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October 21st, 2014

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?

October 21, 2014

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?
The Steelers pulled off a big win over the Texans.

Hang-up call leads to assault charge

October 21, 2014

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man is charged with simple assault and harassment after police were dispatched for a 911 hang-up call in the area of the 400 block of Allenhurst Avenue on Oct. 19 around 4 a.m.
Once in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone.
"Everything was fine here," Welker reportedly told the officer. "It was an accident."

October 20th

Pending gas ordinance sparks debate

October 20, 2014

The over three-hour St. Marys City Council meeting on Monday evening sparked debate as an attorney for Seneca Resources took aim at council's impending oil and gas ordinance.
Chris Nestor, a Harrisburg-based attorney, encouraged council members to closely examine where their authority lies, their legal limitations, and consequences they may face in enacting their proposed ordinance.
Nestor indicated that Seneca officials have the right to use their property as they see fit as does any other property owner in the city.

Celebrating a night of hope at Masquerade ball

October 20, 2014

KERSEY – On Oct. 11, the Jewels of Hope Relay For Life team held a Masquerade ball at The Red Fern.
As guests arrived they were escorted in by Jeff Buchheit where they would sign in and offered a mask if they did not have one. Once they were done, Dave Carr then would announce them as a team member and would escort them to their table.
Guests were serenaded by Paul Fehrenbach as he played his beautiful violin while they visited and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive.

October 19th

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 20, 2014

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

Comprehensive plan outlines district's goals

October 19, 2014

Over a year's work came to fruition with the approval of the St. Marys Area School District's Comprehensive Plan.
The plan was presented to the SMASD board of school directors by Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams during their recent meeting.
"The work was the result of many committee and sub-committees that involved business leaders, community members, some board members and teachers," Williams said.

Fight for life, breast cancer awareness

October 19, 2014

Oftentimes the illusion created is that a cancer patient becomes a number on file in an endless mound of paperwork, an incomprehensible level on a cluttered diagram, a lump projected on a cold wall.
For Karen MacAfee, 42, of St. Marys, and Patty Greene, 57, of Kersey, the war waged against breast cancer, and cancer in general, is a battle with seemingly no end.

Color run brightens the day at SMAHS

October 19, 2014

It was a colorful morning at the St. Marys Area High School on Saturday as a number of area residents turned out for the Color Me Crazy 5K, which was held to benefit the AP Economics Club's annual trip to New York City.
The run/walk got underway at 11 a.m. and groups of people wearing white shirts that were becoming increasingly covered with various bright colors of cornstarch powder could be seen making their way around the course.

October 17th

Voter participation concern for Republicans

October 17, 2014

RIDGWAY – In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.

Planned Parenthood responds to pro-life arguments

October 17, 2014

Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania's Political Action Committee, recently spoke with the Daily Press in reference to claims by the Silent No More pro-life campaign.
"It's so unfortunate that this is the dialogue that's going on," Stevens said. "These organizations are out spreading this information and not working to prevent unintended pregnancies. If we focus our efforts on lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, the need for abortion would be reduced. But instead, it's this effort to misinform, scare, shame and demean women."

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