Archive - Jun 2014
Seneca Resources, who notified Ridgway residents of their intentions to conduct seismic testing in late spring, has recently brought a team to Ridgway in order to conduct the tests.
Seismic Equipment Solutions in conjunction with Blueline Geo out of Forth Worth, Texas, have set up shop off of Front Street in Ridgway and are reportedly testing areas in the Boot Jack and state Route 120 areas.
St. Marys Rec Board members Ken Wolfe, on far left, Sharon Brem, shown second from right, and Aaron Straub, on far right, along with St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, shown center, accept a grant check from Paula Fritz Eddy, shown third from left, Elk County Community Foundation executive director. Also pictured are Tina Gradizzi St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator, second from left.
In undertaking a multi-park renovation project, the St. Marys Recreation Board has secured numerous grants from various charitable trust organizations.
"We're really happy to have the three local foundations involved in this project," Tina Gradizzi, St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator said. "They all have been very supportive."
John P. "Jack" Mullaney, 92, of 123 Diamond St., St. Marys, died Sunday June 29, 2014 at his residence after an illness of several months.
He was born Dec. 11, 1921 in St. Marys, son of the late Patrick and Charlotte Spangler Mullaney.
On April 14, 1956, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Therese S. Schneider, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of 1939 and a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. degree in chemistry. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co.
It was a high scoring affair in District 10 Little League All-Star Major League baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park as St. Marys and the Elk County team made up of players from Fox Township, Johnsonburg, and Ridgway battled to stay alive and continue to fight their way through the loser's bracket. The game featured an exciting back-and-forth battle that included seven home runs between both teams, and St. Marys ultimately emerged the victor by a score of 13-10.
Repairs to the St. Marys Community Pool and an update on the Rails to Trail project encompassed a portion of City Manager Dave Greene's regular activity report presented at a recent City Council meeting.
Greene met with Ken Wolfe from the St. Marys Recreation Board to review previous proposals and a feasibility study on Memorial Park's St. Marys Community Pool. He stated he has not reviewed the information since 2008.
The initial proposal put repairs at a cost of $4-$8 million. This included repairs to the bathhouse and completely demolishing and rebuilding the entire complex.
Sign-ups are currently underway for this year's Inner Park Day at Memorial Park. The free event for children between the ages of 5-14 is scheduled for July 9 and will feature activities such as a pie eating contest, obstacle course, and hockey shoot. Participants must register by July 1 in order to receive a free Inner Park Day T-shirt; however, registration will continue until the morning of the event.
As part of a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, the following subdivision and sewer applications were approved.
Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague, 30, of 235 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1983, son of Lawrence "Larry" Sprague and Peggy Dickinson Sprague.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High High School in 2003 and resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, and was an avid Cinch player. He was a Walmart associate for 10 years.
After a lengthy and rigorous search the St. Marys Area School District board of directors approved the appointment of Dr. G. Brian Toth of Tyrone as the new superintendent.
During a special board meeting held Friday evening current SMAHS Principal Joshua Williams was unanimously approved as the assistant superintendent, a newly-created position unanimously approved by the board with a salary of $110,000.