May 19th, 2011
BROOKVILLE - Two members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field team captured their respective District 9 track and field championship Thursday at the D9-AAA track and field championships held at Brookville Area High School.
Trenton Schreiber and Gideon Woelfel will advance to the PIAA Class AAA track and field championship scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28 at Shippensburg University. Also advancing will be Brian Merritt.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team picked up two victories on Thursday afternoon at the St. Marys Area softball field as they took a doubleheader from the visiting Bradford Lady Owls. The Lady Dutch took the opening game by an 11-0 score in five innings, then won the nightcap by a 19-0 score in three innings.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders downed the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals 17-1 in four innings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park, winning the game on a walk-off double by Ben Daghir.
Pat Brennen went the distance for the Crusaders, working all four innings and giving up one hit, walking four, and striking out five.
"I thought Pat pitched a pretty reasonable game. He pitched pretty well for four innings. We just got some breaks and took advantage of them. We got some runs across the board," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt.
Sgt. Daniel from the Ridgway-based Pennsylvania State Police attended the Jay Township Supervisors meeting yesterday evening to see if residents had any concerns that he could address and to also provide an update on crime trends in the area.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to the future as they undergo a complete reshaping of the organization in an effort to better serve the local business community, as well as individual residents.
"I would like to see the Chamber as a more positive, active force in the community," said recently elected president Mark Rupprecht. "The board is made up of accomplished individuals that are community-minded and want to help move this Chamber into a position where it's respected within the community."
City Manager Dave Greene indicated to members of city council earlier this week that he recently met with Dean Ball, project manager for PennDOT, regarding the reconstruction project planned for SR 255.
When asked if PennDOT plans to start work this year, Greene responded that by the end of May they would probably begin talking to property owners about acquiring the properties they need in order to make the improvements to South St. Marys Street.
The annual Spring Athletic Awards program for the Elk County Catholic High School spring sports athletes was held on Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium.
The evening opened with invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the eveningâ€™s program, followed by the acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.
Elk County Commissioners Wednesday morning announced their unwavering support for the creation of an educational center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"We endorse that project, the need for an educational center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial," said Elk County Commissioner Ronald T. Beimel. "The Wall is the most visited memorial in our nation's capital and there are 3,146 soldiers from Pennsylvania who proudly gave their lives and service to our country during Vietnam.
The Station Inn, located on the Million Dollar Highway, is the fourth stop of the Straub Brewery Charity Pub Crawl taking place tonight at 8 p.m.
There is no admission or coverage charge to attend the fundraising event, which benefits the Rotary Club of St. Marys, Crystal Fire Department, Elk County Relay for Life and the Elk County Humane Society.
The featured entertainment for this month's event is Master Magician Michaelangelo, otherwise known as Pennsylvania resident Mike Gigliotti of Punxsutawney. He will begin performing at 8:30 p.m.
City Zoning Officer Matt Pfeufer addressed members of St. Marys City Council earlier this week to inform them that the St. Marys Planning Commission had revised its draft of a zoning ordinance amendment regarding oil and gas development. Council members gave their approval to the revised draft of the ordinance.
Council members had expressed concern over the previous draft because it had required individuals to have access to a minimum of 10 acres of land in order to pursue oil or gas drilling.