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January 17th

Report of abduction proven 'unfounded'

January 17, 2013

Editor's Note: This article is an update to the one which appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition. Information was received from police that an attempted abduction at St. Marys Area High School earlier in the evening had not occurred, but the report came after the paper had already gone to print.
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ST. MARYS - City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said that reports of an attempted abduction of a juvenile female by masked men outside St. Marys Area High School Wednesday evening were "proven to be unfounded."

Education summit focuses on rural providers, students

January 17, 2013

KERSEY – The Rural Higher Education Summit held Thursday at the Red Fern, thought to be the first in the region, brought together regional education providers, educators representing area school districts and state officials to discuss what is happening in rural education and the future needs of rural students.

SMASD approves personnel items

January 17, 2013

At a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following professional personnel resignation was accepted:

January 16th

'No attempted abduction' took place

January 17, 2013

The St. Marys City Police responded to an attempted abduction at the St. Marys Area High School on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.
Upon completion of their investigation into the incident, it was found no attempted abduction had taken place.
Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Daily Press well after press time.

Reports of attempted abduction of girl at SMAHS

January 17, 2013

ST. MARYS - According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
Police were not able to confirm any information at press time.

Dueling pianos and artists take center stage at ECCOTA gala

January 16, 2013

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is encouraging residents to show their hearts are in the arts by attending the organization's gala taking place Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. Photo submitted.

Ridgway Rendezvous approaches

January 16, 2013

RIDGWAY - The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will once again be held in downtown Ridgway from Feb. 16-23.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki met with event planners Liz and Zoe Boni last week at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center to further prepare for the festivities.

Attempted abduction of girl at SMAHS

January 16, 2013

According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
According to police, the female described her would-be abductors as two males wearing black ski masks and driving an older dark blue, navy or black passenger car with a back bumper that is falling off.
St. Marys City Police were dispatched to the school and the Ridgway-based Pa. State Police were assisting.

January 15th

James City injection well plans on track

January 15, 2013

RIDGWAY - Representatives of Seneca Resources Corporation discussed their proposal to convert a natural gas production well in Highland Twp. into an injection well at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.

SMASD hard hit by cyber school billing

January 15, 2013

With the St. Marys Area School District owing $117,084.90 to cyber schools for the 2012-2013 school year so far, superintendent Ann Kearney said at Monday's meeting of the board of directors that the district can expect to owe in excess of $300,000 by year's end as more SMASD students continue to enroll in cyber schools and government reimbursements cease to exist.

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