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Archive - Nov 2011

November 18th

Budget under review in Jay Twp.

November 18, 2011

In looking at this year's budget at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Twp. Board of Supervisors, board members expressed concern at the possibility that township expenses will exceed expected income due to a lull in tax revenue.

PA Wilds juried artist new to area

November 18, 2011

Stacie Johnson-Leske a ceramics artist recently relocated to the area with her husband because she was intrigued by the Pennsylvania Wilds.
“My husband and I like to do outdoorsy things for our anniversary every year,” said Johnson-Leske. “We researched the PA Wilds and found that Ridgway had both bicycle trails and kayaking. So we stayed at a bed and breakfast in St. Marys and visited Ridgway.”
Able to create her art anywhere, Johnson-Leske had made the transition to Ridgway.

November 17th

Richard H. “Dick” Kugler

November 17, 2011

Richard H. “Dick” Kugler, 71, of Tannery Drive, Penfield, died suddenly, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 29, 1939 in St. Marys, son of the late Marinus and Sue (Dubanski) Kugler.
In 1976, he married Gladys Levanduski of Penfield, who survives.

Richard L. Polesky

November 17, 2011

Richard L. Polesky, 81, 797 Dill Hill Rd., Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2011, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1929 in Elizabeth, N.J., son of Michael and Rose Fragale Poleski.
On Aug. 20, 1955 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Norma R. Shannon, who preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 2005.
Formerly of New Jersey, he resided in Johnsonburg since 1973.

Events at PSU put focus on preventing child sexual assault

November 17, 2011

Following the recent allegations that former Penn State assistant football coach Gerald A. “Jerry” Sandusky allegedly sexually abused at least eight young boys over a 15-year period, one statement has been repeated frequently: The focus should remain on helping the victims of this alleged abuse.
The debacle has left people wondering many things, not the least of which is: If something like this could happen at a large institution like Penn State and stay under the radar, how many other places could it be happening and go unnoticed?

DEP responds to boring incident

November 17, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] responded to a site along Silver Creek, half of a mile from the reservoir Thursday morning, 48 hours after the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company reportedly leaked a large amount of bentonite into the stream, quickly making its way into the reservoir.
DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday reported an increased amount of sediment in the reservoir and a temporary spike in the turbidity following the incident.
Sunday said there was not an impact on the quality of the drinking water.

Students organize food drive to provide Thanksgiving meals

November 17, 2011

St. Marys Area High School (SMAHS) students are making Thanksgiving meals possible for 45 area families this year through their recent collection of items to donate to the St. Marys Christian Food Bank.
SMAHS Principal Josh Williams explained the event came about when students approached school personnel about conducting a food drive.
Teacher Julie Bish introduced the concept of personalizing the donation by inquiring with the food bank as to what food items would be needed to create a complete Thanksgiving dinner for a family.

Recent rise in area foreclosures

November 17, 2011

While Elk County may have weathered the housing crisis better than other parts of the country, some local realtors say the area is experiencing an emerging nationwide trend which has seen foreclosure rates climbing steeply, in the double digits, in just a matter of months.
According to Fitch, a global rating agency, national foreclosure rates have jumped 14 percent between the second and third quarter of 2011.

Webelos scouts working toward earning activity badges

November 17, 2011

Members of Webelos Pack 95 scout troop are hard at work trying to obtain all 20 activity badges available through the Webelos program. The group's 10 members, all of whom are between the ages of 10-11 years old, came a step closer to this goal on Tuesday evening as they visited The Daily Press office to learn how the paper puts together news stories as part of the requirement for their Communicator activity badge.

November 16th

Roads, Pa. Senate bill focal point of meeting

November 16, 2011

A multiyear effort to inventory local roads and bridges dominated dialogue Wednesday morning during a North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] meeting as the board of directors linked the issue with Senate Bill 1100 (drilling impact fee).
All locally-owned roads and bridges under 20 feet are being inventoried, according to Amy Kessler, director of the Community Development and Regional Planning department at North Central.

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