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December 7th

Campaign to save train station kicks off

December 8, 2011

A campaign to save the Pennsy Railroad Station along North Broad Street in downtown Ridgway has already begun.
Ridgway resident Dennis D. Heindl and wife Rose met with borough officials and Genessee & Wyoming property manager William V. Gentilman on Tuesday morning to present a $50,000 check to assist in restoring the outside of the train station to its original condition.
Heindl hopes to raise an additional $50,000 to $75,000.
As an added bonus, all contributors who donate $250 or more will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be displayed outside of the station.

Community recycling center gets boost with new baler

December 8, 2011

ST. MARYS - A new baler that will make recycling efforts easier and more efficient was delivered to the Elk County Community Recycling Center at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys this week.
The main part of the baler was delivered and placed on Tuesday, while the tipper used to load recyclables into the baler arrived on Wednesday.

Consumer organizations say cell numbers not going public

December 8, 2011

An email warning readers that their cellphone numbers are set to be released to telemarketing companies this month has been declared a hoax.
The email instructs readers to register with the National Do Not Call (DNC) List in order to prevent themselves from receiving the imminent torrent of sales calls. The email says that registering with the DNC list "will only take a minute of your time, and blocks your number for five years."

Douglas A. McClelland

December 8, 2011

Douglas A. McClelland, 49, of 314 Vernon Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, 2011, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born June 27, 1962 son of Kenneth H. and Patricia A. (Eckert) McClelland.

December 6th

No county tax increase

December 7, 2011

County commissioners on Tuesday released an $11.3 million spending plan that features no new taxes highlighted with a 3-percent wage increase for bargaining and non-bargaining county employees.
"We're very pleased to announce that the 2012 proposed budget will now be on display," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "We're very pleased that there is no tax increase forecast in the numbers.

Policies under microscope at meeting

December 7, 2011

Officials discussed the intricacies of two prison policies Tuesday morning during a lengthy meeting of the Elk County Prison Board.
Board members highlighted an existing policy regarding work release and school release inmates, and also discussed a policy regarding the detainment of inmates on civil and criminal bench warrants issued by a Court of Common Pleas judge.

Job fair serves to open doors for area workers

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS - At the Elk County Job Fair held Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Activity Center in St. Marys, 22 employers representing the transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries were on hand to meet with area job seekers like Adam Robuck of Kersey, who said he has been in the job market since October 2010. Robuck said prior to that, he had been employed with GKN Emporium until the company initiated a reduction in its workforce in 2008.

Municipal authority denies payment request

December 7, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held their regular meeting Tuesday night to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
According to Uni-Tec engineer Dan Guss, the plant is complete, is in operation and is producing high quality effluent biosolids.
The plant has been in full operation since May 31.
Guss said all that is left are just a few contractor punch list items.

Theresa Virginia Nebesnak

December 7, 2011

Theresa Virginia Nebesnak, 82, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1929 in Lackawanna, N.Y., to the late Samuel Pace and Virginia Flynn. She married Emil S. Nebesnak, who predeceased her on Aug. 30, 2004.

Daniel F. Kemmerer Sr.

December 7, 2011

Daniel F. Kemmerer Sr., age 80, of Rockmart, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in a Rome Medical Center.
He was born in Ridgway on Dec. 13, 1930, a son of the late Raymond J. Kemmerer and Mary DeGroat Kemmerer. He had been a resident of Rockmart since 1997, moving there from New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
He was a member of the Aragon United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Kemmerer retired from the IBM Corporation as a service representative with 36 years of service.

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