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Archive - Aug 20, 2012

ECC golfers first, St. Marys second in St. Marys-DuBois Challenge

August 20, 2012

The Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School golf teams both opened their seasons on Thursday afternoon, competing in the annual St. Marys-DuBois Challenge at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
ECC finished in first place in the four-school event with 23 points. St. Marys was second with 16 points. DuBois Central Catholic was third with 14 points, and DuBois Area High School was fourth with 7 points. Six golfers from each school participated in the 18-hole contest.

City appoints new tax collector

August 20, 2012

In a move echoed by surrounding township and municipalities, the City of St. Marys plans to sever its ties with Central Tax Bureau (CENTAX), a tax collection agency, appointed in January 2012 by the Elk County Tax Collection Committee (ECTCC) as the permanent income tax collector agency.
"Since that time we've had nothing but problems with CENTAX," said St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene. "We have not received any reports from them, although we have received money. They continue to be behind on distributing the money to us."

SMAHS students earn college credits through dual enrollment program

August 20, 2012

Dual enrollment programs providing high school students the opportunity to earn college credits in the course of a normal school day will be offered by the St. Marys Area High School in the upcoming school year.

Current OSHA initiatives outlined

August 20, 2012

RIDGWAY - At the most recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Erie office gave a presentation on the organization’s role and recent activities.
"We regulate workplace safety," said Harmon of OSHA's chief role.

Lars Oskar Troberg

August 20, 2012

Lars Oskar Troberg, 89, of 645 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922 on the Aland Island in Sweden, son of the late Karl and Augusta Johanna Helin Troberg.
On Jan. 14, 1953, in Helsinki, Finland, he married Beverly JoAnn Hoffman from Delmar, Dela., who survives.

OSHA jurisdiction explained

August 20, 2012

RIDGWAY - Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Erie office recently explained the organization's jurisdiction and procedures to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
"OSHA is an agency within the Department of Labor. We have the responsibility, we cover workplace safety. The first thing that we would have to establish is that we have a company and we have an employee working for that company. We’re concerned about the employee’s safety," Harmon said.

Legislative issues discussed during Farm Bureau tour

August 20, 2012

During Friday's Elk County Farm Bureau tour, numerous legislative issues were discussed ranging from state to national matters.
State Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) emphasized the importance of organizations like the Farm Bureau, which provides subject matter experts in each industry, in order to keep legislators informed of different developments taking place.

Jay Twp. approves CENTAX replacement

August 20, 2012

In the wake of the Elk County Tax Collection Commission voting to appoint a replacement for the county's earned income tax (EIT) collector CENTAX, the county's municipalities must now decide whether to also appoint the firm chosen by the committee to take over the local services tax (LST) collections also performed by CENTAX prior to its termination.

Caterpillar to blame for ugly webs in trees

August 20, 2012

Many Ridgway residents have been taking notice and voicing their concerns over unsightly, light gray, silken webs in many of the trees within the borough.
The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea [Drury], got off to an early start building its impressive silk tents on the ends of limbs and sometimes enclosing entire branches.
Ridgway Borough Manager Martin Schuller says despite the recent surge, residents need not be concerned for the health of the trees.

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