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Beimel To Call Bingo At Boys And Girls Club



Seattle Mariners pitcher and Kersey Native Joe Beimel will be calling Bingo on Monday, December 22nd at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club. The club ill be featuring a host of holiday activities including a movie. They will be making gingerbread houses and candy wreath's. All the activities start Monday at 5 p.m.


Video From St. Marys Middle School Choir




Woman Suffers Major Injuries In Accident In Penfield


According to State Police, Jairo Suarez Miranda, 19, of Columbia, Md., was traveling north on Route 153, while another vehicle, a 1999 Honda CRV, operated by Robert Marrow, 40, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was traveling south on Route 153. Suarez Miranda lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a left hand curve in the roadway. The vehicle began to spin counterclockwise, then crossed the road and struck the Marrow vehicle in its front end. After impact the Suarez Miranda vehicle returned to the north lane and came to rest along the east side berm facing north. The Marrow Vehicle was pushed into the guide rail along the west side of Route 153, then came to rest on the west side of the road. Suarez Miranda was charged with driving vehicle at safe speed.


Suarez Miranda suffered minor injuries. Robert Marrow suffered major injuries. A passenger in Marrow vehicle, Dennis Bullock, 29, of Raleigh, North Carolina, suffered moderate injuries. Christy Lollis, 24, of Raleigh, North Carolina, suffered major injuries


Assisting at the scene were the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, Fox Township Ambulance, Horton Township volunteer Fire Department, Ridgway Ambulance, Bennett's Valley Ambulance, Brockway Ambulance and D & T Towing.


St. Marys Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Family Members Has Been Sentenced


Joshua Lee Coffey, 26, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty in late November to a single count of making terroristic threats during a June 11th, 2013 altercation inside his family's East Eschbach Road Home. Coffey allegedly threatened to kill family members at knife-point over a pork dinner he claimed was both poisoned a violation of his Muslim Faith. On November 25th, Coffey was sentenced to nine t 18 months in prison, with credit for 533 days, or roughly 18 months, already served.


Cameron County Budget Approved


At this weeks meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners, the 2015 budget was approved with no tax increase. The estimated revenue and expenditures for the coming year will be $8,073,563.32.


Fox Township Water Fix Gets Underway


A Fox Township official said work is underway to tap an emergency water source and lift a weeks old boil water advisory imposed after the discovery of a potentially dangerous parasite found living in the local supply. It is expected to be fully operational by next Monday or Tuesday. (Bradford Era)


Seneca Resources Interested In Getting Involved In Helping To Regulate Gas Industry In St. Marys


At this weeks meeting of St. Marys City Council, the City Council Solicitor, Tom Wagner, said Seneca Resources Corp. has announced it will offer recommended amendments to a proposed city zoning ordinance regulating Marcellus Shale Natural  gas drilling in the city. The city and surrounding area has been experiencing growth in energy development, prompting attempts to increase municipal control as well as minimum distances between the activity and homes or water resources. (Bradford Era)


Dilley Waived For Court On Arson Charges


Jon Dilley, 54, of Ridgway, waived his preliminary hearing before Judge King this week and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on January 5th. Dilley faces felony charges of arson and risking a catastrophe and lesser related offenses stemming from an incident involving a large brush fire on September 21st and the burning of a neighbor's couch. (Daily Press)


Santa To Visit At Halftime Of Crusader Game Thursday



Santa will be in attendance at the Boys’ Basketball game at Elk County Catholic High School on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  He will be available to meet with the younger grade school children between the Jr. Varsity and Varsity contests at about 7:15 PM.


Students will be admitted free of charge to the game on Thursday night.  Elementary and Middle school students will be eligible for a drawing that will include great prizes 




Events In Cameron County



The Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce features a daily calendar of events in the area. From meetings to special events. You can Click to view directly from the Chamber Website




Rotary Student Of The Month From SMAHS



This week the St. Marys Rotary Club recognized Austin Frey as the student of the month form SMAHS. Austin is pictured with his parents Kim and Tim Frey along with Club President, Vern Kreckel III and Rotarian Su Lepovetsky. Congratulations Austin.


