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May 16th, 2012
KANE â The Kane Borough Police Department is investigating a âfreakâ accident that has claimed the life of a 52-year-old Kane man.
Police Chief Brian Hillard has identified the victim as Dale Ostrander of 129 Lincoln Ave., Kane.
Hillard said the accident occurred Tuesday morning near the employee entrance at the rear of Kane Community Hospital. Ostrander was a hospital employee, the police chief said.
According to police, a worker for the Asplundh Tree Expert company arrived at the hospital Tuesday to speak with members of the hospital maintenance staff.
Discussion over which ambulance company would provide sole service to the Borough of Johnsonburg and north Ridgway Township continued into Tuesday afternoon's Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
The debate stemmed from yesterday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting where it was announced that the Johnsonburg Fire Department would reportedly discontinue providing advanced and basic life support services to the area at midnight on June 30.
The Ridgway Area School District recently announced the 2012 Prom Court. Members includee:
Logan is the daughter of Joel and Donna Feronti. Her activities include: Model UN, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Show Choir, District and Regional Choir, School Musicals, Marching Band, Student Council, Class Officer, and National Honor Society. Logan plans to attend college to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Matt Marusiak of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy gave a special presentation on source water protection and conservation easements at Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Marusiak, a land protection specialist for the conservancy, has an office in Ridgway and a territory that covers the entire 12-county region of the PA Wilds. He has a degree in petrochemical engineering and has worked on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and for the planning department of Elk County.
JOHNSONBURG â The Johnsonburg Borough Council will have to choose who will provide QRS [quick response services] services to residents of the Borough of Johnsonburg and north Ridgway Township following a suggestion from council member Duane Duffy to extricate the Johnsonburg Fire Department from providing the service.
Duffy's suggestion proceeded a letter from the fire department stating that they will cease to provide basic life support [BLS] and ambulance transport services to be effective 11:59 p.m. on June 30.
The letter was read aloud by Borough Manager Mary Polaski:
Tom Detwiler, Vice-President/General Manager of the Domtar-Johnsonburg Papermill, has been named the Mill Manager-of-the-Year by the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA). Tom received this prestigious honor on April 25 at the PaperCon 2012 conference held in New Orleans, and accepted the award in front of fellow mill managers from across the country.
As recognition of his award, Tom received the high honor on April 27 when his service to the mill and community was officially noted by United States Congressman Glenn Thompson (PA-5).
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors voted against participating in a co-op swimming program with the St. Marys Area School District during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien said even though the board did not reach an agreement Tuesday night they will continue to work toward instituting a co-op program.
A festival to celebrate ethnicity will be coming to Ridgway, May 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Center Street. The Taste of Ethnicity Festival is courtesy of the Elk County Historical Society. The festival will offer a variety of food and music pertaining to the major ethnicities found in Elk County in the early 1800s.
The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Fifth-grader Jocelyn Viglione was selected as the Elementary School Student of the Month. Jocelyn said she was very happy to be selected because it was her first time. Her future plans are to become a hairstylist and "maybe a teacher."
If she could change the world she would help to make it a better place by cleaning up litter and helping others when they are sick.
JOHNSONBURG â Johnsonburg Area School District Superintendent Dennis Crotzter responded to the bus accident that occurred on the morning of May 3 that was transporting 25 Elk County children on a field trip to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.