November 18th, 2013
St. Marys City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 with all council members present. Minutes from the last meeting were approved as read. No citizen comments were made on agenda topics.
Judy A. Leahy, 62, of 432 East Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 9, 1951 in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late Kenneth and Juanita Sweet Watson.
Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., a Benedictine priest of St. Vincent Archabbey, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The sound of students attempting to correctly pronounce Russian names and phrases could be heard by those passing by Grace Messineo's classroom at Elk County Catholic High School on a recent Wednesday morning.
The Fox Township Supervisors recently approved a proposed 2014 budget of $2.06 million with no change in taxes for township residents.
The new budget is less than the 2013 budget which was $2.3 million. This is a result of a nearly $62,000 decrease in income from the Greentree Landfill. The proposed income to collected for the 2014 landfill host fee is estimated at $745,903.
Following a Friday morning preliminary hearing Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, will be held over for trial on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Alloys.
Among the charges filed against Stephanic were criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony charge of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
District Judge Mark Jacob found all charges have had burden of proof carried over in the case.
Recently the students, faculty and administration from St. Marys Area High School made a donation to Elk Regional Health Center to be used for womenâ€™s health services. Shown from left to right in the first row are SMAHS Principal Dr. Josh Williams, Sierra Ginther and Charlotte Floravit, ERHCâ€™s Public Relations Director; in the second row Meghan Henderson and Kylee Ehrensberger; and in the third row Ryan Miller and Rebekah Caretti.
Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards Program on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with the event, which is sponsored by the ECCHS Athletic Association, focusing on the accomplishments of all of the school's athletes during the fall sports season.
St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone requested the purchase of a new SUV for the department during a recent budget meeting with members of the St. Marys City Council.
The department is hoping to replace its 2008 Ford Expedition SUV at a cost of $38,000, which they will keep as a utility vehicle for use by the canine unit.
The SMPD currently has a fleet of six vehicles and did not purchase any new vehicles in 2013. They plan to purchase three new vehicles in 2015.