Open Mic Night Thursday, December 18th



Elk County Council On The Arts will be hosting an open mic night at the Ridgway Area High School auditorium. It will be held on December 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 and it will be open to community members ages 14 and up. Performances can include poetry, comedy, singing, playing an instrument, story telling, or anything that gets you in front of the microphone. Sign ups will be held on Facebook via an ECCOTA Facebook event page. 


A 6 Year Old From Driftwood Victim of Simple



According to State

 to State Police, Nicole Harvey, 35, of 98 Hicks Run Road became involved in an argument with an adult male. A 6 year old juvenile at the residence became frightened because of the argument and attempted to leave the residence. Harvey caused injuries to the juvenile when she repeatedly grabbed him to keep him from leaving the residence. Harvey was arraigned at the office of Judge King and committed to McKean County Prison in lieu of $2500 cash bail.


Commissioners Approve Recycling Center Land Deal


The Elk county Commissioners this week approved a real estate purchase as part of the Elk County Recycling Center expansion project in St. Marys. The purchase includes two parcels of land on Ceramic Street in the Stackpole Complex. Negotiations on a third and final parcel were reportedly ongoing. The county's solid waste authority reports the expansion will create an additional 7,000 square feet of recycling capacity.


Officials believe the purchase will be finalized by late next month, at that time the fundraising process will begin.


Crusaders Top Dubois


Elk County Catholic defeated Dubois 52-38 on Tuesday. Dan Singer scored 15 points and Nate DacCanal had 12 in the game.


Brockway defeated Clarion, 59-45, Otto-Eldred topped Galeton, 51-37


Check all the scores at D-9 Sports, CLICK HERE


St. Marys High School Chorus Performs



Members of the St. Marys Area High School Choir recently spread some Christmas Cheer to the residents of Elk Haven Nursing Home.


Folks At Elk County 9-1-1 Christmas Party



These are the men and women that take the calls at Elk County 9-1-1. Day or night, seven days a week, they are a lifeline in emergency situations in our area. We wish them a very Merry Christmas


Police Traffic Stops In Missouri Brings Tears To Drivers Eyes




City Council Adopts Budget


At Monday's meeting of St. Marys City Council, council adopted the 2015 budget. There is no tax increase included in the budget.


Three Charged With Burglary


City police reported investigating burglaries of several storage sheds, as a result, Tracy Robinson, 32, of North Michael Street, Lloyd Rairdan, 34, of Airport Road and Christopher McMillen, 23, of Theresia Street, are charged with devising a plan to burglarize a unit at the St. Marys Self Storage facility on Bucktail Road between September 17th and 24th. Robinson and McMillen have been charged with criminal counts, including two each of felony burglary, criminal trespass and conspiracy. Robinson and McMillen are currently in jail. Rairdan has yet to be arraigned on charges.



St. Marys Woman Suffers Major Injuries In Accident On Ridgway-St. Marys Road


State Police report that Amber Welsh, 33, of St. Marys, was traveling east on Route 120 when for reasons unknown, lost control of her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, traveled off the road on the north side. She struck a traffic sign, then traveled a short distance before striking a parked 35 ton rock truck. After impact with the truck, Welsh continued for a short time before coming to rest on the north side of the highway. Welsh sustained major injuries and was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment.


Artisan Center Restocked



The artisan center is restocked in time for you to pick up those gifts! Stephanie Distler has one of a kind necklaces, rings, bracelets and key rings. You're invited to stop by the center located inside the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.


