Archive - 2013 - News Article
St. Marys City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 with all council members present. Minutes from the last meeting were approved as read. No citizen comments were made on agenda topics.
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.
The sound of students attempting to correctly pronounce Russian names and phrases could be heard by those passing by Grace Messineo's classroom at Elk County Catholic High School on a recent Wednesday morning.
The Fox Township Supervisors recently approved a proposed 2014 budget of $2.06 million with no change in taxes for township residents.
The new budget is less than the 2013 budget which was $2.3 million. This is a result of a nearly $62,000 decrease in income from the Greentree Landfill. The proposed income to collected for the 2014 landfill host fee is estimated at $745,903.
Following a Friday morning preliminary hearing Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, will be held over for trial on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Alloys.
Among the charges filed against Stephanic were criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony charge of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
District Judge Mark Jacob found all charges have had burden of proof carried over in the case.
Recently the students, faculty and administration from St. Marys Area High School made a donation to Elk Regional Health Center to be used for womenâ€™s health services. Shown from left to right in the first row are SMAHS Principal Dr. Josh Williams, Sierra Ginther and Charlotte Floravit, ERHCâ€™s Public Relations Director; in the second row Meghan Henderson and Kylee Ehrensberger; and in the third row Ryan Miller and Rebekah Caretti.
St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone requested the purchase of a new SUV for the department during a recent budget meeting with members of the St. Marys City Council.
The department is hoping to replace its 2008 Ford Expedition SUV at a cost of $38,000, which they will keep as a utility vehicle for use by the canine unit.
The SMPD currently has a fleet of six vehicles and did not purchase any new vehicles in 2013. They plan to purchase three new vehicles in 2015.
Residents of the city of St. Marys will see no tax increase in the 2014 proposed budget.
Members of City Council along with additional city staff discussed details of the budget during a recent special meeting. Formal approval to advertise the budget will take place at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 18.
The 2014 budget is $6,065,635, an increase from the 2013 budget of just over $94,000 equal to about 2 percent.
Veterans attending the Community Nurses Adult Day Services program were honored on Veterans Day.
Elk County Veterans Affairs Office Director Leslie Neal presented each of them with an American flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. along with a certificate of appreciation and an American flag pin. Kathy Renaud, LPN, Community Nurses Adult Day Services director said while the adult day center honors their veterans each year, this was the first time they were presented with American flags.
Recent published reports indicate the Elk County Catholic School System is among 14 school districts in the region which have purchased a controversial beef product through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
The "lean finely textured beef " (LFTB) is on a federally approved list of items suitable for consumption in schools. It is made up of about 65 percent fat. The product is created when manufacturers use scrap pieces of meat which are ground up and treated with ammonia hydroxide before being frozen. Up to 15 percent of that mixture is then added to beef products.