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October 15th, 2014

Strong opinions voiced at "Groundswell Rising" showing

October 16, 2014

RIDGWAY – A free showing of "Groundswell Rising" was hosted at Central Fire Station in Ridgway, and during a public question and answer session, strong opinions about local government officials were expressed.
"Groundswell Rising" is a film that focuses on the negative aspects of fracking within communities, including negative health effects, loss of natural land and habitat, water quality issues and vastly increased traffic volumes due to fracking vehicles and water tanker trucks.

Cutoff wall construction upcoming at dam

October 16, 2014

WILCOX – 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.

County-wide Pink Day set for Friday

October 16, 2014

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.

October 14th

Dutch soccer downs Redbank Valley 4-1 on Senior Night

October 15, 2014

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.

SMA cross country teams compete at Kane

October 15, 2014

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 Wolves’ home course. No team scores were kept as only the Kane boys and the St. Marys girls fielded full teams.

Two held for court in St. Marys robbery

October 14, 2014

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.

Mersen tax appeal may impact school district, other entities

October 14, 2014

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.

Color Me Crazy run benefits SMAHS club

October 14, 2014

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

October 14, 2014

Shirley Marie (Schloder) Snyder, 76, of McClure, Ohio, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Medical Center. 
Shirley was born July 11, 1938 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Mary A. (Jeselnick) Schloder. 
Shirley was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and graduated from Central Catholic High School. 

October 13th

Lady Crusader soccer shuts out Smethport 4-0

October 14, 2014

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.

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