September 20th, 2011
During Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting, a brief public hearing was held as part of the 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Tina Gradizzi, community and economic development coordinator, announced that this year's projects consist of street reconstruction and improvements.
The CDBG Entitlement Program helps to financially assist municipalities with numerous community development needs and principally benefits low- and moderate-income citizens.
Joseph D. McCandless, 32, of 225 South Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Kersey unexpectedly.
He was born February 8, 1979, in Ridgway, son of the late James W. McCandless, who died on Sept. 6, 2007; and Debora Stahli McCandless of Dagus Mines, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1999. He was employed at DuBrook, Inc. of St. Marys.
A preliminary injunction in favor of oil and gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) will stand.
In a ruling announced Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit endorsed a preliminary injunction issued in December 2009 by U.S. District Court Judge Sean McLaughlin in Erie.
That injunction enjoins the U.S. Forest Service from preparing a study under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as a â€śpre-conditionâ€ť for drilling oil and gas wells in the ANF.
On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council approved the real estate sale for land in the St. Marys Industrial Park at the airport on which a new business, SMC Powder Metallurgy of St. Marys, Inc. plans to construct a facility.
The purchase price of the land was $203,300 and includes one entire lot and a portion of another. The new business plans to create 200 jobs.
As part of this transaction, the city has been working with the St. Marys Soccer Association in finding a new location for their five fields, which are currently situated on the land.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team raised their record to 5-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Clearfield Lady Bisons Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Amy Orr of the Lady Dutch easily defeated Yesh Patel 6-0, 6-0.
At second singles, SMAâ€™s Mary Rosman won her match 6-0, 6-0 over Lauren Whitmen.
Marta Vega of the Lady Dutch won her third singles match 6-0, 6-0 over Rachael Johnson.
At fourth singles, Aubrey Wiesner of the Lady Dutch won her match 6-0, 6-0 over Jen Grenus.
At fifth singles, SMAâ€™s Chelsea Agosti won her match 6-0, 6-0.
After a slow first half, the Kane Lady Wolves used a strong second half to defeat the St. Marys Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played at St. Marys Area's soccer field.
Following the game, Kane coach Allie Saquin remarked that she was pleased with her team's second-half effort.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 2011 Bucktail Tournament title on Saturday by defeating the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 5-0 score.
The tournament was played at the St. Marys Area soccer field.
This was Ridgwayâ€™s first Bucktail Tournament crown.
â€śWe finally won the Bucktail Tournament,â€ť said Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena. â€śThis is our season. We have a solid core and the girls just wanted it.â€ť
â€śI am really happy with everyoneâ€™s effort. I am excited for the win. We came up with a good win over a good program. It was a good win over good competition,â€ť he added.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team came up short on Saturday morning to the Bradford Lady Owls, losing 4-1 in the consolation match of this year's Bucktail Tournament, which was held at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt remarked that the Lady Dutch squad is "a work in progress."
"Some mistakes in the first half kept [the score] from being close," Schmidt said.
Peggy Ann Samick, 79, of 138 Airport Road, St. Marys, died on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Cameron County, a daughter of Dorothy Berry Card of Sterling Run and the late Charles Orville Card.
On January 2, 1961 in Emporium, she married Albert M. "Loppo" Samick, Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999.
We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer; according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in six women is diagnosed with breast cancer annually. The ACS also estimates that more than 10,500 women in Pennsylvania will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer by the end of the year.
In order to help educate the community about breast cancer and provide inspiration to area women and their families, Elk Regional Health Center is hosting "Pink Palooza." The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at The Red Fern in Fox Township.