Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
During a presentation at the North Central Gas Expo on Thursday, Danielle Boston, director of public outreach for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), discussed the wide variety of jobs that will be available as the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation is developed in the region.
She said that the development of the Marcellus Shale will provide jobs not just immediately, but also for generations, since the well site development and management process often extends to 50 years or more.
A steady crowd gathered throughout the day on Thursday during the inaugural North Central Marcellus Gas Expo, held at the former Walmart building next to Tractor Supply in St. Marys.
According to Sally Wilson, executive director of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, 160 vendors participated in the expo, with registration requests being submitted up to the day before the event.
Members of the community were excited to meet employees of Center Rock Inc. at the North Central Gas Expo held Thursday in the old Walmart building in St. Marys. Rescue workers from the Berlin, Pa.-based company helped bring 33 Chilean miners to the surface Wednesday after months of drilling and preparation of a rescue shaft at the San Jose Mine in CopiapÃ³, where trapped miners spent 69 days almost a half-mile underground after an Aug. 5 collapse brought down 700,000 tons of rock.
State Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Elk/Clearfield, and Frank Straub, Democratic candidate for the 75th Legislative District in the state House, will debate and discuss their positions on issues at a
candidate forum hosted by the Elk County Tea Party. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Red Fern on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Twp. The public is welcome.
Photos by Becky Polaski
Groups of sixth graders from St. Marys Area Middle School toured the St. Marys Airport on Wednesday. Pictured on the left is the group from the morning tour while the afternoon group is pictured on the right.
Students learn about Elk Flyers Club
By Becky Polaski