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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.

Fire extinguished at Domtar paper mill

July 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.
Domtar, which employs roughly 400 people, is functional as crews will manually transport wood chips to the plant rather than use the conveyor belt system.

July 12th

Fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg

July 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A large fire broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg. As of press time Friday night, the fire was still burning.
According to Craig Timm, a media relations representative for Domtar, the fire broke out in the wood chip conveyor system.

Fact-finding report released in Ridgway teachers contract dispute

July 12, 2013

RIDGWAY - After two years of talks, 12 bargaining sessions, fact-finding hearings and numerous closed-door discussions, Ridgway's school teachers and district are no closer to reaching a deal on teacher contracts.
In that time, the district's 78 teachers have been working to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with the district while renegotiating on line items like salaries and medical benefits.

July 11th

Rainy weather brings rainbow sightings

July 11, 2013

"If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave; but if there be a rainbow in the morrow It will neither lend nor borrow."
One positive result of the recent rainy weather has been the sighting of numerous rainbows.
The optical and meteorological phenomenas are caused by the reflection of light in water droplets resulting in a multicolor spectrum of light. One of the most picturesque spectacles in nature, rainbows have inspired countless legends, songs and fairy tales.

Use of facilities agreement in question in Fox Twp.

July 11, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors plan to re-visit their use of facilities agreements for the township's Community Park and Community Building.
A response was recently received from township solicitor David Pontzer regarding the agreement forms. Pontzer was not in attendance at the meeting due to a scheduling conflict.

RASD names Berkheimer as school tax collector

July 11, 2013

RIDGWAY – Berkheimer Tax Services, the company appointed to replace fallen earned income tax collection giant CENTAX in Elk County is now also heading up collection of school taxes for the Ridgway Area School District (RASD).

St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey will meet Punxsutawney's Amber Ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. at...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team placed second at the District 9 golf championship held...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team used a strong first half of play on their way to a 7-0...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...