May 15th, 2012
Property taxes will not be raised for residents of the St. Marys Area School District for the 2012 - 2013 fiscal year, according to SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney.
At Thursday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors, Kearney said the district will be able to continue reducing property taxes for the 2012-2013 school year as a result of the distribution of state gaming funds through the Taxpayer Relief Act, also known as Special Session Act 1 of 2006.
In an effort to bridge the gap between school and career preparation, the St. Marys Area High School continues to offer a unique opportunity as part of its Technical Preparation Career Center, which allows students to utilize cooperative education through the Co-op School-to-Career program.
Recently, both students and participating employers were recognized for their efforts during the schoolâ€™s annual Co-Op School-To-Work banquet held at the Red Fern.
Margaret C. Severance, 91, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Sargent, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amicone Scutella.
She married Guy J. Severance, who predeceased her on July 13, 1992.
Mrs. Severance was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1985, after 35 years of service.
Virginia Marie Draper of 5441 Whispering Willow Way, Ft. Myers, Fla., died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Florida following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and married Jay Draper in August 1962.
They had two children, Donna Mancini of St. Augustine, Fla., and Jeffrey D. Draper, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2008 in Pittsburgh. She had two grandsons whom she adored.
E. Jayne Trumbull, 74, of 6265 Shawmut Rd., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born June 9, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Eugene and Grace (Reinhart) Lyle.
She was married to James C. Trumbull, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2003.
RIDGWAY - St. Marys Area baseball scored in four of the six innings played in a 10-0, 6-inning win over Ridgway Monday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
St. Marys was off to a fast start as Mitchell Meyer hit a home run to left with the first at bat of the game to put the Dutch up 1-0.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch were shut out 2-0 on senior night by the Williamsport Millionaires on Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Both teams struggled to get their offenses going, with St. Marys Area only recording one hit while Williamsport had three. The Millionaires scored both of their runs in the top of the third inning.
"We played good defensively," said St. Marys Area coach Manny Gerarge. "We were making some contact throughout the game, but when we started the last inning we had some hard hits and they made a few good plays."
ST. MARYS - The Elk County Rural Reading Project is hosting a special movie night kickoff event Friday evening at South St. Marys Street Elementary School in an effort to collect 600 new books as part of the program's inaugural book drive event.
RIDGWAY â€“ Matt Marusiak of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy gave a special presentation on source water protection and conservation easements at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Marusiak, a land protection specialist for the conservancy, has an office in Ridgway and a territory that covers the entire 12-county region of the PA Wilds. He has a degree in petrochemical engineering and has worked on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and for the planning department of Elk County.
OX TWP. â€“Â Area residents now have a more convenient way of redeeming their Giant Eagle fuelperks! as the chain opened one of three new GetGo locations today in Fox Township. GetGo is located at the former site of Country Fair along the Million Dollar Highway across from Wal-Mart.
According to a press release issued on Monday by Giant Eagle, the location is one of three new GetGo convenience stores and fueling stations opening today. The other two locations are in Brookville and Titusville.