Archive - May 19, 2014
ERIE â€“ Judge Maurice Cohill sentenced Richard A. Danz, 49, of Matthews, N.C. and formerly of St. Marys, to 46 months in federal prison for embezzling over $400,000 from the Elk County Humane Society during his tenure as volunteer treasurer.
"I want to express a heartfelt apology," Danz said. "I have a capacity to contribute to society and I want to reconcile."
Veronica Conrad, founder of Elk County Humane Society, testified at Monday's sentencing that Danz effectively undid all the work the Humane Society had to do to build themselves up since its founding in Elk County.
The City of St. Marys stormwater management ordinance has received the go-ahead by the Department of Environmental Protection after a lengthy back-and-forth process.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner reported after discussing the intentions of a portion of the ordinance with Tim Bruno of the DEP, Bruno stated he was satisfied with the city's ordinance.
Bruno informed Wagner the city will be receiving a letter instructing them to move ahead with the adoption of the ordinance.
New Enterprise Stone & Lime of New Enterprise was the overall low bidder for the city's 2014 blacktop patching services.
They submitted a bid of $40,433 for blacktop removal and $166,515 for 19 mm binder.
"We're very pleased with New Enterprise. They always do a good job and have saved us quite a bit of money this year," said city manager Dave Greene.
The following streets and roads are including in the bid: East Arch Street, Maple Street, Walnut Street, Oak Street, East Mill Street, West Mill Street, Beech Road and Locust Road. Streets may be added or removed from this list.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple drug and firearms charges were filed late Friday against 27-year-old Joshua Ivan Hakes of St. Marys.
According to reports, the St. Marys City Police Department was dispatched at approximately 10:48 a.m. on Monday morning, May 12 to assist with Elk County adult probation officers at 407 Rightmeyer St.
Hakes was taken into custody by Elk County Probation for "violating probation rules."
According to court documents filed in the case, Hakes possessed a .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol."