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Commissioners accept position change during meeting

June 2, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
“This is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,” said Commissioner June Sorg.

Sheriff's department has new chief deputy

June 2, 2015

RIDGWAY – The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word “chief.”
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriff’s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.

Work underway on Memorial Park basketball courts

June 2, 2015

Anyone looking to play basketball at Memorial Park recently has likely been in for a bit of a surprise when they arrived to find the courts that have long been located by the park's scout house are no longer there – temporarily. Grant money was secured to completely replace the courts, and work on the project got underway in May.

City Council to vote on parking authority

June 2, 2015

St. Marys City Council discussed the creation of a parking authority during a work session meeting on Monday, a parking authority that will likely be put to a vote during the council's upcoming Monday, June 15 meeting.
St. Marys Councilman Ned Jacob said he plans on making a motion that the council creates the authority, but added that he didn't want to make the motion during Monday's meeting as he wanted to give a few weeks for the other council members to think about the issue.

Penn Highlands Elk still a concern for council

June 2, 2015

Several members of St. Marys City Council on Monday expressed continuing concerns over the recent actions of the Penn Highlands healthcare system.
The council held a meeting last month with representatives from Penn Highlands Elk to address concerns in the city about the hospital and its recent layoffs.

ECCHS graduates 71 in Sunday afternoon ceremony

June 1, 2015

Seventy-one students graduated from Elk County Catholic High School during a commencement ceremony held Sunday afternoon in the school's auditorium.
Following a Baccalaureate Mass at noon, students processed back into the auditorium at 1:30 p.m. for the official commencement ceremony.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Daily Press for more coverage of ECC's graduation.

MacDonald delivers ECCHS commencement address

June 1, 2015

Long a staple of Memorial Day weekend, Elk County Catholic High School held its annual commencement ceremonies a week later than normal, graduating a class of 71 students on Sunday afternoon. The program began with a Baccalaureate Mass in the school's auditorium at 12 p.m. and was followed by the graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Daily Press for more.

Donation updates 3D printing technology at ECC

May 30, 2015

A donation by Innovated Solutions is bringing Elk County Catholic High School up to date with the latest 3D printing technology.
Innovated Solutions president Eric Wonderling, vice-president of operations John Azzato, senior application engineer Jake Shannon, and intern Adam Lovenduski, an ECC alumnus, recently visited the school to see how the new 3D printer has been working.
"Unfortunately, that was the new flavor, so it took forever to come," Wonderling said of the 3D printer. "We were supposed to have it around October of last year, but it took forever for the new release to come out."

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

State legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinner

May 28, 2015

KERSEY – The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.

SSMSE celebrates Newspapers In Education program

May 28, 2015

Newspapers In Education is an international program that promotes and increases children's literacy by using newspapers as a teaching tool. The program is a unique way for schools, businesses and local newspapers to work together benefiting all involved, now and in the future.
At South St. Marys Street Elementary, Mrs. Hanslovan's fourth grade class utilize The Daily Press for various projects enhancing student development.

Renovations continue at SMA Stadium

May 28, 2015

The first phase of renovations to St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium is halfway complete. There is currently a rough finish grade on the football field. The next step entails laying down topsoil, installing an irrigation system with a sprinkler system, and drainage.

PHE activity sparks concern of council

May 27, 2015

Recent layoffs, a loss of doctors and nurses, and financial woes at Penn Highlands Elk (PHE) has sparked the interest of area residents and St. Marys City Council.
This prompted Mayor Bob Howard to invite Rose Campbell, Penn Highlands Elk president, to address such concerns at a recent council meeting.
Following a presentation by Campbell about the facility, Councilman Greg Gebauer posed numerous questions and scenarios to Campbell.
For the past month Gebauer has spoke with doctors, nurses and employees after which he compiled a list of their concerns about the facility.

Organizers meet for Decker's Chapel repairs

May 27, 2015

Organizers on Wednesday morning met at Decker's Chapel along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys to plan repairs for the historic site.
The building's foundation has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The foundation issues were discovered at the end of March.

State budget a concern for North Central

May 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.

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