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April 4th, 2014

Jay Twp. Fire Department receives donation

April 4, 2014

BYRNEDALE – Members of the Jay Township Fire Department on Friday morning accepted a donation from St. Marys Pharmacy & SMP Home Medical.
The battery donation is for the department's new UTV, an off-road utility task vehicle.

April 3rd

Stephanic in court on homicide charges

April 4, 2014

RIDGWAY – Elk County President Judge Richard Masson listened to several omnibus pretrial motions on Thursday during a hearing for Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 45, of St. Marys, who is currently incarcerated in the Elk County Prison on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Metals.

Early education focus of Kid's Day

April 4, 2014

Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the Second Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.
As part of the circus-themed event families have the opportunity to learn about different agencies that serve children ages birth to kindergarten.

Misplaced materials caused fatal Mersen blast

April 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – An internal investigation has reportedly revealed that human error caused a Jan. 30 industrial oven explosion that left one worker dead and another injured.
Incorrect placement of materials in an otherwise properly functioning curing oven was the cause of the explosion, according to Noah Nichelson, general manager with Mersen USA-St. Marys.

Ridgway man charged in child pornography case

April 4, 2014

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge King Thursday morning with multiple felony counts of possession and dissemination of child pornography. Police say Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway was found to be in possession of approximately 40 images of child pornography and one movie depicting child pornography. According to the police affidavit, Rohr's computer was seized during the execution of a search warrant at Rohr's apartment on Nov. 21, 2013.

April 2nd

Dance company hosts community showcase

April 2, 2014

On Sunday the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) is hosting a showcase featuring their 2014 season routines. There is free admission to the event being held at Elk County Catholic High School with a 2 p.m. curtain call.
This season's 22 dancers encompass the largest group in company history which is based out of April School of Dance in St. Marys.
"This competition season has gone very smooth," said Jennifer Blankenship, DDCC founder and artistic director. "Every time we start a new season it's a challenge for me and my dancers. It was an intense season."

ECCSS Gala set for Friday

April 2, 2014

Friday marks the sixth annual Elk County Catholic School System Heritage Gala Benefit Dinner, which raises significant funds for the general operations of the three local Catholic schools.
Last year's event raised more than $100,000 including donations to the gala, business sponsor contributions and contributions to the newly established Monsignor John B. Hagerty Scholarship Fund.

Two arrested on drug, conspiracy charges

April 2, 2014

BENEZETTE – A Wilcox woman and a St. Marys man were arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges, including felony charges of criminal conspiracy and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police found approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, several glass smoking pipes, a scale and several glass pipes in a priority mail envelope during a search of a room at the Benezette Hotel that was occupied by Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 34, of St. Marys and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 29, of Wilcox.

April 1st

Crews encounter numerous challenges on 255 project

April 2, 2014

Due to several challenges being encountered by crews working on the state Route 255 project, the anticipated completion date of early September could be pushed back slightly later into the fall.
Among the road blocks being encountered are weather, hitting rock while installing utility lines and discovering numerous drains from homeowners which were unknown prior to construction.

Renovations uncovered storied past

April 2, 2014

RIDGWAY – Recent renovations to the former assessment office in the Elk County Courthouse have uncovered glimpses of the county's long forgotten past.
The courthouse, reportedly completed in 1880, had a very different look inside the facility versus today's building.
"Back in the 1970s there were major renovations done to the courthouse and they tore out a Victorian hardwood winding staircase and they put in the aluminum and plastic steps, and in the 1970s it was all about energy efficiency and urban renewal," said Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg.

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