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Official Election Results For Cameron County


All 55  absentee ballots were counted and the official Election Day results were released Friday in Cameron County. Top vote earners for the Republican party were Lori Reed, with 325 votes, earning a nomination on the Republican ticket for the November election. She will appear on the ticket with Bill Bogart, who had 264 votes, to defeat Phillip Brown who had 251 votes.


The Democratic nominees for Cameron county Commissioner will be incumbents Phil Jones, who had 367 votes, and Jim Thomas, with 327 votes.


Cameron County Class Of 1965 Reunion This Weekend


A Get together for the Cameron County Class of 1965 will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club.


A Golf Scramble for the Cameron County Class of 1965 will be held on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 10 a.m. at the Emporium Country Club


A dance for the Cameron County High School Class of 1965 will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 9 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club. Music provided by the Backseat Boogie Band.


The Cameron County Class of 1965 Reunion will be held on Sunday, May 24th at the May Hollow Sportsmen, beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Memorial Day Parades In St. Marys And Emporium


Memorial Day activities, including parade and services are planned for both St. Marys and Emporium on Monday, May 25th.



Lt. Colonel Clarence Wickett Will Be Parade Grand Marshal




The annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies in St. Marys will be held on Monday, May 25th in St. Marys.


The day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. with graveside services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047 in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at the graveside of World War II veteran Aurelius J. Herzing.

Similar services will be conducted at the gravesite of World War II veteran David "Bud" Silvis in the Protestant Cemetery on Washington Street. The public is invited and urged to attend these impressive ceremonies which emulate the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Formation of the parade will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion parking lot on Center Street. The parade will move out promptly at 10 a.m. Special note: Because of increased liability concerns, all parade participants are asked to please refrain from throwing souvenir items, candy, etc. from their vehicles during the parade.

Routing for the parade will be the same as in previous years; proceeding first to Memorial Park, then to the Diamond in downtown St. Marys for the final service. Because of the disruptive traffic noise on the Diamond, the committee has decided that the major part of the program will be presented at Memorial Park, including the address by the Honorary Grand Marshall. All are encouraged to participate at both Memorial Day sites.


Memorial Day Schedule For Cameron County



The annual Memorial Day Activities will be held on Monday, May 25th in Cameron County.


The annual parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial ceremony at the Big Flag Memorial on emporium's West End, featuring guest speakers. At noon, a dedication at the Memorial Wall at the Cameron county Little League Field will be held, and minor league, Little League baseball and softball and Senior Division baseball and soft ball will hold games at the complex through the afternoon.


Several Items Stolen From Vehicle In Horton Township


Pennsylvania State Police investigated a theft from a motor vehicle which occurred sometime between may 21st and May 22nd. During that time unknown actors entered an unlocked vehicle owned by Justin Thorwart, 10192, Route 219, Ridgway, and removed several items, valued at $70.00.


North Central PA Pheasant Forever Youth Outdoor Project



The North Central PA Pheasant Forever Youth Outdoor project has been successful through the help of various organizations working together. I am coming to you to ask you to share this information with all those in your school district that may have an interest or a potential candidate for the program.

This is a great project that Pheasants Forever organization started in 2009. Since that time they have taken 9 great kids and their families on hunting and outdoor adventures at Queenstown Lodge near East Brady, PA and Fork Ridge Ranch near Frenchville, PA. The volunteers, kids and families hunt, ride UTVs, geocache, fish, kayak and eat as well as create memories to last a lifetime.


The Elk County Community Foundation as well as a network of others will advertise for referral applications of youth in the Elk County and surrounding areas. Qualifications will include youth under 21 years old with a terminal illness or permanent disability. Applications must be accompanied by a letter from a physician on letterhead or prescription pad, stating the youngsters name is a patient, type of life-threatening illness and that it is life-threatening or the severely limiting disability.


Please contact the Foundation if you have any other questions.


Congratulations To Nicole Florio From ECC



Congratulations Nicole! Elk County Catholic's Nicole Florio medaled at the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University this weekend by finishing in a tie for fourth place in the high jump. Florio cleared a height of 5'4" to win the medal.


Fire Destroys Wood Frame House In Daguscahonda


Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and the Ridgway Fire Department investigated the origin an cause of a fire that destroyed an unoccupied wood frame home at 617i East Mill Street in Daguscahonda on Thursday. Robert Lilley, 43, of Ridgway was allegedly burning brush on the property near the structure. The fire spread beyond the control of Lilley and ignited the structure. Fire  Departments from Ridgway, St. Marys, Fox Township and Johnsonburg battled the blaze. The building was a total loss. There was no insurance on the structure and it was scheduled for demolition within the coming weeks. Charges of dangerous burning were filed in District Court. There were no injuries.



