July 19th, 2011
Officials from the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] attended Tuesday morning's Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting to again reiterate the fact that the sale of the Industrial Technology Education Center [ITEC] to the county features no spending of county tax dollars of any kind.
"When ITEC was built in 1997 or 1998, a bond issue was taken out," said Jim Chorney, director of finances for the commission. "The bond issue was backed by Jefferson and Elk counties.
Officials working in the Elk County Sheriff's Office will soon have an easier time thanks to the addition of state-of-the-art software.
Commissioners signed an agreement Tuesday morning with Teleosoft, Inc. for improvements to the sheriff's office totaling $18,900.
"I extend my appreciation to the commissioners for the approval of this contract," said Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg. "We're replacing software in our office that is actually DOS-based, pretty much nearly 28 years old.
Upon the opening of the City Council meeting, council dismissed for a brief executive session regarding legal matters, about which Mayor Sally Geyer stated that nothing was resolved. All members of council were present at Monday's meeting.
City Manager Dave Greene presented his report, during which he stated he attended a pre-construction meeting for the ATA Depot Street terminal building project on June 28.
Effective Friday, Straub Brewery, Inc. ceased home and tavern delivery of its products to area residents and will expand its partnership with local distributors in order to get its beer to customers' doors.
According to a letter sent to regular home delivery customers explaining the change, the number of these customers declined to the point over the years where, given the cost of fuel and other expenses, it no longer became feasible to offer the service without raising prices.
OHIO - A former Kane resident has been charged in Ohio with â€śpanderingâ€ť child pornography on his home computer.
Andrew Grisham, 22, was placed in the Summit County, Ohio jail in lieu of $75,000 bond on the felony charge, according to a spokesman for the Stowe, Ohio Municipal Court.
The spokesman said Grisham faces a preliminary hearing Thursday before Judge Lisa Coates in the Stowe court. The spokesman said Akron, Ohio attorney Roger K. Davidson represents Grisham.
Regina A. Korep, 89, of Cushing Avenue in Johnsonburg and recently of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 12, 1922 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Hipolit and Rosie (Brzostik) Korep.
She lived all her life in the same house on Cushing Avenue in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Red Hat Society and the local polka club.Â She enjoyed dancing and traveling.
A campaign to raise funds for the American Cancer Society has recently been launched in the St. Marys area. A group of flamingos may show up in your yard unexpectedly. They will be accompanied by signs providing you with the details on how to get rid of these pesky pink Phoenicopteridae (family name meaning "Phoenix's Wing") off your property.
Ella M. Jewart, 89, of 134 Uhl Road, Kersey, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a short illness.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Frenchton, W.V., a daughter of the late Manderville and Maude Simons Jeffries.
Mrs. Jewart was Methodist by faith.Â She worked at L & R Manufacturing for many years and also worked at St. Marys Carbon for more than 17 years.Â She was a dedicated and hard worker who enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Gloria A. Wicks, 79, of 153 West Theresia Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born June 10, 1932 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Edna Frank Gerber. On October 22, 1949 in St. Marys, she married the late Flavius C. Wicks, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1985.
Mrs. Wicks was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She retired from Ames after many years of service.Â She enjoyed knitting and bird-watching, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Rosemary E. Girty, 80, formerly of 110 W. Condot Road and Elk Towers, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the home of her daughter following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 13, 1930 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Anthony J. and Charlotte E. Wolfe Eckl.