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July 16th, 2012

Fundraiser proceeds will help bring smiles to children

July 16, 2012

The results of a recent fundraiser to benefit families who take their children to the Cleft-Craniofacial Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-UPMC left the planners smiling, and will help bring smiles to more children in western Pennsylvania.
"An Afternoon of Smiles and Sunshine," held on May 20 at The Red Fern in St. Marys, brought in funds to help children with cleft palates and other craniofacial conditions and their families with travel expenses and other associated costs while getting treatment.

July 15th

Early-morning St. Marys fire ruled arson

July 16, 2012

ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's Unit, St. Marys City Police, and the Crystal Fire Department report conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 137 Lynch Rd. in St. Marys. The fire has been ruled arson. Members of the Crystal Fire Dept. report being called out at at 4:24 a.m. that morning for a reported structure fire with flames showing at the Lynch Road address. Upon arrival, firemen found the structure fully involved in fire.

Community support makes library thrive

July 16, 2012

Throughout its history, the St. Marys Public Library has faced challenges that threaten its operation, but the unequivocal support of its patrons has allowed it to thrive and grow.
Despite state budget cuts that have made it difficult to plan and provide the desired level of service for patrons, the library continues to strive to offer the best. Like everybody else in tough economic times, the community institution has rolled up its sleeves and dug in to weather the storm.

Antique shop offers more than antiques

July 16, 2012

RIDGWAY - Just one week after opening its doors, Gallery 219 Antiques at 114 N. Broad St. in downtown Ridgway is already unlike many of the antique shops in the area.
The newly renovated space offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, ranging from items dating back to the turn of the century to classic Americana from the 1950s.
For store owner and St. Marys resident Stephen Bagley, antiquing, or "junking" as he likes to refer to it, runs in his blood.

July 13th

‘Mike Proudfit Night,’ 5/K Walk/Run to be held Aug. 5

July 13, 2012

When you talk to people about Michael B. Proudfit, one thing becomes apparent quickly: The young man touched many lives during his brief 19 years. Now, his many friends and family members plan to show their joy at having known him with a special night and a 5K walk/run in his memory.

Carnival starts Monday

July 13, 2012

Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.
The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.
Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.

Dept. of State investigating local doctor in drug death

July 13, 2012

The investigation into a local doctor in response to the death of a patient due to complications caused by medications prescribed her is being led by the Pa. Department of State following her father's continued appeals to state officials for an investigation.
Jim Buehler of Ridgway has spent the last four years pursuing legal action in the July 7, 2008 death of his daughter, Heather Buehler Armanini, whom he claims was prescribed excessive amounts of powerful, habit-forming drugs by a local doctor, including a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

July 12th

Help needed to identify 1940s Stackpole workers

July 12, 2012

Mary Malone knew she had a project on her hands, but as a director of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township, she was used to that. What she didn’t know was that it would take her two years and counting, and lead her to discovering more about her own family history.
“I was at a historical society meeting, and afterwards I was going through one of the books on the shelves, and it was an Airco Carbon book—Speer Carbon—and I found my dad’s picture in there, and I got so excited because it was before I was even born,” Malone said.

Fate of rail corridor trail rests with local residents

July 12, 2012

LANTZ CORNERS – Local residents need to step to the plate and coordinate efforts to develop a trail over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Without a local organization enthusiastically behind the proposal, the "Rails To Trails" concept won't happen.
This is the message delivered Wednesday by state and county officials during a presentation at the Barrel House Restaurant at Lantz Corners.
The Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the forum.

Band bringing back old-fashioned concerts

July 12, 2012

The days of old-fashioned concerts in the park are being revived, as the Elk-Cameron Community Band plans to host two events in local parks in July.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an array of musical numbers, lemonade and cookies.
Each concert begins at 7 p.m. The first will be held Tuesday, July 17 at Memorial Park on Wolfel Avenue in St. Marys and the second will take place the following evening, Wednesday, July 18 at the Fox Township Community Park situated along SR 948. In case of rain, the St. Marys concert will be moved to the S. St. Marys Street

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