Archive - 2013 - News Article
BENEZETTE â€“ The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) held its first annual Motorcycle Ride for the Elk on Saturday, July 27 and, despite the rainy weather, 58 motorcyclists turned out for the roughly 75-mile ride.
Despite losing a series of expensive equipment in addition to a storage shed during a recent fire, members of the Tri-County Rails to Trails group said they intend on rebuilding in order to serve the trail's many users.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man will stand trial for reportedly attempting to detonate multiple pipe bombs in Elk County.
After 30 years as borough manager for Ridgway, it appears one of the more constant figures at the local borough office will soon be a thing of the past.
Marty Schuller, who has devoted more than half his life to Ridgway, will retire in September.
KERSEY â€“ "Build it."
That is what Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) had to say regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline during a visit to Elk County earlier this week.
The project, which according to the website keystone-xl.com, "is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Neb."
With the Hunters United for Sunday Hunting [HUSH] filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania court earlier this month, it appears the debate over Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania remains a hot topic.
KERSEY â€“ Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Ridgway Heritage Council continues to play a role in the beautification of downtown Ridgway with the continuation of the flower program.
At about 6 p.m. Friday, the Ridgway Fire Department was called to a borough storage building fire on State Street at the second access point to the Clarion-Little Toby Rails to Trails. The main building involved reportedly contained plastic road cones and other equipment while a second contained the calcium material used in winter deicing. A smaller shed in back of these was also destroyed.