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Archive - Mar 2014

March 17th

Hillard resigns from Kane Police Department

March 17, 2014

Brian Hillard has resigned from the Kane Borough Police Department.
Hillard, 43, the Kane police chief since 2003, has been suspended without pay since September after he was charged with two counts of falsifying state documents related to firearms training.

Borough approves co-op agreement for grant contract

March 17, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway YMCA's recent request for the borough to sign on as a host entity for their upcoming $1.6 million renovation project was approved by a 4-3 vote during Monday evening's council meeting.
Councilmen Rich Parrish, Sam MacDonald, Frank Quattrone and J.R. Geitner approved the borough's signing of the cooperation agreement while councilmen Steve Keener, John Casolo Jr. and council president Ralph Dussia cast negative votes.

March 16th

SMA's Allie Wonderling medals at PIAA "AA" diving competition

March 16, 2014

St. Marys Area sophomore Allie Wonderling brought home a medal from the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
On Saturday Wonderling placed fifth in the Class AA diving competition with a total of 378.95 points in the finals.

Business Expo offers visitors array of vendors

March 16, 2014

A steady crowd was on hand throughout Saturday at the 2014 Business Expo held at the Red Fern. The four-hour event, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce andThe River 98.9, provided visitors with an opportunity to peruse services and products available from area businesses. Among the 40 plus vendors were educational and banking institutions, organizations and several businesses ranging from construction and home repair/renovation businesses, computer technicians, healthcare, outdoors, real estate, jewelry, insurance, law enforcement, as well as a winery and travel agency.

Area hospital addresses staffing rumors

March 16, 2014

Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.

Concert benefits ECCHS FBLA

March 16, 2014

As the green beer was served in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Remedy X kicked off Saturday night’s concert at Dino’s Place with Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Remedy X performed for no charge and Dino’s Place donated the profits to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Elk County Catholic High School.

Kathryn Joan (Kathy) Moriarity

March 16, 2014

Kathryn Joan (Kathy) Moriarity, 31, of Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Friday, March 14, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 8, 1982 in St. Marys, daughter of Janet Meyer Pritt (Roy) of Ridgway and Michael and Lorraine (Dippold) Moriarity of St. Marys.

Mary E. Breakey

March 16, 2014

Mary E. Breakey, 89, of 46 Freedom Dr., Wilcox, died Friday evening, March 14, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Spangler, daughter of the late Aaron and Laura Moyer Folmar.
On June 29, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married LaVerne E. Breakey; he preceded her in death on July 21, 2009.

March 14th

One dead in Brandy Camp Road crash

March 14, 2014

FOX TWP. – One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.

School board approves array of items

March 14, 2014

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors addressed several items during their recent meeting ranging from addressing road construction along state Route 255, cafeteria prices, changes in health care benefits and a grant award.
In regard to ongoing construction along SR 255, the South St. Marys Street Elementary School entrance, exit and yard will be excavated to replace the water line and again to replace the sewer line. The contractor will have the entrance/exit open for arrival and dismissal with work occurring from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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