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March 14th

Area schools in lockdown Wednesday morning

March 14, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reported responding to a suspicious person report near Kerner Avenue and Louis Street at approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. The report indicated that the subject in question might be in the possession of a handgun. According to police, city and area law enforcement officials conducted an investigation while area schools and Elk Regional Health Center went into lockdown. City police are continuing their investigation into this incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 781-1315.

ECC inducts students into National Honor Society

March 14, 2012

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic High School recently held its annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society, this year welcoming 30 new members into the organization.
In addition to maintaining a certain grade point average, inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service, and character.

Supervisors provide scholarship opportunity

March 14, 2012

BROCKPORT – Scholarship applications are available at the Horton Township Municipal Building for any graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-high school education in all fields of study.
The $500 scholarship funded by the Elk County Association of Township Officials is given away every year, according to Horton Township Supervisor Jeff Johnson.
Secretary Dennis Thompson suggests for parents who have a child planning on enrolling in college to come by and pickup an application.
"It sure helps out," said township auditor Dan Lines. "It will help out with covering the cost of books."

March 13th

School lunch prices expected to increase

March 13, 2012

Lunch prices at the Ridgway Area School District are expected to increase about 15 to 20 cents per lunch at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.
Finance Manager Brent Rhoads reported attending conference concerning the inevitable increase during Tuesday night's regular board meeting.
"We are basically going to be forced to increase lunch prices for paid students," Rhoads said. "Eventually they want the paid students to equal what we get for free lunches, but for next year it looks like there will be an increase in the high school, middle school and elementary school."

Bunny Hop, model search to raise funds for Brain Aneurysm Foundation

March 13, 2012

ST. MARYS – Several area residents have once again teamed up to raise money for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Not only is the second annual Bunny Hop 5K scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 7 at Benzinger Park in St. Marys, but Carly Frank is also competing in the Maurices Main Street Model Search. Any proceeds raised will benefit The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

March 12th

Borough expands surveillance system

March 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council voted in favor of installing additional cameras on the Johnsonburg Borough Office building to decrease blind spots on the property.
During February's regular meeting council approved the installation of a surveillance system.
"The camera systems have been installed," said Johnsonnburg Police Chief Bryan Parana. "However, there may be a need to apply some more cameras depending on the costs. This is a large building and we can only cover so much area inside and out."

Footlighters presenting 'You Can't Take it With You' this weekend

March 12, 2012

The Elk County Footlighters will return to the stage this weekend with a dinner theatre production of “You Can’t Take it With You.”
The group will be performing at Aiello’s Café on North Broad Street in Ridgway on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 15 through March 17. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Footlighter member and play director Mike Ames said the comedic antics in the play will appeal to a broad audience.

March 9th

Local photographer wins at Pittsburgh print competition

March 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Stephanie Carnessali, owner of Carnessali Photography in Johnsonburg, recently submitted a photograph that won a red ribbon in the Pittsburgh print competition of the Triangle Photographers Association of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The photograph was taken spontaneously, and Carnessali explains how she instantly knew it would be good for the competition.

March 8th

Chorus Festival starts tonight

March 9, 2012

The Region II State Chorus Festival concert begins tonight with a 7 p.m. show at the Ira S. Nippes auditorium in the Ridgway Area High/Middle School.
The choir is under the direction of host director Theresa Morley-Palmer, a music instructor at Ridgway, and Dr. Tony Leach of Penn State University.

March 7th

Pursuing a chance to help others

March 7, 2012

WILCOX – Bailey Pretak of Wilcox never aspired to be a model, but always loved being in front of the camera. This desire has motivated her to enter the Maurices Main Street Model Search.
The contest is through the Maurices clothing store chain, and the winner will be featured in all of the advertising and receive $7,500 to go to a charity of the winner’s choice.
Pretak entered the contest by submitting photos and an essay. Now she is relying on the public to enter the next round.

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