Archive - 2014 - News Article
The Ridgway Borough Council held a meeting on Monday at the municipal building in Ridgway to vote on approval for a new vehicle for the borough as well as a water pump project for the borough.
One of the borough's trucks was damaged in the flood and a replacement is now needed. During the meeting, borough council voted to purchase a brand new Ford F550 to replace the totaled F350.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority met Monday in the Courthouse Annex building in Ridgway to discuss the possibility of a new recycling center in St. Marys.
In an effort to get the facility in St. Marys, the authority has to submit a grant proposal to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The Ridgway Borough Municipal Authority met Tuesday at the municipal building in Ridgway to discuss a new project involving pumping water from the Clarion River, as well as to discuss updated budget issues, which included discussions on the borough's water rates.
John Urmann and Paul Reed visited the authority meeting from Allegheny Water Technology to request permission to use borough land for a new pump that will pump water out of the Clarion River for use in gas drilling.
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ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Sportsmen for Youth organization will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Elk County Youth Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club Farm.
The event is an all-day event that is geared towards exposing kids to outdoor activities that the area is well known for, such as hunting and fishing.
As political candidates ramp up efforts in their campaigns, U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) has been busy in Washington as he has played an integral role in several new bills, some benefitting U.S. veterans and farmers.
During the recent Elk County Republican Party summer gathering, Brent Pasquinelli, Thompson's chief of political operations, spoke on his behalf touting his diligent work in D.C.
"GT sees himself as a problem solver. He looks for problems in the delivery of services to constituents and he attacks those problems without costing taxpayers," Pasquinelli said.
KERSEY â€“ New acts featuring an up and coming country singer, an automotive stunt show and a one-man sideshow are all slated to perform at the upcoming Elk County Fair which kicks off Tuesday afternoon.
"We try things three years to see if it pans out," said Elk County Fair President Ann Distler.
The Black Cat Hell Drivers, touted as America's No. 1 traveling automotive stunt show, will host a 70-minute show mixing danger and comedy along with a thrill show clown.
ST. MARYS â€“ Sgt. K. Michael Shaffer of the St. Marys Police Department has confirmed that Betty Poage will be charged in the drug bust that occurred on July 13 when K9 Copper alerted police to narcotic residue in the vehicle.
Shaffer stated that Betty confessed to falsely giving her sister's name as her own, which led police to file charges against a Barbie Jo Poage. Barbie Jo Poage of St. Marys was not involved in this incident.
KERSEY â€“ "Treasure the Memories" at the 2014 Elk County Fair takes place Aug. 5-9 as new entertainment will grace the fairgrounds along with old favorites.
Among the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.