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National Day of Prayer set for Thursday in Ridgway

May 3, 2015

RIDGWAY – Area residents will pause to reflect Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. for the annual National Day of Prayer event at the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway.

Annual Civil War encampment held Friday

May 2, 2015

St. Marys Area Middle School hosted their annual Civil War encampment on Friday.
This is the 15th year for the event which included 11 stations, the most of any encampment to date.
Forty-two reenactors participated in the event highlighting various aspects of the Civil War and that time period ranging from fashions, a blacksmith store, a medical doctor tent, a live mortar shoot, a canon demonstration, artillery education, a marching drill station, a gift shop, discussion with a Civil War author and readings of time period ghost stories.

Council approves local subdivisions

May 2, 2015

Several subdivision applications were approved by St. Marys City Council.
Among them were a request from Hunt Oil Products, Inc. of Brusselles Street to divide two lots from a 2.38 acre parcel as separate lots for sale. Lot 1 is .91 acres, lot 2 is .38 acres and the residual parcel is 1.08 acres. All lots have an existing building on them with public water and sewage.
The residual parcel is accessed via a private 40 ft. wide street, which has frontage along the street.
A minor subdivision was approved for the Lanzel Trust on Wilson Road.

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

Mayor proposes PHE rep to update council on hospital activity

April 30, 2015

St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard proposed inviting a Penn Highlands Elk representative to a council meeting to explain in more details some of the activity taking place at the hospital which will allow council an opportunity to ask questions.
Howard recently attended a meeting at PHE where CEO Rose Campbell explained their move to a critical access hospital (CAH), which are typically rural community hospitals according to the American Hospital Association.
"The hospital has been losing money historically for the last number of years," Howard said.

Civil War encampment being held Friday at St. Marys Area Middle School

April 29, 2015

For the past 15 years, St. Marys Area Middle School has paid homage to the Civil War during annual encampments held at the school. The school's Civil War Club, under the director of teacher Cherri Gigliotti, hosts the event.
Gigliotti said this year's encampment is slated to be the school's biggest yet in terms of the number of activities and reenactors.
Students have the opportunity to experience what life was like during the Civil War era by visiting 11 stations situated inside and outside of the school, each focusing on a different aspect of the time period.

Tom Aiello of Kane ends long career as firefighter instructor

April 29, 2015

KANE – Tom Aiello of Kane is proud of his legacy.
By taking part in training classes taught by Aiello, thousands of volunteer firefighters across Pennsylvania and nearby states have learned the proper techniques for fighting structure fires.
Aiello, a longtime volunteer firefighter himself, has been a state-certified fire instructor since 1969. He is retiring with the title of senior master instructor-- the highest level given in the state. He now is referred to as fire instructor emeritus.

SMAHS students inducted into National Honor Society

April 28, 2015

On Tuesday evening, the academic excellence of St. Marys Area High School juniors and seniors was celebrated as students were inducted into the National Honor Society.
Among those honored were 38 first-year junior members, 26 second-year senior members and three senior first-year members in both the NHS Dr. Walter Black Chapter and the Dennis J. Driscoll National Technical Honor Society.
The ceremony began with the grand march of students into SMA's Carpin Auditorium followed by the lighting of the torch of knowledge by Megan Henderson and Madison Quesenberry.

Community assessment idea entries approaching deadline

April 28, 2015

The Stackpole-Hall Foundation community survey as part of its long-range planning project is drawing to a close on April 30.
The purpose of the project is to gather ideas or suggestions from current and former Elk County residents about supporting young people and senior citizens in Elk County.
A special website, stackpolehall.ideascale.com, was created to allow individuals to submit their ideas as well as vote on existing suggestions and make constructive comments on them. Individuals may only cast one vote per idea.

Daguscahonda offers springtime birdwatching opportunities

April 28, 2015

DAGUSCAHONDA – For the past several years now, a piebald robin has been making its way around Daguscahonda in the springtime much to the delight of the town's residents.
One resident, Melinda Marconi, was able to capture the small bird on camera.

Two charged in St. Marys burglary

April 28, 2015

Two St. Marys men face felony charges for a burglary that occurred March 7 at 122 Houston Rd.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Jeremiah Dilley, 35, and Sebastian Otis Dilley, 19, went to the Houston Road residence and, finding the door locked, Sebastian kicked the door open and removed mail from the house.

Fire reported at former Buehler Lumber Co. in Ridgway

April 28, 2015

RIDGWAY – Multiple fire units were called out Tuesday afternoon for a working structure fire at a former Buehler Lumber Co. property listed at 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway.
There was significant smoke damage at the property and flames damaged and nearly melted away a significant portion of the wall panels.

Medal of Honor course teaches values at ECC

April 27, 2015

New this semester, some of the upperclassmen at Elk County Catholic High School have been taking a closer look at the values of courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, patriotism, and citizenship through an elective course called Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice.

Local indoor ensembles perform championship preview show

April 27, 2015

St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic High School's indoor ensembles performed their Wildwood Preview Show on Monday evening for family, friends and community members.
A packed crowd gathered inside the SMAHS gymnasium which plays host to the annual show held prior to the teams' departure later this week to participate in the 2015 Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Atlantic Coast Championships, also referred to as All-Chapter Championships, taking place April 30-May 3 in Wildwood, N.J.

Funding received for Squab Hollow Road repairs

April 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – At Monday's Elk County Conservation District board of directors meeting, the directors approved funding for two projects within its dirt and gravel program and its low volume road program.
The directors' decision came after the Elk County Conservation District's quality assurance board met to review all of the applications that the district had received for funding of a dirt, gravel or low volume road project.

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