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January 20th, 2012

Masson to render verdict in Kralik hearing in 30 days

January 20, 2012

RIDGWAY - The second part of a Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) hearing, filed by Edward R. Kralik, 68, of St. Marys, took place Friday afternoon at the Elk County Courthouse. The first portion of the hearing took place December 8, 2011.
Kralik plead guilty in May to third-degree murder in the June 2010 homicide of Clayton Lecker of St. Marys and is currently incarcerated at State Correction Institution (SCI) Smithfield in Huntingdon.

City crews ready for winter weather

January 20, 2012

It looks like Mother Nature finally remembered that it is supposed to be wintertime in St. Marys. After a relatively mild winter so far, city residents had to deal with several inches of snow on Thursday afternoon and weather forecasts called for several more inches to accumulate overnight Friday into today.

Artificial feeding contributing to elk problem in Weedville

January 20, 2012

WEEDVILLE - Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Supervisors included a presentation by Pa. Wildlife Commission Officer Dody McDowell, who spoke on the increase in elk in the Weedville area, linking the occurrence to artificial or supplemental feeding and detailing the dangers it poses to animals and people alike.
McDowell indicated the general consensus within the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is that artificial feeding in the winter is one of the strongest contributing factors to the growing presence of elk in Weedville.

January 19th

Gas companies looking to conduct seismic testing throughout Jay Twp.

January 20, 2012

A representative of Elexco Land Services was present at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors seeking a use permit in order to conduct seismic testing on the township's more than 50 miles of roads.
Raymond Ullrich of Elexco explained that his company was commissioned by EQT to procure the seismic testing permits.
"I thought I was just coming here [to Thursday's meeting of the board] to pick up the permit to take back and have it bonded," Ullrich said. Instead Ullrich spent the better part of an hour fielding questions from residents about what the project entailed.

Man says Rebert made jailhouse confession

January 20, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Testimony about a jailhouse confession by Steven P. Rebert emerged during his Aug. 11, 2010, preliminary hearing in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, and Thursday, the man who allegedly heard the confession testified for the prosecution Thursday.
Joel Eagleson, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., now residing in Batavia, N.Y., told the jury about a 15- to 20-minute conversation he and Rebert had in early June 2010, after Rebert had been arrested by authorities in Genessee County, N.Y., for possession of a weapon.

Be ready for tax time

January 20, 2012

Tax documents for 2011 will soon start arriving in the mail, and it is never too soon to start getting organized to ensure a maximum refund with minimal difficulties. 
Jennifer Jenkins, Internal Revenue Service media relations for Ohio and Western Pa., had some basic tips to offer taxpayers. 
“The first thing most people wonder is what's the deadline to file, and this year the deadline is Tuesday, April 17,” Jenkins said. 

Grey Knights welcome new members

January 20, 2012

The Grey Knights Drum & Bugle Corps of Johnsonburg is on the lookout for fresh faces to join the team.
The Corps offers an opportunity to members of all ages to perform in a number of parades and special events.
No music experience? Grey Knights Music Instructor Eugene Sallack says not to worry. All that is needed is a love for music and a little patience.

January 18th

City anticipates cut in 2012 CDBG funding

January 18, 2012

For the second consecutive year, the City of St. Marys is anticipating a decrease in its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
"It's been determined there will be another decrease in 2012; however, we don't have any figures as of yet," said City of St. Marys Community Development Block Grant Coordinator, Tina Gradizzi.
The city's 2011 entitlement was $326,731, down about 21 percent from 2010.
Gradizzi conducted the first of two public hearings in conjunction with the City Council meeting held Monday evening.

Community Nurses offering free flu shots

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS - Community Nurses, Inc. is overstocked with the influenza vaccine and as a result is offering flu shots free of charge to anyone who hasn't already received the immunization this year.
Anne Bauer, marketing director/public relations with Community Nurses, said the abundance and availability of the immunization throughout the area has resulted in the surplus.

'Hard work, love, faith' keys to long life, health

January 18, 2012

As people try to put into practice some of their New Year's resolutions to become healthier, happier and live longer, they might want to talk to Marge (Schaberl) Forster, who can probably give them some insight into how to go about it.
The St. Marys resident just turned 98 years young in November 2011. A sign on one of the barns at her home reads "The Forster Farm - Hard Work, Love, Faith." Forster said the words on the sign, which was created by her grandson T.J. DaMore, represent the motto she lives by.

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