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December 1st

Grant applications approved for flooding study, generator

December 1, 2014

City Council approved filing two grant applications, one for the study of flooding along the Elk Creek area in downtown St. Marys and the second for the purchase of a generator for City Hall.
St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi presented the grant applications to council, explaining each grant is for $10,000.

Fate of convent property remains undecided

December 1, 2014

What is going to become of St. Joseph Monastery now that the Benedictine Sisters are gone? Local historian Ray Beimel took a few moments to address this question during his recent tours of the facility.
As he led a large group thorough the complex on the Friday evening tour, Beimel indicated that several people had asked about the future of the site. Speaking to the crowd as a whole, he remarked that he hoped to address the many rumors that have been circulating by sharing the most accurate information he had available at the time.

Mayor cited for disorderly conduct

December 1, 2014

RIDGWAY – St. Marys mayor and former Ridgway mayor Robert V. Howard was issued a non-traffic citation for disorderly conduct on Nov. 25.
According to the citation, Howard entered a hair salon located along Main Street in Ridgway on Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:18 a.m. and began yelling at the owner, according to police.

November 30th

Sisters played important role in education

November 30, 2014

In addition to talking about the buildings that make up St. Joseph Monastery and the purposes they have served over the years, local historian Ray Beimel also spoke to attendees about the women who resided at the convent throughout its history.
The present location of St. Joseph Monastery is actually the Sisters' second home in St. Marys. The original convent was located closer to the hospital in the area that was also once Harrison Stackpole's backyard.

Mt. Jewett veteran, 90, has vivid memories of D-Day

November 30, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The horrific scars of D-Day are forever etched in the mind of U.S. Army veteran Bill Carl of Mt. Jewett.
Just 19 years old, Carl was a newly-enlisted soldier with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division (The “Big Red One”) that was a key part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of young Americans died as the German army fired round after round of shells from their fortified bunkers at strategic locations along the hills bordering the beach.

CAPSEA benefits from recycling fundraiser

November 30, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has received the first check in support of a fundraiser for Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA), a check which totals $418.
During the month of October, in support of domestic violence awareness month, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority collected electronics to raise money for CAPSEA's flood relief efforts.
The authority gave all the electronics to Orro Fundraising, a company that specializes in the collection of used electronics to be refurbished.

One dead in Portland Mills Road crash

November 30, 2014

SPRING CREEK TWP. – A Pittsburgh man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Portland Mills Road in Spring Creek Township.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, 44-year-old Daniel S. McGinnis of Pittsburgh was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in the car.

November 28th

Original chapel now convent's library

November 28, 2014

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
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What is now the library at St. Joseph Monastery originally served an entirely different purpose. Local historian Ray Beimel chose the location to conclude the tours he held at the facility last weekend. Since the first stop on each tour was the current chapel, it was fitting that the final stop was the original chapel, which was built in 1886.

Black Friday bomb scare at Walmart

November 28, 2014

FOX TWP. – Walmart in Fox Township was evacuated early Friday afternoon after store employees reported receiving a bomb threat over the telephone.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was dispatched at 1:59 p.m. to provide traffic control at Walmart along Million Dollar Highway.
The store had been evacuated and no traffic was allowed to enter the parking lot. Initial reports indicated the fire units were staging at the Red Fern.
Investigators from the Ridgway-based state police spent the afternoon and evening at the store.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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