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January 17th

SMASD approves personnel items

January 17, 2013

At a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following professional personnel resignation was accepted:

'No attempted abduction' took place

January 17, 2013

The St. Marys City Police responded to an attempted abduction at the St. Marys Area High School on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.
Upon completion of their investigation into the incident, it was found no attempted abduction had taken place.
Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Daily Press well after press time.

Reports of attempted abduction of girl at SMAHS

January 17, 2013

ST. MARYS - According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
Police were not able to confirm any information at press time.

Dueling pianos and artists take center stage at ECCOTA gala

January 17, 2013

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is encouraging residents to show their hearts are in the arts by attending the organization's gala taking place Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. Photo submitted.

Ridgway Rendezvous approaches

January 17, 2013

RIDGWAY - The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will once again be held in downtown Ridgway from Feb. 16-23.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki met with event planners Liz and Zoe Boni last week at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center to further prepare for the festivities.

January 16th

Attempted abduction of girl at SMAHS

January 16, 2013

According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
According to police, the female described her would-be abductors as two males wearing black ski masks and driving an older dark blue, navy or black passenger car with a back bumper that is falling off.
St. Marys City Police were dispatched to the school and the Ridgway-based Pa. State Police were assisting.

January 15th

James City injection well plans on track

January 15, 2013

RIDGWAY - Representatives of Seneca Resources Corporation discussed their proposal to convert a natural gas production well in Highland Twp. into an injection well at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.

SMASD hard hit by cyber school billing

January 15, 2013

With the St. Marys Area School District owing $117,084.90 to cyber schools for the 2012-2013 school year so far, superintendent Ann Kearney said at Monday's meeting of the board of directors that the district can expect to owe in excess of $300,000 by year's end as more SMASD students continue to enroll in cyber schools and government reimbursements cease to exist.

Council comments on wells, roads and workshops

January 15, 2013

Members of St. Marys City Council discussed a variety of topics during their recent meeting ranging from winter road care, injection wells and sewage fees to revamping workshop meetings.

Jay Twp. boards vie for Act 13 money

January 15, 2013

JAY TWP. - A recent meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors included further discussion of what the board will do with roughly $70,000 received from the state as part of its Act 13 impact fee revenue.

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,...