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Commission reacts to budget

March 31, 2011

Area officials have been keeping a close eye on the state's budget proceedings and are anxious to see the "trickle-down" effect that it will have at a local level.
According to Eric Bridges, executive director of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC], the spending plan will impact the six-county region that the entity serves.

Building will stay put following fire

March 31, 2011

After being looked over by a structural engineer while police officials from Ridgway Borough and the Ridgway-based state police concluded investigations, owner Ed Aiello said Thursday night he is confident that the fire-damaged building at 205 Main St. in downtown Ridgway will remain standing.
Trooper Greg Agosti, a fire marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police, completed the investigation Wednesday and reported that the cause of the fire was determined to be an overheated electrical outlet located in apartment 2B on the second floor of the 3-story brick building.

Helen L. Shields

March 31, 2011

Helen L. Shields, 94, of Summerville, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Manor of Brookville.
She was born Aug. 16, 1916 in Brookville, the daughter of the late Arthur C. DeMotte and Gertrude Carberry DeMotte.
At the Baptist Church in Brookville, she married Blair E. Shields, who preceded her in death

Florence S. Dietz

March 31, 2011

Florence S. Dietz, 88, of 7452 Ridgway-St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Ridgway, daughter of the late United and Etta Mae (Birchfield) States.
On July 21, 1951, she married Paul E. Dietz , who preceded her in death on April 10, 1999.

March 30th

ITEC deal close

March 30, 2011

RIDGWAY – Officials announced Wednesday morning that a deal between Elk County officials and the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] may be imminent as the Industrial Technical Education Center [ITEC] building hangs in the balance.

Creation of Water Resource Protection Zone a possibility

March 30, 2011

During a joint meeting between members of the St. Marys City Council and St. Marys Planning Commission to discuss ways to protect certain community resources, such as the water supply, from oil and gas drilling, the creation of a new Water Resource Protection Zone was proposed.

Athletic trainers keeping athletes in the game

March 30, 2011

Now in her second year working at St. Marys Area High School, Certified Athletic Trainer Ashley Mulcahy, 25, is working to keep Dutch athletes in top physical shape by helping to prevent and diagnose injuries, provide rehabilitation and monitor their condition.
"I chose to go into the athletic training field because I think it's a nice combination of athletics and medicine," Mulcahy said.
March marks National Athletic Training Month as recognized by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), through which Mulcahy is accredited.

Tire collections registered through Great American Cleanup of PA

March 30, 2011

Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner announced during the Elk County Solid Waste Authority meeting on Tuesday afternoon that the group has registered its three upcoming tire collections through the Great American Cleanup of PA.
The authority had previously discussed the matter during their February meeting; however, at that time they were uncertain as to the dates and times that the collections would be held.

James F. Bliskey

March 30, 2011

James F. Bliskey, 60, of Troy, Michigan, and formerly of Pittsburgh, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Troy, Michigan.
He was the son of the late Eloy and Dolores "Curl" Bliskey.
Besides his wife, Cynthia Bliskey, he is survived by the following children, Jodie Sesi, James Bliskey Jr., Brian Bliskey and Becky Dominguez; six grandchildren, Caleb, Wyatt, Mia, Mackenna, Noah and Landon; two sisters, Grace Corcoran and Mary Anne O'Donnell; numerous nieces and nephews; and by his faithful Beagle, Patches.

March 29th

Punxsy track squads sweep ECC teams in season opener

March 29, 2011

The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their season Tuesday by hosting the Punxsutawney squads.
The Punxsy teams swept the Elk Catholic squads. The Chucks beat the Crusaders 82-68 while the Lady Chucks edged the Lady Crusaders 76.5 to 73.5.
“We had a good opening meet today,” said ECCHS Coach John Schneider.

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