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April 16th, 2013

Supervisors review fracking ordinance

April 16, 2013

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors continued a discussion from a regular meeting in March concerning Marcellus Shale gas extraction site located near the Ridgway Reservoir as well as other drilling sites throughout the township.

Store expands fundraising efforts for children's charity

April 16, 2013

Rite Aid of St. Marys has put a new twist on their annual Children's Miracle Network fundraiser by offering prize drawings, a weekly bake sale, Community Night and a car wash and cookout.

Ridgway man charged in elevator sex assault

April 16, 2013

RIDGWAY – A 75-year-old Ridgway man is charged with promoting prostitution, indecent assault and harassment after he allegedly fondled a woman inside the elevator of a Ridgway apartment building, before offering her money for sex.

Agent provides info on drug trends

April 16, 2013

RIDGWAY – An informative presentation about the status of current drug trends in the region and the nation at large was held in Ridgway Tuesday with a state law enforcement agent delivering a staunch warning to those in attendance about the pitfalls of prescription pills and heroin use being back on the rise.

St. Marys family safe in Boston

April 16, 2013

Word has been received the Quesenberry family from St. Marys is safe in Boston. They are expected home late tonight.
The family was in attendance, along with two additional family members, to cheer on mom Molly Quesenberry as she successfully completed the Boston Marathon just after 2 p.m. They were about one block from the finish line when the bombings occurred. Stay tuned to The Daily Press this week for a complete story on their experience in Boston.

April 15th

Kane teacher finishes marathon before explosions

April 15, 2013

It had been a very rewarding Monday morning for Adam Smelko of Kane.
The Kane High School teacher finished the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon with a time of 2:58.18, placing him in the top 2,000 out of 27,000 runners.
Unfortunately, Smelko didn't have much time to savor his biggest thrill as a marathon runner.

Local man charged with sexually assaulting relative

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been charged with sexually assaulting a relative for more than two years beginning when the girl was seven years old and ending with her 10th birthday. Frank P. Dallasen, 62, of St. Marys, is accused of sexually molesting a relative, an elementary school student at the time of the reported abuse, on a regular basis beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2006.

Council reviews new grant opportunities for home buyers, developers

April 15, 2013

In an effort to assist first-time home buyers in St. Marys, City Council approved for Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator, to submit an application for $350,000 as part of the HOME program, a federally funded project.

Heroin sting nets local woman

April 15, 2013

ST. MARYS – Ashley Jane Bianco, 25, of St. Marys has been charged with heroin trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Drug Task force and local police into the drug's resurgence in the area.

New charges Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged in child starvation case

April 15, 2013

MT. JEWETT – An affidavit and criminal complaint released last Thursday contains more details, as well as new charges, in the case of a Johnsonburg pastor and wife charged with starving their three adopted children.

KERSEY — The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9 Class A...
DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 4-1 loss to the...
DuBOIS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an early end with a 5-2 loss to...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...