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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.
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.
A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.
As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of RidgwayÂ fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons.
â€œShe has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.
The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Â on Sunday, Feb. 16.
St. Marys Area High School hosted its fourth annual Foreign Language Day on Friday, and this year's event featured participants from Elk County Catholic High School, Johnsonburg Area High School, Ridgway Area High School, Kane Area High School, Brockway Area High School, and Clearfield Area High School.
"It's the biggest year (so far). We have six schools. We've never had that many." said Christa Wensel, a Spanish teacher at St. Marys Area High School who helps coordinate the annual event.