September 23rd, 2011
St. Marys City Council recently approved publishling an ordinance which reduces the speed limit on South St. Marys Street, also referred to as the Million Dollar Highway/state Route 255, from the existing 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.
The ordinance states the change is due to council's desire to provide for the safety of its residents. The lower speed limit encompasses the area of South St. Marys Street from Railroad Street in downtown St. Marys, to Vine Road.
In speaking to those assembled at Thursday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force at the St. Marys Area Middle School, speakers Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and attorney Tom Wagner of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys discussed resources and legal precedents surrounding the possibility of water contamination as a result of Marcellus Shale drilling.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team is now 3-3 on the season after a 3-0 loss to the Bradford Lady Owls Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Owls took the first game 25-21. They won the second game 25-11 and took the third game 25-12 to win the match in three straight.
The Ridgway Lady Elker volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season as they handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader squad a 3-0 loss at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Elkers won all three games by identical 25-23 scores.
â€śWe came off of Tuesdayâ€™s match with Kane knowing that they did not see us at our best,â€ť said Ridgway coach Janet Redmond. â€śWe had a very good practice last night. The girls are determined and we had a good competitive match against Elk Catholic.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team was shut out 2-0 by the Coudersport Falcons on Thursday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
"We were outplayed today. We didn't play as a team like we've been in the couple recent games and it showed out there. They outplayed us the whole game. They looked like the better team," said St. Marys coach Russ Micale.
ST. MARYS - It took 2:25 of the overtime period for the Brockway Lady Rovers to complete their rally and go home from Benzinger Park Thursday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in girls' varsity soccer action.
Brockway freshman Julie Esposito got in behind the ECC defense and scored the winning goal after the Lady Rovers had come from two goals down.
The Elk County Gas Task Force's meeting Thursday night at the St. Marys Area Middle School drew landowners from across the region hoping to better understand the resources at their disposal, as well as their rights as property owners in the Marcellus Shale era.
Guest speakers Tom Wagner, Esq., of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys, and Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, spoke with attendees about various legal aspects dealing with Marcellus Shale, beginning with the initial stages of lease negotiations.
ST. MARYS - The Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC), an organization dedicated to providing postsecondary educational opportunities and professional and workforce development in the region, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
CEC past and present employees, board members and stakeholders attended a luncheon sponsored by the Stackpole Hall Foundation on Tuesday at the Diamond View Restaurant in St. Marys to mark the occasion. CEC Executive Director Kris Kronenwetter welcomed attendees to the event.
The St. Marys Area United Way is counting on local residents to help their community by contributing to the organization's 2011 goal of $205,000.
The annual fall United Way kickoff campaign launched recently as part of the inaugural class of the 2011 Leadership Elk County (LEC) program held at Camp Kaelber.
St. Marys Area United Way Executive Director Sherron McGowan and UW Board of Directors President Becky Piccolo were in attendance, both of whom addressed members of the class.
McGowan encouraged the new LEC class to adopt the United Way's tagline of, "Give. Advocate. Volunteer."
On Monday morning, representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), responding to calls from Jay Township residents, arrived at and assessed the Caledonia Bridge refurbishment project for any impropriety and possible environmental hazards or offenses.
At last Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Supervisors, the cleaning and re-painting of the bridge was the subject of much controversy among residents and supervisors.