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March 19th, 2015

St. Marys EMA moving forward on projects

March 19, 2015

St. Marys Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tim Pearson provided an update on the entity's various ongoing projects during a recent City Council meeting.
Pearson emphasized the importance for the city to have an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) referencing the recent waterline break in Bradford which left the town without water. He noted Bradford's EOC was in use from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to help handle the issue.

Jay Twp. to address dangerous structures

March 19, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Jay Township Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to send letters to property owners concerning dangerous structures.
"There are multiple buildings where roofs have given way," chairman Jeremy Rippey said. "Now that the weather is clearing up, we need to address this."
Dangerous structures are covered under the township's nuisance ordinance which defines dangerous structures as structures, occupied or unoccupied, that present a hazard to children playing in or around the structure or to pedestrians or traffic passing by the structure.

Jay Twp. holds hearing on outdoor furnace ordinance

March 19, 2015

JAY TWP. – Jay Township supervisors conducted a hearing Thursday night for resident Karen Burke who is requesting a variance on the township's outdoor furnace ordinance.
The current ordinance, updated March 20, 2014, requires that outdoor furnaces be 50 feet from the neighboring property line and 300 feet away from the nearest house not served by the furnace.

March 18th

SMAHS brings classic 'Cinderella' to the stage

March 18, 2015

Tonight marks the opening night of the magical fairy tale "Cinderella" presented by the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theater Department.
Showtimes begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings along with a 1 p.m. matinee Saturday when youngsters are encouraged to dress like their favorite prince or princess.

District approves personnel items

March 18, 2015

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, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to:
•Andrew Agosti, junior high track and field, as a new volunteer
•Gary Bothun Jr., girls varsity assistant softball coach, as a volunteer renewal

St. Marys community aided flood recovery effort

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.
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In the days following the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936, the people of St. Marys turned their attention to helping those in communities that suffered significant damage from the flooding.

March 17th

Lack of taxes on state lands pushed to forefront

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Transformer rolls slowly to future Kersey site

March 18, 2015

A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

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