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May 17th, 2012
At Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Ridgway Borough Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki said a new website launched by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) will help support regional economic efforts by bringing together area businesses with companies in the Marcellus Shale industry.
The Kane Borough Police Department is continuing to investigate a âfreakâ accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old Kane man.
Dale Ostrander of 129 Lincoln Ave., Kane, sustained fatal injuries in the accident Tuesday morning near the employee entrance at the rear of Kane Community Hospital.
Ostrander was a long-time hospital employee.
Police said the victim was fatally injured when he was pinned against an exterior wall by a pickup truck. The unoccupied truck was left "idling" and for some unknown reason moved forward and hit a picnic table near the employee entrance, police said.
Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are set to unveil their renovated social hall Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"It's a very simple ceremony with a blessing and I'll be highlighting the things that took place, and we'll be conducting tours as well so people can see some of the things that were done," Vossler said. "Some of the restaurant owners in town will cater the reception that day and we already had an appreciation dinner at The Royal Inn for all the contractors and their guests to show our gratitude."
JOHNSONBURG â After months of negotiations the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority [JMA] unanimously approved a settlement agreement with G.M McCrossin during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
The amount of the settlement was undisclosed.
G.M. McCrossin was contracted by the JMA for work on the wastewater treatment plant.
Uni-Tec Engineer Dan Guss reported that Uni-Tec Engineers assisted the JMA and Meyer-Wagner at a meeting with G.M. McCrossin concerning final settlement issues.
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).