April 25th, 2013
EMPORIUM â€“ A New York State man, Arthur A. Helzel, 34, is charged with sexually assaulting a child in Cameron County Court while he resided in Emporium between 2007 and 2008. New York State authorities investigating the sexual assault of a juvenile female learned that Emporium was the setting for one in a series of sexual assaults that spanned years and more than one state.
St. Marys City Council heard from Doty McDowell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer, about options available to the city in regard to hunting and trapping on city property and within the city limits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The man charged with murdering a Ridgway teen and dumping her body in a remote, swampy corner of an area park was in District Court Wednesday where a preliminary hearing saw charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse upheld against him.
Charges against a Mt. Jewett couple for allegedly withholding food from their three adoptive children have been bound over to McKean County Court.
A Weedville barber shop is keeping business in the family by expanding and offering salon services. Caruso Barber Shop and Full Service Salon, located at 209 River Rd., is now a one-stop shop for men, women and children's hair care needs.
The Elk County Conservation District has initiated a new stream project focused on creating public access points along the Bennett Branch.
ECCD Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine reviewed the Bennett Branch Stream Access Project during a regular meeting Monday afternoon.
With the reconstruction project currently taking place on state Route 255 to improve and repair the roadway for the future, it is interesting to note that in another section of roadway in St. Marys signs of the community's past are currently visible. Brusselles Street was once a brick-paved roadway, and a portion of those bricks is currently visible in front of Sheetz near the South Michael Street intersection.
Earl W. Gaffey, 89, of 157 Larch Road, St. Marys, died surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born March 23, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas V. and Anna Deth Gaffey.
On June 28, 1957 in the Queen of the World Church he married Hazel Meyer, and she preceded him in death on January 9, 2009.
Louise Moore, 74, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born February 6, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edmund and Bertha Gardner Shadd.
On March 9, 1955, she married Fred Moore, and he preceded her in death on November 5, 2012.
She had attended St. Marys Public High School. She had been employed at Stackpole Carbon. She enjoyed bingo, reading, and dancing.
ST. MARYS â€“ Police descended on downtown St. Marys Monday after a mother and father reportedly kidnapped their own child from a Kersey home and led authorities on a car and foot chase through the city.