September 9th, 2011
The decade since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 has brought a number of changes to nearly every facet of Americans' lives. While these changes have been both good and bad, one area organization that has had a positive change is the City of St. Marys Police Department (SMPD).
According to SMPD Chief Todd Caltagarone, police training has been steadily improving over the past several years.
The Ridgway Main Street Program, Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA] are teaming up once again to coordinate for this year's The Flavors of Fall festival and the Art on the Edge Trail event.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki is reaching out to food and craft vendors for this year's festival, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vendors will receive a 10x10-foot spot on the courthouse lawn. Bogacki is also in search of musical acts to perform at the courthouse gazebo.
Nedra A. Blauser, 54, of 415 Short St., Johnsonburg, formerly of Ludlow, died Friday morning, September 9, 2011 at her residence.
Born December 27, 1956 in Kane, she was the daughter of the late Neil E. and Phyllis J. Donahey Davidson.
A member of the former Church of the Nazarene in Kane, she had worked at Buffalo China in Warren and as a cook and waitress atÂ The Whirl in Ludlow and Colonial Inn near Kane.Â Â
At Thursday night's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, the board took time to honor newly retired teachers, as well as introduce and welcome some new faculty and staff members. Board President Joseph Goetz presented the group with plaques commemorating their service and tenure. Recipients were: Patricia Hamblin, Marcy Holland, Susan McDonough, Margaret Miller, Karen Moyer, George Neubert, Benita Taylor, Debbie Gschwendtner, Paula Braun and Jay Moore.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Reynoldsville woman faces two counts of attempted criminal homicide and other charges after she allegedly fired about six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at her husband behind a district judge's office Thursday.
One of the shots struck her husband's car, while another struck a private residence along Pleasant Alley, police said.
During Thursday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting, the board discussed the possibility of entering into an inter-municipal agreement with Jay Township for Sewage Enforcement Office and building code inspector services.
Jay Twp. recently proposed the request to Fox Twp.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz noted his disapproval of the idea, stating Fox Twp.'s Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Robin Singer maintains a busy schedule with his work within the township.
Supervisor and Public Works Director Randy Gradizzi said he is not completely opposed to the idea.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team evened their record at 1-1 on the regular season with a 3-0 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch last night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first game by a 25-14 score. They took the second game 25-23 and won the third game 25-22.
â€śWe played well offensively when we could run a solid defense in front of it,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders broke open a close game in the second half Thursday at Benzinger Park on their way to a 5-0 varsity girls' soccer victory over the Kane Lady Wolves.
Â Â Â Freshman Julia Sweeney scored once and set up two other scores in the second half outburst for ECC.
Â Â Â "These young players are coming around well," said Lady Crusaders coach Don Fabiano. "It is so nice to see these players having success on the field."
The St. Marys Flying Dutchmen golf squad picked up a win over visiting Brockway on Thursday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course, defeating the Rovers 235 to 248.
"The team played really well today," said St. Marys coach Dan Vollmer following the match. "It was a much-needed win and we look forward to our home match against Ridgway and Kane next week."
Medalists for the day were St. Marys' Sam Miller and Brockway's Andy Genevro and Bret Corr, all of whom shot 11-over-par rounds of 46.
The Elk County Catholic High School golf squad picked up a victory over the visiting Ridgway Elkers on Thursday afternoon at the St. Marys Golf Club. The Crusaders won the match 207-215, with the top five scores from each team counting toward the total.
The medalist for the day was Elk Catholic's Elliott Struble with a four-over-par round of 39. The high scorer for Ridgway was Josh Roselli with a 41.