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March 17th, 2015

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Transformer rolls slowly to future Kersey site

March 18, 2015

A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

SMCMS presents Disney's 'High School Musical, Jr.'

March 18, 2015

Get'cha head in the game and venture out to St. Marys Catholic Middle School's production of High School Musical Jr. on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.
The musical is based on the popular Disney movie "High School Musical" which follows the antics of East High's most popular student and the new girl as they audition for the school musical and later become fast friends.

ECCHS students celebrate Pi Day

March 18, 2015

Tuesday may have been St. Patrick's Day, but both pi and pies were also on the minds of the students, faculty,and staff at Elk County Catholic High School. The school held a Pi Day celebration throughout the day, with students getting to enjoy pie in their math classes, learn about pi, and also take part in a dress down day.
Pi Day was Saturday, March 14, and instead of celebrating early, ECC decided to wait until Tuesday and hold their celebration in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day.

St. Marys basketball team stranded by flooding

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.

March 16th

City to kick in remaining funding for flood study

March 16, 2015

In an effort to potentially help alleviate future flash flooding in the Stackpole Complex and Fourth Street area, St. Marys City Council on Monday approved spending $8,000 to fund a feasibility study.
The cost of the Elk Creek Feasibility Study is $13,000. The Elk County Community Foundation awarded the city $5,000 of its $10,000 request, leaving a tab for the remaining $8,000.
Interim City Co-Manager Tim Brennen said the city has money available due to savings from an insurance policy which will be used to complete the study funding.

St. Marys City Manager search committee adds HR volunteer

March 16, 2015

The St. Marys City Manager search committee moved forward by recruiting a local human resource professional to complete the small group.
During Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting, Kim Bosnik was announced as the newest member of the committee. Bosnik has been the personnel manager at Keystone since 2001.
She joins fellow search committee members councilmen Ned Jacob, Lou Radkowski, and Gary Anderson.

Flooding prevailed in St. Marys on St. Patrick's Day in 1936

March 16, 2015

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.
For some, St. Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate their Irish heritage. For others, it is simply another reason to engage in good, old fashioned revelry regardless of whether or not any of their ancestors hailed from the Emerald Isle. However, 79 years ago, St. Patrick was probably one of the furthest things from residents' minds on March 17.

4 charged in Ash Street burglary

March 16, 2015

Three men from Sharon and one St. Marys woman have been charged for their alleged involvement in a reported burglary that occurred Oct. 14, 2014.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, David Eugene Brock Jr., 22, Eli Troy Porter, 18, and James Walter Clark, 18, dropped off Kelsey Rena Cavalline, 20, at 396 Ash St., St. Marys, where she said her grandparents resided.

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