Archive - 2011 - News Article
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority met Tuesday night during its regular meeting to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
"We are really at the point where we need to have a discussion about the closing of the job and what's going to be involved," said engineer Dan Guss. "The total project cost will stay within budget provided costs for extra engineering due to the most recent six months of delay are deducted from the general contractor's retainage."
The total incurred cost as of July 1, including retainage, is $14,097,217.74.
The Ridgway Township Supervisors approved a proposal for engineering and architectural services for the addition of a new garage.
The EADS Group submitted a proposal to the township for $98,565.
"It's big, we have warm storage, cool storage and a working area," said supervisor Millie Bowers.
The supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.
"They are doing design," Bowers said. "It's four phases: plumbing, heating, contracting and electric."
Supervisor Sarah Dickinson noted that according to the township's code, four separate contracts are needed.
The Borough of Ridgway held its regular council meeting Monday night and discussed the water quality after receiving complaints from residents of a 'slight yellow tinge' to their drinking water.
Treatment plant supervisor Rick McKnight briefed council members on the status.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO â€“ A former Kane resident has been charged in Ohio with â€śpanderingâ€ť child pornography on his home computer.
Andrew Grisham, 22, was placed in the Summit County, Ohio jail in lieu of $75,000 bond on the felony charge, according to a spokesman for the Stowe, Ohio Municipal Court.
The spokesman said Grisham faces a preliminary hearing Thursday before Judge Lisa Coates in the Stowe court. The spokesman said Akron, Ohio attorney Roger K. Davidson represents Grisham.
Local author John Schlimm of St. Marys has delved into the e-book business with his debut of "Twang: a novel". This new endeavor is Schlimm's first novel, a contrast from his previously published cookbooks, and provides an insider's look behind the scenes of the country music industry.
In writing the novel, Schlimm drew from his experience as a former celebrity publicist in Nashville, where he worked with some of country music's biggest superstars.
The Central Fire Station along North Broad Street in downtown Ridgway hosted a blood drive for the N.Y.-Penn region American Red Cross stationed out out of Buffalo, N.Y.
According to Red Cross supervisor Pat Schwarzmueller, the warm weather may have deterred donors.
"We were six percent lower than this time last year," Schwarzmueller said. "It has really pushed us this year and because it has been so warm it declines even more, since people are either staying home in air conditioning or are on vacation. So we see less and less."
Animal abandonment, particularly of cats, is a recurring problem in the area, with many being left near farms or in other remote areas.
Mary Meyer, 14, of St. Marys, recently came face-to-face with this problem while walking with her mother, Donna, and dog, Malu, near her home in the Benzinger Road area on the evening of June 19.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District approved an increase in the price of lunch by five cents after a mandate from the federal government during their regular school board meeting Thursday night.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority recently adopted a drought contingency plan requested by Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] officials.
Authority members voted unanimously in favor of adopting the drought plan as drawn up by Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. for the water agreement with the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
Chairman Eric Poague discussed the criteria for the various trigger points to be used by Authority officials in identifying the various onset of drought response levels in the system.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys resident and attorney Mark Jacob has been named as the Democratic nominee on the ballot for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03 in the Nov. 8 general election.
Jacob was nominated by the Elk County Democratic Party's executive committee this week following the withdrawal of Democratic primary ballot winner Stephen P. Skrzypek of Kersey. Skrzypek took the top spot on the May 17 ballot. He withdrew his candidacy on July 5.