Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Works Superintendent Carl Gosnell reported on an inspection conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] during Thursday night's Ridgway Township Municipal Authority meeting.
According to Gosnell, the inspection was conducted for a construction permit that was issued for the Boot Jack Pump Station.
"Basically, although the improvements are not completed and won't be completed until the end of September," Gosnell said, "it is the department's [DEP] opinion that we should be conducting the testing as outlined in the draft conditions.
ST. MARYS â€“ The days of old-fashioned concerts in the park are being revived, as the Elk-Cameron Community Band plans to host two events in local parks in July.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an array of musical numbers, lemonade and cookies.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg school district board members denied a cooperative contract for boys' varsity soccer during last nightâ€™s regular board meeting due to the vote not being in favor of the program. Regarding other sports, Shane Launer expressed his concern about transportation costs.
â€śTransportation (cost) seems to be escalating in other sports,â€ť Launer said. â€śWe are spreading ourselves too thin and need to utilize the students in the sports we have.â€ť
Concerned residents of Daguscahonda, Elk County officials, state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and members of the Elk County Tea Party crowded the Ridgway Township Municipal Building Wednesday night for a public meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to discuss instituting a public water supply in Daguscahonda.
The meeting was held to discuss the Daguscahonda public water system in Ridgway Township and the steps necessary to comply with the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act and its regulations.
KANE â€“Â Four Kane residents have been arrested on felony charges for allegedly selling drugs.
According to a press release issued Wednesday by McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn, those arrested include:
*Travis A. Whipple, 27, of 16 Field St., Kane.
He is charged with two felony counts of drug delivery and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance.
On Jan. 23, Whipple allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant.
On Feb. 15, Whipple allegedly sold morphine pills to a confidential informant.
*Virginia Mae Milner, 45, of 312 1/2 Welsh St., Kane.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, St. Marys City Police Department and the Crystal Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 11:32 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the residence of Michael Scolari, 333 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys. The fire destroyed a 1999 Coleman camping trailer parked in the driveway of the residence. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson and remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $6,000. There were no injuries.
FOX TWP. - "It turned out to be a fiasco," said Charles Bloam III, tax collector for the City of St. Marys, in describing the realization of Pennsylvania's Act 32 requiring counties to consolidate the collection of earned income tax (EIT) to a single collector.
The recent breakdown of the county's contract with CENTAX, the firm contracted to collect and disburse earned income tax to local municipalities and school districts, has highlighted difficulties associated with the state's Act 32 legislation.
ST. MARYS - Adult Day Services, a Community Nurses-licensed facility, located at 625 Maurus St., will be holding a bake sale on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. in an effort to encourage members of the community to come and check out the facility.
Signs will be posted near both the Maurus and Louis street entrances to the parking lot in an effort to direct visitors to the building. Adult Day Services staff will be parking at Elk County Catholic High School in order to free up parking spots, but individuals can also park at ECC and walk over as well.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Fire Chief Bob Dickey updated the Johnsonburg Borough Council during their regular meeting Monday on two fires that recently have been a cause for alarm to many of the residents within the borough of Johnsonburg and surrounding areas.
The first fire Dickey touched on was at the Old Johnsonburg Hotel along East Center Street that was reported to have ignited at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.
According to Dickey, the fire began earlier in the night.
The Crystal Department reports being called out at approximately 11:36 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 for a camper on fire on the corner of Parade and N. St. Marys streets. Upon arrival, the camper was fully engulfed. Department personnel extinguished the fire. The camper was reported to be a total loss. There was also some damage to the exterior of the house and also to a vehicle that was parked next to the camper, as well as some smoke damage inside the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the CFD, St.