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



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Fish For Free Sunday, May 24th


This Sunday, May 24, is the first of two Fish-for-Free Days in Pennsylvania. Residents and non-residents may legally fish without a fishing license.


First time anglers may also borrow equipment from dozens of fishing tackle loaner sites across the state. You can do so locally at Curwensville Lake Recreation Area in Clearfield County, Bendigo State Park in Elk County, Clear Creek State Park in Jefferson County or Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County.


St. Marys Community Pool Set To Open This Weekend


The St. Marys Community Pool is set to open over the Memorial Day Weekend. The pool is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The pool will be closed next Tuesday through Friday, re-opening on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday May 31st. The pool will close then until it opens for summer on Saturday, June 6th.


Regular hours, beginning June 6th, will be 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


High School Baseball Playoffs


Gary Mitchell and Tim Cotter will have the action as the high school baseball and softball playoffs are underway. For details visit D9 Sports. CLICK



Busy Time At Elk Country Visitors Center



At this time of year, the staff at Elk Country Visitors Center welcomes school students from around the region. Anna (at right) is directing students to their next station.


St. Marys Man Arrested After Abandoning Truck In St. Marys


City police reported arresting a man who abandoned his truck in the middle of town, then laid down on a main street and fought with responding officers. Police arrested Kevin Eckenroad, 24, who was believed to be under the influence of bath salts at the time of the incident. he is charged with resisting arrest and other offenses.  The incident occurred  near the Diamond area on Thursday at about 1:30 a.m. A preliminary hearing is set for June 2nd in St. Marys District Court.


Bullet Strikes A House On Tremont Street


City Police investigating shots fired on Tremont Street. According to the investigation, police learned that a bullet struck a house e at 218 Tremont Street on May 13th at 3:30 p.m. Police canvassed the area but were unable to locate where the shot came from. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact City Police.


Domestic Violence Incident In Emporium


Emporium State Police reported investigating an incident of harassment in which Glenda Seabolt, 55, of Emporium pushed a known 48 year old female. The incident occurred at an apartment at 2 East 6th Street in Emporium. Seabolt was cited through District Court for one count of summary harassment.


Burglary On Elk Avenue


Ridgway Police reported a burglary at a residence on Elk avenue. According to police, Karrie Mountain reported that a known actor entered her residence and stole a determined amount of cash from the living room area, then fled the scene. The investigation continues.


Known Juvenile Charged With Reckless Endangerment


Ridgway Borough Police reported investigating an act of reckless endangerment that occurred on April 26th in the area of Fremont Avenue and Allenhurst Avenue. According to police, a known juvenile reported that a known male approached them and two other juveniles and pointed a handgun at them. The suspect has been identified and the incident remains under investigation.


Simple Assault On Metoxet Street


Ridgway Police reported investigated an act of simple assault that occurred on April 28th in the area of Metoxet Street. According to police, at approximately 5:30 p.m., two male juveniles entered into a mutual physical altercation. One of the males involved suffered a fractured jaw. The incident is under investigation.


Ridgway Man Charged With Defiant Trespass


Ridgway Police reported issuing a citation for defiant trespass against Dylan Anderson, 30, of Leslie Avenue in Ridgway. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 20th. According to police, at approximately 3:30 a.m., they were dispatched to Leslie avenue for a domestic disturbance. Anderson was removed from the residence and later returned after being told he wasn't allowed back at the residence by the homeowners. Anderson was subsequently taken into custody and cited for the offense.


Several Items Stolen From Ridgway Skate Park


Ridgway Police investigated a theft from a skate park on North Broad Street. Gary Gerber reported, the Borough of Ridgway donated money for renovations to the skate park. he purchased 20 1/2" sheets of treated plywood, 10 3/4" treated sheets of plywood and two 2X10 (8' in length) and placed them under the ramp closest to the pavilion. Sometime between May 15th and May 18th, unknown actors removed five sheets of the 1/2" treated plywood and two treated 2X10. The plywood is valued at 429.99 each and the 2X10's at $17.51 each. The investigation continues.


