Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
Sandra Ann Prechtel, 49, of St. Marys, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Erie Wednesday on charges of tax evasion and mail fraud. The plea was entered before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter.
The St. Marys area has a proud history of manufacturing, especially the production of powdered metal products for use in other industries. On Feb. 24, which is National Tortilla Chip Day, it seems apt to look more in-depth at MexAmerica Foods LLC, another local manufacturing company that is focused on making quality products, albeit edible ones.
Residents who dispose of their old computers at the county's monthly electronics collection can rest assured that the devices are being destroyed and their data is not accessible by any third parties. Bekki Titchner, recycling/solid waste coordinator, discussed this concern during the Solid Waste Authority's Tuesday afternoon meeting.
Titchner also informed authority members about a new group called Computer Games 4 Fun, which she indicated recently approached her about obtaining computers that had been dropped off to be recycled.
With a new state budget hopefully just around the corner, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed the possibility of alterations to work practices as the entity progresses.
For Joe Demott, a McKean County commissioner and chairman of the commission's board of directors, change is needed as the committee moves ahead.
RIDGWAY - Jack McEntire of Selah, Wash. spoke to fellow chainsaw carvers Wednesday morning touting the new Sioux carving bar and the need for an arts television channel as part of the daily seminars offered at Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway.
Joining McEntire in his presentation was Dave Tremko of Chugiak, Alaska.
The seminars are being offered in conjunction with the 12th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The Elk County Commissioners donated a 20-gallon soup kettle valued at $2,000 to The Sacred Heart Parish's Social Committee Wednesday afternoon. Co-chairpersons Helene Burdick and Linda Brunner were at the Courthouse Annex Building to receive the kettle.
â€śI can't believe we are getting this,â€ť Brunner said.
The soup kettle was being stored in the Elk County Prison for a number of years and at one time was put up for bid.
In only its second year, the South St. Marys Street Elementary Mini Relay for Life succeeded in raising nearly $5,600 for the American Cancer Society.
Approximately 100 students participated in this year's mini relay, held in the school's gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 11.
During their meeting on Monday evening, members of city council voted to approve awarding the bid for resurfacing paved roads throughout the city later this year to HRI Inc. of State College in the amount of $911,388.52.
RIDGWAY â€“ Cima Bue, a photographer turned chainsaw carver from Callicoon Center, N.Y., gave a unique presentation Tuesday morning at Appalachian Arts Studio in front of Rendezvous carvers and community members.
Bue, who spent well over 15 years as a photographer, only recently turned his attention to chainsaw carving.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner indicated to authority members that the annual free tire recycling collections will be held the last week of April in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.