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March 23rd, 2014

Registration underway for Bunny Hop 5K

March 23, 2014

Easter is less than a month away, meaning that it is also once again nearly time for the annual Bunny Hop 5K run/walk, which benefits The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Now in its fourth year, the Bunny Hop was started by the Frank and Paladino families in memory of family members who died from brain aneurysms.
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 on the Vine Road side of Benzinger Park and will follow the same route used in past years. Walkers will set out at 10 a.m. and runners will start an hour later at 11 a.m.

Library patrons show off creativity in Edible Book Contest

March 23, 2014

A small crowd of hungry readers gathered at the St. Marys Public Library on Saturday afternoon to see what people had cooked up for their entries into the library's first Edible Book Contest.
Those who attended were not disappointed as individuals of all ages showed off their culinary talents by concocting some creative cakes and cupcakes displaying themes or characters connected to some of their favorite books.

March 21st

ECCHS seeking host families for international students

March 21, 2014

As Elk County Catholic High School prepares to welcome a small group of Chinese students for the 2014-15 school year as part of its International Students Program, the school is seeking to meet with those interested in becoming host families.
Local families would host students in their homes for 10 months beginning in mid-August through the end of the school year. A $5,000 stipend is being offered to each family to compensate for meals, boarding, utilities, and transportation.

SGL Warriors holding comedy show to benefit Relay for Life

March 21, 2014

The SGL Warriors Relay for Life team will be holding their 11th semi-annual comedy show, LOL Stand Up Comedy Show, on Saturday, March 29 at the Edgewood Hall. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the show, which will feature three comedians, will begin around 8 p.m. The funds raised through the event, which also features various giveaways, are credited to the team's total, but all of the money goes toward the total for the Elk County Relay for Life.
Bill Babik, captain of the SGL Warriors, indicated that all three comedians for the show are from Ohio.

McKay seeks reduced sentence

March 21, 2014

RIDGWAY – Former Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department treasurer Phillip McKay Jr., 61, will reportedly be seeking a reduced sentence for punishments stemming from a November conviction of device access fraud. Upon conviction, McKay was sentenced to five years probation and $10,698.43 in restitution payments.

March 20th

Survey seeks input on superintendent search

March 20, 2014

As the St. Marys Area School District conducts a search for its next superintendent, the Board of School Directors hopes to involve the public by collecting input on the subject via a survey on the school district's website at www.smasd.org.
A link to the brief survey can be found on the website's homepage or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StMarysArea.
The survey was available beginning March 14 through March 28, 2014.

Applications received for Jay Twp. boards

March 20, 2014

WEEDVILLE – Applications have been received for vacancies on Jay Township's Sewer Authority Board and the Water Authority Board, according to supervisors at Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting. Murray Lilley applied to the Sewer Authority Board, and no motion was made for appointment. Both Lilley and Ronna Rebo applied to the Water Authority Board. No motion was made to appoint either applicant, but it was specified that Rebo's application must be tabled until the next meeting because her application was submitted the previous night.

Ridgway native pens children's book

March 20, 2014

Ridgway native Kristen Van Aken, postmaster of the Passumpsic, Vt. Post Office, recently authored a children's book entitled "Pigs! Under the Post Office?"
Based off a real-life situation of pigs living under a carriage house in the process of being converted into a post office, Van Aken penned the whimsical tale of three pigs who sneak into the basement of Postmaster Peachums' office. Matthew Gauvin is the illustrator for the book.

March 19th

Major crash shuts down Boot Jack

March 19, 2014

RIDGWAY TWP. – A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
Ridgway Ambulance and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) were called out at 11:12 a.m. for a report of an overturned coal truck in a head-on collision.

Beloved orphan "Annie" melts hearts in SMA musical

March 19, 2014

The sun will come out tomorrow for the cast of "Annie" as the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theatre Departments present the popular broadway musical opening tonight with additional performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school's Carpin Auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door.
"We thought it was time to bring back a classic, familiar musical that everybody can enjoy," said Christopher Gankosky, musical director. "This year you will find that it is a fresh take on a popular musical and you will be entertained from the first downbeat to the closing curtain."

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