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Archive - Sep 18, 2012

Council to meet to address developer's status

September 18, 2012

St. Marys City Council plans to discuss the ongoing downtown development projects spearheaded by Bob Yoder during a closed meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.
Councilman Ned Jacob proposed meeting in an executive session at this week's regularly scheduled council meeting after speaking with a Depot Street property owner who is waiting to sell the property after being told by Yoder that a hotel was interested in purchasing the land.
Jacob said one settlement payment was due in July;however, it fell through due to Yoder being unable to secure financing.

Agreements reached for 911 system

September 18, 2012

The Elk County Board of Commissioners approved three agreements Tuesday morning regarding the Northern Tier Regional NG911 Telecommunications Project for the county's new 911 Center.
The project, which includes Cameron, Clarion, Forest, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Crawford and Warren counties, effectively creates a regional 911 system.

County prepares for ID requirement

September 18, 2012

County officials and poll workers are quickly preparing for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and possible struggles with the state's new voter identification requirements.

Log splitting easier thanks to local man

September 18, 2012

ST. MARYS - "Necessity is the mother of invention," said Dennis Rogers of St. Marys who built a firewood processor designed to lessen the physical toll of log splitting after suffering a back injury. His invention has since been patented and sold to a Canadian outdoor power products company which currently manufactures and sells the product.
One could say it was a serendipitous chain of events that led Rogers to build the prototype for what would eventually become the WP Wood Processor.

Council approves pension plans

September 18, 2012

St. Marys City Council approved two issues pertaining to pension plans during their Monday evening meeting.
The 2013 Minimum Municipal Obligation (M.M.O) for pension plans was the first item addressed. The annual report, known as Act 205, requires information about the plans be submitted and approved by the governing body of the city by Sept. 30.
Total reimbursement for the police pension is $171,550 and for the non-uniformed employees it is $133,164, for a total of $304,714. As of Monday, the city's state aid is $236,023.24, leaving the city contribution at $76,677.74.

Fall Fest set to be big blast

September 18, 2012

ST. MARYS - With tons of vendors, entertainment and activities for children and adults, this year’s third annual Bavarian Fall Fest is sure to be full of autumnal fun for area residents.
The festival will be held in downtown St. Marys from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Planning committee member Paula Weyant said this year's event has even better entertainment than the two years prior.

New event hits Chautauqua area

September 18, 2012

The Chautauqua Art Challenge, an event inspired by the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, is scheduled to hit Mayville, N.Y. on Sept. 24-29.
The weeklong event, conjured up by Rendezvous genius Rick Boni, will feature a painting competition, clay competition, cardboard/fabric sculpture competition, ice carving competition, and wood carving competition.
"It's a wonderful opportunity," said Liz Boni of Appalachian Arts Studio. "It was probably a couple of years after the Rendezvous where Rick [Boni] thought it'd be really neat to have an event where you're really challenged.

Harold A. "Rudy" Simbeck

September 18, 2012

Harold A. "Rudy" Simbeck, 80, of 177 Wehler Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 15, 1931 in St. Marys, a son of the late Charles and Estella Galmish Goodrow Simbeck. On July 24, 1954 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Rita Mae Wendel, who preceded him in death on June 15, 2004.

Christine H. Brem

September 18, 2012

Christine H. Brem, 89, a resident of the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois and formerly of the Elk Towers and Grandview Road, St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Daguschonda, daughter of the late John and Frances Knouse Meholic. On May 29, 1947, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George J. "Jingles" Brem, who he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1995.

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