Weedville Man Injured In Accident On Bennett's Valley Highway


According to State Police Halsey Ginther, 22, of Weedville, was traveling east on Gardner Hill Road when he lost control of his 1999 Jeep Cherokee. Ginther traveled off the right side of the road and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to overturn, onto its left side. The vehicle then slid on its left side across the roadway, until the rear of the Jeep struck a tree and came to rest. Ginther was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injury


Wilcox Man Charged With Retail Theft


State Police have filed charges of retail theft against Jacob Pearson, 29, of Wilcox, after he allegedly removed a bottle of spice valued at $2.69 from Elk County Foods in Johnsonburg.


Brockway Man Leaves Scene Of Accident


State Police report that Nichalos Spence, 25, of Brockway, was traveling north on Keystone Road near Route 219. he attempted to pass a vehicle also traveling north. Spence spun sideways and left the road, then traveled down an embankment and rolled on to its left side. Spence then left the scene prior to police and emergency responders arrival. Spends is charged with driving when under suspension, careless driving, limitations on driving on the left side of the road, driving a vehicle at safe speed, immediate notice and restraint systems. Police were assisted by the Brockway Volunteer Fire Department and Brockway Ambulance.


Ridgway Woman Escapes Injury In Accident On Ridgway-St. Marys Road


State Police investigated an accident on the St. Marys-Ridgway Road, east of Bridge Street. Diana McMinn, 23, of Ridgway, was traveling west near Dagusguhonda. She lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered road. The vehicle left the lane of travel striking a guide rail. McMinn was not injured. She was charged with numerous vehicle code violations.


Wheaton Man Involved In Accident On Route 948


State Police investigated an accident on Rout e948 on Pigs Ear Road. John Modransky, 24, of Wheaton, was traveling north when he lost control due to the slippery roads. The vehicle struck the guiderails on the west side of the road. After impact the vehicle traveled over the guiderails and the undercarriage struck several rocks and became lodged upon the rocks. The vehicle came to rest on the west side of the road.


Cameron County Band Performs At Christmas In The Wilds



Just back from Hawaii, The Cameron County Band took part in the Christmas in the Wilds parade on Saturday in Emporium. (Courtesy of Tina Johns)


Jury Finds Weidow Guilty In Vehicular Homicide Case


A jury found Brandon Michael Weidow guilty of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses for his involvement in the 20121 crash that claimed the life of Savannah Straub. (Bradford Era)


School Calendar Revised


St. Marys Area School District 2014-15 school calendar was revised to accommodate the weather emergency school closing on Friday, December 12th. March 13th, 2015 will be used as the make-up day according to Superintendent G. Brian Toth.


Instant Winner Wednesday Winner Is...




Congratulations To Marilyn Erickson, this weeks winner from Secco Designs! Marilyn wins a gift certificate for a Wine Box, personalized with a picture, graphic, or logo of her choice. Remember the song "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer?  CLICK HERE


Dream Makers For Make-A-Wish Present Check For $15,600.00



At last weeks Make-A-Wish Day at Farmers National Bank, Dream Makers for Make-A-Wish, who sponsor a motorcycle run every year, raised $15,600.00 which was donated to Make-A-Wish. Accepting the check is Lindsey Herzing from Make-A-Wish.




Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday Concert December 21st



The annual Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday concert will be held on Sunday, December 21st at 3 p.m. at St. Marys Area High school Auditorium. Christopher Gankosky will be the conductor. The concert is open to the public. The concert will feature a variety of holiday music.


ECCHS Alumni Wanted For "Share Your Career" Day


Attention, ECCHS Alumni! Please join us for an Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Get-Together on Tuesday, December 23. This day will focus on sharing your positive educational and career experiences with current ECC students in an attempt to directly connect them to our alumni community.


Suggested sharing topics include the following: what you do on a day-to-day basis in your current profession; how you chose your career field/field of study; your involvement in philanthropic and/or extracurricular activities; your internships or summer jobs held in your chosen field; an experience in changing your field of study; returning to Elk County to live and work following your post-secondary education.


