August 14th, 2012
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal for new software to help streamline services at the prothonotary's office.
Susanne Straub Schneider, the county's prothonotary, said Tuesday that the new software will be used for the civil side of the office.
"Currently we use infocon-- it's a DOS system and it's antiquated," Schneider said. "The new software would improve docketing for the deputies and it would also improve access to the public. Eventually, we would move to having it accessible online.
The Ridgway Area School District officially terminated its contract with the Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania (CENTAX) at its monthly school board meeting Tuesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The contract was originally dated for Feb. 29. The approved motion directs CENTAX to deliver all records, returns, uncashed checks and electronic records to H.A. Berkheimer by Aug. 31.
Catherine Franz, 413 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully at home on Aug. 13, 2012. She was 83 years old.
The great joy in Cathyâs life was her children, and she was blessed to have four children near her side as she passed into heaven: Chip Franz of Raleigh, N.C., Mark âRustyâ Franz of Ridgway; Tammi Rossi, formerly of Ridgway and now residing in Kutztown, and Candi Gross of Sykesville.
ST. MARYS â The powder metal industry is looking for dedicated entry-level employeesâand the eight graduates of the âFit for Powder Metal Programâ course that concluded last week have high hopes that they will fit the bill.
ST. MARYS â The recently concluded âFit for PMâ class, designed to train candidates for entry-level positions in the powder metal industry, was a collaboration by several groups and is helping to fulfill area employment initiatives.
ST. MARYS â For area residents looking to spruce up a hard-to-clean surface outside their home, newly established PA Power Washing is set to cater to many of their needs. The business was started by St. Marys resident Ryan Wehler in May and offers power washing services for surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, interior garages, brick pavers, sandstone, retaining walls, polywood decks, and vinyl railing and fences.
ST. MARYS â The next birthday party or wedding you attend may not have the typical bunches of balloons present to mark the celebration-- a current shortage of helium means there may be nothing to fill them up with.
Local stores that sell helium balloons say suppliers have told them there is currently no new supply, and they may not be able to get more helium until mid-September or even beyond.
An emergency call was reported Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, shortly after 4 p.m. at Clarion Sintered Metals along Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township. According to firefighters onsite, a small fire reportedly broke out in a chimney. Light smoke was visible at times but no flames were showing.
Helen M. (Sis) Rohr, 89, of 514 Kearsarge Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2012 at the home of her son in Ridgway following an illness of the last four months.
She was born Aug. 3, 1923 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Persohn) Stritzinger. She married Theodore F. Rohr on Aug. 23, 1952; he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1999.
JOHNSONBURG â The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors hired three teachers during their regular meeting Thursday night.
Elizabeth Thorwart approved as an elementary teacher, placed on Master's Step 3, with a salary of $43,000 to be effective the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
Michael Tettis was hired as an elementary teacher with a Master's Step 6 at a salary of $46,000, effective the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
Mary Weaver was approved as an ESL [english second language] teacher at $23 per hour for a maximum 25 hours per week for the 2012-2013 school year.