April 15th, 2015
JAY TWP. â€“ At a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Jay Township Sewer Authority voted unanimously to hire Heenan Deemer as a part time maintenance helper.
Deemer is to be paid $10 per hour and is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, beginning on a 90-day trial basis.
Several residents expressed concerns about drug testing and a physical evaluation for insurance purposes and asked if that would be discussed at the next regular meeting.
KANE â€“ All charges against a Wetmore Township man in an alleged "bath salts" drug deal have been bound over to McKean County Court.
Kane District Judge Dave Engman sent the case to county court following a 100-minute preliminary hearing Wednesday in the local court on Fraley Street.
James Patrick Perry, 51, of 484 West Wind Rd. is charged with five counts, including:
*Two felonies for the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance-- a "designer drug" known as "bath salts."
*Possession of a controlled substance ("bath salts").
For the second year in a row, the Elk County County Catholic Crusader baseball team can boast an undefeated record midway through the month of April. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, it is a lot easier for them to be undefeated this season as they have only played one game.
ECC finally got their 2015 campaign going on Tuesday when they hosted the Cameron County Red Raiders in a 4:15 p.m. game at Berwind Park. Though Cameron County was able to take an early lead, the Crusaders rallied to win 12-2 in five innings.
The St. Marys Area boys' tennis team won 7-2 against Clearfield on Tuesday in a match played at the SMAHS tennis courts.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams swept the St. Marys Area and DuBois Central squads in a meet held Tuesday afternoon at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Dutch 113.33-36.67 and DuBois Central 137-12.
The Crusaders beat the Dutch 96-44 and the Cardinals 107-24.
The DuBois Area Lady Beaver softball team scored two runs in the top of the eighth then limited the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch to one run in the home half of the inning to record a 4-3 victory Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The St. Marys Area School District approved a wide range of items during their Monday evening meeting. Among them were contracts for a company to produce a commercial about the district, for replacement of an elementary school roof, for faster internet and phone services and an increase in cafeteria prices.
A contract between e-LocalLink and SMASD was approved in support of a local initiative to promote Elk County by featuring local schools and businesses.
St. Marys Rotary Club members and the community are anxiously awaiting the placement of the city's new Victorian-themed clock standing at least 16 feet tall along the Boulevard.
The project, totaling at least $50,000 in project value, will reach fruition Saturday, April 25 with a clock dedication ceremony at 1 p.m.
St. Marys Area High School junior Devin Anderson was acknowledged by the SMASD board of directors as having been chosen the Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Superintendent Brian Toth presented the 17-year-old with a presidential pin of excellence for his achievement.
JAY TWP. â€“ Eric Johnston stepped down as a township employee, announcing at Tuesday night's water authority meeting that this would be his last week working for the township.
"I would like to thank the previous board members who gave me an opportunity to work here," Johnston said, adding that he had more to say but that board member Jeremy Rippey wasn't present.
Immediately following the meeting, Johnston shared his comments on the absent member.