January 7th, 2015
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved investing $1 million into a capital reserve fund as part of a capital improvement program for 2016.
The fund will allow the city to focus on investing in city roads, equipment, drainage and other public works projects.
In addition, a committee will be formed to establish a policy on how to proceed with the capital expense program, how to rate projects, and more.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Twp. Sewer Authority held their 2015 reorganizational meeting Wednesday night where a motion was passed to change the meeting day and time to the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Immediately following the reorganizational meeting meeting, the regular monthly meeting was opened.
Under old business, the authority voted to have the licensed engineer look over the plant to determine how best to spend Act 13 grant money.
Frederick J. "Fred" Schill, 66, of 58 Launer Lane, Johnsonburg, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Kane, son of Ralph and Wilma Reed Schill. He married Sandra Lewis on Sep. 14, 1968 in St. Marys and she survives.
Mr. Schill resided in Johnsonburg for the past 44 years. He attended Queen of the World school.
He was a member of the VFW, Prince of Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Renee L. Streich, 38, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 25, 1976, a daughter of the late Richard Streich, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1995 and Kathi Snyder Streich, who survives of St. Marys.
Renee was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1994.
The search continues for a new tenant to occupy the former Giant Eagle supermarket located in the St. Marys Plaza along the Million Dollar Highway.Â
"Right now there is a definite need for another grocery store in St. Marys and that really showed over the holiday,â€ť said City Manager Dave Greene.
According to Greene, three companies have expressed interest in the space.Â
RIDGWAY â€“Â Over-accumulation of compensatory time has led to the adoption of a compensatory time policy for Elk County government employees.
"This is a policy that we discussed with our department heads and we'll be buying that comp time out at the end of the year," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer during a Tuesday morning board meeting. "It has sometimes become a big liability for the county when people retire and have days and days of comp time so we had to stress that policy and not have such a liability on the county."
MT. JEWETT â€“ Plans have been discussed for years to convert the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad corridor into recreational trails.
And, as long as there have been plans, there has been opposition-- especially from property-owners along the 73.8-mile route from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
A meeting was held Tuesday at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall to generate interest in forming groups to develop and maintain sections of the proposed trail system.
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling squad picked up another big win at home Tuesday evening, defeating D9 Class AAA rival DuBois Area 43-23 in the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
After a flat first 16 minutes of play, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders came out in the second half to outscore the Punxsutawney Chucks 31-16 on their way to a 72-50 District 9 League victory at the ECCHS gym Tuesday night.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team held on for a 59-57 non-league win over the Brockway Rovers Monday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.