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May 25th, 2015

Neal: Memorial Day a day of conflicting emotions

May 25, 2015

On Monday morning, Leslie Neal, Elk County Director of Veterans Affairs, addressed attendees at the annual Memorial Day celebration at Memorial Park regarding not only the members of the armed forces who lost their lives, but also those who returned from conflicts, and Americans' obligations to them. Neal, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served as the Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's event.
"Memorial Day is a day of conflicting emotions for each of us," she said. "It is a blend of pride and mournfulness, gratitude and loss, and a deep abiding sense of patriotism."

St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

Warm weather and sunny skies drew a number of area residents to Memorial Park, as well as the sidewalks along the route of this year's Memorial Day parade as a number of area groups and officials joined together Monday to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.

St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

Warm weather and sunny skies drew a number of area residents to Memorial Park, as well as the sidewalks along the route of this year's Memorial Day parade as a number of area groups and officials joined together Monday to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.

Attendees reminded of true purpose of Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

JAY TWP. – Retired U.S. Air Force Major Jesse J. Benevich served as the keynote speaker during the Memorial Day celebration held Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Historical Park.
Benevich began by discussing the task of defending the United States against its enemies that is taken up by all those who enter into the country's armed forces.

Masson offers remarks on importance of remembering those who served

May 25, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Honorable Richard Masson, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, was the closing speaker at Saturday afternoon's Memorial Day celebration at Mt. Zion Historical Park, and he provided attendees with a few important thoughts about the true meaning of the holiday.
First though, Masson began by telling attendees about a soldier who had fought – and died – at the Battle of Gettysburg but never received the recognition members of his family believed he was due.

May 22nd

Elk Catholic's Nicole Florio medals at PIAA track and field championships

May 23, 2015

Elk County Catholic's Nicole Florio medaled at the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University this weekend by finishing in a tie for fourth place in the high jump.
Florio cleared a height of 5'4" to win the medal.

Controlled burn spreads to unoccupied structure

May 22, 2015

DAGUSCAHONDA – A controlled burn in Daguscahonda apparently spread out of control late Thursday night and destroyed an unoccupied house scheduled for demolition.
According to Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the State Police at Ridgway, Robert J. Lilley, 43, of Ridgway, was burning brush at 617 E. Mill St. in Daguscahonda.

St. Marys man ditches rig, holds up traffic

May 22, 2015

A St. Marys man is facing multiple charges in court after it was reported that he abandoned his tractor-trailer on North Michael Street near the diamond before laying on the road and resisting arrest when police showed up, all while possibly under the influence of bath salts.
On Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m., the St. Marys City Police Department received a call reporting a man banging on windows and laying in the roadway on North Michael Street near the Diamond.

Charges filed from April Windfall crash

May 22, 2015

Charges have been filed against a St. Marys woman stemming from an April 15 crash which resulted in extensive property damage including a broken utility pole along Windfall Road.
Tonia Joyce Rio, 43, of 461 Washington St., St. Marys, faces multiple DUI charges in addition to accidents invoking damage to unattended property and careless driving.
Rio was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw. The samples were sent to NMS Labs and a report was received earlier this month by the St. Marys City Police Department, indicated her BAC at 12:39 a.m. April 16 was 0.156.

District approves personnel items

May 22, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.

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