Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Numerous building projects compiled from a January 2008 feasibility project conducted within the St. Marys Area School District were revisited during Thursday evening's Board of School Directors meeting.
Mark Romain, SMASD head of maintenance and Aramark representative, provided an update of the projects which could be completed under this year's capital improvement budget.
A majority of the projects fall under capital improvement projects, which include those costing $100,000 or more.
Over 100 pairs of socks were collected recently for county military members stationed outside the continental United States and for homeless veterans living at Tomorrow's Hope, a center located in Coalport.
A collection box was set up at Shoe Sensation for the second straight year along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.
A fugitive from Erie was nabbed Thursday morning at a residence at 420 Welsh St. in Kane.
Kane Police Officer-in-charge Heath Boyer identified the fugitive as Christopher Middleton, 31.
According to police, the fugitive allegedly "walked away" from either a "work-release" program or a "furlough" in Erie County.
Restructuring workshops to allow for more dialogue between St. Marys City Council members and residents on topics of concern was proposed by councilman Greg Gebauer during their recent reorganizational meeting.
"A true workshop meeting is essential for us to be able to discuss topics and issues that need to be talked about and then passed on to the regular meeting for voting on," Gebauer said.
Adult alumni and friends are invited to sport their maroon and gold as part of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Spirit Night on Friday at Gunners Restaurant.
The event is slated to start around 9 p.m. following the boys basketball game. Alums are encouraged to attend the matchup as the Crusaders battle crosstown rival St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen. The junior varsity game is set for 6 p.m. while the variety tip off is at 7:30 p.m.
Melissa Aul, Resource Conservation Technician for the Elk County Conservation District, has helped to organize agricultural workshops for area farm owners. The workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Thursday, Jan. 23, workshops will be hosted hosted at the North Central Regional Planning Building, located along Montmorenci Road in Ridgway.
As the new mayor of St. Marys, Bob Howard plans to combine previous mayoral experience with a strong background in the powdered metal industry in hopes of strengthening and growing the city of St. Marys.
"I am very excited about being mayor of St. Marys due to the great citizens and the tremendous assets of the city. There are many opportunities for job and economic growth," Howard said.
RIDGWAY â€“ During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, county commissioners heard from members of the Ridgway Borough Council regarding their recent request to purchase several condemned homes within the borough from the county repository.
Borough council president Ralph Dussia, as well as borough manager Kim Zimmerman and councilman Rich Parrish attended the meeting in order to question the commissioners on the county's recent decision to deny the boroughâ€™s bid offers for the homes.
New members of St. Marys City Council along with the new mayor were sworn into their elected positions on Monday evening.
Elk County President Judge Richard Masson led Mayor Bob Howard in the oath of office as he was joined by his wife Peggy and grandson, Carter, age 8.
Next to take their oath was a group of newly elected council members including Lou Radkowski and Robert Mohr for four-year terms, Sally Geyer for a two-year term, along with re-elected council members Ned Jacob, Gary Anderson and Greg Gebauer.
Over $1,000 was raised during the Christmas Spectacular Concert performed by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir on Sunday, Dec. 22, and the proceeds were recently divided between the Crystal Fire Department and the St. Marys Area High School Music Department, which allowed their facility and instruments to be used for the rehearsals and performance.
Fire Chief Bill Kraus and President Tom Bauer expressed their appreciation for the donation and indicated that the funds will be put toward the purchase of a new utility pickup truck.