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Birth defect doesn't faze Fox Twp. youngster

January 30, 2015

DAGUS MINES – Although she is five-years-old Fiona Jane O'Dell is still referred to as an 'O' baby, having been born with a rare birth defect known as a giant omphalocele which only occurs in one in every 10,000 pregnancies.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which an infant's intestine or other abdominal organs are outside of the body due to a hole in their belly button area. The organs are covered only by a thin layer of tissue and can easily be seen.

Lady Dutch raise funds for American Cancer Society

January 30, 2015

On Wednesday night, members of the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team presented Roben Daghir, American Cancer Society volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness, with a check for $675 to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised during the Lady Dutch basketball program's annual pink game which was held Monday, Jan. 19.

Crystal Fire Dept. dispatched to Pontzer Avenue

January 30, 2015

The Crystal Fire Department responded to a call Friday night for smoke coming from a furnace at 686 Pontzer Ave. It was determined that an object had fallen through a furnace grate and caused smoke as the furnace heated up. No damage was reported and there were no injuries.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?

Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second

Sending cards of love

January 29, 2015

St. Marys Catholic Elementary students color cards for area nursing home residents recently during one of the many activities they participate in during Catholic Schools Week. The cards featured decorations of hearts and teddy bears.

Man makes false police reports to get ride

January 29, 2015

A St. Marys man in need of a ride home from Ridgway contacted the Borough Police stating "the whole town" was after him and that he needed to get home, according to court reports.
Edward Adam Robuck, 40, didn't get the transportation service he was looking for, and his alleged ruse cost him two misdemeanor charges of false reports and two misdemeanor charges of misusing 911.

CAPSEA benefits from recycling fundraiser

January 29, 2015

After sending out thousands of pounds of electronics through a fundraiser to support CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.) the Elk County Solid Waste Authority earned $828.
The fundraiser, which was a test fundraiser for the solid waste authority, started in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

Championship Preview and Predictions

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Railroad project on the horizon

January 29, 2015

RIDGWAY – Timothy Potts, general manager of the north operation for the RJ Corman Railroad Company visited North Central's quarterly full board meeting Wednesday to discuss the progress towards an "economic development project."

Brothers waived for court in boating accident

January 29, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Brothers involved in a canoe accident that claimed the life of Brittany Baird of DuBois waived their preliminary hearings at Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King's office Wednesday afternoon and will proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas.
Angelo Vincent Varischetti, 22, and Anthony Steven Varischetti, 26, both of Brockway, are charged with several counts of operating watercraft under influence of alcohol, reckless operation of watercraft and negligent operation of watercraft for the May 24, 2014 incident on the Clarion River near Ridgway.

Firearm stolen from St. Marys funeral home

January 29, 2015

A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday for theft of an antique rifle, a Winchester Model 1892 44-40, from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home where he was formerly employed.
Based on the victim's statements, Sgt. Thomas Nicklas of the St. Marys Police Department went to the residence of Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St. where the rifle was located in Prow's car.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Prow stated that he had found the rifle while cleaning the garage of the funeral home property during his employment there. He said he was told he could have it.

Kane nurse returns after treating Ebola patients in Africa

January 29, 2015

It wasn’t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
“I got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,” Wright said. “I loved it.”
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
“You hope you’re not busy,” she said.
A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010. 

Recommendations vary for sewer line repairs

January 27, 2015

Recommendations for repairs to the city's sanitary sewer system were recently published as part of the results from the citywide smoke testing project of the sewer pipes and its various connections, both on public and private property.
St. Marys GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek discussed the findings with St. Marys City Council.
Areas of concern cited in the report were on Wolfel Avenue and streets including those on Church, Chestnut, South Michael, Rightmeyer, Washington and McGill.

Stephanic scheduled for jury call

January 27, 2015

A St. Marys man charged in the September 2013 shooting death of June Talmadge is scheduled for jury call Monday, Feb. 2 at Elk County Court.
Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 45, of St. Marys, faces charges of criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure for the incident that occurred at Eastern Sintered Alloys.
Monday's court session will be Stephanic's last opportunity to enter a plea before proceeding to jury selection, which is currently scheduled for Feb. 9.

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