March 18th, 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:
â€¢Andrew Agosti, junior high track and field, as a new volunteer
â€¢Gary Bothun Jr., girls varsity assistant softball coach, as a volunteer renewal
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.
RIDGWAY â€“Â 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.
"Itâ€™s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.