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August 12th, 2014
At Tuesday's school board meeting, the Ridgway Area School District announced the decision to hire Robert Rocco as its new superintendent, as well as the approval of a contract between the district and the teachers association.
Rocco will replace former superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien. Dr. Lester Shull was serving as interim superintendent of the district. He served as interim superintendent for seven days after he was selected to fill the position in an Aug. 5 workshop session for the school board.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Michael Shuey, a collegiate javelin thrower and Johnsonburg alumnus returned to town Tuesday afternoon after claiming a gold medal for the United States men's national team Saturday in the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
He posted a Penn State University record throw of 249 feet, 5 inches on his final attempt to claim the gold medal.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County reviewed accomplishments and set goals at Tuesday's Annual Task Force Meeting at Aiello Cafe.
A goal emphasized during the presentation was to increase the number of matches by 30, hoping for 10 from each of the three counties. Currently, 123 children are waiting for matches, 22 of them in Elk County.
ST. MARYS â€“ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors recently announced that Mersen USA's St. Marys plant, which is located along Trout Run Road, will face a $7,000 penalty for violations found during an investigation that followed a death at the facility earlier this year.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough held their regular meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. in the borough building to discuss possible changes to the community building, as well as new changes to the boroughâ€™s police department.
Mayor Theresa Cherry started the meeting by offering her congratulations to Johnsonburg Area High School alumnus Mike Shuey for his recent success at the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean U-23 Championships in Canada.
JONES TWP. â€“ The Jones Township Supervisors met Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilcox community building to discuss needed road work, repair work to the community building and the recent water issues along Marvin Street.
Areas of Faries Street, Lindsay Street and Lawrence Street all have been found to have problems with sinkholes resulting from the separation of pipes.
BENEZETTE TWP. â€“ A St. Marys woman is charged in damaging a State Police patrol car with her head against it while police were questioning her.
Matraca Rae Polinick, 23, of 606 Lenze Ave., faces misdemeanor charges of institutional vandalism, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, as well as a summary charge of public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings is the highlight of the game with his 73-yard touchdown run during the first quarter against the Steelers.
The St. Leoâ€™s Festival was again blessed with great weather and the same could be said about the crowd. Kids were enjoying the bounce houses and slides, playing mini-golf and taking a train tour around the grounds.
There also were food vendors, games, and a place to buy trinket mementos for all ages along with a tribute to â€śElvisâ€ť by Bobby Calla with music backup by The Hammer.