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May 22nd, 2015
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.
Although EQT Corp. is only two weeks into hauling water from its drilling well site in Jay Township, residents and supervisors report the heavy truck traffic has already made its mark on the township roads.
Several residents at Thursday evening's Jay Township Supervisors meeting voiced their concern about the condition of Mt. Zion Road which they said has sustained significant damage from constant truck traffic.
The Pittsburgh-based natural gas producing company currently operates its Longhorn C1 well pad on Grey Hill Road.
The Jay Township Supervisors approved the transfer of Act 13 funds to purchase three GP-11 permits at a cost of $7,499.63.
The permit consists of a submerged license agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection which allows the township to perform maintenance, testing, repair, rehabilitation or replacement of water obstructions and encroachments.
The township plans to remove stone and other items from the creek which was a result of last year's May flooding.
The Memorial Day Committee has announced completed plans for the annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
The day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. with graveside services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047 in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at the graveside of World War II veteran Aurelius J. Herzing.
Similar services will be conducted at the gravesite of World War II veteran David "Bud" Silvis in the Protestant Cemetery on Washington Street. The public is invited and urged to attend these impressive ceremonies which emulate the true meaning of Memorial Day.
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This group of St. Marys Area Middle School students including Student Council members, class officers and others assisted with conducting numerous fundraisers held at the school benefitting local organizations and projects.
Dickinson Mental Health, the Pulsera Project, Elk County Humane Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh are just some of the organizations benefitting from student fundraising efforts at St. Marys Area Middle School this year.
The school recently held their annual Day of Giving assembly in which Student Council representatives along with seventh- and eighth-grade class officers presented checks to organization representatives in front of the student body.
Eugene DePasquale, current auditor general of Pennsylvania, visited the area Wednesday to discuss his office's recent findings.
"We're lucky enough to have good stories about what we do and how some of the things we do can help the state budget as well as all over the state, and the kids as well," he said. "Many of the things that we find, I have to come and tell the story because the leverage of the auditor general is the soapbox; we do the audits but they're not mandated so we have get our work out to the public."
For the first time in a few years, there was no threat of rain Wednesday night as volunteers gathered at both the Catholic and Protestant cemeteries to place flags at the graves of deceased members of the armed forces.
"It's a little cool, but it's nice," said Tom Price, Sergeant-in-Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail.
RIDGWAY â€“ CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), through funding provided by the Elk County Children and Youth Services, will be hosting a free 12-week Incredible Years workshop series that will be open to parents in Elk and Cameron counties.
This particular workshop series provided by CAPSEA will focus on parents with children between ages 2 and 8, but Billie Jo Weyant, CAPSEA executive director, said that CAPSEA plans to expand the program in the future to cover kids of all ages.