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Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 14th

Preliminary hearing held for kidnapping suspect

May 14, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King presided over a preliminary hearing Wednesday for a Reading man charged in a Ridgway kidnapping and false imprisonment.

May 13th

Fireworks display returns to golf course

May 13, 2014

The voters have spoken. The 2014 St. Marys Independence Day Celebration will be held at The Leaning Pines/The Highlands area, formerly the Country Club, on Thursday, July 3.
After a voting initiative created by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, area residents had the opportunity to cast their votes in an online survey or through a fundraising endeavor by choosing their favorite site via donation containers located at area businesses.
"We appreciate everyone's input and participation," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.

Community Pool preparing for summer season

May 13, 2014

With the temperature rising and area youngsters counting down the days until the end of the school year, it is clear that it is almost summertime. One staple of summer for area residents is spending hot afternoons cooling off at the St. Marys Community Pool.
According to Pool Manager Greg Snelick, the wet weather this spring has made it difficult to complete some of the annual maintenance work at the facility, such as priming and painting, but the pool is on schedule to be filled today in advance of it opening for the season.

RASD to begin superintendent search

May 13, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved the resignation of district superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien on Tuesday evening. It was moved by Dave Parsons and and seconded by Kathy Lampman that the board accept the resignation of O'Brien, effective Aug. 8, with regret. The motion was carried unanimously, aside from Gloria Almquist-Shull and Cindy Allegretto who were not present at the meeting.

May 12th

Residents learns details of seismic drilling project

May 12, 2014

Local property owners residing in the Taft Road area had the opportunity to pose questions about upcoming seismic testing taking place within a 150-square-mile area of a portion of St. Marys.
Seneca Resources hosted a public meeting on Tuesday evening at the Red Fern where representatives explained the testing process.
Currently surveying is taking place with testing starting in the North Fork area.
The cost of the testing is $10 million and is expected to be completed by September.

SMAHS collects items for CAPSEA

May 12, 2014

Students at St. Marys Area High School recently held a week-long school-wide drive to collect items on CAPSEA's wish list. In addition to gathering several boxes full of donated items, the drive also raised over $120 in cash and $50 in gift cards.

Ridgway man charged in statutory sexual assault

May 12, 2014

RIDGWAY– Felony charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors have been filed against a Ridgway man for an alleged sexual assault on a known female, 13.
On May 1, the teenager's mother brought her daughter into the Ridgway Police Department to report that Theodore Michael Carlson, 18, of 133 VanBuren Ave., Ridgway, allegedly had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The girl reportedly said that she knew Carlson well and that the two had dated approximately two years ago.

May 11th

Cleanup Day set for Saturday

May 11, 2014

The City of St. Marys only Cleanup Day of 2014 is taking place on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The dump site is located off Graphite Road at the City Maintenance Building.
Residents are allowed to bring items difficult to haul away for disposition at a certified landfill.
Items such as old furniture, appliances, mattresses, water heaters, barrels, etc. are allowed as long as the item can be hand dumped by the residents.

Local luncheon to benefit Children's Hospital

May 11, 2014

In an effort to assist families with children suffering from cleft and craniofacial anomalies, proceeds from the 'An Afternoon of Smiles' luncheon taking place Sunday, May 18 at The Red Fern will benefit the Adam's Smile Auxiliary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
In addition to a luncheon the event will feature a fashion show and silent auction from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
"We are very excited about this year's function. We are hoping for a great turnout and a wonderful day spent with family, friends, and our community," said Amy Straub, event chairwoman.

May 9th

SMAHS senior prom court

May 9, 2014

St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she...
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