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June 17th, 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.
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.
Last week's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included board approval of a number of new personnel items.
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.
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.
Why not try something extraordinaryâ€”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
The Johnsonburg Area High School Ram baseball team captured the 2013 PIAA Class A State Championship on Friday after a 5-0 win over Canton. A large crowd of fans showed their Ram pride as they made the trek to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Penn State's University Park campus. Shown the team displays their gold medals as they hoisted their state championship trophy into the air. The Rams finished their season with a record of 19-3.
ST. MARYS â€“ In his first time visiting the Allegheny National Forest on Friday, United States Forest Service Chief Timothy L. Tidwell said it served as a reminder of what can be achieved through good forest management, something he has devoted his life's work to doing.
With his unique hobby of welding, Steven Labant, 13, of St. Marys has used his self-taught skills to create an array of abstract sculptures, many of which are sold at The Variety Shoppe located on Erie Avenue in downtown St. Marys. Steven, the son of Joe and Cindy Labant of St. Marys is a seventh grade student at St. Marys Catholic Middle School and has been welding for three years.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has a problem with television.
While the glory days of T.V. may be behind us, the small screens are becoming an immediate and pressing concern to the authority which is increasingly burdened by discarded, antiquated TV sets pouring in from neighboring municipalities, with no where to put them.