June 2nd, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
â€śThis is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,â€ť said Commissioner June Sorg.
RIDGWAY â€“ The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word â€śchief.â€ť
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriffâ€™s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.
Anyone looking to play basketball at Memorial Park recently has likely been in for a bit of a surprise when they arrived to find the courts that have long been located by the park's scout house are no longer there â€“Â temporarily. Grant money was secured to completely replace the courts, and work on the project got underway in May.
While the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad made a lot of noise in their home opener on Monday night, defeating Fox Township 7-1, the game began with a moment of silence in memory of former Fox Township Legion manager Kevin Petrocchi, who died a year prior.
St. Marys City Council discussed the creation of a parking authority during a work session meeting on Monday, a parking authority that will likely be put to a vote during the council's upcoming Monday, June 15 meeting.
St. Marys Councilman Ned Jacob said he plans on making a motion that the council creates the authority, but added that he didn't want to make the motion during Monday's meeting as he wanted to give a few weeks for the other council members to think about the issue.
Several members of St. Marys City Council on Monday expressed continuing concerns over the recent actions of the Penn Highlands healthcare system.
The council held a meeting last month with representatives from Penn Highlands Elk to address concerns in the city about the hospital and its recent layoffs.
Seventy-one students graduated from Elk County Catholic High School during a commencement ceremony held Sunday afternoon in the school's auditorium.
Following a Baccalaureate Mass at noon, students processed back into the auditorium at 1:30 p.m. for the official commencement ceremony.
Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Daily Press for more coverage of ECC's graduation.
Long a staple of Memorial Day weekend, Elk County Catholic High School held its annual commencement ceremonies a week later than normal, graduating a class of 71 students on Sunday afternoon. The program began with a Baccalaureate Mass in the school's auditorium at 12 p.m. and was followed by the graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Daily Press for more.
A donation by Innovated Solutions is bringing Elk County Catholic High School up to date with the latest 3D printing technology.
Innovated Solutions president Eric Wonderling, vice-president of operations John Azzato, senior application engineer Jake Shannon, and intern Adam Lovenduski, an ECC alumnus, recently visited the school to see how the new 3D printer has been working.
"Unfortunately, that was the new flavor, so it took forever to come," Wonderling said of the 3D printer. "We were supposed to have it around October of last year, but it took forever for the new release to come out."
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