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June 19th

Woman charged after daughter hurt in roll-over wreck

June 19, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg mother has been criminally charged in connection with a car wreck that seriously injured her four-year-old daughter after police say she was driving on a suspended license following a DUI.

Area students awarded scholarships from Elk County Community Foundation

June 19, 2013

This year the Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 97 scholarships to area graduating high school seniors totaling $117,000.
Among the Class of 2013 recipients were 30 students from St. Marys Area High School, 16 students from Elk County Catholic High School, 21 students from Ridgway Area High School, 14 students from Johnsonburg Area High School, five from Kane Area High School, one from Cameron County Area High School and six to students from DuBois Area and Brockway Area high schools.

Two charged after police bust up basement pot circle

June 19, 2013

ST. MARYS – Two individuals have been charged with drug offenses after police reportedly interrupted a drug deal at a Washington Street apartment where they found five individuals in a cloud of marijuana smoke emanating from the building's basement.

June 18th

Social media, internet policies in the works for city staff

June 18, 2013

With the increasing popularity of social media taking off online and the frequent use of e-mail and the internet in the workplace, members of St. Marys City Council reviewed guidelines for a social media and electronic communication policies during their latest meeting held Monday evening.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner prepared the two documents which were presented for initial review.

Commissioners approve $80,000 stormwater project bid

June 18, 2013

RIDGWAY – Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included the board's approval of a number of agenda items, chief among them was a $85,980 bid for a stormwater project in Jones Township.

Memorial Park staff trying to get new ideas up and running

June 18, 2013

The staff at Memorial Park has several new activities that they hope to implement this summer, while modifying some past events, and continuing to host perennial favorites.

June 17th

Council approves loan, unemployment rate drops

June 17, 2013

During the month of April, Elk County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the six-county area according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene.
This information was presented to Greene during a recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) meeting held in Ridgway.

Construction continues

June 17, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
Construction work continues along SR 255 in St. Marys, and crews were busy working near its intersection with Kallas Road on Monday morning.

Personnel and appointments addressed at SMASD meeting

June 17, 2013

Last week's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included board approval of a number of new personnel items.

June 16th

U.S. Farm Bill to list Pa. hardwood as "BioPreferred" product

June 16, 2013

ST. MARYS - A recent meeting of the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group, or AHUG, an advocacy group for the region's forest industry, included an address from Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson who took aim at strangulatory regulations he said interfere with the industry's ability to compete on the global stage.

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers tonight at 8 p.m. at the St. Marys...
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...