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April 12th, 2013
Countless individuals traveled past the row of trees located in front of the South St. Marys Street Elementary School every day for decades unaware that a little piece of the community's history was also sitting right there in their midst, half buried near one of the stumps. With those trees now cut down to allow for improvements to SR 255, local historian and photographer Ray Beimel was walking by the site last weekend taking some photographs and noticed a plaque located near one of the stumps.
ST. MARYS â€“ Poised for possible budget cuts and committed to a budgetary balancing act, the St. Marys Area School District's approval of pay increases for 12 of its administrators was defended Friday by superintendent Ann Kearney who said the move will see a "zero percent increase in the budget for administrative salaries for next year, even with the raises."
MT. JEWETT â€“ A Johnsonburg pastor and his wife accused of starving their three adopted children had additional child endangerment charges filed against them in McKean County Court Thursday.
The date for repair completions of the East Branch Dam have been pushed back to 2018 with construction work on the project beginning next year.
The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors voted at Monday's meeting to approve the district's participation in new pre-K program that will be offered free of charge to qualifying low-income students.
ST. MARYS â€“ "We say if it's old, gold, or silver we want to see it," said Mike Kerr, a buyer with The Great American Treasure Hunt company currently stopped at The Comfort Inn in St. Marys.
ERIE â€“ A St. Marys man charged with the theft of nearly a half-million dollars from the Elk County Humane Society as well as clients of his financial practice is now scheduled to accept a plea offer in an Erie Federal Courtroom later this month.
A pair of houses at the corner of SR 255 and East Arch Street were demolished on Wednesday morning. The homes were taken down to allow for the future realignment of Arch Street.
Early plans were discussed regarding the possible re-location of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into Elk County Catholic High School during two Parent Information Meetings held Wednesday.
EMPORIUM â€“ A spike in the number of arrests involving stimulant bath salts continues in the wake of what local law enforcement are calling the drug's dramatic rise in Elk and Cameron Counties.
On Thursday, March 21, a routine traffic stop yielded a bag of what police believe to be bath salts as well as drug paraphernalia.