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Archive - 2013

July 15th

Park office painting to feature 'Despicable Me' characters

July 15, 2013

The Minions are taking over Memorial Park… or at least one of the outside walls of the park office.
The quirky and mischievous creatures from "Despicable Me" and the recently released "Despicable Me 2" are part of a new scene being painted on the building by park staff members Taylor Bellina and Ryan Jacobs.

Obstacles in the way of investigation

July 15, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – With the cause of Friday's marathon fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg still unknown, investigators will have even more hurdles to contend with as the tunnel where the fire reportedly originated is still deemed unsafe.

July 14th

St. Marys Legion ends season with 4-2 loss to Wilcox Sunday

July 14, 2013

Wilcox will be back in the Region 8 tournament.
Wilcox advanced to the Elk County American Legion Baseball League finals with a 4-2 win over St. Marys Sunday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park, assuring Wilcox a spot in the Region 8 tournament.

Senior baseball stars defeated by DuBois 8-6 for D10 title

July 14, 2013

The St. Marys Little League baseball senior league squad was unable to fend off a DuBois rally on Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park, losing the District 10 title game 8-6.

"Adventures in Learning" await students in summer camp programs

July 14, 2013

For the second consecutive year the Elk County Catholic School System is offering a summer camp program focusing in the areas of religion, academic, arts, music, sports and character building as a way to emphasize that learning is a lifelong process, not something that happens just nine months of the year while school is in session.
All students from throughout the area are invited to participate in the camps, all of which are instructed by ECCSS faculty.

Fire extinguished at Domtar paper mill

July 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.
Domtar, which employs roughly 400 people, is functional as crews will manually transport wood chips to the plant rather than use the conveyor belt system.

July 12th

Fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg

July 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A large fire broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg. As of press time Friday night, the fire was still burning.
According to Craig Timm, a media relations representative for Domtar, the fire broke out in the wood chip conveyor system.

Fact-finding report released in Ridgway teachers contract dispute

July 12, 2013

RIDGWAY - After two years of talks, 12 bargaining sessions, fact-finding hearings and numerous closed-door discussions, Ridgway's school teachers and district are no closer to reaching a deal on teacher contracts.
In that time, the district's 78 teachers have been working to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with the district while renegotiating on line items like salaries and medical benefits.

St. Marys senior baseball stars fall to DuBois 13-4

July 12, 2013

DuBois put together a nine-run fifth inning on Friday evening to force a final face-off with the St. Marys Little League baseball senior league squad to decide the District 10 title. St. Marys had taken an early lead in the game and, prior to that inning, the game was tied at 4-all.

St. Marys Legion defeats Port Allegany 12-2 in six innings

July 12, 2013

The St. Marys Legion baseball team stayed alive in the Elk County Legion League playoffs with a 12-2 win in six innings over the Port Allegany squad Friday night at Berwind Park.
St. Marys will now travel to Johnsonburg Sunday for a 5:30 p.m. game with the Wilcox Legion. Fox Township defeated Wilcox by a 1-0 score last night.

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