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April 2nd, 2013

Public outcry over highway tree removal

April 2, 2013

With progress comes sacrifice. This is something many St. Marys residents are experiencing first hand, specifically pertaining to the removal of treasured trees lining the Million Dollar Highway which have been removed as part of the state Route 255 renovation project.

Johnsonburg man charged in teen's murder has hearing continued

April 2, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The preliminary hearing for a Johnsonburg man charged with the murder of a Ridgway teen, originally scheduled for this morning, has been postponed. Nicholas Martin, 22, of 416 First Ave. in Johnsonburg was arrested last Tuesday and charged with the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway.

Milliard, Blashaw granted more time to prepare federal defense

April 2, 2013

A Ridgway man and his Johnsonburg codefendant charged with federal firearms violations have been granted additional time to prepare their legal defenses prior to trial in Federal Court. Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, and David A. Blashaw, 55, of Johnsonburg, were indicted on charges that they conspired to supply Milliard, a convicted felon, with guns and ammunition between October of 2007 and September of 2012.

Home-based quilting business opens

April 2, 2013

Ridgway resident and quilting enthusiast Jeanne Hall is working the job she always wanted, owner of Queenie's Quilting located along German Settlement Road.

April 1st

Last member of home invasion trio pleads guilty Monday

April 1, 2013

RIDGWAY - The third man charged in the January 2011 knifepoint robbery of an elderly Johnsonburg man was in Elk County Court Monday where he pleaded guilty to his role in the home-invasion style attack.

SMAMS students visit Wallops Island

April 1, 2013

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St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.

Solicitor reviewing trapping guidelines

April 1, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved a revised agreement with the HR Group to have John Riley on retainer at a cost of $250 per month, a fee he lowered from the previous cost of $500 per month.

March 31st

Youth portray lax attitudes towards drug and alcohol use in area

March 31, 2013

In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.

SMAMS Day of Giving benefits multiple organizations

March 31, 2013

St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.

Bunny Hop becoming an Easter tradition for many

March 31, 2013

When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...