Archive - 2014
With the temperature rising and area youngsters counting down the days until the end of the school year, it is clear that it is almost summertime. One staple of summer for area residents is spending hot afternoons cooling off at the St. Marys Community Pool.
According to Pool Manager Greg Snelick, the wet weather this spring has made it difficult to complete some of the annual maintenance work at the facility, such as priming and painting, but the pool is on schedule to be filled today in advance of it opening for the season.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved the resignation of district superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien on Tuesday evening. It was moved by Dave Parsons and and seconded by Kathy Lampman that the board accept the resignation of O'Brien, effective Aug. 8, with regret. The motion was carried unanimously, aside from Gloria Almquist-Shull and Cindy Allegretto who were not present at the meeting.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 10-4 on the season with a 1-0 victory over the Williamsport Lady Millionaires Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders improved to 10-6 on the season with a pair of wins over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines during a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park. ECC was the home team for the first game and won 11-0 in five innings. The Lady Crusaders took to the field as the visitors in the second game and won 16-0 in four innings.
The Brockway duo of James Matson and Aaron Barraclough captured the District 9-AA Tennis Doubles championship played Monday at the DuBois Area courts.
The Brockway tandem defeated Elk Catholic's Austin Minard and Cory Huff 6-3, 6-0 in the finals to claim the crown.
Local property owners residing in the Taft Road area had the opportunity to pose questions about upcoming seismic testing taking place within a 150-square-mile area of a portion of St. Marys.
Seneca Resources hosted a public meeting on Tuesday evening at the Red Fern where representatives explained the testing process.
Currently surveying is taking place with testing starting in the North Fork area.
The cost of the testing is $10 million and is expected to be completed by September.
Students at St. Marys Area High School recently held a week-long school-wide drive to collect items on CAPSEA's wish list. In addition to gathering several boxes full of donated items, the drive also raised over $120 in cash and $50 in gift cards.
RIDGWAYâ€“ Felony charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors have been filed against a Ridgway man for an alleged sexual assault on a known female, 13.
On May 1, the teenager's mother brought her daughter into the Ridgway Police Department to report that Theodore Michael Carlson, 18, of 133 VanBuren Ave., Ridgway, allegedly had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The girl reportedly said that she knew Carlson well and that the two had dated approximately two years ago.
James A. "Jimboi" Piccirillo, 73, of 132 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1941, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Rezzelle Piccirillo.
On July 3, 1976 in St. Marys, he married JoAnn Burgeson Piccirillo, who survives.
The City of St. Marys only Cleanup Day of 2014 is taking place on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The dump site is located off Graphite Road at the City Maintenance Building.
Residents are allowed to bring items difficult to haul away for disposition at a certified landfill.
Items such as old furniture, appliances, mattresses, water heaters, barrels, etc. are allowed as long as the item can be hand dumped by the residents.