Area emergency personnel had a busy day Thursday with multiple calls ranging from traffic accidents to icy roadways.
State Route 255 was first temporarily closed shortly after 10 a.m. due to a truck blocking the roadway, according to scanner reports. Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) was called out near SR 255's intersection with West Joseph Road in St. Marys. The roadway was later reopened.
Recently the St. Marys Area School District board of directors discussed several items at their meeting including letters of agreement for educational service entities, review of district policies and general school affairs.
Fox Township Elementary School Principal Noel Petrosky presented the board with a $10,000 check from the Stackpole Hall Foundation which is to be used to purchase supplemental equipment for the school's new playground.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District has released the recently approved contract with the Ridgway Area Teachers Association, a contract that includes a $500 one-time signing bonus, but no retroactive pay raises.
The school board voted to approve the contract during a special meeting Wednesday, and board president Lisa Connelly said that the contract would be available after the two sides had signed the agreement.
Elk County Catholic had solid scoring all around Wednesday night in a 55-22 rout over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
RIDGWAY â€“ The second trial for Brandon Michael Weidow, 26, of Byrnedale, began Wednesday morning.
Weidow is facing felony charges of homicide by vehicle and homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a 2012 vehicle crash that killed Savannah Straub.
The first trial, held in June, was declared a mistrial when the jury was deadlocked after five hours of deliberation.
Over the past 22 years the Sacred Heart Parish Bah Humbug Festival in St. Marys continues to attract vendors from throughout the area, with significant growth this year as the festival will showcase over 90 vendors, the most in its history.
This year's festival will feature a new layout with vendors situated on two floors. The cafeteria area will house 60 vendors along with lunch items available for takeout or to eat-in.
Louise M. Andres, 89, of 406 Chestnut St., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Clara Pistner Schaut. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943.
On July 8, 1950 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Arthur A. Andres, who survives.
Mrs. Andres was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, St. Anneâ€™s Society, and the Sacred Heart Social Committee. She enjoyed baking and gardening.
Rosalee E. Coppock, 91, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, died Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 7, 1923 in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Horace and Grace Pyle Emerson Sr.
On Oct. 13, 1945 in Baltimore, Md., she married the late Rev. John Coppock.
Mrs. Coppock graduated from Allentown Bible Institute in Allentown. Rosalee was involved in ministry with her husband, Rev. John Coppock, for most of her life.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened their 2014-2015 campaign with a 72-33 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Tuesday night at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team played host to the Warren Lady Dragons Tuesday evening at the Dutch Oven in a non-league game. The Lady Dragons handed the Lady Dutch a 57-27 loss.