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February 9th, 2015

Electricity uncommon when carbon industry started

February 10, 2015

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
Electricity and electric motors on machines may be the norm today, but when Speer Carbon Company got its start, those 'modern conveniences' had not yet become commonplace.
"So what ran Speer Carbon Company? There was a big steam engine that ran a big belt and pulleys," Beimel said as he displayed a photograph that showed some of those belts.

No injuries in Highland Twp. fire

February 9, 2015

HIGHLAND – No one was injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the basement of a residence on Highland Road near the Highland Hotel in Highland Township.
Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was contained to a plastic bucket used for the disposal of ashes from a wood-burner.

Daniel H. Denio

February 9, 2015

Daniel H. Denio, 61, of Henderson, Nev. died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home following a short illness.
He was born May 21, 1953 in St. Marys, son of Lynn and Marion (Shadd) Denio, who survive.

SMA swim and dive teams split with Clearfield

February 9, 2015

The St. Marys Area swim and dive teams split with the Clearfield squads during SMA's final home meet of the season Monday night at the SMAHS natatorium. The Lady Dutch defeated the Lady Bison 128-54, but the Bison beat the Dutchmen 125-58.

Johnsonburg boys basketball downs St. Marys, 47-33

February 9, 2015

Johnsonburg's seniors went out with a victory as the Rams downed St. Marys 47-33 Monday night on Senior Night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 9, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62

February 8th

Lady Crusaders improve to 21-0, down Lady Dutch

February 9, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders clinched the District 9 League title Saturday afternoon with a 50-29 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch in a game played at the ECCHS gym. It was also Senior Day for Elk Catholic as the senior players and their parents were recognized in pre-game ceremonies.

SMA gymnasts close out regular season with loss

February 9, 2015

Members of the St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team closed out their regular season with a 130.2-125.525 loss to Altoona Saturday at a meet held on the road in Altoona.

St. Marys oil and gas ordinance developing

February 8, 2015

Ongoing talks continue about the city's proposed oil and gas ordinance.
Seneca Resources representatives recently requested a meeting with a small committee of St. Marys City Council members and city solicitor Tom Wagner to discuss their objections to the city's proposed oil and gas ordinance.
The nearly 2.5 hour long meeting included strong discussion during which Seneca presented two maps, the most telling one showing all St. Marys property where Seneca has oil and gas rights and land interests.

Beimel highlights role of carbon in local history

February 8, 2015

Carbon has played an important role in the history of St. Marys since the first carbon plant was started in 1899.
"This (carbon) is why most of us are here. This is why most of what is now St. Marys is here," said local historian Ray Beimel. "We got out of the business of coal mining, and we got out of the business of lumbering. We even got out of the business of making clay products. We got out of any business that required a local natural resource."

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