February 17th, 2012
Pennsylvania residents who want to support breast cancer research and programs can do so simply by checking off a box on their state tax return.
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition's "Refunds for Research" campaign allows residents to donate part or all of their state refund by checking "yes" on line 35 of their PA 40 tax form. Kevin Smith, communications director for the nonprofit coalition, said for most people, directing their refund to the coalition on their tax return is an easy way of charitable giving.
Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors saw more infighting between board members as allegations of secret deliberations continue to surface.
The split between members of the board was highlighted at Jay Township's re-organization meeting held this past January, during which Supervisor Murray K. Lilley's position as the township's equipment/road manager was terminated, effectively ending his tenure as an employee of the township.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad closed out their regular season Thursday evening by defeating the Bradford Owls by a 66-15 score at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Senior Night.
The Dutchmen finished the season with a 7-8 record.
St. Marys won seven matches by forfeit last night. They also won four bouts by pin.
â€śThe kids that wrestled wrestled pretty well,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
â€śWeâ€™ve seen how far some of our kids have come. Gary Fledderman is wrestling well and Brian Carnahan is relearning the sport. He hasnâ€™t wrestled since elementary school,â€ť said Surra.
Following January's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors in which a representative from Elexco Land Services presented information on EQT's intent to conduct seismic testing on all of the township's more than 50 miles of road residents at Thursday's meeting asked what they could expect as a result of the increased activity.
Attendees asked with all the activity within the township if EQT would be covering the cost of water testing for individuals with the increase in drilling expected.
Willis T. â€śWillyâ€ť Gleixner, 71, of 106 Forest Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 22, 1940 in St. Marys, son of the late Alfred A. â€śShowyâ€ť and Frances â€śPatâ€ť Meyer Gleixner.
On May 14, 1960, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Patricia A. Schaberl, who survives.
Some people really are out for your blood - but that's not always a bad thing. Just ask Wendy McCoy, a phlebotomist at Elk Regional Health Center since June 2011.
McCoy, a 1986 graduate of Ridgway Area High School, moved back to the area from Kitanning about two years ago and works part-time at ERHC.
Phlebotomists draw blood from a patient's veins to collect samples for testing. McCoy said "phlebotomist" comes from the Greek word "phlebos," which means "vein."
"It basically means specializing in veins," McCoy said.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader varsity basketball squad ended their regular season with a 45-40 victory over the visiting Bradford Owls on Wednesday evening in a contest played at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
The Owls led for much of the contest, holding a 10-9 advantage at the end of the first quarter, a 23-16 lead at the half, and were on top 33-30 at the end of the third quarter. The Crusaders outscored Bradford 15-7 in the fourth quarter to claim the victory.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball used timely baskets and strong interior play for a 31-27 victory over St. Marys Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team closed out their season with a 58-48 loss to the Johnsonburg Rams last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Rams were able to outscore the Dutchmen by a 20-7 margin in the second quarter to open a 32-17 halftime lead. In the second half, St. Marys outscored Johnsonburg by a 31-25 margin.
St. Marys Area School District superintendent Ann Kearney at Monday's meeting of the board of directors presented a utility cost and usage report, detailing the district's energy costs and consumption in each of its school buildings over the past three years.