St. Marys Quarterback Club Announces New Officers


The St. Marys Area Quarterback Club new officers took over for the 2015 - 2016 Football Season. President Jeff Azzato - entering his 2nd year at this position, Vice President Les Krug - also entering his 2nd year at this position,  Treasurer Geo Young - over 20 years at this position and to be his last year,  and Secretary Crystal Ginther - entering her 1st year at this position. A congratulations to all the officers - and Good Luck on a successful season.


Accident On Million Dollar Highway


State Police reported an accident that occurred on Route 255 near the Station Inn. A vehicle was traveling north and slowed down due to a school bus in front of her which was stopping. Another vehicle was traveling north on Route 255 in the right lane behind the vehicle in front of him. The vehicle swerved into the left lane attempting to avoid a crash. The front vehicle hit the left rear of the 2nd vehicle. The operator of the 2nd vehicle told police that they were slowing down because of a school bus stopping in front of them. A truck behind the person swerved into the left lane. The person wasn't sure if the truck hit the vehicle until the person noticed damage when they arrived at school. No names were released of those involved.


Speed Sign Placed On Route 155


Motorists in Emporium will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit as they travel on Route 155.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently placed a radar-controlled speed display sign in this area to aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving. The posted speed limit in this area of Route 155 is 55 mph. The speed display sign will remain on location for up to four weeks.


New Retinal Specialist Joins Penn Highlands Medical Staff



The staff and physicians at Penn Highlands Ophthalmology are pleased to announce the addition of board certified ophthalmologist and vitreo-retinal specialist Marc F. G. Estafanous, MD.


Comprehensive vitreo-retinal care is now available in DuBois through the services of Dr. Estafanous and the additional eye surgeons throughout the Penn Highlands Healthcare system.


Estafanous is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and sees patients at the Penn Highlands Ophthalmology office at 529 Sunflower Drive, DuBois. He performs surgeries at Penn Highlands DuBois. He is a member of Vitreo-Retinal Consultants of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.


Summer Jobs Available In The City Of St. Marys




The city of St. Marys is accepting job applications for college age students for summer employment with the City Street Department and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Applicants do not need to be Stackpole-Hall PHEAA eligible. Interested students can pick up an application at the St. Marys City Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Volunteers Needed At Sinnemahone Ultra Trail



The expansion of the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run means more volunteers.  Saturday October 17 participants can select from a 10k, 25k, or 50k course through the DCNR Forestry Trails of the Elk State Forest.


“Volunteers man the aid stations and also mark and unmark sections of the trail”, says race director, Craig Hudson.  Those wishing to learn more about the event can coordinate the chamber of commerce office, or visit the website at www.sinnemahone.org


Registration is now open.  The fees are $60.00 for the 50k, and $40.00 for either the 25k or 10k.  Registration includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, adult beverages, food, and aid station supplies.  Registration is open until October 1 at www.ultrasignup.com.


Three Vehicle Accident In Ridgway


Ridgway Borough Police reported a pick up truck operated by David Leithner of Ridgway was traveling north on East Main Street and stopped behind a vehicle that was stopped to make a left turn into a private driveway. Meanwhile Christina Sharp of Kersey was stopped behind the Leithner pick-up. Police said Gary Newcome Jr., of Ridgway, was operating a pick-up truck while traveling north on East Main Street, when, while rounding a blind curve in the road, he noticed the pick-up stopped in traffic. Newcome applied his brakes but could not stop in time, striking the back of the Sharp vehicle. Police said that Sharp was pushed into the back of the Leithner truck.


The Leithner and Sharp trucks sustained minor damage, while the Newcome truck was disabled, with damage to the front end radiator. Police said a female passenger in the Newcome Truck was transported to Penn Highlands Dubois by private vehicle.


Accident In Ridgway Borough


Ridgway police reported that a station wagon driven by Jorrie Lane of Salamanca, N.Y., was traveling east on Main Street, when it made an illegal left-hand turn by the Dollar Genera, crossing the double yellow center line and trying to park her vehicle in a parking stall on the north side of Main Street.


at the same time, a station wagon driven by Jennifer McLaughlin of Ridgway was backing out of a parking stall on the north side of hte Main Street area when the front of Lane's vehicle struck thr left rear of McLaughlin's vehicle. Both station wagons sustained light damage.


Come Play And Stay In Ridgway This Spring And Summer!




There are many reasons to visit Ridgway, Pennsylvania! Rails-to-Trails, the Clarion River, canoeing, fishing, and more. Great places to play and stay this spring and summer. Plus, lots of events, like the Ridgway Firemen's Celebration and Tasting in the Wilds. Main Street Manager, Michelle Bogaki, invites you to visit soon!


