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February 12th, 2015

School district approves personnel issues

February 12, 2015

Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors were the awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, support personnel, and resignations.
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.

Three more carbon factories soon were in business

February 12, 2015

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
During a recent presentation on the history of the carbon industry in St. Marys, local historian Ray Beimel explained that after Speer Carbon and Stackpole Carbon, the next plant to form was Keystone Carbon.

Crash in Ridgway

February 12, 2015

An SUV drove over the curb and broke through a front glass pane at Hello Beautiful at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening along Main Street in Ridgway. Responders were on the scene to help those in the car as traffic was restricted for about 35 minutes and cleanup was done in front of the business. One person was taken out on a stretcher. No further information is known as of press time.

Suspect digs heels in - literally

February 12, 2015

A St. Marys woman dug her heels in, literally, when police asked her to exit a vehicle.
Deanna Rae Wortman, 35, of 1551 Bucktail Rd., is charged with resisting arrest or other law enforcement, a misdemeanor offense, for allegedly digging her feet into the floorboard and clinging to the seat as St. Marys Police officers removed her from the vehicle.

Alleged Ridgway thief won't be wintering in Florida

February 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man with plans of catching a bus to Florida will have to make the best of Elk County Prison instead.
Timothy Simmons, 30, of Ridgway, is charged with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly taking cash from the register of a Ridgway grocery store while he was employed there.

JASD denies recorded 'bankrupt' comments

February 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – At Thursday's Johnsonburg Area School District School Board meeting, school board member Richard "Louie" Wolfe denied that the term "bankruptcy" was ever used at a Jan. 21 JASD budget workshop, despite the word "bankrupt" being recorded by The Ridgway Record.
Wolfe made the claim after board members were asked about the district's financial situation, which has become a hot topic for the community since the most recent JASD budget workshop, according to Jason Pratt, a concerned parent that questioned the board about the district's financial status.

February 11th

Lady Crusaders finish regular season undefeated 22-0

February 12, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team completed an undefeated regular season as they downed the Bradford Lady Owls Wednesday night by a 56-36 score in a District 9 League game played at the ECCHS gym to finish the regular season with a 22-0 record.

Middle school hosts Civil War Ball

February 11, 2015

The St. Marys Area Middle School Civil War Club held a ball on Wednesday evening in the school cafeteria. Students and their families along with faculty members participated in the light hearted event from 6 - 8 p.m. Each year the club rotates hosting a ball or a tea party. This year's 33 club members worked at preparing finger foods for the event as well as some who made their own attire consisting of ball gowns, other clothing and hair pieces. Teacher Cherri Gigliotti acts as the club advisor. The group meets every 12 days during the school's dedicated club period.

Stackpole was the second carbon company in town

February 11, 2015

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
After devoting a considerable amount of time to discussing Speer Carbon Company, the first carbon factory in town, local historian Ray Beimel moved on to the second, Stackpole Carbon Company, which was found by Harry Stackpole.

Ridgway Twp. supervisors meet with ordinance consultant

February 11, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.

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