Archive - 2013 - News Article
Twenty-five years after the boulevard in downtown St. Marys was named after General Edward C. "Shy" Meyer, a new plaque was dedicated in his honor during a Friday morning ceremony. The former Chief of Staff of the United States Army was in attendance at the event along with several of his family members, friends, City of St. Marys representatives, numerous fellow military veterans and area residents.
"We are here on this momentous occasion to honor one of our native sons, Gen. Edward Meyer, for his 36 years of accomplishments in the U.S. Army," said City Manager Dave Greene.
Local filmmaker Sean Perry takes his latest step in his professional journey on Saturday night with the premiere of his latest film, "Alive and Unburied." This will be the fourth premiere Perry has held in his career, with the latest being last yearâ€™s "Diamonds are a Conâ€™s Best Friend."
According to Perry, his newest production "tells the story of three high school kids who witness a horrific train crash that releases a mysterious chemical amongst their hometown of Kane."
Costumes by Mary, the areas newest Halloween headquarters, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Attendees at the event each donned a costume of their choice for the photo. Members of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce along with family members and friends of owner Mary Jin dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz along with a witch, a unique gorilla carrying a man in a cage costume, super heroes and an adult themed costume.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
St. Marys Area School District students are benefitting from the services provided by two local AmeriCorps teachers, Karen Wendel and Dave Herbstritt. Each teacher explained their involvement with the program during a recent St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop.
Joe Collins, SMASD director of curriculum and instruction, introduced the teachers.
"I'm very happy to have these two fine people join St. Marys and helping us through AmeriCorps and I appreciate Americorps for providing this," Collins said.
Shoppers who stroll down Erie Avenue may notice something new in town. What was once The Variety Shop is now under new management as The Persnickety Gift Boutique. Rebajean Stone was a Variety Shop vendor and now owns Persnickety.
â€śI came here as a vendor last November, and in August I took it over to run it myself,â€ť Stone said. â€śPartially because I am disabled, I thought this would be a chance that I could get out and actually do something. Iâ€™ve got wonderful women who work here and help keep this place going, and itâ€™s working.â€ť
eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycler, has taken over handling all of the electronics collected at the Community Recycling Center, according to Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
The company that previously handled the electronics collected at the center, eco International, recently closed its doors, prompting the change.
Kris Kronenwetter is taking over the helm at the St. Marys Area United Way as the organization's new executive director.
â€śKris has been a staple in our community for years. Her familiarity with our community will help to broaden our impact on the organizations and citizens that benefit from the United Way," said Margie Schlimm, St. Marys Area United Way board president.
Nationally touring comic Bubba Bradley, a 1999 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, returned to ECC last Friday as the featured speaker at a student assembly.
Leading up to that assembly, creative writing teacher Grace Messineo gave her students an assignment to critique Bradley's speech based on the four types of satire writing.
Counties in the Northern Tier Regional Telecommunications Project Agency will be applying for wireless 911 funding made available by state government as reported during a Tuesday morning board of commissioners meeting.