Council Learns More About Penn Highlands Elk



Rose Campbell, Chief Executive Officer from Penn Highlands Elk, fielded several questions from St. Marys City Council on Monday, regarding the health and future of the hospital. Campbell addressed issues such as primary physician care, physician turnover, the future of the hospital and what the change to a Critical Access facility means.


Watch the the City Council Meeting that includes the question and answer session with Rose Campbell here on our website. CLICK HERE


Memorial Day Weekend Hours At Visitor Center



Elk Country Visitor Center will be open Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Annual Dahoga Dash Set For May 24th


The annual Dahoga Dash, 5k Run and 2 Mile walk, will be held on Sunday, May 24th in Wilcox. The 5k race will start at 9 a.m., the 2 mile walk will begin at 9:05 a.m. For more information, Call Randy Lindberg at 512-1374, or 965-5482.


Ridgway Fireman's Raffle Tickets Available



Ridgway Fireman's Raffle Tickets for the Ridgway Carnival are now on Sale at Elk County Council on the Arts.


Safe Sitter Program Registration Is Wednesday, May 20th


The Community Nurses is offering a hands-on Safe Sitter Program that teaches boys and girls 11 to 15 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Community Nurses trained instructors will offer the class on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Community Nurses office in St. Marys. a parent or guardian must be present to register. The student does not need to be present.


The class will be held on Tuesdays, June 16th and July 14th at the Faith Baptist Church on West creek Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $25.


Cameron County Alumni Banquet


The Cameron County Alumni Banquet will be held at the Cameron County High School on Saturday, May 23rd, beginning at 6 p.m.


Ridgway Township Supervisors Set June 16th Date For Public Hearing


Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry. (Ridgway Record)


Rep. Causer Salutes EMS Personnel



This week is National EMS Week. And while we should be grateful for our emergency medical services personnel EVERY day, I encourage each of you to take a moment this week to thank them for their dedication. They sacrifice a great deal in their own lives to take care of each and every one of us, and they deserve our appreciation. To all of you EMS folks out there, whether current or former, thank you for your service!


Expansion Of Recycling Center Moving Forward


At this weeks meeting of the Elk County Commissioners, Bekki Titchner, Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator, asked for approval of her filing of a letter of interest for the purchase of 1.89 acres of adjacent land to to proposed site of a new recycling center on Ceramic Street in St. Marys. The land would be in addition to the land already in the process of being purchased for the expansion project.


When completed, the new center will expand services currently offered at the Elk County Community Recycling Center located on Heritage Drive.


The Commissioners agreed to the filing of the letter to purchase eland with a price of approximately $28,000.


Commissioners Approves State Food Purchase Grant


At this weeks meeting of the Elk County Commissioners, approval was made for a state food purchase agreement with Northern Tier Community Action Corporation. The food purchase program grant provides cash grants to counties for the purchase and distribution of food to low income individuals. It is intended to supplement the efforts of food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, feeding program, shelters for the homeless and similar organizations to reduce hunger.


Stolberg Sworn In As Council Member In Ridgway


Nina Stolburg, who was nominated by the Ridgway Borough Council to replace Rich Parrish after he resigned at the beginning of April, was sworn in as a council member during Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting. (Ridgway Record)


Moose Club Donates To CURVES Purple Power Team



St. Marys Moose Club is pictured presenting a check for $1,000.00 to Betty Polaski, from CURVES Purple Power Relay For Life Team, on Saturday. The Holistic and Psychic Expo was held at the club this weekend.


Picnic In The Park Set For May 30th


Picnic In The Park will be held on May 30th from noon to 3 p.m.  at the Fox Township Park. the event will vesture games, lunch, characters, Chinese Auction and lots more. Admission is $5 and will sell until sold out. tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing leadership_elkcounty@yahoo.com. The event will benefit the Elk County Recycling Center.


Cameron County Athletic Director And Basketball Coach Resign


Cameron county school board looking for a new basketball coach.  John Songer has resigned.  In a letter read during last nights school board meeting Songer noted the amount of time needed to run a successful program.  The district is also searching for an athletic director. Chris Horning stepped down this week.


