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September 28th, 2011

Program seeks to educate parents in children's online activities

September 28, 2011

A crowd of parents, school administrators and faculty gathered in the St. Marys Area High School auditorium Wednesday night for a presentation aimed at teaching them how to better protect their children online.
Chief Todd Caltagarone and Officer D.J. Marconi of the St. Marys City Police Department, along with Tracey Myers from Dickinson Center's Children Preventative Services program, presented information on common online practices of children and some of the dangers inherent in those activities.

West Creek Wetlands Learning Center open to public

September 28, 2011

The new West Creek Wetlands Learning Center, created by the Elk County Conservation District (ECCD), is now open to the public following a ribbon- cutting ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the site.
Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine welcomed attendees and provided a tour of the new center, which has been 10 years in the making.
"This project signifies persistence, hard work and partnerships with volunteers, companies, businesses and organizations," said ECCD District Manager Steve Putt. "Without those participants and volunteers, this project couldn't have happened."

Processes changing at North Central

September 28, 2011

Stemming from Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011-2012, significant changes to the state's community and economic development delivery system have trickled down to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].

SWA working on recycling convenience, receiving plastics baler

September 28, 2011

FOX TWP. – Following a tour of the Veolia ES Greentree Landfill on Tuesday afternoon, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority held its regular meeting.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said the final medicine collection event of the year will be held this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 8 a.m. to noon in the education center at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
"We typically get a couple hundred pounds," Titchner said of the event. "I expect we'll get at least that this year. People are becoming a lot more aware of this than when we first started."

'Hello Beautiful' day spa, full-service salon now open for business

September 28, 2011

Patrons can now schedule all of their beauty and health needs in one place at the Hello Beautiful complete day spa and full-service styling studio located at 233 Main St. in Ridgway.
Owners Michelle and Dan Howard celebrated the studio's opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct. 15.
The complete day spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, detoxifying and firming body wraps, a relaxation Jacuzzi room, massages, Reiki and a fitness room.

September 27th

Solid Waste Authority tours landfill

September 27, 2011

Tuesday afternoon's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority was held at the Veolia ES Greentree Landfill in Fox Township. Prior to the meeting, authority members toured the site by bus and received an update about what has been taking place.
The landfill, which was established in 1987 and changed hands several times before coming under its current management, encompasses about 3,000 acres, with between 400 and 500 acres currently active under the facility's permit boundary.

Council terminates tax collector position with regret

September 27, 2011

St. Marys City Council reluctantly terminated the services of its appointed Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector, St. Marys Tax Service, owned by Dave Farabaugh, due to a state mandate known as Act 32.
The state mandate, established in 2008, requires the restructuring of the Earned Income Tax Collection System for local governments and school districts. Entities were provided with a three-year window to complete the transition by January 2012.

Kane hospital has healthy financial condition

September 27, 2011

Bolstered by its business link with the Hamot Medical Center in Erie and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Kane Community Hospital (KCH) now has a healthy “bottom line.”
This is the “good news” message delivered Monday by KCH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gary Rhodes in his annual report to the community.
According to figures released by Rhodes, KCH ended its fiscal year June 30 with a net income of $1,353,181. This is a “turn-around” of $1.56 million from the previous fiscal year that showed a loss of $209,000.

Council terminates tax collector position with regret

September 27, 2011

St. Marys City Council reluctantly terminated the services of its appointed Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector, St. Marys Tax Service, owned by Dave Farabaugh, due to a state mandate known as Act 32.
The state mandate, established in 2008, requires the restructuring of the Earned Income Tax Collection System for local governments and school districts. Entities were provided with a three-year window to complete the transition by January 2012.

Officials approve policy revisions

September 27, 2011

Elk County Conservation District officials approved revisions to their personnel policy during Monday night's regular meeting.
The new Conservation District employee handbook contains 21 additional pages of policies, an improvement to its past six-page handbook.

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