March 3rd, 2011
Communities across the country are anxiously waiting to learn the potential fate of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program. Funds from the federal program are expected to be cut as much as 62 percent, a move that is being watched closely by Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi.
The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) will be feeding both body and mind at its annual benefit next week. The council's fifth annual Feed the Arts Soup Benefit will be held Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Activity Center in downtown St. Marys, with all proceeds benefiting ECCOTA and its arts programming in Elk County.
Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Surra presented the department's annual report at the recent Fox Twp. Supervisors meeting.
In 2010 the Fox Twp. Fire Dept. was dispatched 100 times in 2010. The total estimated structural fire loss in 2010 in $448,000.
CLARION - The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game with a 58-47 victory over the DuBois Central Cardinals in a game played at the Waldo Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University.
The Crusaders will now meet the Union Knights Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Clarion University for the D9-A title. DuBois Central will square off against North Clarion at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game set for Clarion University. Union got by North Clarion 49-47 last night at CUP.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved several new business items at Wednesday evening's meeting.
One of the motions approved was to establish the Toby Water Board. The supervisors then appointed five members to the board, each of whose terms expires on December 31 of the appointed year. Toby Water board members include Mike Agosti with a term expiring in 2011, Mike Keller until 2012, Joe Largey until 2013, George Swanson until 2014 and Janet Ott until 2015.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. â€“ The Lee County Sheriff's Office in Bonita Springs, Fla. reports that John Joseph Vollmer, 64, of St. Marys, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 23 and charged with the solicitation of prostitution.
According to police, on Feb. 23 the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice unit conducted a vice operation in the area of Bonita Springs, Fla. The focus of the operation was to make contact with females offering sexual services on the internet. In addition, the unit also focused on the males soliciting females from these internet web sites.
RIDGWAY - Thanks to multiple donations throughout the years, various programs offered to the community by the county's sheriff's department have continued to impact area residents.
JoAnne Ryan, CEO and president of Alpha Sintered Metals, recently made an undisclosed monetary donation to the department.
SueEllen M. Paladino, 49, of 825 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1961 in Stroudsburg, daughter of Harry and the late Mary Ellen Gilliland Lloyd.
She married Robert J. Paladino on June 25, 1983 in St. Luke's Church, Stroudsburg, who survives.
William J. Krieg, 85, of Clarendon, died at 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Rose Sarginger Krieg.Â
He was a resident of the Warren area for more than 50 years and was formerly of Minnesota, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and the Pittsburgh area. A 1943 graduate of St. Marys High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving with the 135th Construction Battalion at Saipan & Tinian, Mariana Islands, building airstrips and barracks.
BROOKVILLE - The Damsels of Union High School handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders a 38-35 setback on Tuesday evening in the District 9-A semifinal playoff game at the Brookville Area High School.
The Damsels held a three-point lead with 3.1 seconds remaining in the game with the Lady Crusaders getting the ball out of bounds under the Union bucket. Anna Hawkins threw a half-court pass to Karly Carnovale, who took one step, then threw up a 30-some-foot shot which went in and out of the hoop as time ran out, giving the Damsels the victory.