April 28th, 2013
The Elk County Conservation District, like many of the conservation districts across the state, is hopeful state funding will be restored despite Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to strip funding and instead have the district potentially rely on money received from Marcellus Shale impact fees.
Norma E. Bower, 87, of Brockway, died April 25, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 22, 1926 in Brockport, daughter of the late Jacob and Laura Yale Himes.
She married John E. Bower, and he preceded her in death on February 23, 1987.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Brockway. Over the years she had been employed at the G.C. Murphy Co. in St. Marys and also at Stackpole Carbon. She was also a homemaker.
Behind the one-hit pitching of Andria Copelli and Cassie Wonderling's two home runs, the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders their first loss of the season by a 5-0 score Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen hosted the Elk County Catholic Crusaders for the crosstown rivals' first matchup of the season on Friday afternoon at Berwind Park. It was a nice day for baseball and a sizable crowd filled the bleachers to watch what would be an exciting, though lopsided contest as the Crusaders shut out the Dutchmen 11-0.
ST. MARYS â€“ Police, with guns drawn, surrounded a home in downtown St. Marys Friday in what became a brief, yet tense standoff with an armed suspect holed up inside.
City Council plans to vote on their revised fee schedule pending discussion at their latest meeting.
The fees range from those for permits and inspections to construction, engineering and administrative costs.
April 21-27 may have been National Volunteer Week this year, but volunteering is something that individuals can do any time of year and the efforts of those willing to donate their time is generally greatly appreciated by organizations in need.
The Elk County Catholic High School boys' tennis team blanked the Punxsutawney Chucks 9-0 on Thursday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial Parks in St. Marys.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Search warrants issued in the investigation into the murder of a Ridgway teen reveal key insights into what evidence police were looking for, and what they found, as they worked to tie their primary suspect, her 22-year-old boyfriend, to the killing.
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.