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April 24th, 2012
At Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors, questions were asked concerning progress in resolving a discrepancy within the 2011 audit in which the township's holdings were overstated by roughly $105,000.
The discrepancy was first brought to the public's attention at March's meeting of the board, when Jay Twp. Supervisor Murray K. Lilley announced a disparity specific to the township's general fund balance.
Elk County Conservation District Manager Steve Putt reported an increase in the gypsy moth population during Monday night's regular meeting.
"The gypsy moth population is increasing again," Putt said. "If you follow the gypsy moths at all they really run in cycles so you will have a couple of years of high populations then the population will drop off and you will have a couple years of very little or no population then all of a sudden it will spike again and we are in that upward spike at this point."
Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, saw his run on NBC's "The Voice" come to an end on Monday evening as he was eliminated by his coach Adam Levine at the end of the show. Both Levine and Cee Lo were required to instantly eliminate one of their four performers, while the other three were left to vie for America's votes.
During his performance Monday evening, Pip appeared sans bow-tie for the first time and even briefly played the piano during his performance of "Somewhere Only We Know."
Many gathered on Sunday, April 22 to assist in creating the final packages for the Letters from Home program. It was a day of celebration as volunteers and special guests saluted those involved.
Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) visited the ceremony to offer his congratulations.
Recently several representatives from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Pittsburgh District met with area residents and other agency officials as part of the East Branch Dam Safety Project Stakeholders meeting.
The main goal of the meeting was to provide an update to local partners and agencies on the progress that has been made since the last meeting held in September.
The Jay Township Board of Supervisors' appointment to fill a vacancy on the township's Water Authority Board continues to draw criticism, with residents and officials questioning the validity of the selection and motives behind it.
The appointment in question occurred at last month's meeting, when Supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Fran Gustafson voted in favor of appointing Marty Rosenfeld to fill a vacancy left by Water Authority Board member Geoff Sidelinger's February resignation.
The Elk County Historical Society held their 48th Annual Dinner Friday night at The Royal Inn along Boot Jack Road in Ridgway.
This year's guest speaker was Robert Schreiber Jr., author of "Fox: Buffalo Swamp to Marcellus Shale; The History of Fox Township, Pennsylvania."
Pip is once again scheduled to appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight during a two-hour live show that will run from 8 to 10 p.m. He will once again need votes to continue to advance-- if he makes it past an instant elimination by his coach, Adam Levine.
Elk County Relay for Life team "Ray of Hope" has put on some interesting events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in past years. They've had a "Win a Date for Charity" auction and flooded residents' yards with pink flamingos in their "You've Been Flocked" campaign. This year, they hope to escalate the fun level while supporting a good cause with their "Wackiki" Hawaiian luau.
The Elk County Community Recycling Center recently added the collection of used cooking oil to the list of services it offers to area residents.
Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator, explained that the material is being collected at the center's location in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys during normal hours of operation.