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November 3rd

Rep. Thompson addresses issues in Kane visit

November 3, 2013

Frustration.
This sums up what’s going through the mind of U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson as he deals with many of the Obama Administration policies and programs.
The congressman from Centre County discussed various federal issues during a recent visit to the Kane Republican office. His remarks indicate a high level of exasperation with the president.
For starters, Thompson believes the administration has the “wrong priorities” for managing the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).

November 1st

Police chief graduates FBI training program

November 1, 2013

St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Known for its academic excellence, the program offers 10 weeks of professional courses of study in advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Caltagarone completed the program on Sept. 20, 2013 as part of its 254th session. FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Bail change is made for driver in 6-fatality crash

November 1, 2013

KANE – A change was made Friday in the bail for Kathleen S. Douglas-- a Kane woman facing manslaughter charges in a horrific Aug. 31 traffic accident that killed six.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said Friday that the bail for Douglas will remain at $750,000. However, the "bail type" is now listed as "unsecured" rather than "monetary."

October 31st

New recycling shed, project quotes approved by supervisors

October 31, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors discussed several topics during a recent meeting. Among them was obtaining additional quotes for the Gahr Road project and the purchase of a new shed for newspaper recycling.
The township plans to send out additional requests for proposals for other engineering firms for the Gahr Road project. An initial bid they received for engineering costs on the project came in at $51,000, which supervisors Dave Mattiuz and Randy Gradizzi agreed was too high.

October 30th

St. Marys couple shares love of Halloween

October 30, 2013

Each year Jenny and Allan Sylvis share their love of Halloween by creating unique haunted houses at their St. Marys home, which they open up to the general public on Halloween night.
This year is no different as the couple has put their own spin on works by famed author Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2013 haunted house ,"Madness of Poe", features five rooms each based on one of Poe's profound short stories or poems.

Donations being sought for Christmas in Kentucky program

October 30, 2013

Throughout her years organizing the Christmas in Kentucky program, local teacher Laura Kuntz has serviced over 150 less fortunate families since the program's inception in 1996.
Each year Kuntz travels 10 hours to Beatyville, Ky. where she works with two social workers in setting up a gift shop and distributing the items to those in need.
"None of this could be done without the support of the people of the St. Marys area," Kuntz said.

City Manager issues activity report

October 30, 2013

St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene reported on his activities over the past month during the latest St. Marys City Council meeting.
Also during the meeting resident Warren Stewart requested the light at the Ford Road intersection be looked at as the green signal is very short, typically only allowing one car through each cycle.

October 29th

Mayor encourages decreasing parking fines

October 29, 2013

During a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Mayor Sally Geyer brought up the issue of repealing the $5 parking ticket fine and decreasing it to a lesser amount. She mentioned the idea as a topic of discussion at the conclusion of the meeting.
"I think its a very big deterrent to downtown shopping. It's a thorn in everyone's side, it's upsetting a lot of people," Geyer said.

Recycling center partners with eLoop

October 29, 2013

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Community Recycling Center has recently partnered up with eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycling center that operates throughout the state. eLoop will be the new collector of electronics for the center which recently ended its deal with Eco International who closed their doors late last month.

Kane driver in 6-fatality wreck is arraigned

October 29, 2013

A Kane woman charged with manslaughter as a drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 was arraigned Tuesday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said he conducted the preliminary arraignment proceeding for Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, in her room at the Lutheran Home at Kane.

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