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January 30th

Father pitted against son in arson trial

January 31, 2013

The trial of a Ridgway man charged with arson and related offenses following a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg began Wednesday in Elk County Court, with the man's son and co-defendant in the case serving as the prosecution's star witness in testifying against his father.

Capital Campaign continues at Ridgway YMCA

January 31, 2013

Progress is continuing at the Ridgway YMCA as officials are trying to raise $1.6 million for their "Shape our Future Capital Campaign" for pool renovations and exercise room expansion.

Landfill continues operations under new ownership

January 31, 2013

Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Twp. may be under new ownership, but no significant change in operations will take place according to recent correspondence from the buyer.

January 29th

March for Life

January 30, 2013

Saint Leo School students and their families held a March for Life recently to remind our community that life is precious from the moment of conception until natural death. Students chanted, sang, and prayed as they remembered all the unborn babies who have died through legalized abortion over the last 40 years in the United States. The March for Life ended with students laying red roses in front of the stone for the unborn on the church lawn.

Residents reminded of landfill ban on electronics

January 30, 2013

At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner said so far area residents were doing pretty well adhering to the new ban on disposing of electronic waste items.

Bolstad excelling in music education field

January 30, 2013

ST. MARYS – Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a St. Marys native, returned to his hometown as the guest conductor of the the recent PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival held at Elk County Catholic High School.

January 28th

Bishop Persico makes local visit to kick off Catholic Schools Week

January 29, 2013

To kick off National Catholic Schools Week 2013, the Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of Erie, made his first official visit to St. Marys since taking over as the bishop of the Diocese of Erie in October 2012 as he celebrated Mass at Queen of the World Church with students from throughout the Elk County Catholic School System, St. Boniface, and St. Leo.

Finish GED now before changes in exam, costs

January 29, 2013

Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.

January 27th

New vendors showcased at upcoming Business Expo

January 27, 2013

ST. MARYS – Once again the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9 radio station are teaming up to host the 2013 Business Expo taking place Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Red Fern in St. Marys.

Area squads compete in ninth annual ECC Cheer Frenzy

January 27, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.

Ridgway volleyball used strong serving to take a 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Brockway...
Ridgway boys golf won 187-233 over St. Marys this afternoon as the Elkers honored their seniors....
A three-match losing streak came to an end for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers defeated...