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July 19th, 2012

Weekly Activity Nights are a popular addition at Luhr Park

July 19, 2012

When area residents mention going to hang out at one of the area parks, they are usually referring to either Memorial or Benzinger Park, but that may soon change: Jason Schreiber, recreation director at Memorial, Luhr, and Kaulmont parks, and his staff recently began holding activity nights at Luhr Park on Wednesday evenings, and so far the events have been met with considerable success.
The first Activity Night at Luhr Park was held last week and had a turnout of between 50 and 75 people.

July 18th

Roll-your-own shops up in smoke with new federal law

July 18, 2012

ST. MARYS - New federal legislation that reclassifies roll-your-own cigarette shops as manufacturers and all but prohibits the use of automated roll-your-own machines has resulted in the closure of many stores and left those remaining struggling to turn a profit.
Section 100122 of the federal Highway Bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 6 subjects owners of roll-your-own cigarette machines to the same licensing rules as corporate cigarette manufacturers and requires they tax their product at rates equal to those of packaged cigarettes.

Allegheny Motorsports looking to rev up business

July 18, 2012

ST. MARYS - On Friday Allegheny Motorsports is opening its doors for business, offering a wide range of services to area motorcycle and ATV owners.
Co-owners Scott and Joni Holterback of Daguscahonda encourage riding enthusiasts to stop by the shop on Friday and Saturday as they plan to offer special promotions, door prizes, giveaways and light refreshments during their grand opening.

July 17th

Elk County Humane Society turns finance issues over to police

July 17, 2012

The Elk County Humane Society is turning over the effort to retrieve its missing records and assets to the St. Marys City Police Department, the organization said in a press release issued Tuesday. The Humane Society's financial records and assets have been out of the organization's control since June 24.

Nine counties agree on new 911 phone system

July 17, 2012

RIDGWAY – Elk County will soon be one of nine Pennsylvania counties with a new state-of-the-art 911 phone system.
Mike McAllister, the county's emergency management director, reiterated Tuesday during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting that the current system is outdated, having received an "end-of-life" letter approximately one year ago; parts and maintenance are now no longer available for the outdated system.
While individual counties are free to look at options for a 911 phone system, the costs can be exorbitant.

Council discusses managers report

July 17, 2012

The St. Marys City Council will assist St. Marys Water Authority customers, who may now drop off their payments at City Hall inside the Sewer Office. This service began July 1. Office personnel will not have access to customer's water accounts.

Longtime voters honored at gathering

July 17, 2012

RIDGWAY – Elk County government officials honored 15 new members of the state's Voter Hall of Fame Tuesday morning with a short program and brunch at the Courthouse Annex along Center Street.
"We just wanted to thank and recognize [them] for the voting record of 50 consecutive years," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "[They] deserve it. We appreciate it when people take [voting] seriously."

Recycling center to get part-time help

July 17, 2012

RIDGWAY – Members of the county's salary board voted Tuesday to create a part-time position to assist in operations at the community recycling center and other collection programs operated through the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
Officials on Tuesday gave the green light for a "Level 5" position with either a non-probationary rate of $11.07 an hour or a union probationary rate of $11.45 an hour; the rate is contingent upon further evaluation of the job, specifically responsibilities with various pieces of equipment at the center.

July 16th

Council approves police promotion policy

July 16, 2012

Members of the St. Marys City Council approved a resolution pertaining to procedures and promotions within the St. Marys Police Department.
City Manager Dave Greene explained that City Solicitor Tom Wagner met with St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone along with members of the Civil Service Commission, during which time the commission introduced procedures in determining which personnel are eligible for promotions. Such procedures were never before in place.

Tickets on sale today for Chamber Wing Fling

July 16, 2012

Beginning today at noon, tickets may be reserved for the 2012 St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Wing Fling taking place Friday, Aug. 17 in downtown St. Marys.
Now in its 11th year, the Wing Fling has become a popular event attracting upwards of 500 attendees. Crowds gather in the Market Street area from 6-9:30 p.m., where they sample some of the area's tastiest wings and enjoy entertainment by a local band.
"The 2012 St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Wing Fling looks to be the social event of the year for the local area," said Greg Stauffer, Wing Fling committee chairman.

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