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April 21st, 2011

Jay Township to 'opt in' to Uniform Construction Code

April 21, 2011

The Jay Township Supervisors voted to "opt in" to administering and enforcing the state's Uniform Construction Code (UCC) during their monthly meeting on Thursday evening. Each municipality has the option of either "opting in" or "opting out" of administering and enforcing the building code and the township had previously "opted out."

April 20th

Mildred Minnick

April 20, 2011

Mildred Minnick, 93, of 316 Main Street, Kersey, died at her home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 17, 1918 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Minnick Friedl.
On February 17, 1936 in St. Marys, she married the late Milo Minnick, who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1984.
She was a member of the St. Boniface Church and a former member of the Rosary Altar Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was the last member of her immediate family.

Sandy L. Leithner

April 20, 2011

Sandy L. Leithner, 59, of State Road, Johnsonburg, died at home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1952 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Sidney Sprague and Donna (Nitsche) Sprague, who survives in Johnsonburg.
She married Michael “Red” Leithner on August 27, 1982. He survives in Johnsonburg.

Shoe Sensation looks like the right fit

April 20, 2011

A significant crowd was on hand Wednesday morning as St. Marys' newest retailer, Shoe Sensation, opened its doors to eager customers.
In celebrating the grand opening, several store employees and corporate personnel were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Numerous representatives from the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed store personnel to the area and hosted the ceremony.

Housing program receives grant

April 20, 2011

Elk County's planning department recently received a grant totaling $138,000 from the state Department of Community and Economic Development [DCED] for home accessibility modifications.

City approves ordinance to refinance bond issue

April 20, 2011

Earlier this week, members of city council gave their unanimous approval to Ordinance 265 regarding refinancing the city's 2006 bond issue. Tom Lynch, the city's bond counsel, was present at the meeting and explained that General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $4,870,000 will be issued for a funding program to re-fund a series of General Obligation Notes already held by the city.

District approves personnel issues

April 20, 2011

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this month’s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The board approved the elimination of one elementary school librarian position, effective at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.

April 19th

Council tables resolution to expand Redevelopment District

April 19, 2011

Members of city council voted on Monday evening to table Resolution 11-8 regarding extending the boundaries of the city's Redevelopment District.
Redevelopment Authority (RDA) member Warren Stewart attended the meeting and addressed council members about the proposed changes to the district.
"We actually wanted the [Redevelopment District to encompass] the Commercial District," Stewart said of the group's original plan.

E-Z Rolling offers custom smokes, gifts and more

April 19, 2011

A ribbon-cutting was recently held for St. Marys' newest business, E-Z Rolling, which offers a variety of custom-blend, chemical-free cigarettes at lower prices than commercial brands.
The new store opened on April 4 and is located at 45 Erie Ave., site of the former Kriegisch Martial Arts studio.

Mapping the drilling

April 19, 2011

Elk County officials discussed the local government's advanced knowledge of Marcellus Shale development and unveiled detailed maps Tuesday morning to better educate the taxpayers.
According to Jim Abbey, director of the county's information technology/geospatial information systems [IT/GIS] department, officials have recently undertaken the task of plotting all well site activity within the county.
"The county website right now has a map with all the permitted well sites within the county," Abbey said. "These maps are now being made at the municipal level now."

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