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October 27th

Family, citizens outraged over firing of park employee

October 27, 2014

Numerous supporters of a beloved city park employee were on hand during a recent City Council meeting to show their dismay over his termination.
Ray Nero was reportedly abruptly fired in July after 14 years of service as a contract employee hired by the St. Marys Recreation Board to cut the lawn at Benzinger Park.
Diane Kohler, one of Nero's daughters, spoke to council about the family's discontent over the situation, specifically as to why Nero was not provided a reason for his termination by the Recreation Board.

St. Joseph Monastery tours slated for Nov. 21-22

October 27, 2014

St. Joseph Monastery is a site whose existence is almost taken for granted by many area residents. It has been located at the corner of Church and Maurus Streets for generations. For many, it has simply always been there.

Monitoring equipment repairs approved

October 27, 2014

The Elk County Conservation District board approved funding for the repair of two satellite telemetry systems that are part of the district's water monitoring program.
The decision came at Monday's regular board meeting after the Elk County Conservation District's Watershed Specialist, Kim Bonfardine, gave an update regarding the status of the program as a whole.
According to Bonfardine, the water monitoring program has 11 systems in total, and three of them were damaged during the May 21 flood that caused damages to many businesses and residents in Ridgway and the surrounding areas.

October 26th

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

RIDGWAY - Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Council approves grant application to fund project

October 26, 2014

Recently St. Marys City Council approved a grant application, which if approved, would help fund a future city project.
The grant is offered through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program to financially assist municipalities with a number of community development needs principally benefitting low and moderate income citizens.
The city's 2014 entitlement is $288,311 with nearly $52,000 earmarked for program administration.
This leaves a balance of $236,416 for a sewer line replacement/road improvement multi-year project.

October 24th

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

Sale wrapping up at St. Joseph Monastery

October 24, 2014

A public sale benefitting the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County is set to wrap up today. The sale got underway last weekend when many furniture and kitchen items were available for purchase. Any of those remaining items were once again available this weekend along with holiday decorations, books, religious items, and framed pictures.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

October 23rd

St. Marys filmmaker's horror movie to debut Saturday

October 23, 2014

Just in time for Halloween is the premiere of "The Horrible 4: Resolution," a locally made horror movie created by St. Mary filmmaker Dillon Hoffman.
On Saturday the 60-minute, R-rated thrilled will debut at the Apollo Theatre with showtime set for 9:30 p.m.
Hoffman, 22, is a recent graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla. with a degree in film and chose to create his newest movie as a sequel to "The Horrible 4" which debuted in 2010.

Woodman's Reunion planned for Saturday

October 23, 2014

Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.

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