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March 19th, 2015

Jay Twp. holds hearing on outdoor furnace ordinance

March 19, 2015

JAY TWP. – Jay Township supervisors conducted a hearing Thursday night for resident Karen Burke who is requesting a variance on the township's outdoor furnace ordinance.
The current ordinance, updated March 20, 2014, requires that outdoor furnaces be 50 feet from the neighboring property line and 300 feet away from the nearest house not served by the furnace.

March 18th

SMAHS brings classic 'Cinderella' to the stage

March 18, 2015

Tonight marks the opening night of the magical fairy tale "Cinderella" presented by the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theater Department.
Showtimes begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings along with a 1 p.m. matinee Saturday when youngsters are encouraged to dress like their favorite prince or princess.

District approves personnel items

March 18, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to:
•Andrew Agosti, junior high track and field, as a new volunteer
•Gary Bothun Jr., girls varsity assistant softball coach, as a volunteer renewal

St. Marys community aided flood recovery effort

March 18, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series of articles based on newspaper coverage related to the local impact of the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.
In the days following the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936, the people of St. Marys turned their attention to helping those in communities that suffered significant damage from the flooding.

March 17th

Lack of taxes on state lands pushed to forefront

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Transformer rolls slowly to future Kersey site

March 18, 2015

A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

SMCMS presents Disney's 'High School Musical, Jr.'

March 18, 2015

Get'cha head in the game and venture out to St. Marys Catholic Middle School's production of High School Musical Jr. on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.
The musical is based on the popular Disney movie "High School Musical" which follows the antics of East High's most popular student and the new girl as they audition for the school musical and later become fast friends.

ECCHS students celebrate Pi Day

March 18, 2015

Tuesday may have been St. Patrick's Day, but both pi and pies were also on the minds of the students, faculty,and staff at Elk County Catholic High School. The school held a Pi Day celebration throughout the day, with students getting to enjoy pie in their math classes, learn about pi, and also take part in a dress down day.
Pi Day was Saturday, March 14, and instead of celebrating early, ECC decided to wait until Tuesday and hold their celebration in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day.

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