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October 7th, 2012

1 million pennies for library projects

October 7, 2012

Employees and volunteers at the Ridgway Public Library are hoping to collect one million pennies as part of a fundraiser designated specifically for a new floor on the first floor of the library and a new porch.
The old tile floor area on the first floor will be redone as well as the wood on the porch outside.
According to Lann Yurchick, the library's director, it has been at least 15 years since the porch was redone.

Lack of chairperson endangers community fund

October 7, 2012

The Ridgway Area Community United Fund may have kicked off its final campaign unless a member of the community volunteers as a chairperson.
The community fund has always been housed at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce with a chairperson recognized within the community.

October 5th

Chamber prepares for fall festivities

October 6, 2012

The Ridgway Main Street Program and Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up once again to bring you this year's Flavors of Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Ridgway.
Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki said this year's festival will feature hay-rides beginning at the Welcome Center; wood carvings, bake sales, vendors on the courthouse lawn, crafts foods, kettle corn and much more.
Music will be provided by JB Unplugged in the Courthouse Gazebo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ridgway food bank needs volunteers

October 6, 2012

The Good Samaritan Food Bank of Ridgway is in desperate need of food and volunteers.
The food bank located behind the Ridgway BiLo in the basement of the Knights of Columbus building has been serving the community for over 30 years.
According to volunteer Jean Gier, the food bank feeds between 100 and 150 families each month.

St. Marys woman pleads guilty to mail fraud, tax evasion in federal court Friday

October 6, 2012

ERIE - A St. Marys woman charged with embezzling nearly a million dollars from her employer entered a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion on Friday before a U.S. District Court Judge in Erie.
It is alleged that Sandra Ann Prechtel, 49, of St. Marys, embezzled funds while in the employ of Abbott Furnace Company in St. Marys.

If you see this caterpillar, look but don't touch

October 6, 2012

Most caterpillars are harmless, but there is one specimen that area residents should take care to avoid.
The white hickory Tussock moth caterpillar (identification for the photo above was confirmed by McKean County Cooperative Extension and an entomologist at Penn State), the black-and-white insect is native to parts of Canada and the northeastern and south central United States and appears in early summer to fall.

K9 Karnival taking place today

October 6, 2012

ST. MARYS – Now in its 11th year, the annual K-9 Karnival Walk 'n Wag, sponsored by the Elk County Humane Society, is taking place this afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
Canines of all kinds are invited to participate, with registration from 11-11:45 a.m. and the walk around the park beginning promptly at noon. All participants will receive a goodie bag with gifts for both themselves and their dog.

October 4th

Driver charged in fatal Jay Twp. crash

October 5, 2012

ST. MARYS - The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash that occurred on July 11 at 3:45 a.m. on SR 255 in Byrnedale has been charged with the death of his passenger, 23-year-old Savannah O. Straub, 23, of St. Marys.

Women Who Care 'Sings with the Stars'

October 5, 2012

ST. MARYS – Some special guests, great music and fabulous food will make for an unforgettable evening at the upcoming "Women Who Care Sings with the Stars" event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Gunners Restaurant in St. Marys.

Powdered metal training center opens it doors in St. Marys

October 5, 2012

The new TAT Technology Development and Training (TDT) Center in St. Marys recently opened its doors in the former Stackpole Complex with hopes of offering a variety of hands-on courses designed to continually improve the industry.
TAT Technologies President Harb Nayar, PhD, based in Summit, N.J., chose to open the facility in St. Marys because of the area's strong powdered metal (PM) industry.

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