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January 15th, 2015

SMA swimmers pick up wins over Bradford

January 15, 2015

The St. Marys Area swim teams both won big over Bradford in a meet held Thursday night at the SMAHS natatorium. The Lady Dutch beat the Lady Owls 121-49, and the Dutchmen defeated the Owls 106-50.

Commissioner, others ready for mission trip

January 15, 2015

"They feel so blessed to receive the things that we take for granted every day."
That's one of the key points for Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer, who along with other members of the local community are preparing for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

School board considering new substitute teacher placement system

January 15, 2015

Implementing a new service to better streamline the process of managing the substitute teacher process is an option currently being reviewed by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.
An additional, if not equally important benefit is the service eliminates the district's employer costs stemming from having to determine if they must offer health care to the substitutes based on the number of days they work or if they have worked enough days to have to pay into PSERS (Public Schools Employees' Retirement System).

Concert proceeds presented to police department

January 15, 2015

On Thursday afternoon, Anne Herzing, daughter of the late Nicholas J. Sinibaldi and coordinator of the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Symphonic Band's annual Christmas concert, met with St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone to present a check of the proceeds raised from donations received at the group's December concert.
According to Herzing, the donations received at the free concert, which was held on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 21 in the auditorium at the St. Marys Area High School, totaled more than $800.

Johnsonburg purchases new fire truck

January 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.

Sean Perry Productions latest premiere set for Saturday

January 15, 2015

Picture a movie premiere, a grand old theater, lots of actors, friends and family of those involved. No, it’s not Hollywood or New York City, it’s Warren, where the latest Sean Perry Productions movie will premiere on Saturday night.
"The Homebodies" will be the highlight of a Sean Perry Productions triple feature held Saturday evening at Warren’s Struthers Library Theatre. The film is in the horror genre, a favorite of the writer/director, Kane resident Sean Perry.

Dena L. Scott

January 15, 2015

Dena L. Scott, 95, of Weedville, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Riva del Garda, Italy, and immigrated to the United States with her parents, Vittorio Silvio Betta and Antonia (Torboli) Betta, arriving on New Year's Day in 1930.
On Sept. 21, 1938, she married Massimo L. Scott, who preceded her in death May 14, 1983.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Church of Force, and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and working in her yard.
She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.

Carl O. Stranburg

January 15, 2015

Carl O. Stranburg, 77, of Grove City, Ohio, and formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 with his family present.
Carl was born Dec. 14, 1937, son of the late Carl J. (Jip) and Myrtle Bengston Stranburg. He was born and raised in Tiona.
He was employed by Struthers Wells until its closing, and also the Warren County Courthouse.
Carl was an avid fisherman, hunter, and Steelers fan. He loved his hunting camp on Six-Mile. Carl served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the American Legion Post 135 and the Sheffield VFW.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who
will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination,
and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were
nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated
along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict

January 14th

Lady Chucks hand Lady Dutch District 9 League loss

January 15, 2015

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team lost a 67-38 District 9 League contest to the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks Wednesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

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