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Woman Steals Merchandise Then Attempts To Return It


State Police report that a 37 year old female from St. Marys has been charged after two incidents of Theft by Deception. On May 18th, the woman returned merchandise to Walmart that she never purchased, the amount of merchandise was valued at $90.36. On May 23rd, the woman returned merchandise valued at $10.24 that she never purchased. The investigation continues


Two Women Charged With Harassment After Incident On River Road


State Police reported filing harassment charges against Rasalind Gursky, 23, of Weedville, and Tammy Lyltle, 45, of Kane. Police report the two women became involved in a physical altercation that took place at a residence on River Road in Jay Township. Both have been charged.


Theft At Royal Drive In


State Police reported that someone used a key to unlock a soda vending machine at the Royal Drive In in Ridgway. Approximately $20.00 in cash was stolen.


Juvenile Sprays Tire Cleaner On Aisles At Walmart


State Police reported that a known juvenile faces charges after reportedly  spraying tire cleaner on the aisles at Walmart, creating a hazardous condition. Charges were filed in District Court.


Two Vehicle Accident On Lovers Lane


State police reported that Florentino Cesa, 85, of Kersey, was traveling east on Route 948. Another vehicle, operated by John Glantz, 60, of Kersey was traveling west. Cesa attempted ot make a left turn onto Lovers Lane. Glantz crested the hill and Cesa was in the eastbound lane. Glantz struck the Cesa car in the right side. No injuries were reported


Ridgway Man Victim Of Identity Theft


State Police reported that unknown actors used the identity of Jodi Bundy, 42, of Ridgway to open two credit card accounts. The investigation continues.


Traffic Accident Near Renovo Road


State Police reported that a vehicle driven by Larry Kelly, 66, of Allentown, was traveling west on Route 120 when a deer entered the road. Kelly was unable to avoid striking the deer. No injuries were reported to Kelly or a passenger, Marge Kelly, 65, of Allentown




Memorial Day Parade Monday In St. Marys



The 134th Annual St. Marys Memorial Day Ceremonies will take place on Monday, May 30. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.


Temporary parking regulations for the parade will be in place beginning overnight Monday morning. Please plan to have all vehicles off of the streets along the parade route (see map) before 2:00 a.m. Monday morning.


48 Graduate From ECCHS



Graduation ceremonies were held on Sunday at Elk County Catholic High School. There were 48 seniors who received their diploma's.


Accident Reported East Of Quehanna Trak


State Police report that Sheila Fetter, 43, of Manheim, was traveling south on Wykoff Run Road and while rounding a sharp right turn, she lost control and struck an embankment on the west side of the road. The vehicle then continued approximately twenty feet before coming to rest.


Sheila Fetter was not injured. A passenger, Melanie Fetter, 15, suffered minor injuries.


Emporium Grocery Store Changing Hands


The Bradford Era reports that Olivetts Market has sold to Dave Winicki and Steve Senske, operators of the ShurFine Mart in Olean, New York.


The Olivett family has owned and operated Olivett's Market for 77 years. The transfer is expected to take effect on July 5th.




Rotary Awards Scholarship To Emily Kamats


On Wednesday Evening Rotarian Greg Snelick (ECC Class of 71') and Rotarian Vern Kreckel III. (ECC Class of 91') awarded a Scholarship from the St. Marys Rotary Club to Emily Kamats of the Class of 2016. The St. Marys Rotary Club brought their Scholarship to the Elk County Community Foundation in 2014. The Club recognizes and rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding service to their school and community. A Scholarship is awarded to one student by the Club at both Elk County Catholic, and St. Marys Area High Schools each year. Congratulations Emily!


The St. Marys rotary Club supports the humanitarian efforts that have helped millions across the globe. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.


If you would like to know more about the St. Marys Rotary Club, visit our FACEBOOK page, or, visit the St Marys Rotary Club Website




Celebrate National Trails Day



Saturday June 4, thousands will hike trails across the United States.  In Cameron County the day will be celebrated with a hike on Bear Hollow Trail which is on PA Game Lands.  Nelson Haas will lead the group.  Hikers should meet at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce at 9am. 


The nearly 4 mile hike includes a 440 foot climb from Hicks Run and then an 840 foot decline to Route 120.  The event will be held rain or shine and hikers should dress accordingly, bring a light snack, and water.


St. Joseph Church Garage And Bake Sale June 9th & 10th



St. Joseph Church will hold their annual garage and bake sale at the church social hall in Force. The event will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 9th and 10th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 11th from 9 am. to noon. In addition to the many garage sale items, homemade gnocchi and delicious baked goods are always available.




ECCHS Advances In D9 Playoffs



After building a 3-0 lead over Port Allegany, Elk County Catholic held on for a 4-3 victory on Thursday in the D9 Class A playoffs. With the win, ECC will advance to meet Dubois Central Catholic at Brockway on Tuesday. Listen for the game on The River 98.9


Microchipping Clinic June 11th In Cameron County



Community Nurses Sponsoring 2016 Camp Flutterbye


Camp Flutterbye is a grief camp for children and teens grades k-12 who have experienced a loss through death. It is hosted in a relaxing and beautiful environment with fun activities structured to help students understand that grieving the loss of a loved one is healthy and normal. The event will be June 9th and 10th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pines on Windfall Road

Number of campers is limited. Register as soon as possible.For more information and registration call Community Nurses at (814)781-1415 or 1-800-841-9397. Camp Applications can also be found at www.communitynurses.org




Armed Robbery At Holiday Inn Express


City Police investigated an armed robbery that occurred at the Holiday Inn Express, located on Comfort Lane, on Wednesday, May 25th at approximately 11:20 p.m. Police apprehended David Setzer, 21, of St. Marys, near Plymouth Road shortly after the incident.


