Archive - May 2014 - News Article
With enrollment of nearly 630 students coupled with the increasing number of special education students, South St. Marys Street Elementary may soon have a new administrator on staff to continue to serve its students.
The St. Marys Area School District board of directors unanimously approved to advertise for an anticipated 10-month position at the school both internally and externally.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury trial began Thursday morning at the Elk County Courthouse for three co-defendants accused of robbing a Johnsonburg home at gunpoint.
James Holding, 29, Angela Lynn Baker Williams, 34, and Kevin P. Williams, 37, all of Johnsonburg, are accused of entering an apartment designated 110 1/2 Harrison Ave., Johnsonburg. The alleged victims knew the defendants and allowed them inside. It is alleged that once inside the home, Holding and Kevin Williams held the occupants at gunpoint and stole approximately $350 in cash and all of their cell phones.
KERSEY â€“ The drastic decrease in landfill host fee income is taking its toll on Fox Township.
Most recently the Squab Hollow Road project was a point of discussion during the Fox Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday evening.
Resident Chuck Grazioli inquired about the status of the paving of the road to which Supervisor Mike Keller responded the township is not 100 percent sure of their plans.
JAY TWP. â€“ Though the Jay Township Sewer Authority bylaws state that visitor comments are limited to three minutes per individual, some in attendance refused to be silenced at Wednesday night's meeting.
During visitor comments, Murray Lilley opened by asking about the EADS (Environmental Architecture and Design Services) Group inspecting bridges and said that he saw an unauthorized person working on the bridges.
Board member Chester Lundy said that he didn't know anything about that.
Itâ€™s one of the more unusual pieces of sports memorabilia in the world. Itâ€™s also one of the rarest of all: a baseball signed by a saint.
Thatâ€™s just one of the many pieces in Ridgway resident Denny Heindlâ€™s vast collection. As a philanthropist, radio station enthusiast and minority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Heindlâ€™s collection has grown immensely over the past 45 years. Its crown jewel, however, may be a baseball with the simple inscription â€śJ P IIâ€ť for Saint John Paul the Great, formerly known as Pope John Paul II.
Prom season kicks off Saturday evening and St. Marys Area High School is sending a strong message to students about the dangers of drunk driving to ensure they return on Monday.
Making young drivers aware of such dangers was the goal of Tuesday afternoon's
mock crash demonstration as part of the school's Prom Promise program.
During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, RASD superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien announced his resignation from the position, effective Aug. 8 of this year.
O'Brien has reportedly been offered a position in another district, although the name of the district is yet to be announced.
"I've been offered another superintendency and have accepted the superintendency although it's not official until the board accepts it," O'Brien said.
FOX TWP. â€“ A bridge on a private driveway across from Blooms Road in Fox Township collapsed Monday afternoon under the weight of a logging truck crossing over Little Toby Creek.
Emergency responders were called shortly after 3:40 p.m. to the private drive located just north of 342 Toby Rd. in Fox Township for a report of a high mechanism traffic accident. Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Fox Township Ambulance and St. Marys Ambulance responded to the call.
The fight to uphold the city's stormwater management ordinance continues as the city plans to submit revisions to their ordinance as suggested by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
St. Marys is the only Elk County municipality, as well as one of the very few municipalities in the DEP Northwest region, that has not adopted an ordinance specific to their county.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner plans to send the DEP a second revision of the city's ordinance as unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening workshop.