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April 4th, 2013

SMASD budget talks continue

April 4, 2013

In a climate of cash strapped school districts and ever increasing costs coupled with ever decreasing funding, the St. Marys Area School District has unveiled its 2013 budget which it touts as balanced and lacking in any program cuts or tax increase.

Parking enforcement efforts bring in revenue for city

April 4, 2013

It was revealed money collected through the city's parking meters, fines and permits resulted in a revenue of $52,000.

Johnsonburg man sentenced for marijuana grow house

April 4, 2013

RIDGWAY – A Johnsonburg man, Edward J. Pisani, 58, charged with operating what authorities deemed "a sophisticated and significant marijuana grow operation” from his home, was sentenced in Elk County Court Thursday to serve 12 to 24 months behind bars in Elk County Prison.

Prosecution compels discovery in marijuana grow trial

April 4, 2013

RIDGWAY – "At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.

Shelter seeks funding despite Corbett's proposal

April 4, 2013

Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.

April 3rd

Prescription pill crackdowns see heroin resurgence

April 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Police Officer Gregg McManus said police officers are seeing a resurgence of narcotics, namely heroin, as crackdowns on prescription painkillers have succeeded in reducing their availability on the street.

Supervisors conduct township business at meeting

April 3, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors approved a sales agreement between the township and Dinsmore Welding for the sale of property in the Fox Twp. Industrial Park during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening.

Accused church shooter waives hearing Wednesday

April 3, 2013

COUDERSPORT – A Coudersport man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife in the midst of a Sunday morning church service waived his hearing on murder charges in a Potter County District Court Wednesday.

Chamber prepares for community sale

April 3, 2013

Once again the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki are busy preparing for the Fourth Annual Community Wide Yard Sale scheduled for May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Hearing postponed in alleged starving case

April 3, 2013

KANE – A court hearing for a Mt. Jewett couple charged with endangering the welfare their three adoptive children has been postponed in Kane District Court.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1...
The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...