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January 18th, 2015

Performance Profile acts as report card for state's schools

January 18, 2015

The School Performance Profile (SPP) scores were recently released for public schools across the state.
The SPP acts as a report card from the Pa. Department of Education. The profiles are based off the results of each public school's Pa. System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests and Keystone Exams, a state required year-end exam.
The purpose of the profile is to measure annual student academic growth, graduation rates, attendance, achievement in underperforming students, participation in Advanced Placement courses, SAT and ACT scores and other factors.

January 16th

Issues with memorial on borough property

January 16, 2015

RIDGWAY – A makeshift memorial shrine may soon be removed according to initial plans by Ridgway Borough officials.
The memorial-- a handmade wooden cross and artificial flowers-- rests in front of a fence at a small park located at the corner of North Broad Street and Eagle street in Ridgway. The tribute is for Brian Holterback who died July 13.

Bradford man charged in motorcycle crash

January 16, 2015

BENEZETTE – A Bradford man faces criminal charges in a May 31, 2014 one-vehicle motorcycle crash, which resulted in major injuries to Ashley J. Beckwith of Bradford.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Homestead Drive near the Elk Country Visitor Center.
Daniel S. Hushon, 41, is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault by motor vehicle, a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person, as well as summary offenses of driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed and reckless driving.

District approves personnel issues

January 16, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.

January 15th

Commissioner, others ready for mission trip

January 15, 2015

"They feel so blessed to receive the things that we take for granted every day."
That's one of the key points for Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer, who along with other members of the local community are preparing for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

School board considering new substitute teacher placement system

January 15, 2015

Implementing a new service to better streamline the process of managing the substitute teacher process is an option currently being reviewed by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.
An additional, if not equally important benefit is the service eliminates the district's employer costs stemming from having to determine if they must offer health care to the substitutes based on the number of days they work or if they have worked enough days to have to pay into PSERS (Public Schools Employees' Retirement System).

Concert proceeds presented to police department

January 15, 2015

On Thursday afternoon, Anne Herzing, daughter of the late Nicholas J. Sinibaldi and coordinator of the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Symphonic Band's annual Christmas concert, met with St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone to present a check of the proceeds raised from donations received at the group's December concert.
According to Herzing, the donations received at the free concert, which was held on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 21 in the auditorium at the St. Marys Area High School, totaled more than $800.

Johnsonburg purchases new fire truck

January 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.

Sean Perry Productions latest premiere set for Saturday

January 15, 2015

Picture a movie premiere, a grand old theater, lots of actors, friends and family of those involved. No, it’s not Hollywood or New York City, it’s Warren, where the latest Sean Perry Productions movie will premiere on Saturday night.
"The Homebodies" will be the highlight of a Sean Perry Productions triple feature held Saturday evening at Warren’s Struthers Library Theatre. The film is in the horror genre, a favorite of the writer/director, Kane resident Sean Perry.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who
will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination,
and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were
nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated
along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict

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