Archive - Mar 2014
Although one may not consider it spring with the continued cold temperatures, the new season brings the arrival baby rabbits. This little bunny was seen recently in a St. Marys driveway.
Today marks the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service in which three local educators and one organization are being honored for their commitment to the citizens of the City of St. Marys.
This marks the first annual such event in St. Marys initiated by Mayor Bob Howard, although it is the second year it has been celebrated nationally.
"When I ran for office I said I was going to help promote the senior citizens and the veterans. I thought this was an opportunity to do just that," Howard said.
Dr. Ian Redmount, a Ridgway native and graduate of Ridgway Area High School, recently authored a physics textbook titled "12 Problems in Physics." Redmount is currently a professor of physics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
The textbook, which spans 12 chapters, is centered around applications and concepts necessary to solving classical physics problems.
David Ernest McClure, a resident of Okmulgee, Okla., died Friday morning, March 28, 2014 at 76 years of age.
David was born Dec. 20, 1937 in Bristol, Colo. to the late Harold and Ethel Faye (Palmer) McClure. He graduated from high school in Moline, Kan. and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Nancy B. Gerbec, 78, of Cole Hill Road, Russell, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Warren Manor following a brief stay.
Nancy was born Feb. 5, 1936 in Bradford,Â the daughter of the late Howard and Orta (Funk) Buchanan.
Nancy was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Warren High School. She was employed by Bell Telephone as an operator, and later at the Blair Corp., retiring after 25 years. Nancy was a member of the Scandia Covenant Church, attending as her health allowed. Among the things Nancy enjoyed, first and foremost were her family, especially her grandchildren.
Beth Sweeney Kuttler died March 20, 2014, surrounded by family on the first day of spring 2014 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 53 years old.
Beth was born to the late Eugene and Georgia Sweeney in St. Marys, on Feb. 1, 1961.
The City of St. Marys continues to defend its stormwater management plan with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
On March 3, the city received a response from the DEP in reference to changes the city submitted as part of the Act 167 stormwater management plan ordinance in September.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner previously stated the city's draft ordinance is different from the Elk County Stormwater Plan, already approved by the DEP, because "it is more liberal in terms of exempting ordinary residential properties and having less stringent requirements on small construction."
Members of St. Marys City Council have received numerous complaints regarding deteriorating road conditions on both state and local roads, most of which are due to construction or are weather related.
City Councilman Gary Anderson asked what PennDOT's reaction was to council's inquiring about road conditions at the intersection on State Street, Arch Street, Mill Street and Vine Road.
FOX TWP. â€“ Two Holstein steer cows perished Saturday night in a Fox Township fire that destroyed a barn.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) responded at 8:32 p.m. to 615 Byrnedale Rd. in Fox Township along with Fox Township Ambulance. The property is owned by 66-year-old Edward J. Benevich of Weedville.
As work on the state Route 255 project continues in the area between Vine Street and State Street, questions and rumors can be heard around town related to a number of issues, including the traffic signals at the Vine Street and Arch Street intersections.
With Vine Street currently closed due to the installation of water and sewer lines, one frequently discussed topic relates to why the traffic signal at that intersection continues to function instead of simply flashing yellow until the intersection with Vine Street reopens.