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RATA sends proposal to RASD

November 1, 2014

The Ridgway Area Teachers Association is awaiting a response from the Ridgway Area School Board on the most recent contract proposal that has been sent to the school board, according to RATA President, Jason Phipps.
Negotiations between RATA and RASD have been ongoing for over 1,000 days since the previous contract between the two parties ended in 2012, and currently, wording in two sections regarding insurance and evaluations has stopped RATA from accepting the contact.

District releases statement after incident

November 1, 2014

The following statement was released Friday afternoon by the St. Marys School District on social media regarding an incident earlier in the day: 
The purpose of this message is to keep parents informed and students in the district safe. It was reported [Friday] that a male stranger operating a 2008-2010 grey or silver Chevy Silverado with a matching cap and tinted windows in the Chicken Hill area of Kersey approached St. Marys school students and offered them a ride to school.

Aldo R. Gavazzi

November 1, 2014

Aldo R. Gavazzi, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of Old Kane Road in Wilcox, died Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2014 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928 in Byrnedale, son of the late Armondo and Bena Parisi Gavazzi.
He married Patricia L. Halquist on Nov. 13, 1954 in Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox. She died April 18, 2014.
Mr. Gavazzi resided in St. Marys for the past three years. He lived in Wilcox most of his life having moved there after his marriage in 1954. He attended school in Byrnedale.

Ridgway football wins AML Championship Game

November 1, 2014

EMPORIUM – One team, one mission, one AML championship.
Ridgway football captured its first Allegheny Mountain League championship since 1993 with a 28-21 win over Cameron County in the AML Championship Game Friday night at Cameron County High School.

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Guilty plea in trophy elk-poaching case

October 31, 2014

A Bellefonte man has been sentenced to spend up to 18 months in jail and pay more than $20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty Wednesday to poaching three bull elk, one of them among the largest on record in Pennsylvania.
Frank Gordo Buchanan Jr., 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of unlawful taking of big game, and one count each of unlawful taking of game, unlawful use of a vehicle to take game, and unlawful use of an artificial light to take game.

Lady Crusaders advance to semifinals with sweep of Lady Tide

October 30, 2014

Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs.
ECC made it two sweeps in a row in the playoffs with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match held at Elk County Catholic High School.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball
history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with
a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

October 29th

SR 120 getting ready for facelift

October 29, 2014

A lot of activity can be seen along state Route 120 between The Well Restaurant and St. Marys.
Several workers are attempting to control erosion and extend drainage pipes along the roadway.
According to foreman Bob Flood, a construction company is contracted by PennDOT for this project which will have a major part of it being done through the 2015 construction season.

Industry key in North Central's success

October 29, 2014

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.

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