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April 15th, 2015

Charges are bound over in 'bath salts' deal

April 15, 2015

KANE – All charges against a Wetmore Township man in an alleged "bath salts" drug deal have been bound over to McKean County Court.
Kane District Judge Dave Engman sent the case to county court following a 100-minute preliminary hearing Wednesday in the local court on Fraley Street.
James Patrick Perry, 51, of 484 West Wind Rd. is charged with five counts, including:
*Two felonies for the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance-- a "designer drug" known as "bath salts."
*Possession of a controlled substance ("bath salts").

April 14th

Board reviews variety of topics

April 14, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District approved a wide range of items during their Monday evening meeting. Among them were contracts for a company to produce a commercial about the district, for replacement of an elementary school roof, for faster internet and phone services and an increase in cafeteria prices.
A contract between e-LocalLink and SMASD was approved in support of a local initiative to promote Elk County by featuring local schools and businesses.

Rotary anxious to dedicate new clock

April 14, 2015

St. Marys Rotary Club members and the community are anxiously awaiting the placement of the city's new Victorian-themed clock standing at least 16 feet tall along the Boulevard.
The project, totaling at least $50,000 in project value, will reach fruition Saturday, April 25 with a clock dedication ceremony at 1 p.m.

Anderson applauded by St. Marys school board

April 14, 2015

St. Marys Area High School junior Devin Anderson was acknowledged by the SMASD board of directors as having been chosen the Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Superintendent Brian Toth presented the 17-year-old with a presidential pin of excellence for his achievement.

Johnston resigns from Jay Twp. Water Authority

April 14, 2015

JAY TWP. – Eric Johnston stepped down as a township employee, announcing at Tuesday night's water authority meeting that this would be his last week working for the township.
"I would like to thank the previous board members who gave me an opportunity to work here," Johnston said, adding that he had more to say but that board member Jeremy Rippey wasn't present.
Immediately following the meeting, Johnston shared his comments on the absent member.

April 13th

New SMASD budget boasts no tax increase

April 13, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District board of directors unanimously approved the district's 2015-2016 preliminary budget with no tax increase to area residents.
It will be on display in the SMASD business office, located at the high school, for the next 30 days. It may also be viewed on the district's website at www.smasd.org.
The budget will receive final approval in June. The district's total operating budget is just over $26 million.
According to SMASD Superintendent Brian Toth, the budget remains a "working budget" between now and June in which the board may choose to change it.

Fire drop aircraft dispatched for brush fire in Jay Township

April 13, 2015

JAY TWP. – An air tanker dispatched by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources made several passes dumping water on a brush fire Monday afternoon near 3077 River Rd. in Jay Township.
A spokesperson for DCNR said the fire was mostly contained as of 5 p.m. Monday and that the cause is still under investigation.

Martin Road resident charged in child custody altercation

April 13, 2015

Charges were filed against a Martin Road resident after a witness reported observing a girl screaming for help as a man forcefully walked her into a house in a bear hug.
Matthew John Cunningham, 27, of 209 Martin Rd., St. Marys, is charged with misdemeanor offenses of recklessly endangering another person and false imprisonment, and the summary offense of harassment.

April 12th

Coal room ignites in Rosely Rd. home

April 12, 2015

An explosion in a coal room of a Rosely Road home late Saturday morning damaged a residence in St. Marys.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 11:22 a.m. Saturday to 1366 Rosely Rd. for what 911 dispatchers described as an explosion at the residence.

State Route 120 first used by Native Americans

April 12, 2015

The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, according to the Elk County Historical Society.
The western Pennsylvania section of the trail would have been established by the Erie tribe, a sub tribe of Indians who spoke the Iroquoian language but were destroyed and dispersed by the northern Iroquois for helping refugees from the enemy of the Iroquois, the Huron Indians, during the Beaver Wars, a battle over hunting grounds for the fur trade.

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