March 2nd, 2015
The recently established three-member search committee created to organize efforts in finding valid candidates for the St. Marys City Manager position have been in regular contact with one another, usually via e-mail.
Although the committee has not held an official meeting due to travel conflicts with committee members Lou Radkowski, Gary Anderson and Ned Jacob, the group has circulated potential ads to each other for the manager's job description.
St. Marys City Council approved the 2015 wage and benefit schedule for city personnel during their work session held Monday evening.
The motion to approve the rates listed in the schedule was unanimously approved by council.
The Public Service Director/Chief of Police salary at $75,758.72 with an additional $1,000/month for fulfilling duties as acting city manager. The additional pay was made effective in February.
A partnership between the St. Marys Area School District, Ridgway Area School District, Johnsonburg Area School District, and Dickinson Center, Inc. could eventually be in the works to provide an in-county option for students who are in need of specific types of therapy, according to SMASD superintendent Dr. Brian Toth.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells.
The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit.
College Basketball Roundup
It was back to business as usual for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Clarion University. Three days after falling to Clarion-Limestone in the District 9 Class A semifinals, the Crusaders got back into the win column after battling the Venango Catholic Vikings throughout a close game, winning by eight, 56-48, to enter the PIAA Class A playoffs as the third seed from District 9.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo welcomed a steady crowd throughout Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees visited the expo at its new location at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in downtown St. Marys. The expo featured about 40 vendors from throughout the region, five business seminars, a mini health fair hosted by Penn Highlands Elk, homemade soup, sandwiches, bread and sweets by the Sacred Heart Social Committee, a 'Shop Local' prize package as well as numerous door prizes.
The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd.
Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway.
Judge John Foradora, current Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge, was one of five Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates that were scheduled to attend Saturday's Elk County Democratic Committee's petition signing breakfast at the Royal Inn in Ridgway. Foradora, center, and former state representative hopeful Jack Donahue, left, are pictured interacting with some of Elk County's Democrats during Saturday's breakfast.
Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor St., Kersey, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Toby, daughter of the late Innocente (Ernest) and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On Nov. 11, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Maurice M. Brem, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was an employee of Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.