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September 23rd, 2011

Landowner rights focus of gas task force meeting

September 23, 2011

The Elk County Gas Task Force's meeting Thursday night at the St. Marys Area Middle School drew landowners from across the region hoping to better understand the resources at their disposal, as well as their rights as property owners in the Marcellus Shale era.
Guest speakers Tom Wagner, Esq., of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys, and Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, spoke with attendees about various legal aspects dealing with Marcellus Shale, beginning with the initial stages of lease negotiations.

September 22nd

Ridgway YMCA to host event

September 22, 2011

The Ridgway YMCA will be hosting a “Mini Groove for a Cure” event on Friday, Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m.
"Since the Ridgway YMCA became an Activate America YMCA, each year we like to do something to give back to the community," said Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the Ridgway YMCA. "In the past we have done such things as 'Coats for a Cause,' collected eye glasses for overseas and when Julie Lang came to me with this event I thought it would be something that we would love to host."

Municipal authority gets DEP approval

September 22, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority is one step closer to selling 300,000 gallons of water per day to the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company after receiving approval from the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
The municipal authority began selling 157,000 gallons per day to Hunt on Aug. 22 for $8 per 1,000 gallons.

September 21st

Ramettes fall to Lady Dutch

September 21, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – St. Marys volleyball overcame a 2-set deficit with wins in the last three in a 3-2 (17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12) victory over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
St. Marys coach Erica Vogt said it was a nice comeback win for the Lady Dutch.
“We have two starters injured right now so we had to bring up a couple girls,” Vogt said. “The way they played and the way the team came together was really nice to see.”
Vogt said she was aided by the play of freshman Taylor Schutz who saw some time in the lineup due to the injuries.

Commissioners table tech deals

September 21, 2011

Elk County commissioners tabled tentative agreements on Tuesday with the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission for technical support.
The agreements were $6,150 for 12 months for the county and a pact for $18,450 for 12 months for the county's 911 facility.

Treatment plant nears final completion

September 21, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held their regular meeting Tuesday night to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
According to Denny Lingenfelter of Uni-Tec, the treatment plant has remained in full operation since May 31.
"Operating results have been very good and within DEP limits," Lingenfelter said. "There was a DEP site inspection last week."
As of Sept. 1, the project has incurred costs of $14,277,659.23 out of a projected budget of $14,319,088.

Supervisors approve bid

September 21, 2011

The Ridgway Township Supervisors approved an anti-skid bid during their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
"We have an anti-skid bid, we bid jointly with the Ridgway borough and Ridgway Township," said chairman John Gardner.
The low bid was awarded to Paper City Transfer Company out of Johnsonburg for $18.75 per ton.
In other business, Gardner noted that the Elk County Commissioners approved an $11,000 paving project for the township.
Supervisors approved next year's minimum municipal obligation [MMO] of $6,026 for the employee's pension plan.

LeRoy B. Simons

September 21, 2011

LeRoy B. Simons, age 80, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Oil City, son of Donald F. and Loretta (Payne) Simons, deceased.
He married Marjorie (Bratton) in 1945 in Bath, England; she survives.
He was a graduate of Hamlin High School in Hazelhurst, received his BS Degree in Business Administration from Tri-State College of Angola, Ind. and attended St. Bonaventure University towards his MBA degree.
He served six years in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Joseph D. McCandless

September 21, 2011

Joseph D. McCandless, 32, of 225 South Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Kersey unexpectedly.
He was born February 8, 1979, in Ridgway, son of the late James W. McCandless, who died on Sept. 6, 2007; and Debora Stali McCandless of Dagus Mines, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1999. He was employed at DuBrook, Inc. of St. Marys.

September 20th

Borough approves purchase of fire truck

September 20, 2011

The Ridgway Borough Council voted unanimously in favor of permitting the Ridgway Fire Department to pursue purchasing a new rescue/pumper truck during Monday night's regular meeting.
The cost for the truck is estimated at $475,000.
A meeting of the Fire, Police, Property, and Equipment Committee was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the municipal building to discuss the proposal.
The fire department will pay $175,000 and is eligible for a two-percent loan of $150,000 with a payment of $964 for 15 years that the borough will pay.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...