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October 11th, 2012

City Council meeting Monday

October 11, 2012

St. Marys City Council will be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of City Hall, 11 LaFayette St.
Items on the agenda include: Manager’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Approval of Expenditures;
Subdivision Applications: Thomas and Emily Landis, S. Paul Road, Elizabeth A. Forster, E. Eschbach Road, Lavern Kreckel III, Windfall Road;
Topics for discussion: Land Development Application for Swissmont Nursery, 1319 Rosely Road;
Chamber of Commerce request for free parking;
Kaul & Hall Leases;

October 10th

Company treating Marcellus water at Williamsport facility

October 10, 2012

RIDGWAY - Representatives of the Williamsport-based Larson Design Group gave a presentation about their subsidiary company's treatment of water used in the gas and oil drilling industry to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force on Monday morning.

Woman charged with theft from local radio station waived to court

October 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway woman charged with theft after allegedly failing to return a laptop computer to her former employer following her resignation was in District Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King.

SMASD complying with new child abuse recognition and reporting law

October 10, 2012

ST. MARYS - Compliance with new legislation signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State University was discussed at a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.

October 9th

'It's a story of betrayal,' Judge Cleland says

October 9, 2012

BELLEFONTE – "It's a story of betrayal."
This is how presiding Senior Trial Court Judge John Cleland of Kane labels the child sexual abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Cleland, speaking Tuesday before sentencing at a packed Centre County courtroom in Bellefonte, told the defendant "you abused trust in those who trusted you." He said Sandusky "expertly deceived" his victims-- 10 young boys who were molested by the defendant over a 15-year period.

Arson defendant waives hearing in District Court Tuesday

October 9, 2012

ST. MARYS - A St. Marys man charged with arson and related offenses after allegedly setting fire to his father's home waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday before District Judge Mark Jacob.
Steven Ray Hulings, 25, of St. Marys, was in District Court Tuesday after being charged on Oct. 4 for a July 14 arson at the 137 Lynch Rd. home of his father and stepmother, who were away on an out-of-town camping trip at the time of the incident.

Industrial Resource Center available to assist area industries

October 9, 2012

The Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) were just one of the organizations that played a role in the recent opening of the TAT Technology Development and Training (TDT) Center in St. Marys.
During TAT's open house, Erin Heath, district manager of NWIRC based in DuBois, who worked closely with TAT Technologies President Harb Nayar, PhD, of Summit, N.J. in assisting with getting the business up and running, referred to industry trends being reported by industry groups and national accounting firms.

Wilson takes reins at Salvation Army

October 9, 2012

RIDGWAY - The Salvation Army in Ridgway will continue to shoot for the sky as Lieutenant Esther Wilson, Core Officer, takes the reins at the church and community center.
A third-generation Salvationist, Wilson went into the training school in Suffern, N.Y., roughly 45 minutes away from New York City, and her first appointment in Ridgway started back in July.
"As an ordained minister, the Salvation Army is a church, first and foremost," Wilson said. "Everything that we do is based on the love of God and the love that He has for us, and we extend that to the community.

October 8th

Council approves pension plan update

October 8, 2012

St. Marys City Council has unanimously approved amending the non-uniformed pension plan, updating it for recent changes mandated by the Internal Revenue Service code.
The policy states if non-uniformed city employees are serving in the military on active duty, their pension will be turned over to their spouse in the event of their death. In addition, any raises that would have occurred in the timespan they were serving would go toward the plan's beneficiary.

Demolition of unused BV Elem. section recommended by SMASD board

October 8, 2012

ST. MARYS - With a long-unused portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School building in a state of disrepair, the SMASD Board of Directors, in deeming it too expensive to salvage the section, have recommended its demolition.
The demolition discussion concerns what SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney referred to as the "old half" of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School, which she said has sat unused for the past four years.

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