Archive - 2014
Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission are keeping a sharp eye on budget discussions in Harrisburg as the commonwealth's fiscal year draws to a close at the end of the month.
Preliminary reports from the state Capitol indicate the commonwealth is staring at a budget deficit in excess of $1 billion while across the country, state revenue is up 3.8 percent over last year, according to the National Association of State Budget Officials.
RIDGWAY â The amount of recyclables coming into the community recycling center in St. Marys is increasing quickly according to members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
"It's been ungodly busy over there," said recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner. "It just doesn't quit anymore."
Saturday will be the center's monthly electronics collection which will be held at the community recycling center in the Stackpole complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MT. JEWETT â Ground will be broken this summer for an elaborate Visitor Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, can't wait.
"I'm really excited this project is moving forward," Devlin said Wednesday. "It's the next step for development at the park."
Devlin was a key participant at a four-hour "open house" held Wednesday to give the public the opportunity to help plan interpretive exhibits at the center.Â
JAMES CITY â Residents and organizations opposed to a proposed âinjectionâ well in Highland Township plan to gather Saturday for a forum at the township fire hall in James City.
The event will feature a picnic, workshops and remarks by representatives of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) and other organizations.
The forum is open to the public.
Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Barbecue pork, hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided while they last. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass as well as their own drinks.
Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes, 55, of 230 George St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, a son of the late Gerald and Jane Spangler Hayes.
On Oct. 8, 1982 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary Nero Hayes, who survives.
Edwin L. Gray, 91, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 26, 1923 in Clarington, son of the late Roy L. and Rose (Swaney) Gray.
On Aug. 12, 1951, he married Beverly J. (Wonderling) Gray; she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1949. He was a die setter for Keystone Carbon for 43 years having retired in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post #948 in Weedville for 50 years. He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Ronald L. Austin, 69, of 1060 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Sunday, Sept. 3, 1944, a son of the late Raymond and Doris Burr Austin.
Ron attended Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Ohio. He then attended Wilmington College. He served in the Marine Corp Reserve from 1965-1971. He enjoyed golfing and working, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
The St. Marys Legion Post 103 baseball squad erupted for nine runs in the third and fourth innings to pull away and defeat the Mt. Jewett squad by an 11-1 score in five innings Tuesday night at Berwind Park.
St. Marys Carbon recently received its AS9100 aerospace quality system certification following an intense nine-month process.
As a global supplier and manufacturer of carbon and carbon-graphite, St. Marys Carbon now has the opportunity to work with aviation, space and defense organizations while
having a positive impact to the community in the form of new, higher skilled jobs.
"Typically what this means for us is more jobs, more stability for the company," said James Slay, St. Marys Carbon general manager and Chief Operating Officer.
A Fourth Street house was demolished on Tuesday afternoon as part of the downtown St. Marys hotel project in which three structures were demolished including two on Depot Street taken down on Monday. R.J. Vollmer Excavating of St. Marys was awarded the demolition contract for the project. Several crews were onsite Tuesday as others worked to clear debris piles leftover from the structures while an environmental firm utilized equipment to obtain samples from the area, in part to determine how much fill will be needed to elevate a portion of the area above the 100 year flood plane.