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September 8th

VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

September 8, 2014

VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game

September 8, 2014

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game
Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.

September 7th

New playground in the works for Fox Twp. Elementary

September 7, 2014

Plans are in the works for a new playground at Fox Township Elementary School. Planning committee members were on hand at a recent St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors workshop to present their proposal about their initiative.
With the overall cost of the project estimated at approximately $68,130, the committee estimates they can successfully raise $30,000 by the end of the 2014-15 school year.
The group has requested the school board consider assuming the balance of the remaining cost of fundraising of $38,130.

German attire, fall decorations in place downtown

September 7, 2014

In anticipation of the upcoming Bavarian Fall Fest, which will be held from Sept. 19-21, the Bavarian Fall Festival Decorating Committee of Delphine Gerber, Kathy Reuscher, and Pam Fritz was hard at work over the weekend placing items such as cornstalks and hay bales around the Diamond and setting up a display of authentic German attire in the atrium at Northwest Savings Bank's downtown office.
According to Reuscher, the clothing currently on display at the bank is on loan from the Sacred Heart Social Committee, Pam and Tom Jesberger, and Dolly Wehler.

September 5th

Program to look at liability of bacteria laden spring

September 5, 2014

The Fox Township Supervisors unanimously agreed to participate in a partnership with Penn State University to investigate the potential liability associated with a roadside spring which has tested positive for two forms of bacteria.
As part of the agreement, the township would act as a client for Penn State law students who will provide free advice on any potential liability the township could face as a result of the contamination.
There will be no cost to the township as the students will be conducting legal research as a learning exercise.

St. Marys man ditches drugs at pizza shop

September 5, 2014

A St. Marys man faces multiple charges in an incident that occurred at a Brusselles Street pizza shop wherein the defendant allegedly attempted to leave drugs, drug paraphernalia and a firearm on the property in an attempt to elude police.
Joseph David Hoffman, 27, of 635 East Joseph Rd., is charged with one felony count of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

3rd Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge

September 5, 2014

The Elk County Conservation District is hosting the 3rd Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Mill Ski Trail.
This trail challenge was started in honor of Les Haas who died unexpectedly on Feb. 24, 2012. He was an avid outdoorsman that served on the board of the Elk County Conservation District for eight years, and also served as a Waterways Conservation Officer with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission for 20 years.

VIDEO: Boomer: Teams to watch on Sunday

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Boomer: Teams to watch on Sunday

Sports Illustrated's Boomer Esiason gives you a couple teams to follow on the first Sunday of NFL football.

September 4th

Upgrade proposed to emergency notification system

September 4, 2014

In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting prank call, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Brian Toth proposed an upgrade to the district's notification system.
While Toth praised the efforts of emergency personnel, staff and students, he noted the difficulty in communicating at times and the dissemination of misinformation, specifically through social media.
Currently the district utilizes an eAlert system which notifies individuals via e-mail, text or both about school happenings such as emergency situations, cancellations and delays.

Prominent doctor to speak to cancer support group

September 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – A prominent Pittsburgh doctor is scheduled to speak Monday at the Elk County cancer support group's meeting at the CEC Building along Erie Avenue in St. Marys.
The event is to take place in Room G4 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ellen Beckjord, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides care for people affected by cancer as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Psycho-Oncology Clinical Service.

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