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December 4th

2 are injured in Kane traffic accident

December 4, 2012

Two were injured Tuesday in a mid-day traffic accident on Fraley Street near Easton Street in Kane.

Mark C. Hill

December 4, 2012

Mark C. Hill, 52, of St. Marys, died Sunday night, December 2, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 14, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late John F. Hill and Janis (Snyder) Hill.
He married Tina Gagliardi, who survives.
He resided in the area most of his life and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

December 3rd

Council revisits parking ordinance terminology

December 4, 2012

On Monday evening, members of St. Marys City Council approved the publication of Ordinance 277, amending portions of the city code in regard to revising the procedure for setting, reporting and paying parking fines.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner proposed minor changes to the ordinance, mostly with terminology and procedures following a request from the city police department.

Ridgway Record editor earns Keystone Press Award

December 4, 2012

In the past five years, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican Editor Joseph Bell has acclimated himself to the community by covering everything from news to sports, and throughout those experiences has formed relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. These bonds led Bell to pen numerous commentaries, three of which were recently recognized as Keystone Press Award winners from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA).

Son pleads guilty to arson after fire at father's home

December 4, 2012

A 25-year-old St. Marys man charged with setting fire to his father's and stepmother's home was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to crimes of arson. Steven Ray Hulings, 25, of St. Marys, was escorted by law enforcement from the adjoining Elk County Prison, where he has been held in lieu of $5,000 bail since Oct. 3, to the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse, where he entered a plea of guilty to a single charge of arson and related offenses, a felony of the first degree, arising from a July 14 arson at 137 Lynch Rd. in St. Marys.

Man pleads guilty to assault after running over wife

December 4, 2012

RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man charged with running over his wife with a pickup truck during the escalation of a verbal dispute was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. In accepting the plea bargain offered him by the prosecution, Lee F. Reider, 60, of St. Marys, avoided the more serious charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment that stemmed from the incident.

Second man in camp burglary duo pleads guilty

December 4, 2012

The second man in a duo charged with a string of camp break-ins that spanned one year and three counties entered a plea of guilty to 111 counts of burglary in Elk County Court Monday. The guilty plea of Mark Paul Kimes Aiello, 20, of Kane, who along with his co-defendant and stepbrother, Daniel Aiello, conspired to break into camps across Elk, Cameron and McKean counties.

December 2nd

Christmas food boxes helping families in need

December 2, 2012

During the Christmas season, the Christian Food Bank is offering people the opportunity to provide a "gift of food and hope" for a local individual or family in need through the purchase of a Christmas food box.

Deadline approaching for Angel Giving Tree program

December 2, 2012

Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI] is in need of sponsors to participate in the 4th annual Pat Work Memorial Christmas Project.
Last year, 221 children from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties received gifts and clothing as part of the Christmas Project. This year DCI is hoping to fulfill the wishes of 180 children, but has 35 remaining children to be selected from the Angel Giving Tree.

Agnes R. VanGelder

December 2, 2012

Agnes R. VanGelder, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 101 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Walston, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Fairman Farcus.
In 1945, she married the late William H. VanGelder at St. Mark's Church in Emporium. He preceded her in death in 1990.

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