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May 5th, 2015

Prison population begins to steady

May 5, 2015

RIDGWAY – After months of topping out at well over 70 inmates a day, officials at the Elk County Prison are finally seeing those figures taper off.
“The population has drastically stabilized,” said Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer. “I think that’s due to the fact that a lot of inmates are being transported to the state penitentiary.”
As cases are being settled in county court, many are being sentenced to the state penitentiary due to crime severity and other factors.
The average daily population at the prison for January was 70; February was 73; March was 63; and April was 58.

Officials recognize National Visiting Nurse Association Week

May 5, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning acknowledged local home healthcare agencies for National Visiting Nurse Association Week.
The week, falling on the second week of May, is recognized this year from May 3-8.
“In Elk County, we have a number of providers that care for patients who are homebound or need assistance in their home,” said Rebecca Nelson, President and CEO of Community Nurses, Inc.

May 4th

Council receives EIP report with stipulations

May 4, 2015

St. Marys City Council unanimously voted to acknowledge receipt of the St. Marys Early Intervention Program (EIP) report on Monday evening during their work session.
"We do not necessarily have to do everything in the report," said Councilman Ned Jacob.
Jacob proposed the motion to acknowledge the report stating the caveat is the yet-to-be-named city manager must meet with council and a committee to review the report before passing anything in the report.

Servicemen’s Detail recognized for community efforts

May 4, 2015

The St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail was presented with the Community Non-Profit Award during the recent St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.
On Friday evening, numerous Detail members and their spouses were the honored guests at the Chamber dinner held at The Highlands.
The Community Non-Profit Award recognizes an organization which has given back to the community through service. Accepting the award was Bill Miller, a detail member.
Chamber Outreach Coordinator Ashley O’Dell provided information on the Detail upon receiving its award. 

Social media campaign celebrates Catholic sisters influences

May 4, 2015

In an effort to says thanks to Catholic Sisters around the world who have dedicated their lives to serving, encouraging and inspiring others, local author John Schlimm and his book publisher have designated today as Thank A Nun Day.
This organized social media effort encourages people to share messages of gratitude to the Catholic nuns, past and present, who have made a difference in their lives.
Social media users everywhere are invited to join the global movement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

May 3rd

Plane strikes building after failed startup

May 3, 2015

A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.

Businesses recognized for success with Chamber awards

May 3, 2015

Two St. Marys businesses were recognized during the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner held Friday evening at The Highlands.
Among those honored were Penn Pallet receiving the Business Achievement award and The River 98.9 receiving the Blight to Flight award.
Chamber Outreach Coordinator Ashley O'Dell introduced each award, provided information on the winner and presented an engraved plaque to recipients along with Chamber President Greg Stauffer.

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.

May 1st

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.

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