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Archive - Sep 2013

September 5th

Temporary road rights proposed to school district

September 5, 2013

A proposal to purchase temporary access road rights to be used for the construction of a gas pipeline was introduced to the St. Marys Area School District board of directors during their Thursday evening work session.
Steve Files, a contractor working with EQT Midstream Partners based in the company's DuBois field office, was on hand to provide details of the proposal.

Pausing to reflect

September 5, 2013

Area residents took time to reflect on Thursday evening at a gathering at Memorial Park in St. Marys to honor four members of the community who died in a car crash Saturday. Those in attendance released balloons into the sky "In Memory of Gary and Elaine Beimel, Davey Cuneo and "Flossie" Donachy,"-- "In memory of those who have left us, may this light rise to the heavens to shine with you through all eternity."

2 young victims of horrific crash are laid to rest

September 5, 2013

Two young victims of a horrific traffic accident were laid to rest Thursday following a teary-eyed funeral service at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
Jarrett Costanzo, 6, of Kane and his 12-year-old cousin, Olivia Douglas of Eldred and formerly of Kane were two of six killed Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners.

'Meth lab' suspected at Mt. Jewett residence

September 5, 2013

MT. JEWETT – Clad in protective suits and wearing masks attached to air tanks, law enforcement agents looked for evidence Thursday night at a suspected "meth lab" in a Mt. Jewett residence.
It was an eerie scene as the State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team (CLRT) donned their equipment to enter the residence at 41 Anderson St. at Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett.

September 4th

Lady Dutch rally past Port to win season opener 3-2 in OT

September 4, 2013

If Wednesday's game is any indication, it's going to be an exciting season for the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team.
The Lady Dutch rallied from being down 1-0 early to knot the game at 2-all late in regulation and then win the game 3-2 in the first overtime period.

Pipeline, well site proposed for Fox Twp.

September 4, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors were introduced to a possible future pipeline project during their Wednesday evening meeting. JR Jones of EOG Resources said the company is looking into installing a pipeline inside the current right of way utilized by West Penn and Penelec power companies.
The project would encompasses 200 acres of land inside the township as the possible route. Within that land the township owns three parcels.

Kersey Motor Co. suffers severe fire damage

September 4, 2013

The Kersey Motor Company, an auto body repair shop located at 108 Zola Rd. in the Coal Hollow section of Fox Township, sustained significant damage during a Tuesday evening fire. The large steel-frame commercial building measuring 40-foot by 80-foot, is owned by Leo (Dave) Surra of Kersey. The fire was ruled accidental in nature and the business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $350,000.

Citizens’ group calls for police chief to resign

September 4, 2013

An organized community action group known as the Concerned Citizens of Kane is calling for Police Chief Brian Hillard to resign in the wake of criminal charges filed against him.
“He’s a disgrace to our community because of his actions,” Mick Petruney said Wednesday in explaining why the citizens’ group is asking Hillard to step down as police chief. “He should resign.”

September 3rd

Lady Dutch tennis defeats Punxsy 8-1

September 3, 2013

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team fought through wind and occasional drizzle on Tuesday afternoon to earn an 8-1 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Lady Chucks in a match played at the SMAHS tennis courts.

Lady Dutch volleyball downs Kane Lady Wolves 3-2

September 3, 2013

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team opened their dual match season with a 3-2 victory over the Kane Lady Wolves Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys won the first set by a 25-20 score. Kane came back to take the second set by a 25-17 score. The Lady Wolves went up 2-1 with a 25-19 victory in the third set. St. Marys won the fourth set by a 25-23 score to force a fifth and deciding set. The Lady Dutch won the fifth set by a 15-11 score giving them the match victory.

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