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March 20th, 2015

Playground installation hindered by winter weather

March 20, 2015

KERSEY – Fox Township Elementary is playing the waiting game with Mother Nature as they are hoping for consistent spring weather in order to erect their new playground.
The playground pieces and rubber mulch for ground cover arrived late this fall, all of which are being stored outside of the school waiting to be put together, according to Principal Noel Petrosky
The playground will consist of small and large climbing walls, two slides, monkey bars, a sail wall, a swing around, tri-cable climbers, and a twister wheel. The school's current swing set will remain in place.

18-wheeler slides off roadway in Ridgway Township

March 20, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – An 18-wheeler ran off state Route 219 Friday morning and had to be towed out of a ditch.
The Ridgway-based state police say 58-year-old Amrik S. Saini of Brampton, Ontario, Canada was traveling north on state Route 219 when he lost control of a 2007 Volvo VN tractor-trailer on the snow-covered roadway.
The crash occurred in the vicinity of 4561 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd. (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

March 19th

St. Marys EMA moving forward on projects

March 19, 2015

St. Marys Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tim Pearson provided an update on the entity's various ongoing projects during a recent City Council meeting.
Pearson emphasized the importance for the city to have an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) referencing the recent waterline break in Bradford which left the town without water. He noted Bradford's EOC was in use from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to help handle the issue.

Jay Twp. to address dangerous structures

March 19, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Jay Township Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to send letters to property owners concerning dangerous structures.
"There are multiple buildings where roofs have given way," chairman Jeremy Rippey said. "Now that the weather is clearing up, we need to address this."
Dangerous structures are covered under the township's nuisance ordinance which defines dangerous structures as structures, occupied or unoccupied, that present a hazard to children playing in or around the structure or to pedestrians or traffic passing by the structure.

Jay Twp. holds hearing on outdoor furnace ordinance

March 19, 2015

JAY TWP. – Jay Township supervisors conducted a hearing Thursday night for resident Karen Burke who is requesting a variance on the township's outdoor furnace ordinance.
The current ordinance, updated March 20, 2014, requires that outdoor furnaces be 50 feet from the neighboring property line and 300 feet away from the nearest house not served by the furnace.

March 18th

SMAHS brings classic 'Cinderella' to the stage

March 18, 2015

Tonight marks the opening night of the magical fairy tale "Cinderella" presented by the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theater Department.
Showtimes begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings along with a 1 p.m. matinee Saturday when youngsters are encouraged to dress like their favorite prince or princess.

District approves personnel items

March 18, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to:
•Andrew Agosti, junior high track and field, as a new volunteer
•Gary Bothun Jr., girls varsity assistant softball coach, as a volunteer renewal

St. Marys community aided flood recovery effort

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.
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In the days following the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936, the people of St. Marys turned their attention to helping those in communities that suffered significant damage from the flooding.

March 17th

Lack of taxes on state lands pushed to forefront

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

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