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May 25th, 2012

Residents should keep recycling in mind during weekend celebrations

May 25, 2012

Events such as cookouts, family reunions, and graduation parties make Memorial Day weekend a time of revelry for many area residents.
While recycling is not likely at the forefront of most people's minds during this time, individuals still should be cognizant some of the materials that can be recycled following their holiday gatherings.
"Not only should people think about what they can recycle, they should also consider what they can re-use to reduce what goes into the trash at the end of the day," said Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator.

May 24th

Teachers' Olympic lessons culminate with annual games

May 25, 2012

In preparation for their annual Olympic games, teachers at South St. Marys Street Elementary School spend the entire year planning lessons and activities centered around the country they represent during the games.
The kindergarten classes represent the United States each year in order to learn about their home country.

SWA wraps up business

May 25, 2012

RIDGWAY – At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Enforcement Officer Dave Stubber reported traveling 462 miles and working 152 hours between April 24 and May 19. He conducted three new investigations: one dumping on Bendigo Road and two incidents of failing to file a permit for demolition. One citation is expected, the other permit violation will be investigated by DEP and Stubber expects a successful prosecution in the dumping incident.

Crusaders overpower Gators for 18-8 win in six innings

May 24, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad fended off a rally by the Port Allegany Gators on Thursday afternoon to record an 18-8 victory in six innings during a quarterfinal contest at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
"We were up 6-1 and they (Port) kept fighting to come back. They had a big inning, and we let them back in the game, and at least our kids stayed focused enough to keep fighting back and keep battling on," said ECC coach Tom Zampogna.

Lady Crusader softball advances to 9-A semifinals

May 24, 2012

Senior Taylor Schlimm returned from the injury list to throw a no-hitter as the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9-A semifinals with an 8-0 victory over the Port Allegany Lady Gators Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
Schlimm struck out 11 and issued one free pass for ECCHS. Becky Andrus started on the mound for Port Allegany and worked four innings, giving up four hits and walking one. Brooke Roys worked two innings of relief, giving up two hits, walking three and striking out three.

Chamber asking residents to ‘Save Sparky,’ help fund annual fireworks

May 24, 2012

No patriotic Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a booming fireworks display. The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, which has sponsored the city’s fireworks for nearly 20 years, hopes area residents feel the same and is asking them to contribute toward the cost of the display through the ‘Save Sparky’ drive.
Sparky is the new fireworks mascot, currently visible on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.

St. Marys Library launches eBook program

May 24, 2012

Free electronic and audiobooks are now available to members of the St. Marys Public Library with the recent launch of its e-Book lending system.
Scarlette Corbin, library director, said the library has joined with other Seneca District libraries , including those located in Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Wilcox, Marionville, Tionesta, Bradford, Kane, Port Allegheny and Smethport, in splitting the cost of the $12,000 program, which was determined based on each library's population. With the group rate, St. Marys' cost was significantly decreased to $1,400 to participate in the program.

Options for stroke victims returning home

May 24, 2012

ST. MARYS - Following a stroke, a patient and family members are often faced with a number of challenges that accompany the decision to bring their loved one home. But a recent seminar held at The Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center that focused on prevention and treatment also touched on the home health care options available to a patient and family in returning home.

May 23rd

Lady Dutch advance to D9 AAA final with 3-2 win over Clearfield

May 23, 2012

Headed into the top of the seventh inning of the D9 AAA girls' softball semifinal contest at the St. Marys Area High School softball field on Wednesday afternoon, the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch had kept the Clearfield Lady Bisons scoreless and looked set to record a 3-0 victory. Clearfield did not give up so easily, though, as Rachel Hoffman walked and B.J. Bowman connected with one of Lady Dutch pitcher Rachel Ginther's throws to record the only home run of the contest and pull Clearfield within one run of tying the game. St.

St. Marys Area High School honors spring sports athletes

May 23, 2012

The St. Marys Area High School held its Spring Sports Awards Program Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium to recognize those student-athletes who participated in baseball, softball, boys’ tennis and boys’ and girls’ track and field.
Student Activities Director Terry Straub acted as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the affair. He noted that the program would follow the order of letter and certificate presentations, presentation of MVP awards and presentation of special awards.

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