Archive - Apr 2014
The Ridgway Area School District is still considering the one mill tax increase for the 2014-15 school year, which was originally proposed during the April School Board meeting. If passed, the increase will have the potential to raise $89,500 in revenue.
The preliminary budget being worked at this time totals $12,590,192 in expenditures, down from the $12,676,308 proposed earlier this month.
As state-mandated fringe benefits, including retirement payments and health care costs, have continued to rise, the district has been searching for possible cuts throughout the budget making process.
ST. MARYS â€“ Though rain and wind forced a change of location, the weather didn't put a damper on Wednesday afternoon's flag-raising ceremony at Penn Highlands Elk.
The Donate Life flag was presented by CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education) to Penn Highlands Elk so that it can be raised at a later date to raise awareness for organ donation.
Temporary lane restrictions will be in place next week along a section of Route 219 in Ridgway. Drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Route 219 between Allenhurst Avenue and Osterhout Street during daylight hours. The restrictions are necessary so crews can obtain core-boring samples for a future bridge project over Elk Creek.
Motorists should be alert for flaggers in the roadway, as traffic alternates turns through the work zone. PennDOT expects this restriction to be in place May 5 through 9.
Emma M. McAninch, 80, of 3638 Wilcox Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Hallton, daughter of the late Francis and Theodora Baughman Rhines.
On July 17, 1953, she married Charles W. "Bill" McAninch. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and attended school in Hallton.
She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, and loved to crochet and spend time with her family
Donna J. Mahoney, 83, of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway, formerly of 207 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died early Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway, following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1931 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Albert E. and Thelma E. Smith Fulton.
On Dec. 30, 1950, she married Joseph C. Mahoney. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1994.
Richard A. "Dick" Cherry, 83, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital, with his loving daughter Karen by his side.Â
Dick was born May 2, 1930, in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Patsy and Theresa (Steinbach) Cherry.
Dick married the love of his life, Pearl Bean, on Sept. 27, 1951. She survives.
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] gave a presentation Tuesday evening concerning their findings and proposed action for the former borough municipal landfill site located along Jakes Hollow Road in Ridgway Township. The presentation was followed by a public hearing in order for area residents to have their thoughts and concerns recorded on an official public response document which will be published pending the close of the public comment period on June 13.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Emergency responders were called shortly after 5 p.m. for a fire at 120 Mary St. in Johnsonburg.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 5:17 p.m. A second alarm sounded five minutes later for Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department).
The residence is located just a few blocks away from the Johnsonburg Fire Department.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Highland Township has won the first round in a legal battle with a James City couple over a road drainage problem.
John and Diane Hilyer of 161 Delaware Ave. claim the township is to blame for failing to stop stormwater from causing major damage to the foundation of their home. They filed a civil complaint April 1 in Johnsonburg District Court.
Residents throughout Elk County have received letters from Blueline Geo regarding future seismic testing throughout the area.
In a letter dated April 14, Blueline Geo reports being "contracted by Seneca Resources and Tideland geophysical company to permit for a 3D seismograph survey for the lands lying in Elk County."
Some of the areas reportedly include Taft Road in St. Marys, Boot Jack Hill in Ridgway Township, and state Route 120 in Ridgway Township.