Archive - News Article
October 5th, 2012
ERIE - A St. Marys woman, Sandra Prechtel, charged with embezzling nearly a million dollars from her employer, Abbott Furnace Company, entered a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion on Friday before a U.S. District Court Judge in Erie.
Now in its 11th year, the annual K-9 Karnival Walk 'n Wag, sponsored by the Elk County Humane Society, is taking place this afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys beginning at 11 a.m. There will be games, prizes and more.
Aggressive dogs and female canines in heat are discouraged from attending.
This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided. Known as the white hickory Tussock moth caterpillar, the insect may be found in the area; this one was at Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Township, Elk County. Photo by Victoria Stanish.
ST. MARYS - With debate over the virtues of cyber and charter schools reaching a fevered pitch in political and educational forums across the nation, Thursday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School Board included an impassioned articulation by superintendent Ann Kearney of the impact of cyber schools have had on districts like hers and measures being considered to "stem the flow of students dropping out of the district" to attend cyber schools.
The new TAT Technology Development and Training (TDT) Center in St. Marys recently opened its doors in the former Stackpole Complex with hopes of offering a variety of hands-on courses designed to continually improve the industry.
TAT Technologies President Harb Nayar, PhD, based in Summit, N.J., chose to open the facility in St. Marys because of the area's strong powdered metal (PM) industry.
ST. MARYS â€“ Some special guests, great music and fabulous food will make for an unforgettable evening at the upcoming "Women Who Care Sings with the Stars" event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Gunners Restaurant in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS - A 25-year-old St. Marys man has been charged with arson and other felony charges related to a fire at the 137 Lynch Rd. home of his father and stepmother that occurred in the early-morning hours of July 14.
The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to debut their new rescue truck during the township's bicentennial next summer if plans go accordingly following the Fox Township Supervisors' unanimous approval for the purchase of the truck during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening.
According to Fox Twp. Fire Chief Scott Surra, the new apparatus costs $628,335.21.
"Basically we designed the whole thing," Surra said referring to the department's 7- or 8-member truck committee, which met with the truck builder last week to finalize plans.
JOHNSONBURG BORO - A Johnsonburg man charged after authorities discovered live marijuana plants inside his residence following execution of a search warrant was granted a continuance of his preliminary hearing by District Judge George A. "Tony" King on Wednesday in order that the proceedings may be recorded as per the the defendant's request.
JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.