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April 3rd, 2014

Early education focus of Kid's Day

April 4, 2014

Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the Second Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.
As part of the circus-themed event families have the opportunity to learn about different agencies that serve children ages birth to kindergarten.

Misplaced materials caused fatal Mersen blast

April 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – An internal investigation has reportedly revealed that human error caused a Jan. 30 industrial oven explosion that left one worker dead and another injured.
Incorrect placement of materials in an otherwise properly functioning curing oven was the cause of the explosion, according to Noah Nichelson, general manager with Mersen USA-St. Marys.

Ridgway man charged in child pornography case

April 4, 2014

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge King Thursday morning with multiple felony counts of possession and dissemination of child pornography. Police say Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway was found to be in possession of approximately 40 images of child pornography and one movie depicting child pornography. According to the police affidavit, Rohr's computer was seized during the execution of a search warrant at Rohr's apartment on Nov. 21, 2013.

April 2nd

Crusaders rally to win opener 5-3 over Ridgway

April 2, 2014

Facing a three-run deficit early in Wednesday afternoon's game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders rallied to defeat the Ridgway Elkers 5-3 in a contest that was the season opener for both teams.

Alice R. Vanatta

April 2, 2014

Alice R. Vanatta, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 522 1st Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Albert N. and Mary Lecker Smith.
She married H. Dean Vanatta on Aug. 8, 1941. He died June 15, 1973.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1937.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center and the former Rolfe Sportsmen's Club Women's Auxiliary.

Eugene A. "Oscar" Kriegel

April 2, 2014

Eugene A. "Oscar" Kriegel, 88, of 10 Samsel Ave. Johnsonburg, died Tuesday afternoon, April 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands-Elk, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
He was born May 13, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Anthony C. and Gertrude Keenen Kriegel.
He married Virginia M. "Chook" Williams on Dec. 17, 1945. She died Oct. 23, 1994.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1943.

Leo E. (Amacher) Cuthbert

April 2, 2014

Leo E. (Amacher) Cuthbert, 47, of 214 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 13, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 10, 1966 in Ridgway, son of Thomas and Ruth Amacher.
He liked to walk in the woods to observe the wildlife.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Cuthbert; and his siblings Lorraine Nolen, Dan Krzeminski, Julianne Folger, Laura Cuthbert, Karen Glenn, Willa Amacher, Thomas Amacher Jr., Fred Amacher, and Cris Amacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dawn E. Shipe; and by a nephew, Zacharias Amacher.

Dance company hosts community showcase

April 2, 2014

On Sunday the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) is hosting a showcase featuring their 2014 season routines. There is free admission to the event being held at Elk County Catholic High School with a 2 p.m. curtain call.
This season's 22 dancers encompass the largest group in company history which is based out of April School of Dance in St. Marys.
"This competition season has gone very smooth," said Jennifer Blankenship, DDCC founder and artistic director. "Every time we start a new season it's a challenge for me and my dancers. It was an intense season."

ECCSS Gala set for Friday

April 2, 2014

Friday marks the sixth annual Elk County Catholic School System Heritage Gala Benefit Dinner, which raises significant funds for the general operations of the three local Catholic schools.
Last year's event raised more than $100,000 including donations to the gala, business sponsor contributions and contributions to the newly established Monsignor John B. Hagerty Scholarship Fund.

Two arrested on drug, conspiracy charges

April 2, 2014

BENEZETTE – A Wilcox woman and a St. Marys man were arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges, including felony charges of criminal conspiracy and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police found approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, several glass smoking pipes, a scale and several glass pipes in a priority mail envelope during a search of a room at the Benezette Hotel that was occupied by Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 34, of St. Marys and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 29, of Wilcox.

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