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February 12th, 2015

JASD denies recorded 'bankrupt' comments

February 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – At Thursday's Johnsonburg Area School District School Board meeting, school board member Richard "Louie" Wolfe denied that the term "bankruptcy" was ever used at a Jan. 21 JASD budget workshop, despite the word "bankrupt" being recorded by The Ridgway Record.
Wolfe made the claim after board members were asked about the district's financial situation, which has become a hot topic for the community since the most recent JASD budget workshop, according to Jason Pratt, a concerned parent that questioned the board about the district's financial status.

February 11th

Middle school hosts Civil War Ball

February 11, 2015

The St. Marys Area Middle School Civil War Club held a ball on Wednesday evening in the school cafeteria. Students and their families along with faculty members participated in the light hearted event from 6 - 8 p.m. Each year the club rotates hosting a ball or a tea party. This year's 33 club members worked at preparing finger foods for the event as well as some who made their own attire consisting of ball gowns, other clothing and hair pieces. Teacher Cherri Gigliotti acts as the club advisor. The group meets every 12 days during the school's dedicated club period.

Stackpole was the second carbon company in town

February 11, 2015

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
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After devoting a considerable amount of time to discussing Speer Carbon Company, the first carbon factory in town, local historian Ray Beimel moved on to the second, Stackpole Carbon Company, which was found by Harry Stackpole.

Ridgway Twp. supervisors meet with ordinance consultant

February 11, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.

Ridgway Twp. supervisors meet with ordinance consultant

February 11, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.

Horton Twp. supervisors discuss DEP complaints

February 11, 2015

HORTON TWP. – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials have reportedly received multiple complaints from residents regarding septic tanks leaking and running into a nearby stream in the Elbon area according to the Horton Township supervisors.
Russ Braun, the sewage enforcement officer for Horton Township, completed a field investigation report that was given to the supervisors and discussed at Wednesday's meeting.

February 10th

Law is clear when it comes to juvenile cases

February 11, 2015

As emotions continue to run high and allegations brought to light involving an alleged sexual assault which reportedly occurred last spring at St. Marys Area Middle School, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon discussed general information regarding the juvenile justice system.
While McMahon emphasized he could not discuss the specifics of the case, he noted such allegations are handled with the utmost seriousness, respect and are investigated thoroughly by all parties involved.

Charges withdrawn in stolen firearm case

February 11, 2015

All criminal charges against Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St., involving the theft of an antique rifle from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home have been withdrawn.
According to court documents, the victim's family didn't desire any further prosecution given that the firearm has been returned.
Prow was initially arrested and confined to Elk County Prison on Jan. 27 and released on Feb. 3.

Speer Carbon well represented in historical society's collection

February 10, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
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During a presentation on the history of the carbon industry in St. Marys, local historian Ray Beimel gave two main reasons for focusing much of his talk on Speer Carbon Company.
"The reason I'm talking about Speer a lot, first they were the first one, and second, we have a lot of pictures from them, which is not the case with the other carbon plants unfortunately," Beimel said.

Ohio developer buys site-- but no McDonald's

February 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.

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