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April 5th, 2013
A $1.14 million dollar price tag hangs on the installation of a new air conditioning system at South St. Marys Street Elementary School. The quote, along with a feasibility study detailing the project parameters, was provided to the St. Marys Area School District Board at Thursday's workshop meeting by KTH Architects, the firm charged with heading up the project.
HARRISBURG â€“ The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 55 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of March, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today.
One Elk County entity was cited by the PA Board of Accountancy, with action taken against Howell and Company, Inc., license no. AF000693L, of St. Marys, on December 10, 2012. Howell and Company, Inc. was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 for practicing on a lapsed license.
In a climate of cash strapped school districts and ever increasing costs coupled with ever decreasing funding, the St. Marys Area School District has unveiled its 2013 budget which it touts as balanced and lacking in any program cuts or tax increase.
It was revealed money collected through the city's parking meters, fines and permits resulted in a revenue of $52,000.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man, Edward J. Pisani, 58, charged with operating what authorities deemed "a sophisticated and significant marijuana grow operationâ€ť from his home, was sentenced in Elk County Court Thursday to serve 12 to 24 months behind bars in Elk County Prison.
RIDGWAY â€“ "At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.
Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys City Police Officer Gregg McManus said police officers are seeing a resurgence of narcotics, namely heroin, as crackdowns on prescription painkillers have succeeded in reducing their availability on the street.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved a sales agreement between the township and Dinsmore Welding for the sale of property in the Fox Twp. Industrial Park during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening.
COUDERSPORT â€“ A Coudersport man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife in the midst of a Sunday morning church service waived his hearing on murder charges in a Potter County District Court Wednesday.