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April 18th, 2012
During Wednesday morning's East Branch Dam Safety Project stakeholders meeting, representatives from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, discussed updates of the project to area residents, local partners and other agency personnel.
Werner Loehlein, water management specialist with the Corps, explained current water levels since the last dam safety meeting held in September.
"East Branch is a multiple-purpose project, with its two primary purposes flood control and low water regulation for water quality," Loehlein said.
RIDGWAY - Longtime former Elk County Coroner Lou Radkowski was honored with a citation from the Pa. House of Representatives at the Elk County Republican Party Spring Banquet held at the Royal Inn in Ridgway Tuesday.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) said he was taking a moment to "shift out of his political hat and into his ceremonial hat" in presenting Radkowski with the citation.
RIDGWAY TWP. - Members of Local Labor Union 2448 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers [IAMAW] voted overwhelmingly Saturday night to go on strike against Clarion Sintered Metals [CSM] in order to obtain their goals of less mandatory overtime, a better pension plan and the same percentage wage for workers.
As many residents are aware, the City of St. Marys has been conducting a city-wide income survey since last month in order to help St. Marys qualify for more projects using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
The application for CDBG funding requires 400 completed surveys; St. Marys Community and Economic Development Director Tina Gradizzi said only 34 more are needed to reach that goal. The deadline to submit the application to the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is Friday, April 27, and the surveys need to be completed before then.
Elk County Commissioners discussed the possibility of a new kind of public issue forum regarding Marcellus Shale.
Mike Kamandulis, a member of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship], reviewed his experiences attending A forum entitled "The Marcellus Shale - What Does It Mean For Us," hosted Saturday, April 14, at the Central Pa. Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap, Centre County.
The students of Elk County Catholic High School's Drama Department are transformed into the "Children of Eden" in the school's annual musical production taking place this week.
"Children of Eden" is based on the Book of Genesis, with Act I focusing on creation and featuring the story of the Father, Adam and Eve, and their two sons, Cain and Abel. Act II revolves around Noah and the great flood.
Larissa Chicola, a sophomore at St. Marys Area High School, is headed to the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) nationals competitions this year in Salt Lake City, Utah.
While Larissa's road to the national level began with district competition followed by a third-place finish in states, it almost ended there as she found herself without the funds necessary to reach the national competition.
During St. Marys City Council's meeting on Monday evening, City Manager Dave Greene provided his report on the various activities and events he recently attended, including an April 10 meeting held at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) to discuss the new hotel planned for downtown St. Marys.
Greene reiterated that North Central is administering the $3 million grant approved by Harrisburg, while Bob Ayoob has been approved as consultant on the hotel project. Funding has been approved, with documents being signed within 60 days of March 1.
ST. MARYS - Itâ€™s generally a social blunder to have toilet paper trailing behind you, but no one will think anything of it when the third annual "Kick the Crap out of MS Outrageous Outhouse Race" takes place on May 12 in downtown St. Marys.