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May 15th, 2015

Ridgway Twp. plans to adopt oil and gas ordinance

May 16, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. - Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.

May 14th

Hollidaysburg Tigers down Dutchmen 9-3 Thursday

May 15, 2015

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team lost to the Hollidaysburg Tigers by a 9-3 score Thursday at Berwind Park on Senior Night.

Blue Mass to honor fallen police officers

May 14, 2015

In commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, a special Blue Mass is being held today at noon at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys to remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives to protect their fellow officers and members of their communities.
Father Eric Vogt will act as celebrant for the Mass, which will be followed by a luncheon.

Construction project helps students form the foundation for their future

May 14, 2015

Several St. Marys Area High School Building Construction students recently had the opportunity to personally develop their skills on an authentic construction project by completing a concrete patio under the pavilion at Bennetts Valley Elementary School which will become an outdoor classroom.
The effort of the seven-member group was evident as they completed the pouring and finishing of a 20 ft. by 30 ft. slab in three hours.

PSP investigates DUI crash in Ridgway Twp.

May 14, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police report investigating a DUI crash that occurred Thursday morning at approximately 4:55 a.m. on state Route 219 near Boot Jack Auto in Ridgway Township.
A known 59-year-old male was reportedly traveling south on SR 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.
Police say the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

May 13th

SMA brings home five gold medals from 9-AAA track and field championships

May 14, 2015

The St. Marys Area Track and Field teams competed in the District 9-AAA championships Wednesday afternoon at the Brookville Area track and field complex.
The Lady Dutch placed third in the girls standing with 67 points. DuBois Area won the team title with 122.8 points. Bradford was second with 98 followed by St. Marys 67, Punxsutawney 29.25 and Clearfield with 22.
The Dutchmen placed fifth with 34 points. Bradford won the team title with 146 points followed by DuBois 70, Punxsy 69, Clearfield 53 and St. Marys 34.

Crusaders dealt 3-0 setback by Bradford Owls

May 14, 2015

A day after recording back-to-back shutouts, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders found themselves on the opposite end of things as they were held scoreless in a 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Bradford Owls on a chilly and windy afternoon at Berwind Park.

Significant repairs ordered as result of plane collision

May 13, 2015

Damage from a recent plane accident at the St. Marys Municipal Airport has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
The accident occurred as Preston Hoopes, 35, of Ulysses attempted to start his Cessna 182 airplane by turning the front propellor when the plane suddenly started and veered out of control after traveling several feet crashing into the airport's front office and striking support beams of the second floor West Wind Restaurant.

Local mother hoping to help kids find their voice

May 13, 2015

As today marks National Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day, many are unaware of the motor speech disorder which leaves children struggling to find their voice.
Among those are 4-year-old Maria Surra of St. Marys who was diagnosed with moderate to severe childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at age 3.
"Our Maria is a vibrant, bright, happy, little girl that just cannot express in words what she is feeling and thinking," said her mother, Kelli Surra.
Although Maria knows what she wants to say, her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to verbalize those words.

Two St. Marys companies recognized by North Central

May 13, 2015

KERSEY – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission hosted a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday to recognize the 17 local businesses that were selected as finalists for the 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Awards from the north central region.
The local businesses were selected by partners within North Central’s PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Development) network for the impact that they have on the north central region, which includes Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Potter and Clearfield counties.

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