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June 2nd, 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.
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.
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.
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
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.
JAY TWP. â€“ 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.