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June 18th, 2014
The amount of recyclables coming into the community recycling center in St. Marys is increasing quickly according to members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
"It's been ungodly busy over there," said recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner. "It just doesn't quit anymore."
The Elk County Prison again received full compliance recognition following a mid-May inspection by the state Department of Corrections.
Warden Greg Gebauer, also a member of St. Marys City Council, reported the good news Tuesday morning during a county board of commissioners meeting.
According to Mike McAllister, director of Elk County's Office of Emergency Services, the total loss of all municipalities in Elk County from the May flood disaster totals approximately $1.7 million.
However, in order to qualify for a public assistance grant, damages must be $17 million. Loans from the Small Business Administration [SBA] will reportedly be the only assistance available. They are available for residents and business owners.
The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors discussed upcoming plans to repair some of the damage sustained in the township during the recent flood. Although Ridgway Borough took on the majority of the water, the township filed damage estimates with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency [PEMA] for roads, bridges and gabion baskets which clocked in at just under $66,000.
A St. Marys man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly assaulting hospital staff and police officers at Penn Highlands Elk on June 12.
ST. MARYS â€“ An Emporium resident is charged with providing false information in an attempt to purchase a firearm from Elk County Ammo and Arms.
During their regular meeting held Monday evening, the Ridgway Borough council discussed several updates concerning the aftermath of the recent flood that devastated the borough.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently been in contact with the borough concerning flood damage, particularly the damage sustained to portions of Elk Creek.
KERSEY â€“ Event organizers are in high gear as they prepare for the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ cook-off scheduled for this weekend.
A cruise-in will be held Friday starting at 4 p.m. with DJ Mookie on hand.
The BBQ competition gets underway Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys Police Department investigated a two-vehicle traffic collision that occurred on Sunday, June 15 at 11:55 p.m. at the intersection of Brusselles Street and Trout Run Road.
Police report a 2009 Dodge operated by Randy Drake of Linden was traveling east on Brusselles Street. A 2007 Jeep operated by Andrea Harrison of St. Marys was traveling north on Trout Run Road. The Jeep reportedly entered the intersection and collided with the Dodge. Both vehicles traveled into the ditch on the north side of Brusselles Street and came to rest. Damage to both vehicles was severe.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge No. 872 in Ridgway on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. held a Flag Day ceremony.
The American fraternal order and social club has celebrated the holiday since the early days of the organization; in 1907, the BPOE Grand Lodge designated by resolution June 14 as Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every lodge in 1911, and that requirement continues.