February 19th, 2015
Gloria M. Chileski, 72, of 309 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 25, 1942 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine (Testa) Sorge.
She married Alan S. Chileski on April 20, 1963, and he survives.
The Bluewater Thermal Solutions facility in St. Marys on Wednesday was the recipient of a Best Overall Performance award from its parent company.
The St. Marys facility was one of four winning facilities from Bluewater Thermal Solutions' network of 12 facilities within the United States and Canada.
The St. Marys facility was selected as the winner of the Best Overall Performance award at Bluewater Thermal Solutions, being selected as the winner from a pool of 12 facilities owned by Bluewater.
RIDGWAY â€“ Though every crime has an offense gravity score based on the severity of the crime, the major influence in sentencing is often the defendant's prior record score, said District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon.
"The court doesn't necessarily need to follow the guidelines," McMahon said. "Part of what goes through my mind is community safety. That thought is always on my mind. I've got to balance efficiency with effectiveness."
In a recent ranking of the best places for small business in the northeast, St. Marys was listed as fourth citing the city's array of businesses from breweries and restaurants to tech companies and a theatre.
The ranking was recently published online by Talent Tribune, a data-driven HR blog.
It was noted that St. Marys experienced a 3 percent net small business growth with 68 percent of city businesses employing 20 people or fewer.
RIDGWAY â€“ North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission officials in early November 2014 were approached regarding the possibility of revitalizing nearly 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.
The project would connect RJ Corman's railroads to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh railroad and has been lauded as significant economic development that could open up the region to additional markets.
Elk County commissioners are onboard with the project, authorizing the exploration of organizing a regional rail authority.
The St. Marys Area United Way has officially closed their 2014-2015 campaign and to date has reached approximately 90 percent of their goal. The United Way agencies touch lives every day from children to seniors and since 1925 the United Way has supported multiple local organizations. This yearâ€™s goal is within reach with approximately $18,000 still being needed to be raised to reach the $180,000 goal.
College Basketball Round Up
Saturday February 14, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team finished as the runner-up at the Central Pa. Gymnastics League championships, which were held in DuBois at the DuBois Area High School Friday. St. Marys finished less than three points behind Altoona in the battle for first place.
Altoona won the league title with a total score of 130.275. St. Marys was next with 127.375, followed by Bellefonte 121.975, DuBois Area 117.9, and Ridgway 114.625.
During Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting Councilman Lou Radkowski briefly addressed comments made against St. Marys by a neighboring township's officials.
"I find those kind of comments to be unproductive," Radkowski said. "The fact that somebody may have some feelings of envy with one municipality or another, I think there is no place for them right now in today's world."
While he did not specifically identify the origins of the comments, Radkowski was likely referring to comments made during a Thursday, Feb. 5 Ridgway Borough Council meeting.
A fire broke out early Monday morning in sub-zero temperatures at a West Creek Road farmhouse, leaving two elderly St. Marys brothers homeless.
Crystal Fire Department Chief Bill Kraus said there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the fire's origins at 361 West Creek Road as three fire departments responded to the blaze with a fourth on standby in St. Marys.