September 25th, 2014
The final selection of the 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project were presented to St. Marys City Council and entails a multi-year sewer reconstruction project on Charles Street.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi notified council the city's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program award is slightly less than anticipated.
Typically as an entitlement city St. Marys is awarded $300,000 in funding, however this year it was cut to $288,311.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team edged the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 5-4 score Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS courts.
After a scoreless battle throughout the majority of Wednesday night's game at Angela Huey Memorial Field against the Coudersport Falcons, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders scored a pair of late goals in the final seven and a half minutes to claim a 2-0 victory and extend their winning streak to five games.
Despite their best efforts, the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch were edged 2-1 by the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks on Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held their regular monthly executive committee meeting where education and its disconnect from industry was a hot topic of discussion.
Executive committee members discussed how there is often a major disconnect between education and industry within the area.
The St. Marys Airport Industrial Park may soon have new tenants.
Four sales agreements have been signed, according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene, who recently met with another individual interested in purchasing a lot at the airport.
In addition, Greene has met with Nick Suplizio from GAI Consultants to discuss various funding sources for building a multi-tenant building at the park.
GAI constructed a similar building at the Bradford airport with hopes of undertaking the same thing project in St. Marys.
A visit from the probation officers didn't go well for two St. Marys men as Garrett A. Frederoski, 20, and Benedict Earl Asti, 22, now face multiple drug charges.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when a probation officer asked Frederoski why he didn't get a legitimate job, his response was, "Why should I? I make anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a week selling drugs."
Avid readers may want to check an extra book or two out from the St. Marys Public Library before the end of the week as the facility will be shut down all next week so that new carpeting can be installed.
"We're going to be closed starting Monday, Sept. 29," said Director Leslie Swope.
The entire building will be closed to the public for that entire week, and the upstairs section of the library is expected to reopen the following Monday, Oct. 6.
In early August, five firefighting crews met in Harrisburg in preparation to fly to Redding, Calif. to assist with western fires caused by lighting strikes. Among them was Don Weis of St. Marys who works for the Elk State Forest Bureau of Forestry.
Weis was the assigned crew boss for a Central Appalachian area crew whose primary assignment was "mop-up," extinguishing burning or smoldering material after a fire has come through an area.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Bill Maiers, a game commissioner and current resident of Johnsonburg, was one of many east coast firefighters that was asked to help with the recent outbreak of wildfires on the west coast.
Maiers was selected among a pool of firefighters that spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and several other eastern states.
"I've been pretty lucky to go out," Maiers said.