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August 23rd

Graded path now located along SR 255

August 23, 2013

As many individuals traveling by or walking along SR 255 in the construction zone located between Tractor Supply and Dairy Queen have likely noticed, a graded path is now located along the west side of the roadway.

Kane teacher Jeff Gibbs faces 10-day suspension

August 23, 2013

KANE – Kane School District Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson has suspended high school teacher Jeff Gibbs for alleged violations of school policy.
According to sources, Gibbs reportedly has been suspended for 10 days and won’t be teaching Tuesday when classes resume.

August 22nd

Hanger visits St. Marys, talks education

August 22, 2013

John Hanger, a Democratic candidate for governor, stopped at the Green Lite Restaurant and Lounge on Brusselles Street on Thursday afternoon as he traveled through the area on his Save Our Schools Bus Tour.

Indicted doctor operated Kane office without permit

August 22, 2013

KANE – A Clarion psychiatrist, indicted by a state grand jury on 35 felony charges, is accused of operating his Kane clinic without a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit.
Dr. Thomas Edward Radecki, 67, in 2011 and 2012 allegedly purchased and distributed more than 183,000 doses of Subutex-- a drug used to treat patients addicted to heroin or methadone.

August 21st

New personnel hired by school board

August 21, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during last week's 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. The following personnel were hired: John Lovett, of St. Marys, as a school police officer at all buildings effective Aug. 21, 2013 at a rate of $31,920.

Demolition work on Erie Avenue

August 21, 2013

Demolition work on Erie Avenue saw the building located between Timeless Treasures and Goodwill reduced to a pile of rubble by roughly 3:30 p.m. The 23 Erie Ave. site formerly housed Sam's Menswear.

August 20th

Commissioners draft response regarding well

August 20, 2013

The Elk County Board of Commissioners have drafted a response to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed injection well near James City in Highland Township and request the permit for Seneca Resources Corporation be denied.
The response cites that commissioners have been made aware of "a number of recent news articles reporting a direct connection between injection wells like the one proposed by Seneca Resources and the occurrence of earthquakes."

Aviation festival set for Saturday

August 20, 2013

With 3,000 visitors to the St. Marys Municipal Airport's inaugural American Spirit Aviation Festival last year, Alan McPherson, airport manager, is hoping to continue the successful event again this year.
"We had more people than we actually expected," McPherson said of the large crowd. "We want to thank all of Elk County for turning out for the event. They really came out to support us and it was a great thing."

Dairy Queen pet contest to benefit Humane Society

August 20, 2013

The dog days of summer may be over but that has not stopped a number of area residents from taking their canine friends to Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat. Because of the frequency that dogs are brought to the establishment, Dairy Queen owner Theresa Hodgdon came up with a contest that is not only fun for the dogs and their owners, but will also benefit the Elk County Humane Society as well.

August 19th

Multi-year CDBG project approved

August 19, 2013

A multi-year sewer line replacement and road improvement project was accepted by St. Marys City Council to submit for funding for the city's annual Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.
The city was notified on Aug. 6 their entitlement could be as much as $300,000. Earmarked in the funding is $54,000 or 18 percent of the grant for administration costs. This leaves $246,000 for project use.
On Monday evening, council approved the application for the project prepared by Tina Gradizzi, Community and Economic Development Coordinator and CDBG grant administration.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory Saturday evening as they...
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad won their third meet of the season Saturday afternoon as they...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...