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January 16th, 2015

Bradford man charged in motorcycle crash

January 16, 2015

BENEZETTE – A Bradford man faces criminal charges in a May 31, 2014 one-vehicle motorcycle crash, which resulted in major injuries to Ashley J. Beckwith of Bradford.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Homestead Drive near the Elk Country Visitor Center.
Daniel S. Hushon, 41, is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault by motor vehicle, a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person, as well as summary offenses of driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed and reckless driving.

District approves personnel issues

January 16, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.

James R. Sexton

January 16, 2015

James R. Sexton, 87, of St. Marys and formerly of Weedville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Benezette, son of the late Raymond and Cathleen (Von Riebnitz) Sexton. On July 19, 1947, he married Virginia “Gala” Crocco who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1998.
Born and raised in Benezette, he lived most of his life in Weedville and the past 12 years in St. Marys. He worked at Stackpole Carbon of St. Marys for 37 years. He was a Member of St. Joseph Church.

January 15th

SMA swimmers pick up wins over Bradford

January 15, 2015

The St. Marys Area swim teams both won big over Bradford in a meet held Thursday night at the SMAHS natatorium. The Lady Dutch beat the Lady Owls 121-49, and the Dutchmen defeated the Owls 106-50.

Commissioner, others ready for mission trip

January 15, 2015

"They feel so blessed to receive the things that we take for granted every day."
That's one of the key points for Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer, who along with other members of the local community are preparing for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

School board considering new substitute teacher placement system

January 15, 2015

Implementing a new service to better streamline the process of managing the substitute teacher process is an option currently being reviewed by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.
An additional, if not equally important benefit is the service eliminates the district's employer costs stemming from having to determine if they must offer health care to the substitutes based on the number of days they work or if they have worked enough days to have to pay into PSERS (Public Schools Employees' Retirement System).

Concert proceeds presented to police department

January 15, 2015

On Thursday afternoon, Anne Herzing, daughter of the late Nicholas J. Sinibaldi and coordinator of the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Symphonic Band's annual Christmas concert, met with St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone to present a check of the proceeds raised from donations received at the group's December concert.
According to Herzing, the donations received at the free concert, which was held on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 21 in the auditorium at the St. Marys Area High School, totaled more than $800.

Johnsonburg purchases new fire truck

January 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.

Sean Perry Productions latest premiere set for Saturday

January 15, 2015

Picture a movie premiere, a grand old theater, lots of actors, friends and family of those involved. No, it’s not Hollywood or New York City, it’s Warren, where the latest Sean Perry Productions movie will premiere on Saturday night.
"The Homebodies" will be the highlight of a Sean Perry Productions triple feature held Saturday evening at Warren’s Struthers Library Theatre. The film is in the horror genre, a favorite of the writer/director, Kane resident Sean Perry.

Dena L. Scott

January 15, 2015

Dena L. Scott, 95, of Weedville, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Riva del Garda, Italy, and immigrated to the United States with her parents, Vittorio Silvio Betta and Antonia (Torboli) Betta, arriving on New Year's Day in 1930.
On Sept. 21, 1938, she married Massimo L. Scott, who preceded her in death May 14, 1983.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Church of Force, and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and working in her yard.
She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.

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