May 16th, 2013
The St. Marys Independence Day Celebration has a new home this year at the St. Marys Municipal Airport. The change is a result of the closing of the St. Marys Golf Club, a venue which has hosted the event for over the past 10 years. The celebration, sponsored each year by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Wednesday, July 3.
With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.
ERIE â€“ A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.
On Friday, May 10, Sandra Ann Prechtel, 51, of St. Marys, was sentenced to 51 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion.
Over 200 fifth grades students participated in Elk County Safety Day held Tuesday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The daylong event emphasized various health and safety lessons applicable when on a farm, ranch or at home.
This marked the sixth year for the event organized by Natalie Aiello and Jaclyn Kocjancic of the Penn State Extension in Elk County. It is sponsored and supported by the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Foundation, which hosts similar events nationwide.
LaVerne C. â€śBird Dogâ€ť Brennen Sr., 75, of 1026 Windfall Road, St. Marys, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 4, 1937 in St. Marys, son of the late Eugene and Esther Caskey Brennen Sr. On August 26, 1961 in St. Marys, he married Phyllis J. Dinger Thompson, who survives.
The Ridgway Elkers handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 10-2 loss Tuesday night at Berwind Park on SMA's Senior Night.
Local members of the Jaffa Shrine will be conducting their annual Shrine Hospital Crusade on May 17 and 18. Best known for their colorful parades and distinctive red hats, the Shriners are always searching for children in need of orthopedic or burn care. Shriners will be situated outside both entrances of Wal-Mart and Save-A-Lot, on Brusselles Street in St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury of 12 Elk County residents, ready to hear the case of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his home, were sent home after an 11th hour plea bargain and sentence were entered behind closed doors in Elk County Court Tuesday.
The jury trial of Scott M. Lovell, 44, of Ridgway, was set to begin Tuesday but the defendant opted to accept a last minute plea bargain in which he pled guilty to a felony charge of possession with intent to manufacture marijuana and was sentenced to serve 18 months to five years in a state prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
FOX TWP. â€“ According to police reports, on Monday morning a passerby in a remote, wooded area of Kersey found what authorities are calling a pipe bomb.
BRADFORD â€“ A 2-year-girl was injured Tuesday after falling from an open window on the third floor of a Bradford apartment building.
Bradford city police identified the girl as Carlyn Lorenzi. The parents are Andrew Lorenzi and Miranda Black, police said.
The girl fell from the window at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday at Apartment D at 86 Main St. near the Subway store.