January 15th, 2013
With the St. Marys Area School District owing $117,084.90 to cyber schools for the 2012-2013 school year so far, superintendent Ann Kearney said at Monday's meeting of the board of directors that the district can expect to owe in excess of $300,000 by year's end as more SMASD students continue to enroll in cyber schools and government reimbursements cease to exist.
Members of St. Marys City Council discussed a variety of topics during their recent meeting ranging from winter road care, injection wells and sewage fees to revamping workshop meetings.
JAY TWP. - A recent meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors included further discussion of what the board will do with roughly $70,000 received from the state as part of its Act 13 impact fee revenue.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved the advertisement of various pieces of equipment during their recent meeting.
Among the equipment set to be advertised is a 2000 Sterling dump truck. Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said the township has ordered a new dump truck which will be delivered at the end of February or beginning of March.
CLARION COUNTY â€” Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a 19-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend was found deceased inside her vehicle â€”Â which she was last seen driving Friday evening â€” Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.
PSP report that the victim, Devan C. Knapp of Brookville, was discovered in the vehicle along Summerville Drive in Millcreek Township, Clarion County, by a passerby. Members of PSP-Clarion and PSP-Punxsy reported to the scene.Â
The incident remains under open investigation, with an autopsy to be conducted at a date and time yet to be determined.
The body of missing Brookville teen Devan C. Knapp, 19, was reportedly located earlier this morning in Millcreek Township, Clarion County. A cause of death has not been announced and an autopsy will be performed. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 814-226-1710 or PSP Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510.
ST. MARYS - With flu outbreaks reaching epidemic proportions across the nation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting 20 pediatric deaths caused by the influenza virus since Sept. 30, 2012, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors said they are carefully monitoring cases within the district as schools nationwide are temporarily closing their doors to limit the spread.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Borough Police Department reports investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 2 a.m. on Jan. 9 at 145 W. Main Street in Ridgway.
With the St. Marys Area United Way wrapping up its annual fundraising efforts, a representative of an organization that provides group homes to developmentally disabled adults supported in part by United Way funding discussed why this funding is so important.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on a recent bank robbery during a brief council meeting held Monday afternoon.
According to reports, on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 8, a white male, between 25 and 30 years of age with partial facial hair and approximately 5-foot, 9 inches tall with a slim build, robbed the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg at gunpoint.