Please consider joining us for this annual event! All alumni are welcome! Young alumni home on Christmas break are encouraged to join us as well! If you are interested in attending, know someone who may be interested or have questions or concerns, please contact Wee J. Fernan at 814-834-7800 or fernanw@eccss.org. Hope to see you then!


ed home last night, escorted back into town by police and the fire department.


Boys & Girls Club Volleyball Leagues Now Forming



The St. Marys Boys & Girls Club will be holding adult coed no spike, women’s volleyball and coed volleyball and new for the Spring we would like to offer a men’s volleyball league on Tuesday nights.  To register a team please call 781-1910 by January 9th.  Play will begin the week of January 19th.


Art Teach Pete Winklebauer Celebrating 42 Years



Teachers play an important role in the Elk County Catholic School System. Helping with studies, clubs and athletics. One of those instructors, Pete Winklebauer, has been on the staff for 43 years. Lindsey Straub on the teachers role at ECC. (LISTEN)


Rotary Welcomes New Member



This week the St. Marys Rotary Club officially welcomed Amy Popielski as its newest member. Amy was sponsored by Rotarian Bo Cappiello. She is pictured above with Club President Vern Kreckel III. Congratulations and welcome Amy! For more information on the St. Marys Rotary Club please visit www.stmarysparotary.org or call 834-1874.


Win Tickets To See Shenandoah Courtesy Of St. Marys Auto Body



St. Marys Auto Body is again sponsoring a concert in March, 2015, this year featirng the popular country band, "Shenandoah", Saturday March 7th, at St. Marys Area High School. Those participating in our 15 Days of Christmas contest will have a chance to win tickets to the show!


Plus, if you're interested in purchasing tickets as a Christmas gift, contact St. Marys Auto Body at 781-1961. Or, CLICK HERE


CAPSEA Guest Of St. Marys Rotary Club



This week the St. Marys Rotary Club welcomed Tracy Ross from CAPSEA. Tracy gave the club an interesting presentation on the organization and fielded questions form the members. She was joined by her husband Todd for the evening. Tracy is opictured above with Club President Vern Kreckel III and evening program chairman Rotarian Dale Lepovetsky.


Nearly $24,000 Raised For Make-A-Wish




Thanks to the incredible efforts of area businesses, organizations and individuals, the 2014 Make-A-Wish Day was tremendously successful with nearly $24,000 raised for the organization.


The campaign broadcast was held at Farmers National Bank in downtown St Marys. Throughout the day, Gary Mitchell, Linda Fachhine and Lindsey Herzing, welcomed Make-A-Wish Families, representatives from originations that held fundraising events for Make-A-Wish, and guests from schools.


Many thanks to the Elk County Catholic basketball team and bands. Also to Mountain Melodies for their performance.


The picture above is from the final segment of Friday's broadcast when the final totals were announced.


Mountain Melodies From Emporium Performing At Make-A-Wish Day




A special Thank You to members of Mountain Melodies of Emporium who performed at Make-A-Wish Day! A wonderful addition to our event at Farmers National Bank.


ECCHS "Little Dribblers" Program In January


The 26th   year of the Elk County Catholic “Little Dribblers” program will get underway on Saturday morning, January 3rd, 2015.  This program is sponsored by the Boys’ Basketball program at Elk County Catholic High School.


Once again this year there will be four Saturday morning sessions of “Little Dribblers” which will be followed by “Little Dribblers Night”. 


“Little Dribblers” is open to boys and girls in both the public and parochial school system.  The program is open to students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.


Time of the instruction for the five-week program is from 10:00 AM to11:00 AM.  Dates of instruction include:  January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th .  “Little Dribblers” night will be held on Monday, January 26th, 2015.  On this night the Crusaders will take on Sheffield Area High School in a key AML League game.


Cost of the program is $25.00 if you need to purchase a “Little Dribblers” basketball or $20.00 if you will provide your own basketball.  There is a discount available for more than one participant from each family. 


