March 8th, 2012
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority wants to be part of the emerging market for recycling PET thermoform plastic and is currently looking into participating in a grant project that would result in them collecting the material and shipping it to a more high-tech facility across the state.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner recently explained that the authority has the potential to be part of a $25,000 grant that the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center received in hopes of developing a successful collection program for this type of plastic.
Money received from a fire escrow on the Dimitri building, owned by Floyd Howell, was returned to the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) after it was not utilized in the demolition of the building, stated City Manager Dave Greene during Monday's City Council meeting.
Greene explained the city was recently informed by its auditors that because the city used Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) money on the project, any money that came from the project can be considered program income.
With the first round of the Pennsylvania School System Assessment exams (PSSAs) to begin next week, Superintendent Ann Kearney at Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors discussed what the district has done to do prepare students for the exams, as well as what parents can do come test time.
"We ask parents to make sure their children get a good night's sleep, a good breakfast and are here in school...it is so important for them to be here on the day of the assessment," Kearney said.
City of St. Marys Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator Tina Gradizzi conducted a second and final public hearing during Monday's City Council meeting.
The city's 2012 entitlement is $300,000, of which the city will utilize $246,000 for water, sewer and road improvements. The remaining $54,000, or 18 percent, is being alloted for administration costs.
According to Gradizzi, the first streets on the list for repairs are Mertz Avenue, then Charles and George streets.
Carolyn A. Musante, formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Gerry, N.Y.
Carolyn was born in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Phillip and Barbara (Max) Minnick. Though a graduate of St. Marys High School and employed at Sylvania in Emporium, Carolyn lived in Warren most of her life.
John L. Brendlinger, 78, of 764 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital in Beaver following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Clyde, son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Boring) Brendlinger. He married Martha M. Blessel Wonderly on Nov. 17, 1979. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2011.
He was a member of Maria Lutheran Church in Dagus Mines and a member of the Bells of St. Marys and the Ridgway Sportsmen's Club. He had been employed by Exotic Metals and retired from Carbon City Products.
Phyllis F. Bauer, 80, a resident at Ridgmont Assisted Living, Ridgway, and formerly of 126 Penn Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday morning, March 8, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 30, 1931 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Marion and Leona Fritz Ford.
On June 21, 1952 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Clarence "Lefty" Bauer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2009.
The Fox Township Supervisors recently met with representatives of the St. Marys Television Company to discuss service issues which were relayed to them by a number of township residents/subscribers. Supervisor Dave Mattiuz reported the results of that meeting during Wednesday evening's monthly supervisors' meeting.
"The biggest thing is calling in after hours. There was no one available to speak to," Mattiuz said. "This problem was supposedly solved as of 5 p.m. tonight."
Several branches of Northwest Savings Bank are supporting Elk County Relay for Life by holding a basket fundraiser.
WILCOX â€“ Bailey Pretak of Wilcox never aspired to be a model, but always loved being in front of the camera. This desire has motivated her to enter the Maurices Main Street Model Search.
The contest is through the Maurices clothing store chain, and the winner will be featured in all of the advertising and receive $7,500 to go to a charity of the winnerâ€™s choice.
Pretak entered the contest by submitting photos and an essay. Now she is relying on the public to enter the next round.