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April 6th, 2015

Crusader tennis team defeats Dutch squad

April 7, 2015

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team opened their season Monday by taking on the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad. The match was played on the Memorial and Benzinger Park courts. The match was originally scheduled for St. Marys Area but was moved as the SMA courts are not ready.
Elk Catholic won the match by a 7-0 score. Halfway through the match there was a rain delay.

Lady Crusaders come from behind to open season with win

April 7, 2015

Not only was Monday opening day for Major League Baseball, locally it also finally ended up being opening day for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team. The Lady Crusaders were originally scheduled to begin their 2015 campaign on Wednesday, March 25 against DCC, but the lingering winter weather resulted in that game only happening Monday. It ended up being worth the wait for Elk Catholic as the Lady Crusaders rallied for a 6-3 victory at Benzinger Park.

Council pledges support for Decker's Chapel

April 6, 2015

On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to pledge their support and resources to the Decker's Chapel repair project.
Mary Kalinowski, executive director of the Elk County Historical Society, spoke to council about the status of Decker's Chapel located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. The 159-year-old landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 1998.

SMASD board holds monthly workshop meeting

April 6, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District school board held its monthly workshop meeting Monday in which various presentations were given to the board, including presentations on the district's upcoming budget and potential changes to several district programs.
Arguably the most important presentation at the meeting concerned the district's upcoming 2015-2016 budget which was made by SMASD business manager Ginger WIlliams and SMASD superintendent Brian Toth.
Toth began the budget presentation by saying that 2015-2016, the budget is balanced and requires no additional taxes.

Proposed new restaurant in planning stages for St. Marys

April 6, 2015

A new Taco Bell restaurant is proposed to move into St. Marys at 911 South St. Marys St., situated along the Million Dollar Highway, as cited in a city zoning permit application.
The location was previously occupied by Pizza Hut.
A public hearing is scheduled for April 15 at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall in which Charter Foods North, LLC, has requested a special exception and variance to construct a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru.
The proposed restaurant will be 2,020 square ft. with 40 seats and eight employees working during a peak shift.

Jeremiah Dilley arrested at courthouse

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A St. Marys man was dragged from the Elk County Court fighting, screaming and howling after sheriff's deputies took him into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly being under the influence of illegal substances.
Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 35, was scheduled for final jury call on multiple charges related to possession and sale of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as "bath salts."
When Dilley arrived, bystanders noticed that he was behaving erratically, pacing around and making guttural noises.

Phinazee sentenced in 2014 Ridgway kidnap case

April 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway woman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of unlawful restraint Monday for her involvement in a 2014 kidnapping along with her boyfriend Dayon McCracken, 24, of Reading.
Phinazee was sentenced to 36 months of probation and fined $300. She was ordered to pay restitution of $243.01 to the victim, Rachel Imdorf, and $78 to the Pennsylvania Victim's Compensation Fund. As a special condition of probation, she is to have no direct or indirect contact with Imdorf.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin

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April 5th

Bunny Hop sees another successful turnout

April 5, 2015

The scene along Vine Road on Saturday morning resembled somewhat of an Easter parade. A large crowd of people of all ages – some wearing bunny ears, pushing strollers, or walking their dogs – made its way from Benzinger Park to Larch Road. However, the occasion was not a parade, but rather the fifth annual Bunny Hop 5K walk/run.

Ohio man drowns in Cameron County

April 5, 2015

GIBSON TWP. – An Ohio man was killed after falling into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in Cameron County on Saturday morning.
According to the Emporium-based state police, the incident occurred at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, on the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of Tunnel Hill, Gibson Township, Cameron County.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1...
The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...