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July 21st, 2014

Robert D. Watts

July 21, 2014

Robert D. Watts, 20, of 161 Krise Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on July 17, 1994, in Palm Beach County, Fla., a son of Robert Watts, who survives, and the late Courtney Ann Kreckel.
Bob was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 2012. He worked for his grandfather at Dinsmore Welding & Fabricating and liked to ride motorcycles. He also enjoyed baseball, basketball and weightlifting.

July 20th

Senior all-stars down METS 4-2 for Section 1 title

July 20, 2014

Needing only one more out to claim the Section 1 title, St. Marys' relief pitcher Brad Dippold worked Crawford County's Steven Hollabaugh into a 1-2 count in the top of the seventh inning. The previous batter, Alex Vincent, had singled, and a balk put him on second, waiting to try to score and cut into St. Marys' slim 4-2 lead if Hollabaugh put the ball in play.

Corbett responds to widespread drug abuse

July 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.
"For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce."

Sewer system smoke testing starting today

July 20, 2014

For the next seven weeks the City of St. Marys will be conducting smoke testing to identify locations as the source of storm water infiltration problems where there are defects or improper connection into the sanitary sewer system.
Testing starts today in the northern end of the city. It will be performed on all residential structures connected to the city's sewer system.
As part of the testing, crews will blow smoke through sanitary sewers to locate deficiencies. Residents may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings or holes in the ground.

Corbett touts accomplishments during visit

July 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements.
After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.
Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl.

Dolores H. Sorg

July 20, 2014

Dolores H. Sorg, 69, of 406 Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1945, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Donovan Ehrensberger.
On Aug. 25, 1973, in Queen of the World Church, she married Henry W. Sorg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2000.

July 18th

St. Marys Giant Eagle closing its doors

July 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Giant Eagle store located along South St. Marys Street will be closing its doors for good on Aug. 23 of this year.
The store celebrated its grand opening in 2010 and the close will affect 59 employees who could be considered for open positions at other store locations.

Months of investigation pay off

July 18, 2014

RIDGWAY – At approximately 10 a.m. on July 17, Ridgway Borough Police executed a search warrant at 312 Chestnut St., Ridgway, the residence of Rachel Shrefler and Tammy J. Zawatski.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the North Central Regional Drug Task Force had accumulated substantial information about the sale and distribution of A-PVP (bath salts) at the above address.

SR 120 intersection open

July 18, 2014

The intersection at state Route 120 and South St. Marys Street was recently reopened. The intersection at Vine Road has since been re-closed as construction crews are working on the northbound lane.

Scott L. Bauer

July 18, 2014

Scott L. Bauer, 28, of Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, July 18, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 24, 1986 in St. Marys, son of Blaze L. Bauer of St. Marys and Diane Laughlin Shuttleworth of St. Marys.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial and public schools. He was a former employee of Penn Pallet and the Buehler Lumber Company.
He was a member of Queen of the World Church, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his son and family.

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