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June 1st, 2012

Krug enjoys summer internship at ECCOTA

June 1, 2012

Summer intern and St. Marys native Sara Krug enjoys her work directing summer youth programs for the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA].
A sophomore at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Sara is the daughter of St. Marys residents Steve and Helen Krug.

ECCHS Alumni Association celebrates oldest living member

June 1, 2012

ST. MARYS – Thursday was a very special day for Alice Wortman Magistrelli. The former Rock Street resident not only marked her 100th birthday, but also received a visit at Elk Haven Nursing Home from representatives of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association, of which she is the oldest member.

Prime time for Lyme disease in Pa.

June 1, 2012

As spring moves into summer, Pennsylvania residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can appear in humans, some mice, birds, deer and other animals from the bite of a deer tick.

Ridgway bomb threat offender sentenced

June 1, 2012

Andrew John Higdon, 22, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty in Elk County Court on Friday for having effectuated/made bomb threats against the Ridgway Borough Police Department, as well as a Ridgway doctor's office.
Higdon admitted that on Jan. 12, 2012 he placed an envelope in the mail slot belonging to Dr. Warren Henry Riegel's office at 14 South Mill Ave. in Ridgway.
According to Elk County District Attorney Bradley Kraus, the letter indicated that a bomb was to be planted in the office and that "Dr. Riegel would be killed," although the note did not expressly reference the doctor's name.

Johnsonburg man pleads guilty to felony child sex abuse charges

June 1, 2012

A Johnsonburg man pleaded guilty to 13 counts of sexual abuse of children, a third-degree felony, in Elk County Court on Friday.
The charges against Robert Gene Fitzgerald, 55, of Johnsonburg, stemmed from his dissemination of child pornography via peer-to-peer file-sharing websites.

May 31st

Adult Day Services can ease strain for loved one, caregiver

May 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – Taking care of an adult loved one with progressive physical or cognitive disabilities can be frustrating for both the adult and the caregiver at times. A program called Adult Day Services can give caregivers respite and provide a quality atmosphere for older adults who can no longer be left alone for long periods of time-- and now area residents may take advantage of a trial run.

Camp Flutterbye offers healing, socialization for youth

May 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – An upcoming day camp for children and teens who have experienced a loss through death is being offered to area youth by Community Nurses, Inc.
The free, two-day "Camp Flutterbye" will be held Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at The Pines, located on 1008 Windfall Rd. in St. Marys.

Annual Shrine Hospital Crusade taking place June 1-2

May 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – On June 1 and 2, local Jaffa Shriners will be conducting the organization's Annual Shrine Hospital Crusade, which specifically benefits their hospitals located in Erie and Philadelphia.

May 30th

Polka band kicks off summer concert series

May 31, 2012

Throw on your best polka dot shirt and head on down to the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway this Friday night to watch the Friday Niters perform polka hits as part of the polka-themed First Friday initiative presented by the Elk County Concert Series.
The Friday Niters will be performing Friday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to kick off the Eighth Annual Elk County Summer Concert Series.

Salutatorian Ames remembers past 12 years in speech

May 31, 2012

Emily Karyl Ames was the salutatorian of the Ridgway Area High School Class of 2012 and spoke about the memories made through the past years of school during the RHS graduation ceremonies held Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.
Ames referenced a speech from "Grey's Anatomy" during her opening statements.

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JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg volleyball lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 27-25) to DuBois Monday night at...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team played host to the Smethport Hubbers for a chilly...