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August 16th, 2012
The Jay Township Board of Supervisors, in an effort to exert control over Marcellus Shale activity occurring within the municipality, have found themselves bound in their attempts by bureaucratic red tape.
Concerns have been mounting in Jay Twp. regarding the limiting of local governing of Shale activity, and township officials have repeatedly sought ways to maintain any shred of influence over industry operations within their jurisdiction.
Fifty years ago on Sept. 10, students and faculty entered into the brand-new Elk County Christian High School. Now called Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) and part of the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS), the school community is excited to celebrate this milestone with many different events and activities.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man, part of the father-and-son team charged with arsons committed in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and 2012, respectively, was waived to court Wednesday on charges relating to the former.
Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, was waived to court Wednesday before District Judge George "Tony" King on charges relating to a Dec. 4, 2008 arson at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg, a property belonging to his father, Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway.
The St. Marys Area High School Dutchmen Marching Band is putting "Body, Mind and Spirit" into this year's halftime show.
"The design team worked throughout the summer to come up with ideas for this year's show. It was first based on the number '3' because each tune shares a triple-time feel, but then moved to a theme made up of three elements of life. Spectators should look for different types of movement on the field to represent 'Body, Mind, and Spirit,'" explained Adam Brooks, marching band director.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal for new software to help streamline services at the prothonotary's office.
Susanne Straub Schneider, the county's prothonotary, said Tuesday that the new software will be used for the civil side of the office.
"Currently we use infocon-- it's a DOS system and it's antiquated," Schneider said. "The new software would improve docketing for the deputies and it would also improve access to the public. Eventually, we would move to having it accessible online.
ST. MARYS - A St. Marys man appearing before District Judge Mark Jacob on Tuesday has been waived to court on charges stemming from a July 28 hit-and-run on Washington Street in the City of St. Marys that left the victim, a 21-year-old female, with extensive injuries.
In January 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States, the nation was in the middle of World War II, and St. Marys had just recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on Dec. 8, 1842. It was also in January of 1943 that Sister Victoria Marconi, O.S.B., joined St. Joseph Monastery.
At Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following support personnel resignations were accepted:
Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Supervisors included further discussion of a measure designed to aid the district in collecting on outstanding cafeteria debts, which totaled $5,000 last year alone, by prohibiting students with delinquent lunch accounts from attending field trips.
While board members initially failed to reach a consensus on what amount of lunch debt would warrant revoking field trip privileges, it was decided at Monday's meeting that the amount would be tentatively set at $15.
EMPORIUM - The search continues for Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, following his attempted kidnapping of a Citizens Bank Employee at gunpoint on Aug. 8 after an alleged dispute with the bank over a mortgage foreclosure. The Emporium Borough Police Department reports that at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, they and the Emporium-based Pa. State Police received reports that Thomas Edward Smith was sighted in the Goetz's Summit area of state Route 120 between Emporium and St. Marys.