May 1st, 2013
Tonight at 6 p.m. area residents are encouraged to gather on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys in observance of National Day of Prayer. This yearâ€™s theme, "In His name the nations will put their hope", is based on Matthew 12:21.
Mary C. Smith, 99, of 560 Chestnut St., St. Marys died Tuesday evening, April 30, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born May 23, 1913 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Clement and Mary Buchheit Meyer. On June 26, 1934, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Arnold J. Smith who preceded her in death in 1976.
Paul R. McCluskey, 64, of Monroe Street, Byrnedale, died at home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 7, 1949 in Byrnedale, son of the late William J. Sr. and Lena (Pirazzi) McCluskey and lived his entire life in Byrnedale.
He was a member of the last graduating class of Bennetts Valley High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Marines during Vietnam. He worked at Stackpole Carbon.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams had their senior night and lone home meet of the season spoiled by Clearfield on Tuesday as the Lady Bison beat the Lady Dutch 83.5 to 66.5 and the Bison defeated the Dutchmen 84-66.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 7-0 score Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
A 3-run sixth inning was enough to give Ridgway baseball a 3-1 win over Elk County Catholic Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Elk County Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner emphasized the vast amount of electronic items they are being inundated with at the Community Recycling Center in St. Marys. During Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) meeting, Titchner attributed the upswing to the landfill ban which took effect in January and prohibits any computer (desktop or laptop), computer monitor, computer peripheral (printers), televisions, etc. be deposited at a landfill.
ST. MARYS â€“ A local man is charged with sexually assaulting another man after the victim reportedly spurned his sexual advances.
Green ribbons will soon be seen throughout downtown Ridgway and St. Marys to remind passersby of the presence of Lyme disease.
St. Marys City Council approved a motion backing a loan guarantee for the Benzinger Township Golf Authority during a special meeting held Monday evening. The authority made their request during the April 15 City Council meeting.