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Archive - 2014

May 7th

Decrease in landfill revenue taking toll on township

May 7, 2014

KERSEY – The drastic decrease in landfill host fee income is taking its toll on Fox Township.
Most recently the Squab Hollow Road project was a point of discussion during the Fox Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday evening.
Resident Chuck Grazioli inquired about the status of the paving of the road to which Supervisor Mike Keller responded the township is not 100 percent sure of their plans.

Bylaws fail to silence comments at Authority meeting

May 7, 2014

JAY TWP. – Though the Jay Township Sewer Authority bylaws state that visitor comments are limited to three minutes per individual, some in attendance refused to be silenced at Wednesday night's meeting.
During visitor comments, Murray Lilley opened by asking about the EADS (Environmental Architecture and Design Services) Group inspecting bridges and said that he saw an unauthorized person working on the bridges.
Board member Chester Lundy said that he didn't know anything about that.

Ridgway’s humble link to a saint

May 7, 2014

It’s one of the more unusual pieces of sports memorabilia in the world. It’s also one of the rarest of all: a baseball signed by a saint.
That’s just one of the many pieces in Ridgway resident Denny Heindl’s vast collection. As a philanthropist, radio station enthusiast and minority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Heindl’s collection has grown immensely over the past 45 years. Its crown jewel, however, may be a baseball with the simple inscription “J P II” for Saint John Paul the Great, formerly known as Pope John Paul II.

May 6th

ECC's Alan Brennen captures D9-AA singles tennis title

May 6, 2014

It took almost two and a half hours, but Alan Brennen of Elk County Catholic captured the District 9 Class AA singles tennis championship by defeating his teammate Drew Meyer in three sets.
Meyer won the first set by a 6-4 score. Brennen came back to knot the match at one-all by winning the second set 6-3. The two battled in the third set with Brennen coming out on top by a 7-5 score.

Lady Dutch edge Lady Crusaders 3-2 in 8 innings for tournament title

May 6, 2014

It may have taken a few days longer than originally scheduled, but the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch and Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders finally faced off in the championship game of the Elk County Softball Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field. It was certainly worth the wait too as both teams put in a good showing and needed to go to extra innings before the Lady Dutch walked off for a 3-2 victory in the bottom of the eighth.

Mock crash drives home consequences of drunk driving

May 6, 2014

Prom season kicks off Saturday evening and St. Marys Area High School is sending a strong message to students about the dangers of drunk driving to ensure they return on Monday.
Making young drivers aware of such dangers was the goal of Tuesday afternoon's
mock crash demonstration as part of the school's Prom Promise program.

O'Brien to leave superintendent's position

May 6, 2014

During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, RASD superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien announced his resignation from the position, effective Aug. 8 of this year.
O'Brien has reportedly been offered a position in another district, although the name of the district is yet to be announced.
"I've been offered another superintendency and have accepted the superintendency although it's not official until the board accepts it," O'Brien said.

May 5th

Lady Crusader softball beats Johnsonburg 12-3

May 6, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team raised their record to 7-4 on the season with a 12-3 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park.

Crusaders hold on for 4-3 victory over Rams

May 6, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders remain perfect with a 13-0 record, but the Johnsonburg Rams gave them a run for their money on Monday afternoon in a close game at Berwind Park that saw ECC edge Johnsonburg 4-3.

Robert L. Perneski, M.D.

May 5, 2014

Robert L. Perneski, M.D., 87, of 1025 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys after a brief illness.
He was born July 19, 1926 in Plymouth, son of the late Lewis and Helen Wargo Perneski.
On June 1, 1957, in the Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisburg, he married Margaret E. "Peggy" Keane and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2006.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen earned a trip to the District 9 Class AA championship game with...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the Clearfield...
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