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December 11th

New business, electronic recycling discussed by supervisors

December 11, 2012

Prior to the meeting a conditional use hearing was held for Tyrel Woelfel who plans to open a machine repair shop on S. Kersey Road. The supervisors unanimously approved Woelfel's request with no conditions.
Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi informed the supervisors of a new law set to take effect on Jan. 24, 2013 regarding electronic recycling. Known as "The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA)", Act 108 of 2010 basically states residents cannot dispose of electronic material in their trash with their municipal solid waste hauler, but must deliver it to an electronic recycling center.

Hospital equipment was advanced, yet intimidating, in 1922

December 11, 2012

When Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1922, it is no surprise that the facility and its equipment looked considerably different than that found at the site today.
During a recent presentation on the history of the hospital, local historian Ray Beimel displayed several photographs that are believed to have been taken by St. Marys photographer Tom Ewing prior to the facility opening to the public.

December 10th

Jury selection begins in Johnsonburg arson case

December 10, 2012

RIDGWAY - The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.

Resident airs concern over problem area on local road

December 10, 2012

A local resident inquired about taking preventive measures on a section of road located in the vicinity of the Vine and Hemlock road intersection. The issue involves a flat section of road many drivers travel on in an attempt to ramp their vehicle.

Conrad: State of historical society is very strong

December 10, 2012

FOX TWP. – Members of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township held their 50th annual banquet on Sunday evening at the Red Fern Banquet Hall in Fox Township, commemorating the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1942.
Historical society president and director Bill Conrad served as the emcee for the event, briefing attendees on the state of the society, which he described as being "very, very strong."

December 9th

Krieg will keep sheriff's office open

December 10, 2012

With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."

None injured in truck accident on Route 66

December 9, 2012

RUSSELL CITY – Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.

Frosty Fun Run set for Dec. 15

December 9, 2012

Those looking for a festive holiday outdoor activity are encouraged to sign up for the Frosty 5K Fun Run/Walk taking place Saturday, Dec. 15 in St. Marys. Now in its third year, event proceeds will benefit Project Gifts for Elk County.

December 7th

Sheriff's department shut down; sues county

December 7, 2012

Starting today, the Elk County sheriff's department will be shut down until possibly the end of the calendar year as ordered by the county's board of commissioners.

St. Marys marks 170th anniversary today

December 7, 2012

As far as local historian Ray Beimel has been able to tell, December 8, 1842 was a bad weather day locally, making for a cold trip for the women and children who traveled from where they had been staying in a barn in Centerville to crude cabins that had been constructed by the male members of their small group in the area where South St. Marys Street Elementary School is located today.

St. Marys Area High School junior Jordan Romain defeated Clearfield's Kerry Maines for the District...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team ran their record to 8-3 on the season Tuesday night as...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team improved to 10-1 on the season with a 10-2 victory...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...