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May 10th, 2013

St. Marys woman to serve four years behind bars in $1 million theft

May 10, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys woman, Sandra Prechtel, 51, charged with embezzling over $1 million from her former employee was sentenced in an Erie Federal Court Friday to serve four years and three months in federal prison.

Concert Choir hosting "A Night at the Grammy's"

May 10, 2013

The Concert Choir of Elk County will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements in the music industry as they perform a variety of award winning songs during "A Night at the Grammy's", a dinner and song show, taking place May 16-18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Royal Inn in Ridgway.

May 9th

SMASD residents will see no tax increase with new budget

May 9, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to approve the district's tentative 2013 budget which contains over $25 million in expenditures, but no tax increase to residents. According to Superintendent Ann Kearney, the vast majority of that $25 million figure comes in the form of increases in the district's contributions to health care costs and retirement funds.

Ridgway Reservoir sign illustrates effects of acid rain cycle

May 9, 2013

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning at the Ridgway Reservoir to unveil an educational sign depicting the effects of acid rain on the Big Mill Creek Watershed.

Detention hearing set for accused kidnapper of Clarion teen

May 9, 2013

PITTSBURGH – A detention hearing is set for the man charged with kidnapping a Clarion teen and driving her across state lines "for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with her." Joshua D. Baker, 31, of Leeper, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week and charged in the disappearance of a 13-year-old juvenile who went missing from her Clarion Borough home at around 2 a.m. on March 28.

May 8th

Wanted man in Ohio caught in by PSP in Ridgway

May 8, 2013

JAY TWP. – After over seven months on the run, a Benezette man wanted in Ohio for felony drug possession walked into a local state police barracks a free man and left a prisoner, charged as a fugitive from justice.

Area individuals, business named Champions of the PA Wilds

May 8, 2013

KERSEY – A record crowd was on hand during the annual Pennsylvania Wilds Spring Briefing event held at the Red Fern in Kersey, during which time 13 local organizations and individuals were honored for their outstanding work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.

Annual trout derby around the corner

May 8, 2013

The 9th Annual Trout Derby and Geocaching "Fish" Run will be held Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Lucky Leo will be worth $5,000 and Gramps will be valued at $2,500; Leny and Lucy will be worth $1,000 apiece. Others include a fish worth $305 in memory of Joe Weinzierl and the Big Daddy from Fox's Pizza in Ridgway worth $750.

May 7th

Parents charged with kidnapping child waive hearings

May 7, 2013

ST. MARYS – A Kersey couple, Breanna Marie Uhl, 19, and Roger Matthew Dugan III, 21 charged with taking their own 11-month-old child from a relative's custody waived hearings in District Court Tuesday on charges stemming from the April 22 incident in which the two allegedly burglarized the legal guardian's home and snatched the child before leading cops on a chase that ended in downtown St. Marys.

Mock crash shows reality of drunk driving to high school students

May 7, 2013

On Tuesday afternoon students witnessed the tragic consequences of drunk driving during a mock crash held at Elk County Catholic High School. The staged scene showed two vehicles involved in a head-on collision, each carrying four occupants.

The St. Marys Little League Softball junior all stars defeated Brookville 14-4 in 6 innings Tuesday...
The Ridgway Legion baseball team defeated Fox Township 10-5 Tuesday night.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League all stars (11-12-year-olds) stayed alive in the...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...