Cameron County School Board Approves Budget, Says No To Tax Increase


Cameron county school board failed to tally enough votes to pass a tax increase.  Administrators wanted taxes hiked the maximum amount allowed by law….more than one mill.  Those voting for the increase included Kris Umble, Jan Hampton, Annetta Horning and Paul Abraitis. The board did approve a preliminary balanced budget totaling 11 point 8 million dollars.  More than 700 thousand dollars in maintenance projects  moved from unassigned which reduces the surplus funds to just over one million dollars.  Some of those maintenance projects include more than 100 thousand dollars for athletic improvements and 515 thousand dollars for a new parking lot.


Straub Beer Fundraiser For Fire Departments



Straub Brewery is showing love to our local Volunteer Fire Departments. Fiercely Independent Firefighters Fund Drive - Goal is 30K! 100% of proceeds will be split between all 8 Elk Co. Depts., Ridgway Fire Department, Johnsonburg Fire Dept, Emporium Vol Fire Dept,Horton Township Volunteer Fire Department. It's just one more way you can #ThankAFirefighter and don't forget May 30th Fundraiser at Wildwoods Bar & Grill


Relay For Life Planned For June 6th And 7th



The annual Relay for Life of Elk County will be held Sat. June 6 beginning at 9 A.M. Thru Sunday June 7 at 3 A.M. At the Fox Township Park in Kersey. Plenty of food, prizes, and entertainment throughout the day. Survivor ceremonies begin at 6 P.M. followed by Luminaria service at dusk and the local band Six Pak on the main stage at 9:30 P.M. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The public is welcome to attend. For more information call  Barbie Simbeck PR CHAIRMAN 335-0482


Brockport Man Involved In Early Morning Accident On Boot Jack Road


Emergency Personnel were called to a traffic accident that occurred on Thursday, May 14th at 4:55 a.m. State Police report that a known 59 year old man form Brockport, was traveling south on Route 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, and failed to negotiate a left curve in the road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, overturning an coming to rest on its roof. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and subsequently arrested. Charges are pending BAC results.


Johnsonburg School Board Approves Budget


At the regular meeting of the Johnsonburg School Board on Thursday, the board unanimously approved a preliminary budget that includes the maximum tax increase allowable by the state. The increase will be a 1.9 tax increase, which is expected to generate 40,000 for the district.


Burglary On Hunts Run Road


Pennsylvania State Police investigated a burglary at 371 Hunts Run Road. Someone forcefully entered the residence and removed several items. The incident is under investigation.


PennDOT Work Schedule For Cameron County


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 18 to May 22, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

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● State Routes: Various SR’s throughout the County

● Various SR’s throughout the County


New Ambulance Delivered



Chris Woolfolk from Glick Fire Equipment Company delivers the new 2015 Demers Ambulances to Robert "Bert" Sorg, Manager. — at St. Marys Area Ambulance Service.


Hannah Krause Is Rotary Student Of The Month



St. Marys Rotary Club recognized Hannah Kraus as the Student of the Month from ECCHS. Hannah was joined by her parents, Mike and Rita Kraus, at this weeks meeting. Pictured with Hannah and her parents are Rotarian Dave Herzing and Club President, Vern Kreckel III.


Johnsonburg Students Visit State Capital



Rep. Matt Gabler recently welcomed elementary students from Johnsonburg visiting the capital

building in Harrisburg.


Headwaters Charitable Trust Sponsoring "Fly Fishing Challenge"



Hooked on Headwaters first annual Fly Fishing Challenge will be held on Friday, May 29th at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford campus on the west Branch of the Tunungwant Stream. Registration and check-in for the event will take place in Blaisdale Hall. You're invited to join us for a unique day of fishing, education and fun. Featured speaker will be Joe Humphreys, well know fly fisherman. Morning sessions begin at 7:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the afternoon session starts at 2 p.m. For sponsorship information, registration along with printable brochures, CLICK HERE



"Five Years In Heaven" From Author John Schlimm




In his new memoir, Five Years In Heaven, award winning author John Schlimm writes a poignant and heartfelt story of his friendship with Sister Augustine, a wise and humble artist at St. Joseph's Convent. In our interview, John talks about the relationship, and the impact Sister Augustine had on his life. 



Ray Beimel


"Ray Beimel Remembers" is a weekly feature on The River 98.9, airing on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with a podcast on this website.


This weekend, Ray remembers the very popular Air Show of 1976..CLICK TO LISTEN


Instant Winner Wednesday Winner!




Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers and John Ritter starred in what popular TV sitcom? Joanne Pavlock is this weeks winner. Check out our answer. ....CLICK HERE


Senior Living


Bert Sorg and staff from St. Marys Ambulance Service  With details on current Subscription drive. Jeff Buchheit Talks With Jessica Rooker, Occupational Therapist At Elk Haven




Domino's Match Game Winner!


