April 29th, 2015
According to a state official, the armory building in Ridgway was sold to a corporation that is located within the Ridgway Borough.
On Tuesday, Troy Thompson, the press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, confirmed that a bid was accepted from Fotra, LLC for the armory, and on Wednesday, he confirmed that Fotra, LLC was a corporation located in Ridgway Borough.
At the second of two informational sessions on the Marcellus Shale industry that were held at the Elk County Emergency Management Center in Ridgway, township officials were able to discuss their concerns with oil and gas industry representatives.
With usage rates continuing to increase at the recycling center in St. Marys, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority is continuing its campaign to build a new $2 million recycling center in St. Marys.
The Ridgway YMCA Board of Directors voted at Monday night's board meeting to accept the written letter that will terminate the lease with Ridgway Borough pertaining to the skatepark.
After unsuccessful sale attempts that asked for minimum bids of $110,000 and $88,000 respectively, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services received three bids for the armory building in Ridgway after a sale was started with a minimum bid of $5,000.
Multiple fire units were called out Tuesday afternoon for a working structure fire at a former Buehler Lumber Co. property listed at 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway.
Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) was called out at 3:17 p.m. and Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) responded at 3:25 p.m.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) was called out at 3:29 p.m. as emergency scanner reports indicated flames and smoke showing at the site.
There was significant smoke damage at the property and flames damaged and nearly melted away a significant portion of the wall panels.
DAGUSCAHONDA â€“ For the past several years now, a piebald robin has been making its way around Daguscahonda in the springtime much to the delight of the town's residents.
One resident, Melinda Marconi, was able to capture the small bird on camera.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two St. Marys men face felony charges for a burglary that occurred March 7 at 122 Houston Rd.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Jeremiah Dilley, 35, and Sebastian Otis Dilley, 19, went to the Houston Road residence and, finding the door locked, Sebastian kicked the door open and removed mail from the house.
Cole plans to attend Penn College and become an electrician. Cole made academic honors in high school. Also he received the Coaches Award and defensive MVP in football. He is also a member of the Big 30 all-star team and AML all-star. He states it has always been a goal of his to play in the Charities Classic and looks forward to playing his last football game. His most memorable moments playing football were scoring touchdowns and making big hits on defense. He lists his hobbies as hunting, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Elk County Catholic baseball won 6-0 over Johnsonburg Monday afternoon at Knothole Park.
ECC was spurred on by a four-run first inning, a lead the Crusaders kept throughout the rest of the game.