Archive - 2013
WEEDVILLE â€“ A heated discussion with a Jay Township resident resulted in two members of the Jay Township Supervisors threatening to contact the state police to escort the resident from the Thursday evening meeting.
The altercation ensued following an argument between supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Francis Gustafson with resident Bob Coppolo about his outbursts to a variety of issues, specifically the difficulty Coppolo has said he has had in obtaining information from the township's sewer and water authority meetings.
The Kane school day will be longer for students when classes resume Aug. 27. The Kane School Board voted 6-3 Thursday to approve an "administrative plan" to lengthen the school day to provide more time for remedial work and "enrichment" programs.
RIDGWAY â€“ A popular mainstay in the busy community events schedule of Elk County, the St. Leo's Summer Festival will be held this weekend in Ridgway.
The event, held at the Ridgway Firemen's lot along North Broad Street, will feature various activities through the two-day event.
Bernadette H. Kosco, 101, of Harrisburg, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Arden Courts of Susquehanna â€“ welcomed into the arms of our Creator whom she served her entire life.
She was born May 4, 1912 in New York City, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Howley, the seventh of eight children.
She was a 1933 graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y. She majored in French and during her junior year attended the University of Parisâ€”the Sorbonne. Upon completing her bachelorâ€™s degree she was employed as a social worker in New York City.
Emanuela Costanzo, 89, of 314 First Avenue, Johnsonburg, died at her residence on Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2013, following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 23, 1924 in Platania, Italy, daughter of the late Carlo and Giovana Perri.
On Feb. 27, 1947 she married Michele Costanzo, and he survives.
Formerly of Italy, she resided in Johnsonburg since 1953.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and she loved baking and gardening. She was employed by Caldwell Decorators in Ridgway for several years. She had also worked as a seamstress for most of her life.
Advocates for honoring St. Marys native and former NFL player Dan Conners provided their proposals for signage and an exhibit at Dutch Country Stadium during a recent St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting. The board recommended a committee consisting of two board personnel, members of the Quarterback Club and Conners' supporters to meet to further discuss the proposed suggestions.
As an alternative option the group developed their latest proposal. The four changes the group would like to see implemented include three signs and one display/exhibit.
In hopes of peaking the support of former St. Marys Area High School students, Terry Straub proposed creating an SMAHS alumni association during the latest school board meeting.
During his presentation to the board Straub said he volunteered to head up the organizational efforts by acting as the group's executive director for the first two years. This would also entail him to act as liaison between the board and the organization.
RIDGWAY â€“ B94 recently earned the first Awesome Affiliate of the Week award from Dial Global.
According to Dial Global, this is the first Awesome Affiliate of the Week award. In their recent newsletter, Dial Global officials praise Paul Walker and his crew for doing a "fantastic job with their Bud Light Summer Concert Series.
BENEZETTE â€“Â After a hiatus of several years the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo will be making a return this weekend in time for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the reintroduction of elk in Pennsylvania. The expo will be held at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.
In preparation of the entrance into kindergarten, 50 students throughout the St. Marys Area School District recently participated in the Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) Kindergarten Readiness Program.
The three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.
There were four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. The program was held at SSMSES.