May 25th, 2015
Warm weather and sunny skies drew a number of area residents to Memorial Park, as well as the sidewalks along the route of this year's Memorial Day parade as a number of area groups and officials joined together Monday to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.
JAY TWP. â€“Â Retired U.S. Air Force Major Jesse J. Benevich served as the keynote speaker during the Memorial Day celebration held Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Historical Park.
Benevich began by discussing the task of defending the United States against its enemies that is taken up by all those who enter into the country's armed forces.
JAY TWP. â€“Â The Honorable Richard Masson, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, was the closing speaker at Saturday afternoon's Memorial Day celebration at Mt. Zion Historical Park, and he provided attendees with a few important thoughts about the true meaning of the holiday.
First though, Masson began by telling attendees about a soldier who had fought â€“Â and died â€“Â at the Battle of Gettysburg but never received the recognition members of his family believed he was due.
Elk County Catholic's Nicole Florio medaled at the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University this weekend by finishing in a tie for fourth place in the high jump.
Florio cleared a height of 5'4" to win the medal.
DAGUSCAHONDA â€“Â A controlled burn in Daguscahonda apparently spread out of control late Thursday night and destroyed an unoccupied house scheduled for demolition.
According to Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the State Police at Ridgway, Robert J. Lilley, 43, of Ridgway, was burning brush at 617 E. Mill St. in Daguscahonda.
A St. Marys man is facing multiple charges in court after it was reported that he abandoned his tractor-trailer on North Michael Street near the diamond before laying on the road and resisting arrest when police showed up, all while possibly under the influence of bath salts.
On Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m., the St. Marys City Police Department received a call reporting a man banging on windows and laying in the roadway on North Michael Street near the Diamond.
Charges have been filed against a St. Marys woman stemming from an April 15 crash which resulted in extensive property damage including a broken utility pole along Windfall Road.
Tonia Joyce Rio, 43, of 461 Washington St., St. Marys, faces multiple DUI charges in addition to accidents invoking damage to unattended property and careless driving.
Rio was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw. The samples were sent to NMS Labs and a report was received earlier this month by the St. Marys City Police Department, indicated her BAC at 12:39 a.m. April 16 was 0.156.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up their first win of the postseason with a 14-4 five-inning victory over North Clarion on Thursday evening at Berwind Park in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.
The 2014-2015 Spring Athletic Awards Program was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Wednesday evening, with student athletes being acknowledged not just for their efforts in the spring, but from throughout the school year as a whole.