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March 19th, 2013

Prom gowns being collected for Kentucky teens

March 19, 2013

Those wondering what to do with a prom or formal gown collecting dust in their closet may be interested in donating it to an underprivileged teen in Beatyville, Ky., a deeply poverty-stricken area.

March 18th

Tensions erupt at drug case hearing Monday

March 18, 2013

RIDGWAY - A hearing held for a Johnsonburg man headed to trial on drug charges filed after police allegedly uncovered marijuana being grown at his home erupted in confrontation between law enforcement and members of the defendant's family as well as the defendant and his defense attorney in Elk County Court Monday.

Work on Route 255 project to begin next month

March 18, 2013

Next month work on the extensive state Route 255 project is set to start in St. Marys, according to Dean Ball of PennDOT, who reviewed project details Monday evening at a St. Marys City Council meeting.

United Way falls short of goal

March 18, 2013

Despite a tremendous effort from its board members, executive director and community residents, the St. Marys Area United Way fell short of its 2012 goal.

March 17th

CFD responds to higher number of incidents

March 17, 2013

Last year the Crystal Fire Department responded to 321 incidents, an increase of 45 incidents from 2011. Fire Chief Bill Kraus presented the report recently to City Council.

March 15th

Many Irish eyes were smiling in St. Marys

March 15, 2013

The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few.  They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt.  

Bucks for Brenda’s Battle Benefit planned

March 15, 2013

JAMES CITY – Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.

School cafe keeps students refreshed

March 15, 2013

Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.

March 14th

Mental health first aid courses offered

March 14, 2013

Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.

Ridgway man's marijuana grow trial postponed

March 14, 2013

RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana has been continued to allow his defense more time to review the evidence against him.

St. Marys Area junior Jordan Romain will take on Clearfield's Kerry Maines today at 1:30 p.m. at...
Sydney Hoffman struck out 14 batters while giving up only two hits Monday afternoon as the Elk...
The Brookville Raiders outlasted the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch by a 16-14 score Monday night in a...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...