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March 29th, 2011
Long-time Elk County Solid Waste Authority member Wendell Lion announced his resignation from the group during its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner indicated that Lion, a resident of St. Marys, has served on the board for over 20 years.
For his part, Lion attributed his age as the major reason behind his resignation.
The cast and crew of the St. Marys Area High School's musical, "Beauty and the Beast," are putting the finishing touches on a "tale as old as time." The first performance will take place on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Additional show times of the Disney production are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, also at 7 p.m, inside the high school's Carpin Auditorium. A special Saturday matinee is being held at 2 p.m., where any child under the age of 12 dressing as a Disney character will receive half off their ticket cost.
The committee of City Solicitor Mark Jacob, St. Marys Planning Commission member Matt Quesenberry, City Zoning Officer Matt Pfeufer and City Councilman Dan Hepner presented recommendations regarding how the city can move forward to regulate future oil and gas drilling in certain areas of the city to a joint meeting of city council and the planning commission on Tuesday evening.
The committee came up with the following recommendations:
The Elk County Conservation District recently received two grants to help fund the Elk County Monitoring Project.
The district received a grant for $146,000 from the Colcom Foundation and $65,000 from the Stackpole Hall Foundation.
The monitoring project is designed to keep an eye on stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling. The total project cost for the 4-year program is estimated at $329,330.
A recent blood and bone marrow registry drive held in honor of Penfield resident George "Pizza" Pirraglia was so successful that another event has been scheduled for April. The upcoming blood and bone marrow registry drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Grange building in Penfield. As before, it is being organized by the American Red Cross; DKMS Bone Marrow Center; Hahne Regional Medical Center; DuBois Regional Medical Center; and friends of Pirraglia.
ST. MARYS â€“ Employees and officials at Pro Process, LLC in St. Marys recently surpassed 1,500 safe days at their building along Brusselles Street in St. Marys.
According to Mark Myers, manager of the company and a Johnsonburg resident, Pro Process, LLC began operations in October 2002 as a supplier of secondary machining operations for the powder metal industry.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, and in honor of the occasion Bucktail Regiment reenactors plan to construct a lumber raft
in Driftwood on Saturday which will be similar to those built by the original Bucktails as they made their way to Harrisburg in April 1861.
The Elk County Conservation District voted unanimously Monday to approve an extension for wetland mitigation at the new Bennetts Valley Senior Center, located at 149 Plum St. in Weedville.
The permit for the mitigation plan was extended to June 2012.
DAGUS MINES - The Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720 celebrated "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" on Sunday at the American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines. Earlier this month, the United States Senate and House introduced resolutions declaring March 30, 2011 as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." This is the third year the Bucktail Chapter has been holding a welcome event to recognize area veterans and their families.
Following the opening ceremonies, Bucktail Chapter 720 President Ron Guilyard addressed veterans and their family members.
St. Marys Area High School juniors Scott Barber and Brian Merritt recently each brought home top honors from the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state competition, held March 2-4 in Lancaster.
Barber was awarded with a top prize in the Pathophysiology knowledge test, while Merritt captured first place in Sports Medicine.
Joining Barber and Merritt in placing at the competition were Alyssa Fenton, Anna Prechtl and Samuel Guido, who worked as a group and took home third place in Creative Problem Solving, while Trenton Schreiber finished in fifth place in Medical Spelling.