a pipe bomb.

Toddler is hurt in fall from window on 3rd floor of Bradford apartment

May 14, 2013

BRADFORD – A 2-year-girl was injured Tuesday after falling from an open window on the third floor of a Bradford apartment building.
Bradford city police identified the girl as Carlyn Lorenzi. The parents are Andrew Lorenzi and Miranda Black, police said.
The girl fell from the window at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday at Apartment D at 86 Main St. near the Subway store.

Investigation touched off after pipe bomb defused in Kersey

May 14, 2013

FOX TWP. – According to police reports, on Monday morning a passerby in a remote, wooded area of Kersey found what authorities are calling a pipe bomb.
It was around 8:35 a.m., Monday morning when police were called to the area of Boone Mountain Road, south of Sawmill Run Road in Fox Township for reports of a suspicious package laying alongside the roadway.
Police say what they found was a makeshift explosive device, comprised of a metal pipe, approximately 4 inches long and three-quarters of an inch in diameter with threaded end caps.

May 13th

City withdraws resolution due to lack of information

May 13, 2013

A unanimous vote pertaining to a resolution regarding a land improvement project within the city was thrown out by members of St. Marys City Council during their most recent meeting.
The Keystone Communities Development Grant, included in the resolution, was tabled from council's agenda last month in hopes of discovering additional information. While the city did receive new information, they are still missing pertinent details.

Heroin addict's story serves as warning to kids

May 13, 2013

Pennsylvania has the 10th highest rate of drug overdoses in the nation with 15 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2008.
In response, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has launched a new anti-drug program aimed at steering students away from illicit street drugs, and their prescription counterparts through the visceral firsthand account of one man's descent into an addiction to heroin that nearly claimed his life and landed him behind bars.

Personnel and appointments approved at SMASD meeting

May 13, 2013

Thursday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included votes to fill support positions within the board itself.
Cindy FinGado was appointed as Board Secretary for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The motion to nominate FinGado was made by board member Jim Herzing and seconded by board member Jim Baumgratz. There were no opposing votes cast.

May 12th

SMASD tables air conditioning decision

May 12, 2013

With summer fast approaching, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to table a decision on the proposed installation of air conditioning in two of the district's elementary school buildings.

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