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May 3rd, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ Federal public defenders for an Emporium man charged with the August 2012 carjacking of a bank employee at gunpoint have succeeded in once again postponing the trial, this time citing the adverse impacts of federal budget sequestration cuts on their legal practice. Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium was indicted on Sept. 5, 2012 by a federal grand jury for the Aug. 8, 2012 attempted kidnapping of a female bank executive at gunpoint after an alleged dispute with the bank over a mortgage foreclosure.
Illegal dumping has become an issue of concern yet again as members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) discussed during their recent meeting. Two recent cleanups on Jackson/West Creek Roads in St. Marys and Old State Road, located between Johnsonburg and Wilcox, netted a significant amount of litter and tires.
At 7:15 p.m. Monday night Ridgway resident and author Dale E. Fox will be departing from JFK Airport to begin a new life overseas. Fox will be leaving behind her love of the Pennsylvania Wilds to make a new start in another part of the world she is passionate about-- the Middle East, particularly Istanbul, Turkey.
The sunny weather was the ideal setting for Thursday's Tree City USA ceremony celebrating Arbor Day. Fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gathered at Benzinger Park where they
assisted in the planting of a Purple Prince Flowering Crab during a ceremony hosted by the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission.
KERSEY â€“ This week the Centerville Grill in Kersey is celebrating its grand re-opening showcasing recent renovations made in the restaurant.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In the early morning hours of April 27, two young children were found wandering through the streets of Johnsonburg, without shoes and wearing little clothing in temperatures below 40 degrees.
ST. MARYS â€“ Dozens gathered in downtown St. Marys Thursday as part of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer observances.
Plans are moving ahead with the relocation of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into the Elk County Catholic High School building as officially announced Wednesday. The move is set to be completed in August 2013 for the start of the new school year.
Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is expanding their services into St. Marys as they are set to move into the City Hall building on Lafayette Street, following PNC Bank's departure from the space.
Tonight at 6 p.m. area residents are encouraged to gather on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys in observance of National Day of Prayer. This yearâ€™s theme, "In His name the nations will put their hope", is based on Matthew 12:21.