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March 18th, 2014

City to apply for Early Intervention Program

March 18, 2014

St. Marys City Council unanimously approved for the city to apply for the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Early Intervention Program (EIP).
The program provides matching grant funds to assist municipalities experiencing fiscal difficulties to develop comprehensive multi-year financial plans and establish short and long-term financial objectives.
It offers up to $100,000 for 50 percent of total project costs for the development and implementation of multi-year financial management programs and strategies.

Biblical musical brings gospel parables to life

March 18, 2014

St. Marys Catholic Middle School students are set to perform the energetic, uplifting musical "Godspell, Jr." in which the parables of Jesus Christ come to life with abundant humanity and heart. Showtime is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.

Mattiuz highlights legislative issues for farm bureau

March 18, 2014

RIDGWAY – Ernest Mattiuz Jr. of Kersey, elected to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's board of directors in late 2013, presented a spring legislative update Tuesday morning during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The bureau designates the second week of March on an annual basis as local government affairs week. The presentation sought to inform elected officials of current legislative issues currently being addressed by the state farm bureau.

March 17th

City Hall security project approved

March 17, 2014

The second floor of City Hall will be undergoing security modifications in the near future as members of St. Marys City Council approved a $15,000 project on Monday evening during their regular meeting.
The project entails installing a glass wall upon entering the lobby area which would limit access to the entire floor without first being buzzed in by an employee. A new access and camera system will also be incorporated in the project.

Hillard resigns from Kane Police Department

March 17, 2014

Brian Hillard has resigned from the Kane Borough Police Department.
Hillard, 43, the Kane police chief since 2003, has been suspended without pay since September after he was charged with two counts of falsifying state documents related to firearms training.

Borough approves co-op agreement for grant contract

March 17, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway YMCA's recent request for the borough to sign on as a host entity for their upcoming $1.6 million renovation project was approved by a 4-3 vote during Monday evening's council meeting.
Councilmen Rich Parrish, Sam MacDonald, Frank Quattrone and J.R. Geitner approved the borough's signing of the cooperation agreement while councilmen Steve Keener, John Casolo Jr. and council president Ralph Dussia cast negative votes.

March 16th

Business Expo offers visitors array of vendors

March 16, 2014

A steady crowd was on hand throughout Saturday at the 2014 Business Expo held at the Red Fern. The four-hour event, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce andThe River 98.9, provided visitors with an opportunity to peruse services and products available from area businesses. Among the 40 plus vendors were educational and banking institutions, organizations and several businesses ranging from construction and home repair/renovation businesses, computer technicians, healthcare, outdoors, real estate, jewelry, insurance, law enforcement, as well as a winery and travel agency.

Area hospital addresses staffing rumors

March 16, 2014

Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.

Concert benefits ECCHS FBLA

March 16, 2014

As the green beer was served in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Remedy X kicked off Saturday night’s concert at Dino’s Place with Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Remedy X performed for no charge and Dino’s Place donated the profits to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Elk County Catholic High School.

March 14th

One dead in Brandy Camp Road crash

March 14, 2014

FOX TWP. – One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.

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