January 28th, 2015
It wasnâ€™t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
â€śI got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,â€ť Wright said. â€śI loved it.â€ť
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
â€śYou hope youâ€™re not busy,â€ť 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.Â
John J. Young, 58, of 405 Lang Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Sept. 21, 1956, a son of the late Paul and Alice Uhl Young.
On May 19, 1979 in St. Marys Church, he married Patricia Salter Young, who survives.
Headed into the final bout of the night, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen held a slim three-point lead over county rival Ridgway Elkers, 31-28. At one point in the match, the Dutchmen had held a 22-point lead, but Ridgway had rallied and looked poised to steal the victory. Faced with a must-win scenario, St. Marys Area's Cameron Resch came through with a 4-1 decision over Ridgway's Drew Baumgratz to give the Dutch the 34-28 match victory.
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.
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.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Solid Waste Authority made the first official contribution towards a proposed $2 million recycling center to be built in St. Marys.
During the monthly Elk County Solid Waste Authority meeting Tuesday, the authority's board approved a motion to create a new bank account for the St. Marys recycling center project, which included a $100,000 contribution by the solid waste authority.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Sheffield Wolverines by a 71-33 score on Little Dribblers Night and Senior Player Night at the ECCHS gym.
The results of the city's smoke testing project were reported recently indicating miles of potentially defective sewers throughout St. Marys.
St. Marys GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek presented results from the city's testing of the gravity sanitary sewer collection system which began July 21 and lasted for seven weeks.
The testing was performed on 328,548 lineal feet of sanitary sewers in order to investigate and identify potential inflow sources in the St. Marys sewer-shed areas.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Conservation District held its first meeting of 2015 on Monday which included some review of 2014 as well as discussions looking towards the future for the district.
District manager Steve Putt reviewed the yearly program summary for 2014, which was an ongoing tally of all the permit requests that have come through the Elk County Conservation District since 2011.
Putt said the conservation district had seen a significant increase in erosion sediment control plans and general permits throughout the 2014 year.
Two St. Marys men have been arrested and charged in connection to a home invasion and armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 7 at 119 Sunrise Rd.
Kyle Lee Sarginger, 25, and Spencer Gene Rudolph, 19, both of St. Marys, are facing multiple felony charges related to armed robbery for allegedly going to a home and robbing a woman for prescription pills.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Rudolph kicked in the door and said, "Give me all your drugs and money" and threatened to kill the victim while brandishing a handgun.