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July 15th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 didnât know was that it would take her two years and counting, and lead her to discovering more about her own family history.
âI 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 bookâSpeer Carbonâand I found my dadâs picture in there, and I got so excited because it was before I was even born,â Malone said.
LANTZ CORNERS â 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.
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
The St. Marys Water Authority is changing some of the options available for paying water bills.
Effective July 1, the authority is no longer accepting in-person payments at the First Commonwealth Bank branches in St. Marys and Kersey. In-person payments may now be made only at St. Marys City Hall, 11 Lafayette St., at the sewer office window on the first floor.
Dwight Hoare, manager of the St. Marys Water Authority, said the change came due to the bankâs plan to increase collection costs for accepting water payments at the beginning of the month.
ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, St. Marys City Police Department and the Crystal Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause
of a fire that occurred at 11:32 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the residence of Michael Scolari, 333 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys. The fire destroyed a 1999 Coleman camping trailer parked in the driveway of the residence. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson and remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $6,000. There were no injuries.