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April 16th, 2013
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.
PITTSBURGH â€“ A 13-year-old Clarion girl, gone missing from her home in the early morning hours of March 28, has been safely recovered by police in South Dakota over a week after her disappearance and some 1,500 miles from her home.
Those looking to support the arts on a local level while enjoying some of the area's finest homemade soups are encouraged to attend the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Feed the Arts Soup Benefit being held Thursday.
Representatives from several state park agencies presented updates on projects at the East Branch Stakeholders Meeting held Thursday at the dam.
Jeanne Wambaugh, district forester at the Elk State Forest which surrounds the dam, reminded residents about outdoor burning hazards.
This year there have been four fires in the Elk State Forest encompassing a total of 26 acres. The largest fire occurred on Sunday and was 20 acres in size.