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April 12th, 2015

Native Americans initially utilized SR 120

April 12, 2015

The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, according to the Elk County Historical Society.
The western Pennsylvania section of the trail would have been established by the Erie tribe, a sub tribe of Indians who spoke the Iroquoian language but were destroyed and dispersed by the northern Iroquois for helping refugees from the enemy of the Iroquois, the Huron Indians, during the Beaver Wars, a battle over hunting grounds for the fur trade.

April 10th

Elk County Performs for Chloe

April 11, 2015

A packed audience was in attendance Friday evening in the Ridgway Area High School auditorium for the "Elk County Performs for Chloe" benefit performance.

April designated as National Donate Life month

April 11, 2015

ST. MARYS – Currently, 123,000 men, women and children are on the waiting list to receive a life-saving organ transplant with a new name added to that list every 10 minutes. Each day at least 18 people will die without receiving an organ.
These surprising statistics and the topic of organ donation may not often be discussed among families, however, it is the goal of organizations like the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) to raise awareness of the issue.

April 9th

Concert Choir of Elk County prepares for events

April 10, 2015

The Concert Choir of Elk County is happy to announce two upcoming performances.
The annual spring concert series, this year entitled “A Good Night For Singing” will be performed as a dinner show on June 4, 5 and 6 at The Royal Inn. This show will feature music that showcases the choirs versatility with numbers ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to a popular medley of hits from Jersey Boys. Tickets for this show will go on sale May 1.

Youngsters gather for Chorus Fest

April 10, 2015

ST. MARYS – On Thursday evening, 150 students from 12 schools throughout the region performed at St. Marys Area High School as part of the Elementary IU9 Chorus Fest.

The chorus included fifth and sixth grade students from throughout Intermediate Unit 9 (IU9).

Christopher Gankosky, SMAHS band director, acted as the guest conductor for the event. He was joined by Johnsonburg Elementary School music teacher Laura Kleppinger as the guest accompanist on piano.

Women's Social Spring Bash set for April 22

April 10, 2015

The Elk County Women's Social Spring Bash presented by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is set for Wednesday, April 22 in the wine cellar of Gunner's in downtown St. Marys.

"It's a great girls' night out. It's an excuse to get out and do something fun," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.

This year the Winery at Wilcox is offering wine samplings. In addition each attendee will receive a small gift with an Earth Day theme as well as chances to win assorted door prizes.

April 8th

Supervisors receive feedback on zoning ordinance

April 9, 2015

Representatives from Hunt Marcellus Operating Company, LLC and Seneca Resources once again attended a Ridgway Township supervisors meeting to offer feedback on the township's zoning ordinance that aims to add the oil and gas industry to the township's zoning ordinance.

Pennsy Station in Ridgway vandalized

April 9, 2015

Ridgway residents received a rude awakening Wednesday morning as passersby saw crude graffiti scrawled on the wall of the Pennsy Station along North Broad Street.
The word "slut" was spray-painted in capital white letters toward the base of the building. It has since been washed off.
The insult, however, remains.
"That's like slapping me in the face," said Denny Heindl, local businessman and philanthropist who spearheaded the campaign to preserve the landmark even when railroad officials who own the property sought to level the structure back in 2011.

April 7th

RASD board hears presentation on fitness center

April 8, 2015

Robbie Waller, a territory sales manager for Advantage Sport and Fitness, Inc., attended Tuesday's Ridgway Area School District school board meeting to discuss a proposal to replace the district's equipment in its fitness center.
Waller brought with him a proposal for a five-year replacement plan which would replace much of the equipment in the district's fitness center, some of which has been in the center since it was built in 1989.

Plans move ahead for chapel repair funding

April 8, 2015

After reaching out to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the well-documented foundation issues with Decker's Chapel in St. Marys, progress appears to have been made after a followup afternoon meeting at the site.

Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg met with Charlie Steger, a contractor who runs a local masonry company with extensive expertise in historical masonry.

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