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September 8th, 2011
At Thursday night's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, the board took time to honor newly retired teachers, as well as introduce and welcome some new faculty and staff members. Board President Joseph Goetz presented the group with plaques commemorating their service and tenure. Recipients were: Patricia Hamblin, Marcy Holland, Susan McDonough, Margaret Miller, Karen Moyer, George Neubert, Benita Taylor, Debbie Gschwendtner, Paula Braun and Jay Moore.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Reynoldsville woman faces two counts of attempted criminal homicide and other charges after she allegedly fired about six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at her husband behind a district judge's office Thursday.
One of the shots struck her husband's car, while another struck a private residence along Pleasant Alley, police said.
During Thursday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting, the board discussed the possibility of entering into an inter-municipal agreement with Jay Township for Sewage Enforcement Office and building code inspector services.
Jay Twp. recently proposed the request to Fox Twp.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz noted his disapproval of the idea, stating Fox Twp.'s Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Robin Singer maintains a busy schedule with his work within the township.
Supervisor and Public Works Director Randy Gradizzi said he is not completely opposed to the idea.
September marks Suicide Awareness Month, and Dickinson Center, Inc.'s Children's Prevention Services is conducting several events through its Signs of Suicide Program (SOS) in an effort to promote community awareness of the issue.
Recently Jennifer Dippold, director of Children's Prevention Services; Tracey Meyers, SOS program supervisor for Elk County; and City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone met with St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney to discuss offering the "Protecting Kids Online" (PKO) program within the public schools this year.
Students in the newly formed Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) are also sporting a new look this school year, with uniforms being phased in that are designed to better reflect the unity of the system as a whole.
Last weekâ€™s judicial ruling on the ownership of sandstone in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) may help bring about a favorable court decision for forest oil and gas well drillers.
Thatâ€™s the message given by R. Timothy McCrum, a Washington-based attorney who represents the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) and Minard Run Oil of Bradford.
The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting its 5th Annual Cemetery Walk this Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., an oral history will be presented in the Center House Museum for those who cannot walk the cemetery. Refreshments will be served after the program.
The guided walking tour of Pine Grove, St. Leo and Thayer Cemeteries will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10. To take part in the cemetery walk, meet at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] projects for the fiscal year are in line after a public hearing Tuesday and subsequent meeting to approve allocations.
Among the figures are $55,000 for "slum and blight remediation" for the clearance and demolition of slum and blight properties within the county.
"We're going to try to take care of some of the blighted properties in Elk County," said Tracy D. Gerber, CDBG coordinator. "We're trying to focus on some of the properties that are in the repository at the county level.
Robert "Bert" Sorg has announced that he will mount a write-in campaign for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03 for the Nov. 8 General Election.
"We're going to mount a good campaign. We're going to try it," Sorg said.
The Elk County Commissioners have publicly endorsed the implementation of a Marcellus Shale impact fee on each unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania.
"We had met with Senator [Joe] Scarnati and we were voicing our concerns for the human service side of this and they're going to be hit with this Marcellus Shale and housing, that part could be problematic," said Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg. "I know a lot of folks are concerned about that and other programs of interest.