Congratulations to Lori Iorfido, this weeks Match Game Winner! (Friday, April 17th)  Click Here


Flying Dutch Report


News and information from the St. Marys Area School District. Dr. Toth talks about local taxes compared to what the St. Marys Area School District puts back into our local economy


Dr. Toth also talks about some of the projects that are being planned in the St. Marys Area School District


Click Here




Domino's Match Game Winner!



Congratulations To Courtney Miller, this weeks Domino's Match Game Winner!  CLICK HERE for this weeks Match Game Answer. Check in this Friday for a chance to win a free Pizza From Domino's Pizza in St. Marys.


Elk Conservation District Planning Clay Shooting Event


The Elk County Conservation District will sponsor a Clay Shooting Event on Sunday, June 7th at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club. there will be wobble trap and doubles shooting events. For more information call Kate Yetzer, kyetzer@countyofelkpa.com



Rotarians Prepare For Memorial Day Parade



Bennetts Valley Family Fishing Day May 24th



The 2nd annual Bennetts Valley Family Fishing Day is scheduled for May 24th. The event is sponsored by the Valley American Legion Post 978, EQT and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center. The event will be held at the senior center, located on Plum Street in Weedville. Fishing will take place at the Kersey Run Stream located behind the Senior Center. Entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m. with the Down County Country Boys performing, followed by country singer Heather Olson at 2:15 p.m. and Elvis impersonator Scott Allegretto at 3 p.m. There will be food, refreshments and prizes. A chicken barbecue will also be held. For more information call 787-7888.


Jeff Buchheit Talks With Joe Bona From "TOMBOB OUTDOORS On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Listen Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Town Hall Tuesday



Steve Stoltz, from Stotlz Ford, talks about his efforts to raise money for Decker's Chapel. Barb Azzato has information on Fishing Day this weekend. Plus, Billie Jo Weyant and Tiffany Palmer discuss the "Incredible Years" Parenting program CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


PennDOT Road Work In St. Marys This Week



City Police Investigate Hit And Run


City Police investigated a hit and run accident that occurred when a parked vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle. Police report that a 2004 Kia Mini-Van was parked and unattended facing north on the west curb of the 500 block of Chestnut Street when an unknown vehicle sideswiped the van. Damage was moderate. Anyone with information should call City Police at 781-1315.


Elk County Commissioners Race


Incumbents Dan Freeburg and Janis Kemmer were winners on the Republican ballot in Tuesday Election. Democratic Challengers Matthew Quesenberry Sr. and Ron Beimel, won their party's balloting with nearly 47 percent of the vote.


Caltagarone Will Face Merritt For Sheriff's Position In November


In the race for Elk County Sheriff, St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone claimed 1,656 votes, or 66 percent of Republican ballots, ahead of opponents Marty Rosenfeld and Dale Elllis. Current acting sheriff, Theresa Merritt, claimed 72 percent of the vote on the Democratic ballot.


Sorg And Muccio Will Advance In Race For Coroner


In Tuesday's primary election, Republican Elk County Coroner, Michelle Muccio, was victorious, and Bert Sorg was the winner on the Democratic Ticket. The two will be on the ballot in the November election.


Several Races In Cameron County Too Close To Call


Several races in Cameron county remain too close to call.  On the republican ticket for county commissioner Lori Reed has secured a spot on the ballot but only 6 votes separate Bill Bogart and Phil Brown with 55 absentee ballots to be counted on Friday.  Incumbent Democrat commissioners Phil Jones and Jim Thomas each secured a spot on the ballot.  In the race for Shippen township tax collector on the republican side two votes separate Mary Lee Uber and Peter Fragale.  The top vote getter will face incumbent Jack McCauley.


In other Cameron county races…the job as emporium tax collector narrowed from four to two….incumbent republican Michelle Brown will face off against democrat Vicky Songer in November.


Camp Cadet Program Coming In July


Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of twelve to fifteen. The camp is held at various locations throughout the State and staffed by Troopers, local police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel. This years program will be held at Clarion University, July 19th-24th. For more information, call Trooper Morris at 776-6136.


PennDOT License Centers To Close On Memorial Day


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,www.dmv.state.pa.us. 

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.


Win A Family Membership To Community Pool



Watch our website, our Facebook page, and listen to The River 98.9 for your chance to win a family membership to the St. Marys Community Pool! Details coming soon.


