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October 21st

'Who I Am' to emphasize strengths of living with disability

October 21, 2010

Living with a disability can often strengthen a person, give them a more positive outlook on life and allow them to inspire others to reach their maximum potential. Those ideas are key components of an upcoming presentation, "Who I Am: Discovering the VALUE in disABILITY," that will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 in the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gymnasium.

Boa Mania raises funds for women’s health

October 21, 2010

Pink feathers were flying during Thursday evening’s Boa Mania, a fundraiser benefiting Elk Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Health Department.
Starr Hill Winery in downtown St. Marys hosted the all-pink event, which featured pink boas, beads, flowers, balloons, bows, shirts and beverages.
Organizers Betsy Herbstritt and Barb Schatz said between 70-80 people attended the free event, which was open to the general public.

Supervisors approve purchase of time clock

October 21, 2010

After several months of debate, the Jay Township Supervisors voted to approve the purchase of a time clock for township employees during their monthly meeting on Thursday evening.
Jay Township resident and former supervisor Bob Coppolo inquired whether the supervisors had given any thought to a policy for the time clock, including what employees would be required to punch in every day.
Supervisor Francis Gustafson responded that all employees, including the township's secretary, would be required to utilize the time clock.

October 20th

Crystal Fire Department: service with pride

October 20, 2010

After 110 years of service to St. Marys and the surrounding communities, the Crystal Fire Department is still going strong. The department is owned by the City of St. Marys, but is staffed by volunteers. The 92 men and women currently with the department take care of all fire, rescue and related emergencies for the citizens of St. Marys and outlying areas.

C/G management proactively pursuing Marcellus gas drilling

October 20, 2010

Representatives of C/G Electrodes, LLC recently came before members of St. Marys City Council concerning applications to subdivide two parcels from C/G's property for use as potential Marcellus Shale drilling sites.
Council members voted unanimously to approve each of the subdivision requests.
Wilson Fisher Jr. of Hess & Fisher Engineers, Inc. of Clearfield addressed council members regarding C/G's plans for the site. He explained that the company was requesting two separate lots be subdivided off of the company's main 150-acre property.

Commission faces setback changing shade tree boundaries

October 20, 2010

Efforts to redefine the geographic boundaries of city shade trees hit a setback earlier this week when a motion to publish an ordinance that would change part of the city code failed to gain support from enough members of St. Marys City Council. The motion to publish Ordinance 264 was rejected by a 4-3 vote.

Mine reclamation, watershed rehabilitation projects come to fruition

October 20, 2010

Local, county and state officials recently gathered at the Gilbert Farm Homestead in Benezette, Elk County for the dedication of State Game Lands 311. The mine reclamation project restored over 48 acres in the Dents Run Watershed, which encompasses just over 25 square miles in Benezette Township.
The project entailed the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (BAMR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).

October 19th

Council approves lease agreement with ATA

October 19, 2010

An Area Transportation Authority hub at the soon-to-be-constructed parking garage on Depot Street took a step closer to becoming a reality on Monday evening, when members of city council voted to approve entering into a lease agreement for the facility.

State Rep. candidates debate top issues

October 19, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series.

State Representative Matt Gabler, R-Elk/Clearfield, and Democratic state House candidate Frank Straub laid out their respective plans for the area during a Monday evening debate hosted by the Elk County Tea Party. The two men are vying for the state House seat in the 75th Legislative District currently occupied by Gabler. The candidates answered questions submitted by members of the Tea Party and the public at the event.

Greene gives update on Depot Street progress

October 19, 2010

Area residents tired of negotiating around the road construction in the Depot Street area only have about a month to go before the project is expected to be completed.
Work is progressing on schedule and, according to city manager Dave Greene, has not faced any major delays. The Depot Street reconstruction project consists of replacing the existing asphalt, curbs, sidewalks and storm sewer system.
The portion of the roadway spanning from South Michael Street to the CareerLink office has been under construction since early September.

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