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April 8th, 2015

Pennsy Station in Ridgway vandalized

April 9, 2015

Ridgway residents received a rude awakening Wednesday morning as passersby saw crude graffiti scrawled on the wall of the Pennsy Station along North Broad Street.
The word "slut" was spray-painted in capital white letters toward the base of the building. It has since been washed off.
The insult, however, remains.
"That's like slapping me in the face," said Denny Heindl, local businessman and philanthropist who spearheaded the campaign to preserve the landmark even when railroad officials who own the property sought to level the structure back in 2011.

April 7th

RASD board hears presentation on fitness center

April 8, 2015

Robbie Waller, a territory sales manager for Advantage Sport and Fitness, Inc., attended Tuesday's Ridgway Area School District school board meeting to discuss a proposal to replace the district's equipment in its fitness center.
Waller brought with him a proposal for a five-year replacement plan which would replace much of the equipment in the district's fitness center, some of which has been in the center since it was built in 1989.

Plans move ahead for chapel repair funding

April 8, 2015

After reaching out to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the well-documented foundation issues with Decker's Chapel in St. Marys, progress appears to have been made after a followup afternoon meeting at the site.

Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg met with Charlie Steger, a contractor who runs a local masonry company with extensive expertise in historical masonry.

County officials award Act 13 grants

April 8, 2015

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning passed out another round of Act 13 grants to local municipalities, county offices, and area groups.

The commissioners last year established a grant program to redistribute a portion of their allocation of the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for local projects.

Progress is seen in addressing state land issues

April 8, 2015

The battle against the lack of fair taxes on state-owned forest and game lands continues to gain traction as the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition pushes the issues to the forefront.

Elk County government officials last month pledged their support and unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax-exempt land within the county.

Reports indicate just 23 percent of the land in Elk County is generating local taxes at market value.

On Tuesday, officials reiterated their support pledge and discussed recent headway regarding the issues.

April 6th

Council pledges support for Decker's Chapel

April 7, 2015

ST. MARYS – On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to pledge their support and resources to the Decker's Chapel repair project.
Mary Kalinowski, executive director of the Elk County Historical Society, spoke to council about the status of Decker's Chapel located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.

April 5th

USGS adjusts flow rate gauges

April 6, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Toby Grzejka, a hydro technician of the United States Geological Survey, was in Johnsonburg Friday checking the accuracy of and adjusting the water flow rate gauge at the Johnsonburg USGS water-data site.
Grzejka said this is a service performed every three to four weeks to keep the gauges and data accurate.
The United States Geological Survey is a non-regulatory branch of the U.S. government meaning they do not make any laws or regulations. The organization is made up of scientists in four major branches of science.

Ohio man drowns in Cameron County

April 5, 2015

GIBSON TWP. – An Ohio man was killed after falling into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in Cameron County on Saturday morning.
According to the Emporium-based state police, the incident occurred at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, on the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of Tunnel Hill, Gibson Township, Cameron County.

April 3rd

Community takes the stage for Chloe Frank

April 3, 2015

Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door.

Seneca confident of win in suit vs. Highland

April 3, 2015

HIGHLAND TWP. – Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance.

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