City Police Investigate Two Vehicle Accident Near Mark Lane

City Police reported a two vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, May 13th at 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Mark Lane and Evers Avenue.


Police report that a 2006 Chevrolet operated by Theresa Cassady of St. Marys was traveling east on Evers Avenue and stopped for a stop sign. Cassady then pulled into the intersection and in doing so struck a northbound 2005 Pontiac, operated by William Smith of St. Marys. Cassady's vehicle came to rest at the intersection.


Smith's vehicle moved off to the left side of the road after the collision and struck the porch of the McGonnell residence at 25 Mark Street. The van then continued up a small embankment and struck a 2001 Oldsmobile owned by Rose Carnahan of Johnsonburg that was parked in the parking area for 29 Mark Street.


Damage to the Cassady vehicle was moderate. Smith's vehicle suffered moderate damage and the Carnahan vehicle suffered light damage. The McGonnell porch sustained moderate damage.


Cassady and Smith were transported by St. Marys Ambulance Service to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment.


Woman Cited For Defiant Trespass


City Police reported filing charges of Defiant Trespass and Simple Trespass against Amy Higgins, 51, of St. Marys. According to police Higgins entered property of another when she was not permitted to do so.


Summer Camps At ECCSS


Elk County Catholic School System will again hold its Summer Camp Program during the summer of 2015. Visit www.eccss.org/summercamps for a complete list of available camps. Many great sessions are being offered to the youth of our area. Please note: Unless otherwise stated, these camps are available to all students, not just those who attend ECCSS. We hope you will join us!


Cavalier Golf Outing Planned



The 8th Annual St. Marys Cavaliers Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 22nd at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course. The event is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1pm. The cost is $55 for BH members and $75 for guests which includes golf, cart, lunch, refreshments, prizes, and a steak dinner. You can sign up your team by calling the Pro Shop at 834-3602.


Lewis Steps Down As PSUD Golf Coach


After starting the program from scratch and two very successful years (52-14-2), Coach Pat Lewis has decided to step down from the helm of the fledging Penn State DuBois Golf program. Besides coaching golf, Pat has been the PSUD Women’s Basketball coach for the past eight seasons.

During Penn State DuBois’ first season of golf (2013-14), they produced a (31-7) record and captured two tournaments during the regular season. PSUD went on to capture the 2013 PSUAC Golf Championship held in State College and took 8th place in the USCAA National Tournament. At the completion of the 2013-14 season, Coach Lewis was awarded PSUAC Coach of the Year honors.

In PSUD’s second season (2014-15), they finished regular season with a (21-7-2) record and won two tournaments. PSUD golfers finished the 2014 PSUAC Golf Championship in 3rd place.

In two short seasons, Coach Lewis had six PSUAC All-Conference selections and two USCAA Academic All-Americans. He also guided PSUD to an overall record of (52-14-2).

Lewis plans to continue coaching the PSUD Women’s Basketball team.

Penn State DuBois will begin an immediate search for a successor. If interested, please contact Mr. Ken Nellis, Athletic Director, at 814-375-4857 or by e-mail atkcn3@psu.edu.


Local State Police Will Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Program


Pennsylvania State Police Troopers will once again be participating in the Click it Or Ticket traffic enforcement program Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 31st. If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, that individual will receive two citations, one for the traffic violation and the either for the seat belt violation. During the "Click It Or Ticket" program, Troopers will be adopting a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the Commonwealth's seat belt and child passenger restraint laws.


Ridgway School Board Approves Budget


According to a report in the Bradford Era, the Ridgway School Board on Tuesday approved a $12.7 million balanced preliminary budget with no tax increase, ahead of the final version being presented in June.


The preliminary budget includes $12.7 million in expenses, up nearly $300,000 from last year and the highest level since 2009. The budget will be open for public review beginning today.


St. Marys Rotary Club To Participate In Memorial Day Parade



Members of the St. Marys Rotary Club are preparing their float which will be part of the 2015 Memorial Day Parade in St. Marys on May 25th.


CAPSEA Offering "The Incredible Years"



The Incredible Years® is a series of evidenced-based parenting workshops that promote a child’s social skills, emotional self-regulation, and problem solving skills. The workshops focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship, using praise and incentives to promote positive behaviors and effective limit setting. The hands-on workshops are led by a certified group leader and are tailored to fit the needs of the parents that are in attendance. The program is community based and also offered to women and children in our shelter. FREE service for parents with children 2 to 8 years old.  Serves Elk County residents.


