Archive - News Article
January 16th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Seth Franco, a former Harlem Globetrotter, returned to Awakening Alliance Church on Wednesday evening to perform some of his basketball tricks as well as share his story on how he has kept his faith through his many struggles with the sport of basketball.
The borough of Ridgway has been busy taking on the task of purchasing condemned homes around the borough, and has recently purchased three homes, two located along North Broad Street and one on Clarion Avenue, for the purpose of razing them.
ST. MARYS â€“ Following the recent announcement of the closing of St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys current and former area residents have voiced their reaction to the news, a majority of which are of sadness and disappointment paired with fond memories of The Benedictine Sisters of Elk County and their contributions to the community.
During their regular school board meeting Tuesday evening, Ridgway Area High School principal Heather McMahon-Vargas offered updates on the latest academic committee findings. The committee has been working on issuing surveys to middle and high school faculty in order to take a closer look at their thoughts concerning opportunities for student development.
ST. MARYS â€“ After three years of prayerful study the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County agreed to move forward with plans to close St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, this decision was made on Monday.
As the work of closing moves forward not all the questions have been answered and much work remains.
The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, now in its 15th year, will run from Saturday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, March 1, and event organizers Liz and Rick Boni are anticipating its arrival.
The Ridgway Borough's recycling contract with Elk Waste Services, in its third round of being amended, is reportedly likely to be signed within the coming days. The original contract, which put forth several new provisions, including the request that Elk Waste provide numbers of homes recycling as well as dollar amounts for revenue made from the sale of borough recyclables, was rejected by Elk Waste.
Three blood drives, including one in St. Marys, were cancelled last Tuesday due to weather conditions, worsening the blood shortage already plaguing the Community Blood Bank.
Hoping to make up for the cancellations, there will be a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
KANE â€“ A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a Kane insurance representative who is charged with allegedly assaulting a Kane businessman.
According to documents filed at Kane District Court, Michael R. Merry, 36, of 34 Pine Ave., Kane, is charged with assault for allegedly causing "bodily injury to the victim."