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June 16th, 2015

County officials announce scholarship winners

June 16, 2015

RIDGWAY – As part of the county’s Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee distribution, the Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday announced the winners of two $5,000 scholarships for students attending college or trade school for oil and gas industry studies.
“As commissioners we get to perform some pleasant tasks and with the Act 13 funds from Marcellus Shale, it’s been our honor to give two $5,000 scholarships each year to students who are going to study in the gas and oil field,” said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Ridgway Twp. OKs oil, gas ordinance

June 16, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Following a scheduled public hearing Tuesday, the Ridgway Township Supervisors approved the adoption of an oil and gas ordinance with a 2-1 vote.
The decision ends a nearly six-month process that the supervisors began in January to add regulations for the oil and gas industry within the township's zoning ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1981.

June 15th

Council reviews downtown road repairs

June 15, 2015

St. Marys interim co-City Manager Tim Brennen provided information and updates on road projects in the downtown St. Marys area during a meeting Monday night.
St. Marys City Councilman Gary Anderson inquired about the condition and the repair of a portion of state Route 255 located in downtown St. Marys in front of the Boys and Girls Club, situated adjacent to the railroad tracks. A small section of the road was washed away during a June 5 rainstorm. There is currently a large steel plate covering the damaged portion of the road.

Teen programs starting today at library

June 15, 2015

As part of the Summer Reading Program at the St. Marys Public Library, programs geared toward middle school and high school students in sixth through 12th grade will be held on Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. The first program, a Jeopardy-type event called "Heroes Unmasked Trivia" will be held this afternoon. Programs will then continue each week through July 21.
St. Marys Public Library Director Leslie Swope explained that all of the events will have something to do with this year's Summer Reading Program theme, which is "Every hero has a story."

Old house torn down on Church

June 15, 2015

One of St. Marys' older homes was demolished Monday morning  in the 100 block of Church Street.

June 14th

Pearson speaks at Flag Day ceremony in Ridgway

June 14, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) No. 872 recognized Flag Day Sunday evening with a ceremony at 5 p.m. inside their lodge in Ridgway.
The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1911 adopted mandatory observance of Flag Day. President Harry Truman in 1949 made a proclamation that June 14 would be a day of national observance for the symbol of our country.

Toth provides updates on various school district items

June 14, 2015

During a recent St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting, Superintendent Brian Toth offered updates on various district projects and other items.
One of the items Toth discussed was the need for physical education coverage at Fox Township and Bennetts Valley Elementary Schools.
Last year the district hired for the physical education position.

Arts Fest draws crowds to visitor center

June 14, 2015

BENEZETTE – The Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette was a busy place Saturday but the crowd that gathered at the site was not there solely to see the elk. Instead, individuals of all ages travelled to the site to see the vendors who were set up selling a wide variety of items that were all made within the Pennsylvania Wilds during the inaugural Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds Arts Fest.

Beimel highlights historic downtown locations

June 14, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, local historian Ray Beimel hosted a walking tour of the downtown area as a fundraiser for the Heritage Preservation Group, which provides and maintains many of the flowers that decorate downtown St. Marys.
The group not only paused in front of historically significant sites, but Beimel also led them through some locations, such as Sacred Heart Church, while sharing some interesting tidbits of the community's history.

June 12th

Lady Crusader softball wins PIAA Class A Championship

June 13, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team captured the 2015 PIAA Class A Softball championship Friday afternoon at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park on the campus of Penn State University by defeating the Conemaugh Valley Lady Blue Jays 7-0.
Abbey Bauer threw a no-hitter for Elk Catholic. She went all seven innings walking two, hitting one and striking out five.
"Abbey (Bauer) threw a great game and the defense behind her played extremely well," said ECCHS coach Digger O'Dell.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...