Setzer was later arraigned in front of Judge Martin and committed to the Elk County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.


Burglary Investigated In Cameron County


State Police investigated a burglary that occurred on Memorial Highway/Country Club Lane in Lumber Township. Police said that someone illegally entered a seasonal residence owned by Delvin Carfley, 38, of Frenchville, Pa and Daniel Carfley, 44, of Clearfield. The actor gained entry by breaking a window. No items were stolen. Anyone with information on tis incident should contact State Police.


Memorial Day At Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse



At Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse & Gift Shop, we have lots of great things to decorate for the Memorial Day Holiday! Flags in all shapes and sizes, including, bunting flags, garden flags, burlap flags, & tiny flags for your plants. Come in & browse our gift shop for wonderful & unusual things for your home & garden. We have American Made Musically Tuned Wind Chimes, concrete statuary, cast iron items & so much more! Have you been wanting to create a fairy garden? Look no further! We have EVERYTHING you need to make the mini or fairy garden you have been dreaming of including fairies, gnomes, tiny animals, tiny plants, containers of all kinds, houses, gates, bridges....the list is ENDLESS! We hear daily how surprised people are to find so much variety in our greenhouses & gift shop. We are not the tiny little shop you may think when you drive by and see our sign off the highway. We have so much to enjoy you could spend hours here...& some do!  We are open daily, (including Memorial Day)....Mon. Sat. 9am - 7pm & Sundays 10am - 5pm. We have TONS of veggie plants, perennials, houseplants, herbs, annuals, hanging baskets, potted arrangements & much much more, so plan on stopping by...bring your friends....we love to see happy faces! We are located on rt. 120 E. just 2 miles past Peebles in St. Marys, PA. Enjoy this memorial day, & remember our vets who have served & are still serving our great country! (Click Here)



Rotary Welcomes Mary & Richard Gleixner



This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed Mary and Richard Gleixner. Mary displayed and talked about the beautiful Eggs she dyes and waxes. Mary says it is a hobby she really enjoys, and she answered questions from the members as well. Mary was the guest of Rotarian Richard Eddy, and is pictured here with her husband Richard Gleixner, Club President Sue Lepovetsky, and Richard Eddy along with some of the Eggs she created. The club extends its thanks to Mary and Richard for stopping by!


Annual Tasting In The Wilds Set For July 20th



Tasting in the Wilds is the largest annual fundraiser for the Ridgway Heritage Council. The Ridgway Heritage Council is a volunteer based non-profit corporation dedicated to downtown revitalization with a focus on historic preservation. You can learn more about the RHC and the good work they do by visiting their website, HERE.


The Taste of the Arts fine art show is another aspect of the Tasting in the Wilds, hosted by the Elk County Council on the Arts. The Taste of the Arts is a showcase of talented artists from the Pennsylvania Wilds region. Learn more about the Taste of the Arts HERE. Learn more about ECCOTA HERE.


This years Tasting In The Wilds will be held on July 30th, starting at 12:30 p.m., at the Ridgway Fireman's Grounds on North Broad Street in Ridgway


Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Approves 6-Pack Sales At Gas Stations


The Pennsylvania Liquor Control board has approved nine new applications permitting some gas stations to sell six-packs of beer. Governor Tom Wolf urged the boar dot make the approvals on Wednesday.


Wolf thanked the PLCB for "freeing the six-Pack" in gas stations by permitting businesses with appropriate protections to sell up to 192 ounces of malt or brewed beverages.





Plan On Spending Memorial Day Weekend In The PA Wilds?


Stop by and visit us, especially if you're in the need of some Honestly Fresh libations. We have an amazing line up of Traditional American Lagers and Specialty/Seasonal Brews with some awesome specials in our Beer Store: Open Monday thru Saturday 8:30a.m. to 8p.m.


Straub Brewery’s Kölsch Ale was one of an impressive overall field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competitions,” awards in the World Beer Cup competition’s 96 beer-style categories were selected by a panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Straub Brewery competed against 74 other entries in the “German-Style Koelsch” category.




Benzinger Park Volleyball Camp To Start June 6th



Benzinger Park will be hosting its first of many “mini” sports camps this summer, kicking it off with volleyball starting Monday, June 6th. The camp will run until Friday, June 10th from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. The camp is open to all 5th through 8th graders who are looking to take their volleyball skills to the next level. The camp will feature the volleyball talents of Marisa Cunningham and 1000 kill record holder Kirsite Wehler. Campers ranging from all levels of talents can expect to enhance their volleyball skills, learn the basic fundamentals, and express their love for the game.  Please call the Park @ 834.7551 or stop in and register for Volleyball camp.



Soccer Training At Benzinger Park



Benzinger Park will be hosting soccer training sessions for players 9th through 12th grade who want to improve their fundamental and technical skill this summer. Training sessions will be hosted by Ian Herzing every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Players can expect college level technical training along with small-sided possession based soccer aimed at improving overall game sense and quick decision making.


Players wanting to improve their skills for the next level of play can come join the sessions starting Tuesday, June 7th at 10 A.M.  Please call the park @ 834.7551 or stop in to register.