You may register by picking up a “Little Dribblers” application in the main office at Elk County Catholic High School.  Registration will be accepted anytime between now and the first session.  Please note that you may register from 9:15 to 9:45AM on Saturday, January 3rd  prior to the first session.  You may also register by mail.  All participants will receive an official “Crusader Basketball” tee-shirt for participating in the program.


Registration will also be accepted at the Crusader’s home Boys’ basketball games prior to the first “Little Dribblers” sessions.  One of these home games will be “Santa Night” on Thursday, December 18th.  On this evening all pre-school, grade school, and middle school students will be admitted “free of charge” to the game.  Santa Night provides the younger children an opportunity to meet with Santa between the Junior Varsity and Varsity contest and also the night provides the older students an opportunity to win great prizes that are drawn at ½ time of the Varsity game.


If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Straub at Elk County Catholic High School.


High School Basketball Conversation On "Town Hall Tuesday"...Presented By Straub Beer



Tim Cotter, from the River 98.9 sports team, looks at the upcoming boy's and girl's basketball season. Also, Tim discusses rule changes that will go into effect this season. Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., or CLICK HERE to listen.



DJ Vanslander Talks Hunting In Missouri On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Join Jeff Buchheit Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Crusader Baseball Team To Be Honored



Teh 2014 Elk County Catholic Crusader Baseball team will be honored on Saturday, December 20th between the JV and Varsity Basketball game at ECC. The Crusades will take on Dubois Central. The Crusader baseball team finished 26-1 and was the State runner-up in 2014. A Plaque will be displayed in the trophy case and will be presented after the introductions of the players and coaches.




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Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting


The St. Marys City Council meets the first and third Monday each month. Watch council meetings live on Zito Media Channel 9, and here on our website...(Watch Council Video)





Mark Hoffman And Kristen Cobaugh Discuss Dealing With Falls On "Town Hall Tuesday" - Presented By Straub Beer



Each year there are millions of adults aged 65 and older who fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. Mark Hoffman, MPT, and Kristen Cobaugh, PT, discuss the issue on Town Hall Tuesday, at 6 p.m. (OR CLICK HERE)


Is A Court Hearing Necessary To Terminate Parental Rights When It Comes To Adoption?




On this edition of "Ask The Expert", Attorney Rick Brown, from the Law Offices of Meyer and Wagner, discusses whiter or not a court hearing is necessary to terminate parental rights when it comes to adoption




Holiday House Tour


The annual Holiday House Tour in Cameron County will take place on Friday, December 12th. The tour starts at 6 p.m. For more information contact the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.



Christmas Benefit Dance


A Christmas Benefit Dance will be held on Saturday, December 13th at the Cameron County Vets Club at 427 East 3rd Street in Emporium.








Up Close, presented by Secco Designs of St Marys. Bob Roberts from the St. Marys Rotary Club talks about the anticipated arrival of the Rotary Clubs commemorative clock, which will be placed on the Boulevard in St. Marys. A spring dedication is also being planned.



Ridgway Has A Lot To Offer During The Fall And Winter Months




Michelle Bogacki, Ridgway's Main Street Manager, along with Tim McClain, from Lazy River Canoe Rental, talk about the man attractions this fall and winter in Ridgway.









Ridgway Heritage Council




Dale Fox, President of the Ridgway Heritage Council, along with co-founder Tim Leathers and Board Member Bob Imhoff, talk about the long term success the Heritage Council has had in Ridgway




Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device



Ray Beimel Remembers Sunday Morning At 10 a.m. On The River 98.9


Ray Remembers St. Marys Founders...LISTEN HERE



Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On Computer Or Mobile Device




Attorney Rick Brown "Ask The Expert"



How Can You Avoid Going To Trial? Attorney Rick Brown Explains



Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting


The St. Marys City Council meets the first and third Monday each monht. Watch council meetings live on Zito Media Channel 9, and here on our website...(Watch Council Video)




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