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September 25th, 2012

SWA takes annual landfill tour

September 25, 2012

FOX TWP. – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority embarked on its annual tour of Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Twp. on Tuesday. Landfill manager Don Henrichs led the tour and gave the group a rundown of current operations and recent changes to the facility.
The landfill currently takes in about 1 million tons a year; it takes approximately 2.5 years to fill a cell, or an area in which waste is deposited and is later filled in. Cells range from six to 10 acres and the current cell being filled is approximately nine acres. About nine acres were capped this year.

September 24th

Conservation District faces setback in adding technician

September 25, 2012

The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] has halted the hiring of a resource conservation technician following a decision by the Elk County Board of Commissioners to revisit the issue.

Aiello sentenced for camp burglaries

September 25, 2012

A St. Marys man convicted of 189 counts of burglary and related charges stemming from a multitude of burglaries committed at camps throughout Elk, McKean, and Cameron counties was sentenced Monday in Elk County Court to serve no less than 11 years, 3 months and no more than 30 years in state prison.
Daniel Aiello, 27, of St. Marys, was convicted of the charges against him in August by a 12-member jury following a three-day trial which included testimony from victimized camp owners, investigators, Aiello's stepfather, and Aiello's half-brother and alleged accomplice, Mark Paul Kimes Aiello.

Country Club closes after filing for bankruptcy

September 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – According to court documents filed on March 12, 2012, St. Marys Country Club President James R. Slay filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the club closed on Aug. 31.
The voluntary petition was filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and listed Slay as the debtor. According to the petition, the club is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code and has both estimated assets and liabilities between $500,000 and $1 million.

September 23rd

Bypass work continues

September 23, 2012

Construction continues on the Osterhout Bypass project in Ridgway. The project's total construction length is approximately 1,295 feet in length, just over a quarter-mile. The estimated project completion date is reportedly Oct. 9, 2013.

September 21st

Johnsonburg royalty

September 22, 2012

Brittany Watts was crowned the 2012 Johnsonburg Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime during the varsity football game against Curwensville. From left to right, Johnathan Ferragine and Emily Michael (runner-up), Ethan Rowles, Brittany Watts, Aidan DeMay, and Hallie Williams.

JASD strives to meet meal guidelines

September 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's biggest push in 15 years to institute healthier lunches in schools across the country, the Johnsonburg Area School District is already ahead of the game.
Students across the state are now exposed to federally mandated menus that require more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes.
JASD Board Secretary Lisa J. Mahoney discussed the new food guidelines during the latest school board meeting.

September 20th

ECHS files suit against former treasurer

September 21, 2012

ST. MARYS - The Elk County Humane Society has filed suit against its former treasurer, Richard A. Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, alleging he siphoned funds from the nonprofit corporation's financial accounts into his own personal bank account, as well as those of his financial and tax business located at 210 Brusselles St. in St. Marys.

Municipal authority tackles DEP agreement

September 21, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Senior Environmental Scientist Travis Long of Gwin Dobson & Foreman [GD&F] attended his first Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting Tuesday night to update the board on the status of the engineering services as outlined in a consent order and agreement proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"I look forward to working with all of you on this project," Long said. "I just wanted to go down through the major consent order items - they are first and foremost."
Long notified the board that he and his team have already conducted preliminary site visits.

September 19th

Trail challenge honors Les Haas

September 19, 2012

Les Haas, a former member of the Elk County Conservation District and Waterways Conservation Officer with the Pa. Fish an Boat Commission, died unexpectedly seven months ago, but his memory will be kept alive Sept. 22 with the 1st Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge.
"Les was an avid outdoorsman and was involved in many conservation efforts," said Elk County Conservation District Manager Steve Putt. "Les passed away earlier this year and we wanted to do something to honor and remember him. We decided to call our trail race the Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge in his honor."

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...