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February 13th

Highland to plot response to Seneca legal threat

February 13, 2013

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township supervisors plans to meet with attorneys to map out a response to a threat of legal action by Seneca Resources.

February 12th

Divisive vote held on issue of SMASD start date

February 13, 2013

Debate continued to swirl around the St. Marys Area School District's 2013 school year start date at Monday's meeting of the Board of Directors, resulting in a 5-4 vote in favor of the earlier option of Aug. 21, 2013.

City planning to update human resource program

February 13, 2013

In an effort to update the city's human resource program, Nancy Hess of Hummelstown-based NJ Hess and Associates presented a proposal to members of City Council recently detailing the development of the program.

Police chief reports on bank robbery

February 13, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on the recent arrest of a Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank during a council meeting held Monday afternoon.

February 11th

Corbett budget fails to make the grade with SMASD

February 12, 2013

Following the introduction of Governor Tom Corbett's proposed $28.4 billion state spending plan for 2013-2014 educators like St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney are contending that the individual allocations are inadequate when considering the increased costs associated with maintaining the district's day to day operations.

Purple Heart recipients honored at Burial Detail banquet

February 12, 2013

Two Purple Heart award recipients were honored at the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail annual banquet held Saturday evening at the Bavarian Hills.
Donald Goetz and Ralph Samick received special recognition from the detail for their service. St. Marys Burial Servicemen's Burial Detail Sergeant-in-Charge Tom Price explained that this portion of the program was established a few years ago to honor area Purple Heart veterans.

Jury picked in marijuana grow trial

February 12, 2013

RIDGWAY - Jury selection was held and a trial date set for a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his Long Level Road property.

Valentine's Day Ball provides enjoyment for Pinecrest residents

February 12, 2013

The number of Confirmation candidates assisting with this year's Valentine's Day Ball at Pinecrest Manor may have been down, but the turnout from Pinecrest residents was very high as it was "a packed house" of "over 100 residents" for the annual event, according to Confirmation Facilitator Kathy Reuscher.

February 10th

PDE: 'No cyber charter schools met AYP'

February 10, 2013

According to a study by the state Department of Education, fewer charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania than previously believed are succeeding in meeting (Adequate Yearly Progress) AYP.

Two-car collision in Ridgway

February 10, 2013

According to eyewitness reports, Richard Pratt, 42, was stopped at the light at the bottom of Montmorenci Road in Ridgway early Sunday evening at when he heard brakes screeching behind him. His 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup was rear-ended by a 2002 Mazda Tribute driven by a known 19-year-old. According to reports, the Mazda had swerved to avoid the Chevy, but both back ends collided, leaving the Mazda's tailgate hanging from the truck's. The car then proceeded about a quarter mile down Gillis Avenue to the SAMI building's parking lot. The Ridgway Fire Department and the Ridgway-based Pa.

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The Elk County Catholic High School golf team won their first dual match of the season on Friday...
Elk County Catholic High School defended their St. Marys-DuBois Golf Challenge title with a perfect...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...