March 13th, 2015
For Melissa Stahli, having children of her own inspired her to realize a childhood dream of her own.
"Ever since I was a child, I was writing," she said. "I have three children and I'm always reading to them. The knowledge that they can get from books is what drove me to do this."
Stahli, who lives in St. Marys, currently has four books published, the most recent of which is "Adventurous Week With Grandpa," her first chapter book.
Students at St. Marys Area High School celebrated Pi Day a day early on Friday with a special program on Friday afternoon in the school's auditorium. Unlike in past years, this year the entire program was videoed ahead of time and that video was played for students during the assembly.
A Stearman biplane flipped over late Thursday morning after landing at St. Marys Municipal Airport.
Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance responded to the scene shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday morning along with multiple units from the city police.
The pilot, who was not identified, was not injured in the crash.
Crystal Fire Department Chief Bill Kraus presented the department's annual report during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
In 2014, the CFD responded to 328 incidents which is an increase of 11 incidents from the previous year.
Fire loss for 2014 included one passenger car and one tractor trailer, both of which were total losses.
Building and content loss was $942,385 while motor vehicle loss totaled $154,000. This brings the CFD's total fire loss for 2014 to $1,096,385 which is an increase of $15,310 from the previous year.
Pictured is a house along Main Street in Kersey after its porch collapsed under the weight of the wintry mix of snow and ice. No emergency personnel were called to the scene.
A plane reportedly overturned late Thursday morning at St. Marys airport.
Emergency responders from Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were at the scene along with multiple units from the St. Marys City Police Department.
More details will be released.
The St. Marys Area High School held a Winter Sports Awards Program Tuesday night at Carpin Auditorium recognizing those student-athletes who participated in boys and girls basketball and cheerleading.
The student-athletes who participate in wrestling, gymnastics and swimming and diving will be recognized on Tuesday, March 24.
WILCOX â€“ The East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project is now in full swing following several years of discussion and planning.
Just 10 years after it was constructed a serious internal erosion episode occurred at the dam, roughly the size of a school bus, resulting in the lowering of the lake to make repairs. There have been no observed changes in seepage conditions or performance of the dam in the time since repairs were completed.
A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion as well as a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and a summary charge of harassment.
Donald Craig "Donny" Penfield Jr., 33, of 19 Mertz Ave., St. Marys, is being held at the Elk County Prison with bail set at $25,000 cash.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim arrived at the St. Marys Police Department around 9 a.m. Tuesday with cuts, scrapes and bruises on her head, arms and hands.
RIDGWAY â€“Â A classic play and Hollywood film will be hitting the stage the next two weekends as the Footlighters of Elk County will be presenting "Harvey" from March 13-15 and March 20-21 at Aiello's Cafe.