Archive - 2014
Â Despite the best efforts of the Crusader football team, there was one objective they were unable to accomplish on Friday night: successfully dumping a bucket of ice on head coach Tony Gerg in celebration of his first coaching victory. Everything else seemed to go the team's way though as they romped to a 32-0 shutout over the Coudersport Falcons in a contest played under the lights at C.A.R.P. Park in Coudersport.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen opened their 2014 season Friday night with a 19-14 victory over the Bradford Owls in a non-league game played at Parkway Field in Bradford.
SMETHPORT â€“ A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
The accident killed sixâ€”including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family.
Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) will launch its 'Within Your Reach' program at the St. Marys Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.
The program will feature demonstrations as well as a permanent display of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Charlie Williamson, assistive technology coordinator for LIFT, said that in rural areas access to new equipment can be costly due to lack of funding or lack of awareness.
Recently the St. Marys Area High School Marching Band conducted a fundraising drive benefitting two local organizations as part of community outreach project.
The group succeed in collecting over 100 items for both CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) and the Elk County Humane Society organizations during their two week band camp held at the beginning of August.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team suffered a 6-3 lost to the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS tennis courts.
The Lady Dutch, now 2-2 on the season, return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Brockway for a 3:30 p.m. match.
The St. Marys City Police reported Thursday that Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, of St. Marys, wanted for a home invasion and strong arm robbery, has been apprehended.
According to a police report, police responded to a reported sighting of Courteau on East Joseph Road just after 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Courteau was apprehended without incident on West Oilwell Street by State Police Troopers, who assisted in the search.
Police wish to recognize the public for their tips and acknowledge that the public's assistance was instrumental in the apprehension.
Tasty creations of home brewers and vintners will be highlighted during Brewfest in Kersey with proceeds benefitting the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department building project.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample at least 60 beers and wines at the event taking place Saturday, Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fox Township Community Building on Main Street in Kersey.
Each ticket allows for unlimited tastings, snacks, food items, and desserts. Many food items have beer and wine incorporated into them such as beer bratwurst and a beef sandwich marinated in beer.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Bennetts Valley community is ramping up for it's 63rd annual Labor Day Homecoming Celebration, which will include rides, food, the crowning of Miss Bennetts Valley and a parade.
Charlie Liptak, who is organizing the festivities for the sixth year in a row, encourages everyone to come and support local nonprofits and enjoy the games and food.
"It's all nonprofit organizations," Liptak said. "The money that we raise all goes back into the community in some form."
Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť Scutella, 94, of 344 Grant St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.
He was born December 25, 1919 in Calabria, Italy, son of the late Pasquale and Maria Caminiti Scutella. In 1947, he married Lena Joan Barbera, who preceded him in death on October 30, 1958. On June 14, 1978 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Jane Pearsall Fedorko, who survives.