October 15th, 2014
WILCOX â€“ The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.
This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team raised their record to 8-8 on the season with a 4-1 victory over the Redbank Valley Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field on Senior Day.
The Kane High School and Middle School cross country teams finished out their regular seasons competing against St. Marys and Ridgway on Tuesday on the Wolvesâ€™ home course. No team scores were kept as only the Kane boys and the St. Marys girls fielded full teams.
Two St. Marys residents were held for court on robbery charges after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Mark S. Jacob.
Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, and Savannah Satterwhite, 47, both of St. Marys, face multiple felony charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 430 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, home of John Boland.
Boland testified that he was wrestled out of his bed and pinned to the floor while other individuals searched his apartment.
The St. Marys Area School District could stand to lose up to $65,000 pending the outcome of a tax appeal by Mersen USA - St. Marys.
The company is out to prove their property is worth less than is listed on the Elk County tax rolls.
The original valuation of the Mersen facility located along Trout Run Road in St. Marys was $6 million however it was recently appraised at between $2 million to $2.3 million, according to information presented by the school board during a recent meeting.
Saturday is going to be a colorful day at St. Marys Area High School as they will be hosting their first Color Me Crazy 5K.
Registration will be available the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m. with the race set to start at 11 a.m.
The event is open to participants of all ages, including dogs.
Participants will encounter five color stations situated throughout the course.
As participants pass through the stations colored cornstarch powder will be dosed on them by students holding spray bottles.
Shirley Marie (Schloder) Snyder, 76, of McClure, Ohio, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Medical Center.Â
Shirley was born July 11, 1938 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Mary A. (Jeselnick) Schloder.Â
Shirley was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and graduated from Central Catholic High School.Â
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders shut out the Smethport Lady Hubbers 4-0 in a rainy match played at Benzinger Park on Monday afternoon. It was also senior night for the Lady Crusaders.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team ended their final home game of the regular season with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Smethport Hubbers. It was chilly and damp for the match, which was played on Monday evening at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township, but the weather had little impact on the home team as Charlie Bobby recorded a hat trick and Ian Herzing added a goal as Elk Catholic improved to 12-3-1.