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May 10th, 2015

SMA crowns 2015 prom royalty

May 10, 2015

Saturday was prom night for students at both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School. St. Marys Area's prom was held at The Red Fern in Fox Township while ECC's prom was held at the Edgewood.
The SMAHS prom queen and king were Gabby Shields and Tyler Donachy and the prince and princess were Jordan Romain and Elle McGowan.

Discarded syringes and needles spark concern

May 10, 2015

A recent photo of a discarded syringe and needle with an attached metal spoon circulating on social media has sparked concern by St. Marys residents.
Among residents' top concerns are safety issues involving children who may discover such items as well as any diseases which could be transmitted through handling the item.
Mandy Pusl of St. Marys took the photo of the syringe which she found on Theresia Street about 20 feet from a school bus stop. It also shows two coins located alongside the syringe.

May 8th

Apartment with dead woman inside burglarized

May 8, 2015

A St. Marys man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in district court after he burglarized an apartment while the occupant laid dead inside.
Richard E. Pounds Jr., 39, of 121 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, was charged Thursday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob with burglary, a felony of the first degree, criminal trespass, a felony of the second degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and criminal mischief, a summary offense.

Fox Twp. supervisors provide project updates

May 8, 2015

KERSEY – The status of the Toby Water project has not changed since last month following a resident's question regarding the project.
The next step of the project entails awaiting notification from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in July when they have their next round of funding. Township officials are hoping to secure a grant to offset the costs of a feasibility study for the Toby Water system.
One resident inquired about the status of the cleaning of the ditch on Gahr Road.

ECCHS senior prom court

May 8, 2015

Shown are the Elk County Catholic High School 2015 senior prom court candidates. The queen candidates are, from left to right, Lizzy Glatt, Darby Hetrick, Ellie Pearson, Natalie Reichard, and Sophie Yanak. In the back row are the king candidates, from left to right, Bryan Hansen, Luke Hoffman, Ryan Seelye, Joshua Zelinski, and Tyler Zelinski.

Race for Education

May 8, 2015

As part of the ongoing Race for Education fundraiser, students within the Elk County Catholic School System gathered at Elk County Catholic High School on Friday afternoon to take part in a group Mass followed by a walk around the school and adjacent property. So far this year, the Race for Education has raised over $34,000 and donations are still being accepted. A group of students, led by two members of the senior class, is shown about to begin their walk.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

May 7th

Sanitary sewer line repair project progressing

May 7, 2015

An update of the city's inflow and infiltration (I&I) project of its sanitary sewer lines was discussed briefly during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
St. Marys GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek provided an update to council on the project.
The repairs are part of the smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines conducted last summer throughout the city. The testing was performed on 328,548 lineal feet of sanitary sewers in order to investigate and identify potential inflow sources in the St. Marys sewer-shed areas.

St. Marys Area High School senior prom court

May 7, 2015

Shown are the St. Marys Area High School 2015 senior prom court candidates. The queen candidates are, from left to right, Megan Bridges, Gabby Shields, Madison Quesenberry, Carly Mosier, and Jenna Eozzo. In the back row are the king candidates, from left to right, Zachary Fox, Tyler Donachy, Nick Reuscher, and Garrett Wendel. Missing from the photo is Travis Mahovlich.

May 6th

Suspicious packages cause emergency response

May 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – Three suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement at the Elk County Courthouse prompted a large emergency response by local police officers and fire department members.
Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt said the "suspicious packages" were delivered to the courthouse in Ridgway and were quickly "removed from the building so everyone was safe in the building and court could operate."
The packages were discovered between 10:45-11 a.m.

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