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June 2nd, 2013

Sex assault defendants in court Friday

June 2, 2013

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.

Graduation speakers reflect on past, look to the future

June 2, 2013

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.

Summer reading programs underway at library

June 2, 2013

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.

May 31st

Martin pleads 'not guilty' in teen murder

May 31, 2013

RIDGWAY – 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.

SMAHS celebrates Class of 2013 at graduation ceremony

May 31, 2013

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.

SMAHS seniors enjoy final ride to school

May 31, 2013

Over the years it has become customary for a few of the graduating seniors at St. Marys Area High School to various types drive farm equipment to school on their day. A trio of seniors put a different spin on that concept Friday morning, leaving the farm equipment at home and instead opting to show up with some real horse power.

May 30th

Dickinson Center, Inc. opens Wellness Gym at its Drop-In Center

May 30, 2013

RIDGWAY – Dickinson Center Inc.'s C.O.P.E. (Coalition of People Empowered) Drop-In Center celebrated an open house Thursday afternoon for its new Wellness Gym. The gym is located on the first floor of the Drop-In Center and features various exercise equipment including an elliptical, stationary bike, two treadmills, a universal gym and a small kitchenette with water and healthy snacks along with a table where customers can meet with Dickinson staff.

Daughter and boyfriend charged with stealing father's identity

May 30, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys woman and her boyfriend are charged with stealing her father's identity and using it to take out a loan in his name, without his knowledge.

May 29th

Screening held of "Our Town: St Marys"; set to air June 6

May 29, 2013

A select group of community members were on hand Wednesday evening to view the inaugural screening of "Our Town: St. Marys", set to air Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. on WPSU.

Health care coverage for township employees put to a vote

May 29, 2013

JAY TWP. – On Wednesday, Jay Township Supervisors approved a new health care package for the township's six employees that will cost the municipality roughly $4,000 less a year, but still exceeds their budgeted amount by about $6,000.

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,...