For more information or to join a workshop please contact Tiffany Palmer, CAPSEA Inc.’s Incredible Years® Coordinator at (814) 772-3838 or capseatiffany@gmail.com


Temporary Traffic Signals On Route 120 In Elk County


Ridgway, PA – Structural work will begin this week on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s roadway improvement job on Route 120 between Ridgway and St Marys.
Starting today, temporary traffic signals will be in place on two bridges within the project, one spanning Laurel Run and one spanning Mill Creek. The temporary signals will be in flash mode until they are made fully operational on Wednesday, May 13.

Last month, the quality of the roadway surface made a temporary speed reduction necessary. A speed limit posting of 35 miles-per-hour through the construction zone remains in effect.

Overall improvements will address approximately 6.1 miles of roadway in Ridgway Township and the City of St Marys and will include roadway paving, bridge repairs, drainage upgrades, and miscellaneous items. The work will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement. This work was made possible by Act 89.

Additionally, drivers can expect daylight lane restrictions controlled by flaggers at one or two locations within the entire work zone. Drivers should plan for travel delays. Those delays could be lengthy depending on work activity. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. is the contractor on this $6.4 million project, which is expected to be complete in early October.


Jeff Buchheit Talks About Recycling On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Join Jeff Buchheit for a discussion on the PA WILDS and recent award winners Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Recently Jeff Buchheit talked with Bekki Titchner, Elk County Recycling Coordinator, Jodi Foster, Community and Economic Development Coordinator, along with Dave Stubber, Municipal Waste Enforcement Officer in Elk County, CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Patti Szczotka From Penn Highlands Elk On Town Hall Tuesday



May is National Osteoporosis Month and Patti Szczotka, X-ray Technologist and lead Bone Density Technician at Penn Highlands Elk Discusses Osteoporosis on Town Hall Tuesday. Plus, information on the hospitals FREE Dexa Screenings this week. Listen To Town Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m. on The River 98.9, or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


CURVES Coloring Contest



Children 4 to 10 are encouraged to print and dolor a picture. Ladies, just bring the colored picture to CURVES at the Franklin Center between May 11th and May 22nd. Just be dropping off the picture, you'll receive a free one-week CURVES membership!  Pictures will be judged by the CURVES team and winning picture will receive a Prize Package from CURVES that includes 4 tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo! CLICK HERE to download picture.


Jeff Buchheit Talks About Recycling On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



Join Jeff Buchheit for a discussion on the PA WILDS and recent award winners Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Recently Jeff Buchheit talked with Bekki Titchner, Elk County Recycling Coordinator, Jodi Foster, Community and Economic Development Coordinator, along with Dave Stubber, Municipal Waste Enforcement Officer in Elk County, CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Leadership Elk County Now Accepting Applications For 2015-2016


The Community Education Center (CEC) is now recruiting for its annual Leadership Elk County program (LEC).  Join more than 100 graduates of the county’s only leadership development programs. LEC was created in 2007 to educate its participants in the strengths and opportunities of the county in order to develop informed, civic-oriented volunteers to help direct the future of Elk County. The program fosters the development of local home-grown leaders and establishes a network of responsible individuals who can in turn, pass on the benefits to their employers and community groups. The program meets monthly and relies on support from the local employers who sponsor participants to enroll. A generous grant from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, and other businesses have also provided sponsorships for specific sessions and scholarships for participants. Topics include: Personal Leadership Style, Tourism & Environment, Communication & Media, History & Preservation, Health & Human Services, Arts & Education, Local & State Government, Economic Development, and Community Improvement Projects. The program runs from September through June. Applicants must be at least a high school graduate and live or work in Elk County. For more information, call the CEC at 781-3437 or visit www.leadershipelkcounty.com.


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Steve Stoltz Helping To Raise Money To Restore Decker's Chapel



Steve Stoltz, owner of Stoltz Ford, is heading up an effort to raise the $30,000 needed to restore Decker's Chapel in St. Marys.


Vacation Bible School Planned At Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Shiloh Vacation Bible School will be stepping out into the unknown and trusting God in all things! The exciting jungle theme will keep kids of all ages captivated as we study the book of Daniel. Join us for bible study, games, crafts, and music. Light supper provided nightly. Classes for toddler through students exiting 5th grade. Sunday, June 7 - Thursday, June 11, 4:30pm - 8:00pm


Jeff Buchheit On "Discover The Great Outdoors"



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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



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




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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