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December 30th

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers

December 30, 2014

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers
Free agent running back Ben Tate will reportedly meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team looks for an insurance back for the playoffs.

December 29th

Cribbs sentenced in burglary, thefts

December 30, 2014

A St. Marys man had multiple cases settled before President Judge Richard A. Masson Monday, including the February theft of multiple parking meters from the Brusselles and Depot Streets parking lots in St. Marys.
David Larry Cribbs, 19, of 155 Washington St., St. Marys, pleaded guilty to a felony count of receiving stolen property and a felony count of burglary for removing items from a storage building owned by Elk County Ammo and Arms.
"I had some problems with drugs, and I was just kind of being a bum," Cribbs said when Judge Masson asked why he hadn't found employment while on parole.

Donald W. “Gabby” McLaughlin

December 30, 2014

Donald W. “Gabby” McLaughlin, 87, of Reedsville, died at Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. at his home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Ridgway, Elk County, son of the late Quinn and Helen (Winslow) McLaughlin.
He is survived by his children, Donald W. McLaughlin Jr. and wife, Ashley, Sue McLaughlin, Kay Lewis and husband, Randy, and Lynn Glendye; one brother, David McLaughlin and wife, Marjorie; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

December 28th

Coaches vs. Cancer raises over $1,180

December 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – This year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, held throughout both days of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament, raised $1,186.89 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
During halftime of the boys' championship game Saturday evening at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven, SMAHS Activities Director Terry Straub read a brief message on behalf of the American Cancer Society, which expressed appreciation to the "coaches and players for lending their talent and faces to the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer campaign."

Ridgway Elkers beat Crusaders in OT for boys County title

December 29, 2014

The Ridgway Elkers captured the 2014 Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-33 score in overtime.

Lady Crusaders win Holiday Tournament

December 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – Macy Neureiter maximized her points from the outside Saturday night just like ECC's senior class maximized their performance at the Elk County Holiday Tournament.
Neureiter finished with 20 points and six three-pointers as Elk County Catholic won 47-26 over Johnsonburg in the girls championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
"Macy, she's steady. She's been steady for a couple years now," Elk County Catholic coach Ken Pistner said. "Once she starts to make some outside shots, it sort of opens up for us on the inside too."

Dutchmen top Rams 54-44 in consolation

December 29, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their first home victory of the season playing as the visitors in the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Saturday afternoon. After a close first half, the Dutch were able to open up a little breathing room against the Johnsonburg Rams in the second half and held on for a 54-44 win in the Elk County Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament consolation game.

Jane E. Calkins Schuck

December 29, 2014

Jane E. Calkins Schuck, 68, of 620 Georgetown Place, Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Johnsonburg and Olean, N.Y., died Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2014 at the residence of her sister, Cindy Elmquist, with her family by her side following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 10, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
He resided in Florida since 1991 and had previously resided in Olean, N.Y. from 1970 to 1991.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964. She attended St. Bonaventure University and was a graduate of Jamestown Community College.

Dorothy C. “Dottie” Bryington

December 29, 2014

Dorothy C. “Dottie” Bryington, 48, of Walnut Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Clearfield.
She was born March 9, 1966 in Kane, daughter of Donald Bedford of Kane and Martha “Sis” (Morgan) Bedford of Wilcox.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She worked as a cook for local restaurants.
She was a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, Wilcox Sportsman’s and the American Legion of Wilcox and Johnsonburg.
She lived in Wilcox most of her life until the past few years in Johnsonburg and St. Marys.

Lady Dutch defeat Ridgway in consolation game

December 29, 2014

St. Marys girls basketball picked up its first win of the season with a 49-32 victory over Ridgway Saturday afternoon in the girls consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament held at St. Marys Area High School.

The Johnsonburg Rams improved to 9-9 on the season with a 55-35 win over the Kane Wolves Monday...
Brockway girls basketball used a strong fourth quarter to finish off a 55-37 win over Ridgway...
JOHNSONBURG – Kane coach Dave Kiehl termed the game "sloppy" at times but his Lady Wolves rolled...