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July 13th

Carnival starts Monday

July 13, 2012

Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.
The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.
Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.

Dept. of State investigating local doctor in drug death

July 13, 2012

The investigation into a local doctor in response to the death of a patient due to complications caused by medications prescribed her is being led by the Pa. Department of State following her father's continued appeals to state officials for an investigation.
Jim Buehler of Ridgway has spent the last four years pursuing legal action in the July 7, 2008 death of his daughter, Heather Buehler Armanini, whom he claims was prescribed excessive amounts of powerful, habit-forming drugs by a local doctor, including a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

July 12th

Help needed to identify 1940s Stackpole workers

July 12, 2012

Mary Malone knew she had a project on her hands, but as a director of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township, she was used to that. What she didn’t know was that it would take her two years and counting, and lead her to discovering more about her own family history.
“I was at a historical society meeting, and afterwards I was going through one of the books on the shelves, and it was an Airco Carbon book—Speer Carbon—and I found my dad’s picture in there, and I got so excited because it was before I was even born,” Malone said.

Fate of rail corridor trail rests with local residents

July 12, 2012

LANTZ CORNERS – Local residents need to step to the plate and coordinate efforts to develop a trail over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Without a local organization enthusiastically behind the proposal, the "Rails To Trails" concept won't happen.
This is the message delivered Wednesday by state and county officials during a presentation at the Barrel House Restaurant at Lantz Corners.
The Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the forum.

Band bringing back old-fashioned concerts

July 12, 2012

The days of old-fashioned concerts in the park are being revived, as the Elk-Cameron Community Band plans to host two events in local parks in July.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an array of musical numbers, lemonade and cookies.
Each concert begins at 7 p.m. The first will be held Tuesday, July 17 at Memorial Park on Wolfel Avenue in St. Marys and the second will take place the following evening, Wednesday, July 18 at the Fox Township Community Park situated along SR 948. In case of rain, the St. Marys concert will be moved to the S. St. Marys Street

July 11th

Water authority changing payment methods

July 11, 2012

The St. Marys Water Authority is changing some of the options available for paying water bills.
Effective July 1, the authority is no longer accepting in-person payments at the First Commonwealth Bank branches in St. Marys and Kersey. In-person payments may now be made only at St. Marys City Hall, 11 Lafayette St., at the sewer office window on the first floor.
Dwight Hoare, manager of the St. Marys Water Authority, said the change came due to the bank’s plan to increase collection costs for accepting water payments at the beginning of the month.

PSP Fire Marshal determines arson cause of two St. Marys fires

July 11, 2012

ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, St. Marys City Police Department and the Crystal Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause
of a fire that occurred at 11:32 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the residence of Michael Scolari, 333 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys. The fire destroyed a 1999 Coleman camping trailer parked in the driveway of the residence. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson and remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $6,000. There were no injuries.

Adult Day Services invites residents to sweeten up their Friday the 13th

July 11, 2012

ST. MARYS - Adult Day Services, a Community Nurses-licensed facility, located at 625 Maurus St., will be holding a bake sale on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. in an effort to encourage members of the community to come and check out the facility.
Signs will be posted near both the Maurus and Louis street entrances to the parking lot in an effort to direct visitors to the building. Adult Day Services staff will be parking at Elk County Catholic High School in order to free up parking spots, but individuals can also park at ECC and walk over as well.

July 10th

County begins process of replacing tax collection company

July 10, 2012

FOX TWP. - "It turned out to be a fiasco," said Charles Bloam III, tax collector for the City of St. Marys, in describing the realization of Pennsylvania's Act 32 requiring counties to consolidate the collection of earned income tax (EIT) to a single collector.
The recent breakdown of the county's contract with CENTAX, the firm contracted to collect and disburse earned income tax to local municipalities and school districts, has highlighted difficulties associated with the state's Act 32 legislation.

Fire chief updates council on fires

July 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Fire Chief Bob Dickey updated the Johnsonburg Borough Council during their regular meeting Monday on two fires that as of recent have been a cause for alarm to many of the residents within the borough of Johnsonburg and surrounding areas.
The first fire Dickey touched on was at the Old Johnsonburg Hotel along East Center Street that was reported to have ignited at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.

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