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March 10th

Jury selection continued in Danz trial

March 10, 2013

ERIE - Jury selection in the trial of Richard Allen Danz, 48, of St. Marys, federally indicted on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, will commence in federal court in Erie during the court term beginning May 6, 2013.

Girl Scouts planning military park trip

March 10, 2013

The St. Marys Neighborhood Girls Scouts are busy planning their upcoming trip to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The educational trip, taking place May 10-11, is open to all area scouts and their female family and friends as they tour the park, dine and sleep over in a battleship and visit Niagara Falls.

March 8th

District proposes pre-K program for low-income, at-risk students

March 8, 2013

ST. MARYS - A new program is in the works to offer low income students in the St. Marys Area School District access to pre-Kindergarten instruction, the only of its kind in the county.

Fox looks to purchase industrial park land

March 8, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors met in a brief executive session during their recently held regular monthly meeting.
As a result, Supervisor Mike Keller said they discussed negotiations to purchase property from Dinsmore Welding at the Industrial Park. The township has agreed to purchase the land, with Supervisor Randy Gradizzi to present the owner with the price to see if he agrees with the amount.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz said a resident requested open gym hours at the Community Building. He said he believed this to be a good idea. The supervisors approved looking into the request.

March 7th

SMASD 2013 tentative budget unveiled

March 8, 2013

With enrollment and revenue both in decline, expenditures on the rise and uncertainty surrounding the future of state funding all shaping discussions surrounding the district's budget, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney presented the proposed budget for 2013-2014 to the board Thursday night.

SMASD to hold emergency drills in March

March 7, 2013

Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of Directors included the announcement of two emergency drills to be held in district buildings during March.

NIE program provides classrooms with unique study tool

March 7, 2013

The Daily Press is one of the thousands of newspapers across the U.S. commemorating Newspaper In Education Week by recognizing area businesses for their contribution in providing newspapers to local classrooms to utilize as an educational resource.

A look at the spread of CWD in states neighboring Pa.

March 7, 2013

Last Friday the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in three free-ranging deer harvested during the 2012 general firearms deer season.

March 6th

ECCHS: Note indicating bomb a hoax

March 6, 2013

ST. MARYS - A note stating a potential bomb was present at Elk County Catholic High School Wednesday morning was determined to be a hoax with the help of St. Marys City Police, according to school officials.

Several projects, new purchases at Fox Twp. meeting

March 6, 2013

During Wednesday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting, a concern was brought before the board regarding the wording in the township's contract for use of the Community Building.

Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up...
Rain early in the day on Tuesday gave way to cloudy skies in the afternoon and the Elk County...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...