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January 30th, 2013
RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with arson and related offenses following a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg began Wednesday in Elk County Court, with the man's son and co-defendant in the case serving as the prosecution's star witness in testifying against his father.
FOX TWP. - At St. Boniface School Wednesday, students were treated to a presentation by special guests who are past or present members of the United States armed forces.
A discussion on the reasoning behind some of the executive sessions called by City Council was one of the many topics debated during their recent meeting.
Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Twp. may be under new ownership, but no significant change in operations will take place according to recent correspondence from the buyer.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner said so far area residents were doing pretty well adhering to the new ban on disposing of electronic waste items.
As the gun control debate continues to heat up in the aftermath of the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many schools are now considering and in some cases implementing plans to arm school personnel in hopes of thwarting future incidents.
Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a St. Marys native, returned to his hometown as the guest conductor of the the recent PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival held at Elk County Catholic High School.
To kick off National Catholic Schools Week 2013, the Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of Erie, made his first official visit to St. Marys since taking over as the bishop of the Diocese of Erie in October 2012 as he celebrated Mass at Queen of the World Church with students from throughout the Elk County Catholic School System, St. Boniface, and St. Leo.
St. Marys City Council appointed several residents to various authorities and commissions.
Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.