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March 10th, 2011

Diamond tree replacement project moving ahead

March 10, 2011

The city's Shade Tree Commission is moving ahead with the tree replacement project on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys. Two large trees located there, a Norway maple and a Red maple, were removed earlier this week due to safety reasons. The commission has selected a Bloodgood London Plane and a Red Sunset Red maple to replace the trees that were removed.
According to Clythera Hornung, secretary/treasurer of the Shade Tree Commission, the Bloodgood London Plane is a hybrid of the American sycamore and Oriental planetree, and is well-suited to a location like the Diamond.

RDA hopes to expand boundaries

March 10, 2011

Warren Stewart recently approached members of city council on behalf of the St. Marys Redevelopment Authority (RDA), informing them that the organization plans to expands the boundaries of the portion of the city it currently covers.
Stewart provided council members with a diagram of the city, with different colors indicating how the group's area has changed over the years and informing council that the RDA plans to propose expanding its area to cover the same boundaries as the city's commercial district.

Marcellus Shale gas region is gushing with jobs

March 10, 2011

BRADFORD – There is an "incredible growth" in the number of jobs linked with the area's Marcellus Shale natural gas bonanza.
And, "if all goes right," high employment will continue in the drilling and production of the deep wells for another "50 or 100 years."
This is the message delivered Thursday by Danielle Boston, one of the speakers at the Natural Gas Expo at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She is the director of public outreach for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) based in Wexford in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh.

March 9th

Organizers hoping for another Daffodil Days sellout

March 9, 2011

Along with the anticipated arrival of spring comes the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days event. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents the symbol of hope for cancer patients everywhere.
From March 14-20, patrons may purchase daffodils at the following locations from Tuesday through Friday: Save-A-Lot grocery store in St. Marys, Ridgway BiLo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Old Brickyard in Johnsonburg from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Northwest Savings Bank on Thursday and Friday; and Wal-Mart in St. Marys on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Council updated on Oil and Gas Zoning Ordinance progress

March 9, 2011

March 8th

Newspaper In Education program enhances learning

March 8, 2011

In an ever-changing world, newspapers are an ideal teaching tool as they provide current content published on a daily basis on a wide variety of subjects.
This is where the Newspaper In Education program, otherwise referred to as NIE, comes in. The program's main goal is to improve overall literacy, by enhancing reading, spelling and writing abilities, all while advancing the use of newspapers in schools.
Both small and large newspapers across the U.S. utilize the valuable program, including The Daily Press, which has offered the program for the past four years.

Housing expo coming April 14

March 8, 2011

Members of the Cameron and Elk Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming housing expo, the first of its kind offered by the group, on April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at Central Hose Company along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
The expo will showcase builders, contractors, realtors, financing mechanisms and services available to the seasoned homeowner, first-time homebuyer, landlords and renters.

Council hears concerns about status of downtown hotel project

March 8, 2011

Todd Hanes, owner of the former location of The Station Inn along Depot Street, addressed members of city council on Monday evening, informing them that
Bob Yoder has still not closed on any of the properties in that location and requesting their assistance in moving the project forward. Yoder is involved with plans to purchase the former Station Inn property, as well as other properties in that area, so that a hotel can be built.

March 7th

Council members unhappy with Zito Media service

March 7, 2011

Members of city council announced during their Monday evening meeting that they were recently informed by Zito Media that rates will be increasing as of April 1. According to a letter sent to the city by Zito Media, the company plans to adjust its rates for its Classic Cable service, High Speed Data service and for certain premium channels.

Trees cut down on Diamond for safety reasons

March 7, 2011

Curious drivers and pedestrians in downtown St. Marys watched Monday as the removal process began for two large trees that had graced the Diamond for many years. The decision to remove the two trees, a Norway maple and Red maple, was made due to safety concerns, according to a release issued by the city's Shade Tree Commission.
The many branches that have come down due to repeated storm damage and a major split on the body of the Red maple pose a danger to people walking and relaxing on and around the Diamond, commission members said.

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