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June 4th, 2013
ST. MARYS â At 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police and tactical officers poured into Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys in response to reports of a man with a gun and eight shot inside a wing of the hospital. It was all part of ERHC's emergency preparedness drill, part of ongoing efforts to bolster procedures in the event of an actual emergency.
The 4th Annual Kick the Crap Out of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Outhouse Race is set to take over Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Saturday afternoon. Entries are being accepted until the day of the event and there is a cost to enter. From 2-7 p.m., spectators can watch as outhouses on wheels race down the street to claim the top prize. Registration begins at 2 p.m. with a rules meeting to follow at 2:30 p.m., a parade of outhouses at 2:45 p.m. and races starting at 3 p.m.
St. Marys City Council approved bids for an Erie Avenue demolition project and a George Street rehabilitation project during their Monday evening meeting. Both projects are being funded through the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation.
ST. MARYS â On Sunday, family and friends gathered at the St. Marys home of seven-year-old Matthew Sharrow, as he and his siblings took to the water in their new above ground swimming pool. While seemingly a commonplace occurrence, the inaugural swim held an added significance for the family. Matthew was born with Spina Bifida, a birth abnormality in which the spinal cord is malformed and lacks its usual protective skeletal and soft tissue coverings.
HARRISBURG âÂ Judges at future high-profile criminal cases in Pennsylvania may look at the Jerry Sandusky trial in setting rules for news media use of âelectronic devicesâ in the courtroom.
RIDGWAY - A Johnsonburg man, Jonathan A. Schmitz, 19, of 19 Powers Ave., pleaded guilty in Elk County Court Friday to his part in the sexual assault of two teenage girls, allegedly picked up outside a St. Marys slumber party and forced to perform sexual acts with him and two other men. He was sentenced to serve four to 24 months incarcerated at Elk County Prison.
Charges of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault against Schmitz were dropped as a result of the plea bargain he accepted Friday.
Departing final words to their fellow classmates of Friday evening were St. Marys Area High School Class of 2013 Valedictorian Alec Foster and Salutatorian Taylor Bellina.
There are three summer reading programs being held at the St. Marys Public Library this summer, with each being geared toward a different age group spanning from birth to age 18.
RIDGWAY â Accused murderer Nicholas Martin entered a plea of "not guilty" in Elk County Court Friday to homicide and related charges filed in connection with the March 23 stabbing death and disappearance of a Ridgway teen.
The St. Marys Area High School celebrated the Class of 2013 on Friday evening as part of the school's 117th annual commencement program.
Master of Ceremonies Alex Schreiber greeted his fellow graduates along with family, friends, and school administrators and school board members. Among the speakers of the evening were Valedictorian Alec Foster and Salutatorian Taylor Bellina.