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September 12th, 2014

School board addresses class size issue

September 12, 2014

In response to parental concern about the first grade class size at Fox Township Elementary School, Principal Noel Petrosky managed to lessen the burden on the classroom teacher by re-writing schedules.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors reported the parents were pleased with the solution.
The class enrollment is currently 29 compared to the previous 31 students estimated to be the initial class size at the start of the school year.

Former Elk County resident pens novel

September 12, 2014

A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.

September 11th

Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash

September 11, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years. 

Firearms seminar addresses several issues

September 11, 2014

KERSEY – A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.

Jury finds Buehler not guilty on charges

September 11, 2014

RIDGWAY – A jury found Krisha Lynn Buehler, 33, not guilty on charges of endangering welfare of children and corruption of minors at Elk County Court on Thursday.
Buehler, who was represented by attorney James L. Martin, was charged with allegedly providing her son, 13, with marijuana to smoke on Jan. 1 at the Krouse residence in Wilcox.
"I never gave any kid any marijuana," Buehler said on the witness stand. "I believe this was instigated by his father."

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

5th Annual Car show to benefit Make-A-Wish

September 10, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Fifth Annual Antique Classic Car & Truck Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This year's show is being put together by three chairpersons, Leah Leuschel, Tom Kerchinski and Nancy O'Vell.
Over the past 18 years, Leuschel has helped to plan fundraising events for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, including dances, spaghetti dinners, canoe dice runs and garage sales. She added that in addition to these events, she also helps to recycle aluminum cans to raise support.

District approves personnel issues

September 10, 2014

Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of substitute teachers, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, support personnel, resignations, leaves of absence and homebound teachers.

Wreck along Trout Run Road

September 10, 2014

Members of the St. Marys Police Department and St. Marys Ambulance responded to a vehicle crash in the vicinity of 1066 Trout Run Rd. near Graphite Road in St. Marys Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1:30 p.m. One vehicle at the scene was immobilized in a ditch alongside the roadway with its air bag system deployed. No further information was available at press time.

Wreck on Trout Run Road

September 10, 2014

There was a vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Trout Run Road near Graphite Road in St. Marys.

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