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July 17th

Hot weather drives up pool attendance

July 17, 2013

Hot weather and a break in the rain over the past few days have made it finally feel like summer in St. Marys and have also resulted in an increased attendance at the St. Marys Community Pool.
According to Pool Manager Greg Snelick, a typical day at the pool from 1-8 p.m. generally sees between 200-300 patrons visit the facility. Numbers have been considerably higher this week though.

Paving work continues on SR 255

July 17, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
Paving work continues on the southbound lanes of SR 255 between Kallas Road and Tractor Supply. Crews were working near Comfort Lane on Wednesday afternoon and will continue to work in the area during the remainder of the week.

Shaffer faces charges for fires in Clearfield County

July 17, 2013

CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Kelly J. Shaffer, 20, of St. Marys, who was charged last month with placing pipe bombs at two separate locations in Elk County in May now faces charges in Clearfield County for setting a pair of fires during that same timeframe the DuBois-based State Police announced Wednesday.

July 16th

Potential sewage rate increase on council's radar

July 16, 2013

Over the next several months St. Marys City Council is likely to continue discussing a potential increase in sewage rates. No action is expected to be taken until next year's budget is discussed beginning in October.
"These are some things that have been thrown around, nothing's etched in stone yet. They haven't narrowed it down," said City Manager Dave Greene.

Commissioners honor hazmat team

July 16, 2013

After receiving certification from state officials, Elk County commissioners on Tuesday honored members of the Elk County Hazardous Materials Response Team for exemplary service to the region.
Team members Mike Bauer and Tom Kerchinski were in attendance Tuesday morning during a 25-minute meeting of the county's Board of Commissioners as officials paid tribute to the local hazmat crew.

Wilcox man dies in crash

July 16, 2013

WETMORE TWP. – A Wilcox man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle flipped on state Route 6 in Wetmore Township.
According to reports, 38-year-old Charles T. Stahli of Wilcox died in the crash; a passenger, 29-year-old Abby M. O'Rourke suffered minor injuries.

July 15th

Flooding plagues St. Marys residents

July 15, 2013

A contingent of residents from Vermont Road were in attendance during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting to support their fellow neighbors in requesting a solution to the serious flooding which has been plaguing them.

Park office painting to feature 'Despicable Me' characters

July 15, 2013

The Minions are taking over Memorial Park… or at least one of the outside walls of the park office.
The quirky and mischievous creatures from "Despicable Me" and the recently released "Despicable Me 2" are part of a new scene being painted on the building by park staff members Taylor Bellina and Ryan Jacobs.

Obstacles in the way of investigation

July 15, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – With the cause of Friday's marathon fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg still unknown, investigators will have even more hurdles to contend with as the tunnel where the fire reportedly originated is still deemed unsafe.

July 14th

"Adventures in Learning" await students in summer camp programs

July 14, 2013

For the second consecutive year the Elk County Catholic School System is offering a summer camp program focusing in the areas of religion, academic, arts, music, sports and character building as a way to emphasize that learning is a lifelong process, not something that happens just nine months of the year while school is in session.
All students from throughout the area are invited to participate in the camps, all of which are instructed by ECCSS faculty.

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