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June 19th, 2013

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.

Junior Achievement looking to expand program in area schools

June 16, 2013

Nearly 60 local residents from various aspects of the community volunteered as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) program during the 2011-12 school year. The need for additional volunteers is necessary with efforts being made to expand the program, which is currently active in Elk and Cameron county schools.

Man walking across U.S. passes through Kane area

June 16, 2013

Why not try something extraordinary—like walking from one end of the U.S. to the other?
This is precisely what James McKeighan is doing. Pushing or pulling a wheeled cart that carries his belongings, McKeighan recently passed through the Kane area in his quest to walk across America

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...