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April 7th, 2015

Duo charged in Walmart parking lot robbery

April 7, 2015

FOX TWP. – Two St. Marys women have been charged in an alleged robbery that occurred March 28 around 10 p.m. in the Fox Township Walmart parking lot.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Debra Ann Penfield, 52, and Phoebe Ann King, 37, are charged with taking items from Megan Kathleen Emerick as she sat in her vehicle outside the store.
Emerick reportedly told police that Penfield entered the vehicle and demanded $245 that Emerick owed her. When Emerick said she didn't have any money, Penfield allegedly took a cellphone and was attempting to take Emerick's purse.

April 6th

Council pledges support for Decker's Chapel

April 6, 2015

On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to pledge their support and resources to the Decker's Chapel repair project.
Mary Kalinowski, executive director of the Elk County Historical Society, spoke to council about the status of Decker's Chapel located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. The 159-year-old landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 1998.

SMASD board holds monthly workshop meeting

April 6, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District school board held its monthly workshop meeting Monday in which various presentations were given to the board, including presentations on the district's upcoming budget and potential changes to several district programs.
Arguably the most important presentation at the meeting concerned the district's upcoming 2015-2016 budget which was made by SMASD business manager Ginger WIlliams and SMASD superintendent Brian Toth.
Toth began the budget presentation by saying that 2015-2016, the budget is balanced and requires no additional taxes.

Proposed new restaurant in planning stages for St. Marys

April 6, 2015

A new Taco Bell restaurant is proposed to move into St. Marys at 911 South St. Marys St., situated along the Million Dollar Highway, as cited in a city zoning permit application.
The location was previously occupied by Pizza Hut.
A public hearing is scheduled for April 15 at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall in which Charter Foods North, LLC, has requested a special exception and variance to construct a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru.
The proposed restaurant will be 2,020 square ft. with 40 seats and eight employees working during a peak shift.

Jeremiah Dilley arrested at courthouse

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A St. Marys man was dragged from the Elk County Court fighting, screaming and howling after sheriff's deputies took him into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly being under the influence of illegal substances.
Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 35, was scheduled for final jury call on multiple charges related to possession and sale of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
When Dilley arrived, bystanders noticed that he was behaving erratically, pacing around and making guttural noises.

Phinazee sentenced in 2014 Ridgway kidnap case

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway woman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of unlawful restraint Monday for her involvement in a 2014 kidnapping along with her boyfriend Dayon McCracken, 24, of Reading.
Phinazee was sentenced to 36 months of probation and fined $300. She was ordered to pay restitution of $243.01 to the victim, Rachel Imdorf, and $78 to the Pennsylvania Victim's Compensation Fund. As a special condition of probation, she is to have no direct or indirect contact with Imdorf.

April 5th

Bunny Hop sees another successful turnout

April 5, 2015

The scene along Vine Road on Saturday morning resembled somewhat of an Easter parade. A large crowd of people of all ages – some wearing bunny ears, pushing strollers, or walking their dogs – made its way from Benzinger Park to Larch Road. However, the occasion was not a parade, but rather the fifth annual Bunny Hop 5K walk/run.

Ohio man drowns in Cameron County

April 5, 2015

GIBSON TWP. – An Ohio man was killed after falling into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in Cameron County on Saturday morning.
According to the Emporium-based state police, the incident occurred at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, on the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of Tunnel Hill, Gibson Township, Cameron County.

April 3rd

Performance to showcase talent, benefit Chloe

April 3, 2015

Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.

3 sent to hospital in Jay Township crash

April 3, 2015

BYRNEDALE – A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

For more information see the Saturday, April 4, 2015 edition of The Daily Press.

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