April 19th, 2013
A manhunt is currently underway in Massachusetts as police search for the second suspect believed to have been involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. Police recently released an updated photo of that individual, who is identified as 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The other suspect, identified as 26 year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was reportedly killed last night after a shootout with police in Watertown. The suspects are reportedly brothers. According to police, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team won their fourth straight contest Thursday afternoon as they handed the Altoona Lady Lions a 7-1 loss at the SMAHS softball field.
The Bradford Owls visited Berwind Park for the second day in a row on Thursday, this time taking on the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad. Much of the game was a pitcher's duel, with neither side able to generate much offense in the early innings. The Crusaders got on the board with a two-run home run by Ivan Wortman in the bottom of the fourth, added another pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, and then worked out of a jam in the top of the seventh to come away with the 4-1 win.
Florence Rita Arigoni, 90, of 384 Main St., Kersey, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born January 27, 1923 in Kersey, daughter of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire.
On July 29, 1949 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Henry J. Arigoni, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a former employee of the St. Marys School District. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
ERIE â€“ A St. Marys man charged with siphoning off a half-million dollars from a local animal shelter and rescue as well as clients of his own financial service companies, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering Thursday in an Erie federal court.
Volunteers dish out over 20 different kinds of soup during this year's Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Feed the Arts benefit which took place on Thursday evening at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys. For the price of a ticket patrons could sample soups along with homemade breads and desserts from 4-7 p.m. An artisan market, a silent auction featuring items from the ECCOTA gallery and music were additional activities offered at the event.
State Representative Matt Gabler met with local human service agencies Thursday morning to hold a discussion concerning Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal and county block grant program.
It was a nice afternoon for tennis on Wednesday as the St. Marys Area boys' tennis team played host to crosstown rival Elk County Catholic in a match that saw the Crusaders emerge victorious by an 8-1 score.
The Bradford Owls baseball team spoiled the home opener of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch with a 14-5 victory over the Dutch at Berwind Park Wednesday.
Elk County Catholic High School students are bringing the colorful and unique world of Dr. Seuss to life in 'Seussical,' as part of the school's annual musical production. Curtains open this evening at 7 p.m. with additional showtimes set for Friday and Saturday evening and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.