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April 23rd, 2015

VA medical asset stipulation changed

April 23, 2015

RIDGWAY – An important change in VA health care may open the door for more veterans to apply for enrollment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.
To align VA's health care program with other federal health care programs' financial assessment requirements, earlier this year the VA discontinued the collection of veterans' net worth information for purposes of financial assessment for health benefits.

ECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot test

April 23, 2015

Students in the AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Human Anatomy and Physiology classes at Elk County Catholic High School recently had the opportunity to take part in the pilot test of a lab created by Science Take-Out of Pittsford, N.Y. ECC was one of 32 schools selected to participate in the pilot test out of around 700 applicants.
According to Laura Anderson, Science Department Chairperson and the instructor for all three courses, the school found out they were selected in early December and received the material required for the lab at the end of February.

April 22nd

Bradford Owls edge Dutch tennis 5-4

April 23, 2015

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford Owls by a 5-4 score Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.

Crusader tennis blanks DCC 9-0

April 23, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 7-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the DuBois Central Cardinals in a match played Wednesday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.

Dowd charged in January 'Suzy's' arson

April 22, 2015

A Ridgway man is charged with arson in the January fire at 590 South St. Marys St., formerly Suzy's Furniture Store.
A joint investigation by the St. Marys Police, the State Police Fire Marshal and the Crystal Fire Department concluded with the arrest of Colin M. Dowd, 36.

SMAHS seniors to represent DECA Club at international event

April 22, 2015

St. Marys Area High School senior Deianna Young earned a trip to the DECA international competition after bringing home a top three finish at the organization's 2015 State Career Development Conference recently held in Hershey.
Young received third-place honors in the DECA Quick Serve Restaurant Management portion of the state competition held at the Hershey Lodge from Feb. 24-26.
On Friday, Young will depart for the DECA International Career Development Conference taking place in Orlando, Fla. until April 28.

SMAHS to host indoor championships Saturday

April 22, 2015

On Saturday, St. Marys Area High School will host 38 different indoor color guard, drumline, dance teams, and majorette groups as part of the Tournament Indoor Association's (TIA) Allegheny Mountain Region Chapter 11 Championships.
"It will be a day of great performances that one doesn't see often here," said Chris Gankosky, SMAHS band director.

North Central offering region specific professional training

April 22, 2015

RIDGWAY – During Wednesday's full board of directors meeting for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Susie Snelick, North Central's Workforce Investment Board director, spoke about a wide range of training sessions that North Central will be rolling out to meet the region's specific workforce development needs.
North Central has begun putting on training sessions in the area through its JOBS! Initiative after receiving a $425,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Pa. Jobs1st Initiative.

St. Marys woman injured in Kane crash

April 22, 2015

KANE – A St. Marys woman was injured Wednesday in one of two rear-end traffic collisions in Kane.
Kane Borough Police Chief Heath Boyer identified the injured woman as Christina Canella, a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the wrecks.
An ambulance transported Canella to Kane Community Hospital for treatment of a back injury, police said.
Canella was driving north on Route 321 from Wilcox when she stopped at the stop sign at Biddle Street (Route 6) Wednesday afternoon to make a right turn onto Biddle Street.

April 21st

SMA squads split with Brookville on senior night

April 22, 2015

The St. Marys Area track and field teams split with Brookville on Tuesday afternoon during a senior night meet held at Dutch Country Stadium. The Lady Dutch won 78-70 while the Raiders beat the Dutchmen 88-62.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1...
The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...