Archive - 2014 - News Article
JONES TWP. â€“ Homeowners along Marvin Street in Wilcox have been concerned about the presence of a fowl smelling brown liquid in their yards which they think might be sewage.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection water quality specialist visited the problem area along Marvin Street Tuesday morning following multiple complaints by residents. The DEP specialist was joined on the scene by Sewage Enforcement Officer Russ Braun, Jones Township Supervisor Laurie Storrar, Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg, and several concerned homeowners in the area.
The Ridgway Area School District held a work session on Tuesday to disseminate and prepare information for their upcoming board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The meeting did include one acting motion, which was to make Dr. Lester A. Shull the acting superintendent of the school district effective Aug. 8.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police report charging four individuals in a recent seizure of an estimated $200,000 worth of alpha-PVP "bath salts."
The following suspects were charged on Monday in St. Marys District Court: Abby Marie Oâ€™Rourke, 30, of 331 First Ave. in Johnsonburg; Jacob Daniel Dilley, 21, of 130 Poplar Rd. in St. Marys; Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 21, of 158 North Michael St., St. Marys; and William Charles Dilley, 55, of 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys.
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.