Archive - 2014 - News Article
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
â€™Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
Along with a new year comes new resolutions or in St. Marys City Councilâ€™s case, new goals. Councilman Lou Radkowski recently proposed establishing a strategic direction for the city for 2015 and beyond which focuses on increasing citizen engagement, community and economic development and improving overall government operations.
A small working committee was created consisting of Radkowski, who will head up the group, along with fellow councilmen Bob Mohr and Gary Anderson.Â
JAY TWP. â€“ Various items of business were discussed Thursday night at the Jay Township Board of Supervisors monthly meeting.
Josie Schultz, a community advisor with EQT, advised the board that the Byrnes Run well project is on hold and that no permits have been issued by the DEP. She said EQT officials will gladly work with Jay Township's appointed steering committee to develop a contingency plan for the risk of water contamination.
"We always have and will continue to work with you," Schultz said.
While in the preliminary stages of drafting a zoning ordinance pertaining to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, Seneca Resources Corp. has reached out to St. Marys city officials in offering their recommendations for amendments to the proposed ordinance.
Recently, several members of City Council met with Seneca representatives who said the company plans to submit their recommended amendments to the proposed ordinance.
"I have no idea what we're going to see and we'll react to it when we see it," said Tom Wagner, city solicitor.
RIDGWAY â€“ Education was a major point of discussion during Wednesdayâ€™s monthly meeting of the executive board of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
This monthâ€™s education discussion focused around the entrepreneurial programs that are being started within the regionâ€™s high schools, as well as the rural college initiative that is being worked on to bring a post-secondary institution into the area.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Jon Frederick Dilley, 54, of Ridgway, waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King Wednesday morning and is scheduled to be arraigned at county court on Jan. 5.
Dilley faces felony charges of arson and risking catastrophe and lesser related offenses stemming from an incident involving a large brush fire on Sept. 21 and the burning of a neighbor's couch.
A St. Marys man faces the felony charge of access device fraud and related offenses for the alleged theft of his mother-in-law's credit card.
Three St. Marys residents have been arrested and charged with felony counts of criminal conspiracy, burglary and criminal trespass after police found property in a vehicle that was allegedly removed from a storage shed along Bucktail Road.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were on patrol in the area of Sheetz on Sept. 24 when they encountered Tracy Ann Robinson, 32, Lloyd E. Rairdan, 34, and Christopher McMillen, 23, who had an active arrest warrant.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Elk County is currently in dire straits as 19 youngsters are waiting for a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister match.
"If we don't find matches for those kids, that's a big opportunity missed," said Cinde Schuckers, a program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Recruitment definitely is one of our areas for concern and we are always looking for new ways to recruit and the avenues to reach out to."
The county currently has 18 volunteer "Bigs" matched with a "Little," but 19 area youth are still waiting.