January 10th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA) District 2 Band Festival going will be held from Jan. 23-25 at Elk County Catholic High School, and with more than 160 students participating in the event, organizers are hoping that area residents will open their homes for a day or two to house these young musicians.
St. Marys native Sherry (Bish) Jesberger recently published her first book, "Aislin of Arianrhod", a blend of fantasy, romance, adventure and paranormal in a tale revolving around a princess and a struggle to maintain control of her kingdom.
RIDGWAY - Authorities are looking into alleged death threats made against a 28-year-old Ridgway man after he agreed to testify against his father and co-defendant in two Elk County arson cases.
Karen Sue Yorns, 44, of 429 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 9, 2013.
She was born June 8, 1968, in Butler, the daughter of James Lilley and the late Doris E. Lillie Lilley.
Karen worked as a part-time hairstylist, she took care of her mom for Community Nurses and was a volunteer for CAPSEA for many years. She spent a lot of time in Corry, where many of her relatives still survive. In spite of her long-standing, serious health issues, she remained a loving, caring, helping person. Truly a beautiful angel on earth.
The DuBois Area Beavers used two overtimes to edge the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 61-58 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad hosted their first home meet of the season Tuesday night taking on the Altoona Area squad.
ERIE - Criminal charges continue to emerge in the investigation and prosecution of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with two Elk County arsons and an attempted murder, as a federal grand jury indicted Milliard and a 'known associate' Tuesday for violating federal gun laws.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk Regional Health Center has completed construction on its long-awaited new third floor and is very excited to show off all the new advances in comfort, technology and patient care at an open house for the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 11
RIDGWAY - An Elk County Judge granted a bail modification request made by a 28-year-old Ridgway man charged with setting fire to two Elk County properties and held in Elk County Prison on $125,000 bail since July of last year.
Early morning freezing rain made travel treacherous Wednesday morning with several vehicle accidents reported throughout the area.