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March 11th, 2014
On Tuesday evening, the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved Andy Thompson to fill the recently-vacated seat on the board. Lucy Bobby, the former holder of the position, resigned effective Feb. 19 of this year and her resignation was approved unanimously by the board, with regret.
Thompson was nominated to fill the position by Cindy Allegretto and the motion was seconded by Dave Parsons. No additional nominations were made by the board.
HARRISBURG â€“ Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Monday announced the arrest of a St. Marys man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, 207 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, St. Marys, Elk County, was arrested on March 7, 2014 following a three-month investigation by agents in the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.
WILCOX â€“ As warm weather approaches, the Jones Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to doing some crack sealing on the roads in downtown Wilcox.
Roads superintendent Jeff Roberts has suggested the work be done by Midland Asphalt who will do the work with Jones Township supplying the flaggers throughout the duration of the project.
The board agreed to allow Midland to do the work at a cost of $5,000 which includes 400 gallons of sealant.
A light dusting Saturday night extended a winter season that already featured sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall throughout the area.
After relatively normal numbers from October to December, the area received roughly 22 inches of snowfall in January, exceeding an average which is reportedly around 19 inches within the past 30 years, according to weatherdb.com.
February was the big difference, however, as nearly 24 inches of snow fell in the area. The average in the past 30 years is just over 13 inches for the month.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] of Elk and Cameron Counties is gearing up for their annual housing expo, which will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys on Thursday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
A total of 32 vendors have signed on to host a booth at the expo including businesses specializing in building supplies, contracting, gutters, insulation, home inspection, concrete, real estate, insurance, utilities, furniture, outdoor services and other aspects of home ownership.
Latin may be referred to by some as a "dead language," but that is not the case at Elk County Catholic High School.
After a hiatus of several years, the school once again began offering Latin courses a few years ago under the direction of Janet VanEerden. VanEerden currently teaches Latin II, while Fr. Ross Miceli, ECCHS Campus Minister, teaches Latin I.
"We have 22 kids in Latin I, so it's a pretty big class," Miceli said.
During their regular meeting held Thursday evening, the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority discussed plans for upcoming projects to be taken on as the weather warms up.
Plans are still in the works for the rehabilitation of several manholes in the Montmorenci area. Authority engineer Rich Wray of Hegemann & Wray Consulting has suggested board members meet with those in other locales who have performed the same type of maintenance work on manhole covers in order to get feedback on the best practices and materials for the job.
JAMES CITY â€“ A state agency is cutting off monthly pension payments to former Highland Township Supervisor Charles Vaughn.
The pension of $332.92 per month for Vaughn has been paid by the Trustees Insurance and Retirement Services-- part of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
FOX TWP. â€“ A proposal to save township money through increased monitoring of overtime generated strong disagreement among Fox Township supervisors at Wednesday night's meeting.
Renovations to an existing office within the Elk County Courthouse will cost over $115,000, according to bids opened Tuesday morning.
The project will renovate the existing tax claims and tax assessment office currently located in the Elk County Courthouse along Main Street in downtown Ridgway. This office is the new home of the countyâ€™s domestic relations office, which will transition into the courthouse.