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March 18th, 2015

District approves personnel items

March 18, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to:
•Andrew Agosti, junior high track and field, as a new volunteer
•Gary Bothun Jr., girls varsity assistant softball coach, as a volunteer renewal

St. Marys community aided flood recovery effort

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.
In the days following the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936, the people of St. Marys turned their attention to helping those in communities that suffered significant damage from the flooding.

March 17th

Lack of taxes on state lands pushed to forefront

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Transformer rolls slowly to future Kersey site

March 18, 2015

A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

SMCMS presents Disney's 'High School Musical, Jr.'

March 18, 2015

Get'cha head in the game and venture out to St. Marys Catholic Middle School's production of High School Musical Jr. on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.
The musical is based on the popular Disney movie "High School Musical" which follows the antics of East High's most popular student and the new girl as they audition for the school musical and later become fast friends.

ECCHS students celebrate Pi Day

March 18, 2015

Tuesday may have been St. Patrick's Day, but both pi and pies were also on the minds of the students, faculty,and staff at Elk County Catholic High School. The school held a Pi Day celebration throughout the day, with students getting to enjoy pie in their math classes, learn about pi, and also take part in a dress down day.
Pi Day was Saturday, March 14, and instead of celebrating early, ECC decided to wait until Tuesday and hold their celebration in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day.

St. Marys basketball team stranded by flooding

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.

March 16th

City to kick in remaining funding for flood study

March 16, 2015

In an effort to potentially help alleviate future flash flooding in the Stackpole Complex and Fourth Street area, St. Marys City Council on Monday approved spending $8,000 to fund a feasibility study.
The cost of the Elk Creek Feasibility Study is $13,000. The Elk County Community Foundation awarded the city $5,000 of its $10,000 request, leaving a tab for the remaining $8,000.
Interim City Co-Manager Tim Brennen said the city has money available due to savings from an insurance policy which will be used to complete the study funding.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1...
The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...