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November 24th, 2011

Lions Club to take the 'reins' on annual breakfast with Santa

November 24, 2011

With the holiday season upon us, the St. Marys Lions Club is hoping to take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the community's support throughout the year by holding a "Breakfast with Santa" on Dec. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gunner's Restaurant in St. Marys.

City fighting tax assessment appeals

November 24, 2011

The City of St. Marys plans to fight petitions from Metaldyne Sinterforged Products, LLC, which has filed appeals on its property tax assessments located in St. Marys and Ridgway.
City Manager Dave Greene said the city is joining with the St. Marys Area School District and Elk County in fighting the petitions, which were filed with the Elk County Assessment Office, with a hearing on the issue scheduled with Judge Masson at a future date. The appeals apply to all taxes for 2012 and thereafter.

Turkey Trotters turn out in large numbers for annual 5K

November 24, 2011

For a number of area residents when it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, participating in the Schlimm family's annual Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/run to raise money for prostate cancer research, is becoming as normal as sitting down for a turkey dinner and enjoying an afternoon with family and friends.

Michael A. Carnovale

November 24, 2011

Michael A. Carnovale, 55, of Orange, Calif., died at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
He was born Feb. 23, 1956 in St. Marys, the son of Bruno A. Carnovale and the late Marlene Wolfel Carnovale. On June 15, 1991 at St. Patrick’s Church in San Diego, Calif., he married Elva Lau, who survives.

Shirley Mae Bush

November 24, 2011

Shirley Mae Bush, 84, previously of Ridgway and Sun City, Ariz., died Nov. 19, 2011, in Conneautville, Pa.
She was born April 28, 1927 in Kane, a daughter of the late George R. Anderson and Carrie Hathaway Anderson. She married William A. Bush, who preceded her in death.

November 22nd

Preliminary county solid waste management plan discussed

November 22, 2011

RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's joint meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, consultant Michelle Nestor provided attendees with a draft of the Elk County solid waste management plan for review. The 10-year, comprehensive plan contains a number of recommendations and suggestions for the authority that could help it maintain current cost-effective services, expand services and increase revenue.

November 21st

Council amends parking ordinance

November 21, 2011

City Council approved the publication of a new, updated parking ordinance which addresses some of the concerns expressed by local residents, business owners and employees.
On Monday evening, Council unanimously approved to publish the changes, which are available for public review.
One of the major changes is that 24-hour parking will be permitted in all public parking lots. This includes lots that are metered as well as those designated permitted. The ordinance previously stated that city parking lots were to be closed from 2-6 a.m.

Changes to Catholic Mass to take effect Nov. 27

November 21, 2011

Changes to the Catholic Mass are set to be implemented on Nov. 27 when the Roman Missal, Third Edition becomes the standard text used for religious services.

Remembrance tree for veterans to help fund Vietnam memorial

November 21, 2011

Matthew Quesenberry Jr. of Boy Scout Troop 199 is providing area residents with a way to honor veterans this holiday and help him fulfill his Eagle Scout project of constructing a monument for Vietnam-era veterans at Memorial Park.

Zwald wins holiday greeting card contest

November 21, 2011

A former Make-A-Wish recipient, 11-year-old Christine Zwald of Ridgway recently won a holiday greetings card contest.
Christine is the daughter of Mike and April Zwald of Ridgway. Her drawing entitled "Little Saint Nick" was granted one of the four designs for this year’s Make-A-Wish Foundation’s holiday greeting cards.
The winning designs were chosen from dozens of submissions. All of the participating children along with Christine were previously granted wishes to go to the Walt Disney World Resort.

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