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February 16th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ Some people really are out for your blood - but that's not always a bad thing. Just ask Wendy McCoy, a phlebotomist at Elk Regional Health Center since June 2011.
McCoy, a 1986 graduate of Ridgway Area High School, moved back to the area from Kitanning about two years ago and works part-time at ERHC.
Phlebotomists draw blood from a patient's veins to collect samples for testing. McCoy said "phlebotomist" comes from the Greek word "phlebos," which means "vein."
"It basically means specializing in veins," McCoy said.
A Kane woman faces 84 felony charges linked with the alleged theft of funds from the Kane Day School at the Tabor Lutheran Church.
Ashley Nicole Wilson, 26, of 615 Maple St., Kane, allegedly took $13,377.31 in funds while serving as the treasurer of the pre-school program.
She has been arraigned before Kane District Judge Dave Engman, who set bail at $10,000 (unsecured).
Wilson is scheduled to appear today in Central Court at the courthouse in Smethport to either waive a preliminary hearing or request a hearing before Engman.
The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
First-grader Cheyla Coder was selected as the elementary school Student of the Month. Cheyla is the daughter of Darlene and Jason Coder. Her favorite subject is art because she gets to play with clay.
Her career plans are to become a teacher because she would like to "meet different kids and teach them the number families."
Cheyla said if she could do anything to change the world she would clean it up and have everyone help clean up the trash.
Following Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Ridgway Area School District Finance Manager Brent Rhoads expects the district to receive about a .5 percent increase in the first year.
"We have analyzed the budget that the governor [Tom Corbett] has proposed and as you all know there is not a whole lot of money in it for the school district," Rhoadssaid during Tuesday night's school board meeting. "At this point it looks like we may be on the positive side of about $30,000 which is a half-percent increase for us, but there is still some language that I'm looking at.
Now that Valentine's Day is over and everyone is admiring the engagement ring he surprised you with, it's time to think about how to protect that symbol of love so that it will last as long as the many happy years you will have together.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Fox Twp. Ambulance and Medic 12 were dispatched at 7:12 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 to a report of a two-vehicle accident with a passenger vehicle under a van on the Million Dollar Highway.
Fox Twp. Deputy Chief Shields was first on the scene and had a second rescue from Crystal Fire Department in St. Marys dispatched to assist due to the severity of the accident.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough Council voted in favor of installing a security system around the borough building and property following a recommendation by the Public Works Committee during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon.
Borough Manager Mary Polaski presented a quote obtained from Chestnut Ridge Radio Communications during January's regular meeting for $3,185.
"We met with the committee and they recommended that if the monies were available that we should go with the system," said Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana.
WILCOX â€“ Jones Township Supervisors voted to participate in a CEI grant at the meeting held Monday night.
Laurie Storrar, Supervisor/Secretary, reported a grant requiring a 50/50 match is available through the county for recreation purposes.
â€śWe could finish the walking track with this grant,â€ť Storrar said. â€śPreliminary estimates of cost are approximately $50,000.â€ť
Storrar explained a stipulation to the grant is the township would have to put up 50 percent of the cost, which is $25,000.
ST. MARYS â€“ "Be. yourself, Be.inspired, Be.eccss" is just one spin on the Elk County Catholic School System's recently launched marketing campaign.
"We want to really promote that we are regional and that we are the Diocesan school system. So when those parishes are thinking about Catholic education, they are thinking about us," said Mary Meyer, ECCSS director of development.
Within the upcoming days and months, residents may begin noticing an array of billboards, banners in school parking lots, newspaper ads and radio and television commercials promoting the school system.
ST. MARYS â€“ With over 40 vendors slated to attend the 2012 Business Expo, organizers are encouraging the public to stop out at the event taking place Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Red Fern in St. Marys from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be representatives of businesses including contractors, energy representatives, educational, home-based businesses, manufacturing, insurance and healthcare, along with many more.
Together, The River 98.9 radio station and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce have paired up to sponsor the event as in years past.