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March 20th, 2014

Applications received for Jay Twp. boards

March 20, 2014

WEEDVILLE – Applications have been received for vacancies on Jay Township's Sewer Authority Board and the Water Authority Board, according to supervisors at Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting. Murray Lilley applied to the Sewer Authority Board, and no motion was made for appointment. Both Lilley and Ronna Rebo applied to the Water Authority Board. No motion was made to appoint either applicant, but it was specified that Rebo's application must be tabled until the next meeting because her application was submitted the previous night.

Ridgway native pens children's book

March 20, 2014

Ridgway native Kristen Van Aken, postmaster of the Passumpsic, Vt. Post Office, recently authored a children's book entitled "Pigs! Under the Post Office?"
Based off a real-life situation of pigs living under a carriage house in the process of being converted into a post office, Van Aken penned the whimsical tale of three pigs who sneak into the basement of Postmaster Peachums' office. Matthew Gauvin is the illustrator for the book.

March 19th

Teresa A. Ferragine

March 19, 2014

Teresa A. Ferragine, 74, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Elmhurst, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Catherine Moriarty Becce. She was a graduate of Flushing High School, Class of 1958. She had been a resident of St. Marys since 1972 and was a former employee of the American Red Cross.
Mrs. Ferragine was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church.

Major crash shuts down Boot Jack

March 19, 2014

RIDGWAY TWP. – A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
Ridgway Ambulance and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) were called out at 11:12 a.m. for a report of an overturned coal truck in a head-on collision.

Beloved orphan "Annie" melts hearts in SMA musical

March 19, 2014

The sun will come out tomorrow for the cast of "Annie" as the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theatre Departments present the popular broadway musical opening tonight with additional performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school's Carpin Auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door.
"We thought it was time to bring back a classic, familiar musical that everybody can enjoy," said Christopher Gankosky, musical director. "This year you will find that it is a fresh take on a popular musical and you will be entertained from the first downbeat to the closing curtain."

March 18th

Eraldo "Hoss" Scacchitti

March 18, 2014

Eraldo "Hoss" Scacchitti, 56, of 649 Downing Ct., Erie, and formerly of St. Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2014 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
He was born June 28, 1957 in St. Marys, son of Gustavo (Gino) and Menina (Minnie) DeLuca Scacchitti.
He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1975, a graduate of Gannon University in 1979, and received his master's degree from Gannon University in 1982. He was employed by Gannon University. He was a proud member of the TKE fraternity and enjoyed crossword puzzles and texting.

Robert J. Foster

March 18, 2014

Robert J. Foster, 69, of 124 Lafayette St., St. Marys, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Penn Highlands Elk Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1945 in St. Marys, son of the late George J. and Helen Beimel Foster. On Feb. 14, 1970, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Mary L. Simbeck, who survives.

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.

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