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April 22nd, 2014

Crusader tennis team blanks Rams 9-0

April 22, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.

Stifling pitching, defense stymies ECC in 2-1 win

April 22, 2014

It just might be the "Burg Way" after all.
Armed with a cooperative sports agreement between Ridgway and host school Johnsonburg, the Ramettes on Tuesday scored a 2-1 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a softball game held at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.

Mayor, council office space debated

April 22, 2014

A new office space in City Hall for use by the mayor and City Council members spurred a lively discussion between a few members of council.
Following Mayor Bob Howard's activity report, he stated "the mayor and council have established an office" at City Hall which includes an extension in the city's phone system and voicemail.
Councilman Ned Jacob stated council had no part in this project.

Ordinance to limit transient business hours

April 22, 2014

As part of a proposed city ordinance for transient retail businesses, door-to-door salespeople may now only conduct their business from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The updated ordinance limits their hours of operation, which was previously allowed until 9 p.m.
Sundays and legal holidays are also off limits for door-to-door salespeople.
The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by council for publication, will be advertised at their next regular meeting in May.

April 21st

Crusader tennis defeats DCC 8-1

April 22, 2014

The ECC and DCC boys' tennis teams met on Monday afternoon at Benzinger and Memorial Parks to play the remainder of a match that started on Monday, April 14 but was rained out in the first set. Play resumed from the point of interruption, and the Crusaders went on to win 8-1 to improve to 5-1 on the season.

Warren softball spoils Lady Dutch home opener 3-0

April 22, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team finally played their home opener Monday afternoon as they took on the Warren Lady Dragons at the SMAHS softball field.
Warren came up with three runs in the to half of the sixth inning to down the Lady Dutch 3-0.

Natural gas reps address seismic testing

April 21, 2014

Representatives from Seneca Resources answered questions posed by St. Marys City Council on Monday evening in regard to future seismic testing taking place in the Taft Road area.
Mike Brock, a Taft Road resident, approached council during their last work session about concerns he and his neighbors have had with letters they've received from Blueline Geo about the testing. Brock requested council look into the matter and per his request council reached out to Seneca.

Police to be reimbursed for overpayments

April 21, 2014

Local police officers who were serving 16 years ago may soon be receiving a check for reimbursement of overpayments they made to their pension plans.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved a request for reimbursement during their Monday evening meeting.
The $35,582 overpayment was only recently discovered, however with 6 percent annual interest over 16 years, the amount totals $45,600.
During the consolidation of the borough and township into the City of St. Marys, both police departments had their own distinct pension plans, the terms of which were not the same between them.

Street sweeping continues in area

April 21, 2014

Every year in the spring, the City Street Department sweeps all the paved roads maintained by the city as well as 10 PennDOT roads. The roads are broken up into seven areas, generally completing one area a week, weather and equipment permitting. As time and weather permits, some streets are swept a second time. Throughout the summer, the main streets downtown are swept every other week. Generally the sweeping programs concludes the first week of October.

Joan G. Verbka

April 21, 2014

Joan G. Verbka, 69, of 276 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born July 24, 1944 in Anita, daughter of the late Matthew and Helen Anderson Gresock. On July 24, 1965 in the St. Joseph’s Church in Anita, she married Rudy Verbka who survives.
She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1962 and had been a lifelong resident of the Kersey area. She served as the church secretary at St. Boniface Church for 30 years and still worked as a columnist for the local newspapers.

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