Archive - 2014 - News Article
St. Marys Carbon recently received its AS9100 aerospace quality system certification following an intense nine-month process.
As a global supplier and manufacturer of carbon and carbon-graphite, St. Marys Carbon now has the opportunity to work with aviation, space and defense organizations while
having a positive impact to the community in the form of new, higher skilled jobs.
"Typically what this means for us is more jobs, more stability for the company," said James Slay, St. Marys Carbon general manager and Chief Operating Officer.
A Fourth Street house was demolished on Tuesday afternoon as part of the downtown St. Marys hotel project in which three structures were demolished including two on Depot Street taken down on Monday. R.J. Vollmer Excavating of St. Marys was awarded the demolition contract for the project. Several crews were onsite Tuesday as others worked to clear debris piles leftover from the structures while an environmental firm utilized equipment to obtain samples from the area, in part to determine how much fill will be needed to elevate a portion of the area above the 100 year flood plane.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Prison again received full compliance recognition following a mid-May inspection by the state Department of Corrections.
Warden Greg Gebauer, also a member of St. Marys City Council, reported the good news Tuesday morning during a county board of commissioners meeting.
"We've received complete compliance on seven consecutive occasions," he said as the perfect rating dates back to 2002. "In the past we were rated at 100 percent compliance but they've since stopped that rating process, now it's basically just full compliance.
A St. Marys man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly assaulting hospital staff and police officers at Penn Highlands Elk on June 12.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police arrived at the hospital to find Seth Ivan Rung, 19, of St. Marys, screaming, struggling against restraints and spitting at hospital staff. Reportedly, Rung was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances and attempted to bite one of the police officers as they restrained him.
Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing the procedure to set parking meter rates which allows them to be adjusted from time to time by council resolution.
A resolution was then approved to establish a uniform rate for parking meters within the city at a rate of 25 cents per hour. Councilmen Greg Gebauer and Lou Radkowski opposed the resolution.
This follows a controversy at the last meeting as to how many meters would have to be changed to allow for the correct currency.
Two St. Marys men are charged in a burglary incident that occurred between Jan. 12 and Jan. 13.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Jacob Edward Pfingstler, 22, and Benedict Earl Asti, 22, conspired with two known juveniles to commit burglary at 140 East Oilwell St.
Justin Michael Saline, 24, of St. Marys, was sentenced Monday to 24 months of probation
for a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors.
Represented by attorney Christopher Mohney, Saline entered a guilty plea on March 3 and was required to undergo a psychosexual assessment by Project Point of Light.
KERSEY â€“ Event organizers are in high gear as they prepare for the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ cook-off scheduled for this weekend.
A cruise-in will be held Friday starting at 4 p.m. with DJ Mookie on hand.
The BBQ competition gets underway Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
Metco Industries, Inc. of St. Marys recently earned a 2014 Governor's ImPAct Award. In the north central region, Metco won the Jobs First Award.
"Metco is proud to create jobs in Pennsylvania and especially for the local economy," said Rodney A. Brennen, VP/CFO of Metco. "Our future is bright with double digit growth planned for each of the next few years."
According to Brennen, Metco currently employs nearly 200 and expects to expand to near 250 over the next couple years.
The renewal of the hospitalization plan for Fox Township employees was recently approved by the Fox Township Supervisors making employees responsible for their deductible if they plan to continue with the existing plan.
This new change, suggested by Keller, will kick in July 3.
Scott Surra explained that plan is "grandfathered" under the new law in that if an employee supposedly likes their plan they can keep it for another year and it does not necessarily meet all the criteria under the Affordable Care Act.