May 3rd, 2015
A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.
Two St. Marys businesses were recognized during the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner held Friday evening at The Highlands.
Among those honored were Penn Pallet receiving the Business Achievement award and The River 98.9 receiving the Blight to Flight award.
Chamber Outreach Coordinator Ashley O'Dell introduced each award, provided information on the winner and presented an engraved plaque to recipients along with Chamber President Greg Stauffer.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Area residents will pause to reflect Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. for the annual National Day of Prayer event at the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway.
St. Marys Area Middle School hosted their annual Civil War encampment on Friday.
This is the 15th year for the event which included 11 stations, the most of any encampment to date.
Forty-two reenactors participated in the event highlighting various aspects of the Civil War and that time period ranging from fashions, a blacksmith store, a medical doctor tent, a live mortar shoot, a canon demonstration, artillery education, a marching drill station, a gift shop, discussion with a Civil War author and readings of time period ghost stories.
Several subdivision applications were approved by St. Marys City Council.
Among them were a request from Hunt Oil Products, Inc. of Brusselles Street to divide two lots from a 2.38 acre parcel as separate lots for sale. Lot 1 is .91 acres, lot 2 is .38 acres and the residual parcel is 1.08 acres. All lots have an existing building on them with public water and sewage.
The residual parcel is accessed via a private 40 ft. wide street, which has frontage along the street.
A minor subdivision was approved for the Lanzel Trust on Wilson Road.
It was fitting that a long day at Knothole Park was made a little longer by extra innings.
St. Marys didn't mind playing the extra two innings.
The Lady Dutch scored two runs in the ninth inning to win 4-2 over Elk County Catholic in the Elk County Softball Tournament championship game Friday night at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.
The Johnsonburg Rams went into the seventh inning of Friday's opening round game in the Elk County Baseball Tournament leading St. Marys Area 3-2 and needing just three outs to advance to today's title game. They got them, but not before the Dutchmen were able to score three runs to rally for a 5-3 victory.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used a 14-hit attack to defeat the Kane Wolves 15-0 in three innings in the opening game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament being played at Berwind Park.
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Dutchman R.J. Johnston's single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Kirkland McClain from second base to give the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Curwensville Golden Tide.