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September 23rd, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.
The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief.
CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21.
CAPSEA alone suffered $35,000 in damages as a result of the flood, $15,000 of that total still has not been recovered at this point, according to CAPSEA's executive director, Billie Jo Weyant.
Since the inception of the state Route 255 construction project, many St. Marys residents have voiced their dissent about the removal of trees along the highway, however, a new project is in the works to beautify South St. Marys Street to its former glory.
Elk County Catholic High School's Future Business Leaders of America have embarked on the South St. Marys Street Beautification Project which was presented to City Council during their Monday evening meeting.
A luminary/prayer service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Diamond in St. Marys to educate the public on the dangers of addiction.
The event, organized by Patty Greene of Kersey, was inspired by her late son, Daniel Titchner, who died May 18.
Speakers include St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, Pastor Tim Hoover from First United Methodist Church, Greene, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon, Alcohol & Drug Services Executive Director Heidi Stahlnecker, an anonymous recovering addict, St. Marys Police officer Anthony Pistner, and Father Ross Miceli.
RIDGWAY â€“ Robert Rocco, the current principal at the Brookville High School, is set to officially join the Ridgway Area School District as the superintendent on Oct. 27.
Rocco was hired as the new superintendent during a Sept. 13 RASD school board meeting, but the process to finalize his hiring and leave his current position delayed his start until late October.
Currently, he is in his 31st year serving within the education field, and he will join the RASD as a first-time superintendent.
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Those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, more often referred to as MS, may take some comfort in having the opportunity to attend a new monthly support group where they may seek advice, solace and share experiences.
The group meets during the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the St. Marys Area Middle School. The site is handicap accessible. Their next meeting is taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
In addition to those diagnosed with MS, the group is also open to caregivers and families.
GROVE TWP. â€“ It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.
The Bavarian Fall Festival committee honored the Crystal Fire Department with a Community Appreciation Award during the event's opening ceremony held Friday evening.
The ceremony, which serves as the official kickoff to the festival, was hosted by emcee John Salter and began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer offered by Fr. Richard Allen, pastor of Queen of the World Parish.
New Horizons Healthy Foods, owned by LeRoy Kopp of St. Marys, will officially open its doors Monday, providing area residents with a location to purchase items such as smoothies, coffee, burritos and stir fry while also having a wide range of specialty products such as gluten free items, spices, and natural supplements in stock.
The mission statement of the business, according to Kopp, is "to provide reasonably priced, tasty, healthy, and nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere."