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Archive - May 2012

May 20th

Pip working on album, appreciative of local support

May 20, 2012

Since his run on NBC's "The Voice" ended last month, Phillip "Pip" Arnold, the 20-year-old singer from Marietta, Ga. and son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, has been keeping busy working on his first album.
"[Releasing an] album is my number-one priority right now," Arnold said. "I want to get music out to [all my fans]."
He recently started a page on Kickstarter, a website that allows individuals to pledge money to help fund independent projects. According to Arnold, fans can find out more information about this endeavor on Twitter, Facebook, and his website, www.pipmusic.com.

13 new records set at D9 AA track and field championships

May 20, 2012

BROOKVILLE – By the time the 2012 PIAA District 9 AA Track and Field Championships were over on Friday evening at Brookville Area High School, several District 9 records had fallen as athletes strove to qualify for the PIAA state meet.
In addition to Elk County Catholic High School's Kennedy Weisner's record-setting performances in the girls' 800-meter run and 1600-meter run, six other records were broken in the girls' events on Friday.

May 18th

Grant money funding environmental programs, education

May 19, 2012

At Monday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Conservation District Manager Steve Putt said that Ridgway has been awarded a small educational grant to place awareness signs near public drinking water systems.
He noted the district's water monitoring program continues and said several of the devices that monitor water quality were temporarily moved from smaller streams to accommodate fishermen during the season. Additionally, there are now three satellite telemetry systems in the area to monitor water quality, two in Horton Twp. on the Brockway water systems and one in Fox Twp.

Property Tax Rent Rebate Program deadline June 30

May 19, 2012

ST. MARYS – Eligible homeowners and renters should act now to take advantage of a state property tax/rent reduction program before the June 30 deadline.
In 2006, the Taxpayer Relief Act was signed into law. The act established the Property Tax Relief Fund to enable the use of gaming revenue to reduce property taxes for homeowners.

May 17th

Safety Days provides hands-on lessons, practices

May 18, 2012

KERSEY – Fifth grade students from throughout Elk County recently participated in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, a nationwide program geared toward teaching youth about safety issues dealing with agriculture, community, home and other topics.

Website can help connect area businesses with Marcellus Shale

May 18, 2012

At Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Ridgway Borough Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki said a new website launched by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) will help support regional economic efforts by bringing together area businesses with companies in the Marcellus Shale industry.

Police probe continuing in 'freak' fatal accident in Kane

May 18, 2012

The Kane Borough Police Department is continuing to investigate a “freak” accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old Kane man.
Dale Ostrander of 129 Lincoln Ave., Kane, sustained fatal injuries in the accident Tuesday morning near the employee entrance at the rear of Kane Community Hospital.
Ostrander was a long-time hospital employee.
Police said the victim was fatally injured when he was pinned against an exterior wall by a pickup truck. The unoccupied truck was left "idling" and for some unknown reason moved forward and hit a picnic table near the employee entrance, police said.

May 16th

Social Hall renovated

May 17, 2012

Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are set to unveil their renovated social hall Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"It's a very simple ceremony with a blessing and I'll be highlighting the things that took place, and we'll be conducting tours as well so people can see some of the things that were done," Vossler said. "Some of the restaurant owners in town will cater the reception that day and we already had an appreciation dinner at The Royal Inn for all the contractors and their guests to show our gratitude."

Municipal authority reaches settlement agreement

May 17, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – After months of negotiations the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority [JMA] unanimously approved a settlement agreement with G.M McCrossin during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
The amount of the settlement was undisclosed.
G.M. McCrossin was contracted by the JMA for work on the wastewater treatment plant.
Uni-Tec Engineer Dan Guss reported that Uni-Tec Engineers assisted the JMA and Meyer-Wagner at a meeting with G.M. McCrossin concerning final settlement issues.

Kane Police probe ‘freak’ fatal accident

May 17, 2012

KANE – The Kane Borough Police Department is investigating a “freak” accident that has claimed the life of a 52-year-old Kane man.
Police Chief Brian Hillard has identified the victim as Dale Ostrander of 129 Lincoln Ave., Kane.
Hillard said the accident occurred Tuesday morning near the employee entrance at the rear of Kane Community Hospital. Ostrander was a hospital employee, the police chief said.
According to police, a worker for the Asplundh Tree Expert company arrived at the hospital Tuesday to speak with members of the hospital maintenance staff.

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