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December 16th

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps

December 16, 2014

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps
Crosby is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps.

December 15th

SMA swim teams split with DuBois

December 15, 2014

The St. Marys Area girls' and boys' opened their home dual meet season by hosting the DuBois Beavers and Lady Beavers on Monday evening at the SMAHS Natatorium. The Lady Dutch won 105-79 over the Lady Beavers, while the Beavers defeated the Dutchmen 97-82.

Council adopts budget with no tax increase

December 15, 2014

St. Marys City Council adopted its 2015 budget for various city funds during their regular meeting on Monday evening. Next year's budget proposal stands at $7.5 million with no tax increase.
During the public hearing portion of the meeting where residents could pose inquires about the budget to council, Neal Lepovetsky approached the board requesting funding to maintain a dog park, which he is hoping to purchase the land for and donate the property back to the city.

Kersey couple jailed for bath salts charges

December 15, 2014

KERSEY – A Kersey couple became the latest in a growing line of arrests made by the North Central Municipal Drug Force.
Michael Todd Bizzak, 44, and Cynthia Marie Bizzak, 49, of 491 Main St., Kersey, were taken into custody on Dec. 9 when a search warrant was served on their home. Items seized included approximately $3,000 in cash, over 138 grams of suspected alpha-PVP (the drug commonly known as bath salts), numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, packing materials and electronic devices typically used to order bath salts.

Adam M. Wolfel

December 15, 2014

Adam M. Wolfel, 23, of 126 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at his home.  
He was born Feb. 14, 1991 in St. Marys, a son of Michael and Jane Ritter Wolfel, who survive.

Robert John Tuberson

December 15, 2014

Robert John Tuberson, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
He was born in St. Marys, raised in that city and in Ridgway, and was the son of the late Clarence and Edith Tuberson.
Bob was retired from the FBI as a special agent with 28 years service, in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Norfolk, Va.
After retirement from the FBI he served another 12 years as a special agent with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Virginia State Police, working in southeastern Virginia.

December 14th

Kane Lady Wolves defeat Lady Dutch

December 14, 2014

Kane girls basketball used a 9-0 third-quarter run to break open a tie game en route to a 42-33 win over St. Marys Saturday afternoon at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament held at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Holiday wreaths honor deceased veterans

December 14, 2014

Despite the cold and gloomy weather conditions Saturday morning, a group of area residents that included girl scouts and members of Elk County Catholic High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter gathered at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery to take part in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, which got underway at 12 p.m.
According to Dolly Wehler, who helps coordinate the annual event, roughly 420 holiday wreaths were being placed on veterans' graves this year.

District approves substitute teacher pay increase

December 14, 2014

Substitute teachers at St. Marys Area School District will now receive a rate of $100 per day, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
The SMASD board of directors also voted to reinstate a bonus of $500 for every 30 days of substitute teaching during the school year.
In addition, SMAHS Assistant High School Principal Joseph Schlimm will be moved from a 10-month to a 12-month administrator effective after Jan. 1, 2015. Salary and benefits are to be prorated for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year.

Candle vigil remembers world's lost children

December 14, 2014

RIDGWAY – "The biggest fear we have is that we won't be remembered."
Leslie Neal spoke those words during Sunday's candle lighting ceremony that she helped organize in an attempt to make sure that the area's deceased children will not be forgotten.
Last year, Neal, who lost her 16-year-old son in 2011, started a local candle lighting ceremony in Ridgway along with Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer to remember the area's children who died at a young age, much like her son.

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