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July 19th

ITEC finance questions answered

July 20, 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.

Sheriff's office upgrades software

July 20, 2011

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.

July 18th

Council approves pension plans, business expansion

July 19, 2011

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.

Expanding partnership with local distributors

July 19, 2011

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.

Former Kane resident faces child pornography charge

July 19, 2011

OHIO - A former Kane resident has been charged in Ohio with “pandering” 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.

July 17th

'Flocking' raising money for American Cancer Society

July 18, 2011

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.

July 15th

Kittens highlight problem of animal abandonment

July 16, 2011

Animal abandonment, particularly of cats, is a recurring problem in the area, with many being left near farms or in other remote areas.
Mary Meyer, 14, of St. Marys, recently came face-to-face with this problem while walking with her mother, Donna, and dog, Malu, near her home in the Benzinger Road area on the evening of June 19.

July 14th

Movie marks final chapter in Harry Potter legacy

July 15, 2011

For Harry Potter fans, "it all ends" with Thursday's midnight release of the final film in the wizarding series, which has swept the world by storm. The newest of the movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is the second in a two-part series, the first released in November 2010.
"Everyone is really excited about it. The fans are also kind of melancholy, as a 10-year journey with the series all ends with this movie," said Darlene Lynch, co-owner of the Apollo Theatre in St. Marys.

Case of dilapidated Highland camp goes to trial

July 15, 2011

JAMES CITY – A summary trial on a charge of violating the construction code by a Highland Township campowner is scheduled Monday before District Judge Tony King in Johnsonburg.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the upcoming legal action during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday.
Russ Braun, the Highland Township building code administrator, last year reported that the "abandoned" camp is "unsafe" and is a "clear and present fire danger."

Jacob named Democratic district justice candidate

July 15, 2011

St. Marys resident and attorney Mark Jacob has been named as the Democratic nominee on the ballot for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03 in the Nov. 8 general election.
Jacob was nominated by the Elk County Democratic Party's executive committee this week following the withdrawal of Democratic primary ballot winner Stephen P. Skrzypek of Kersey. Skrzypek took the top spot on the May 17 ballot. He withdrew his candidacy on July 5.
Both candidates cross-filed on the ballots, with Jacob winning the Republican nomination. He finished second on the Democratic ballot behind Skrzypek.

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