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October 7th, 2014

Horton Township crash

October 7, 2014

HORTON TWP. – This was the scene Tuesday evening in Horton Township on state Route 219 near the intersection with Elbon Road.

Farm bureau still battling EPA

October 7, 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is continuing its adamant opposition to the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act as the Oct. 20 comment period deadline nears.
While the Elk County Board of Commissioners publicly opposed the measure last month, Ernie Mattiuz, a member of the state farm bureau's board of directors, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, governmental relations and membership chairman, warned that the proposed clarification of the 1972 Act will be trouble for citizens across the nation.

Pisani sentenced, appeal pending

October 7, 2014

Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Borough benefits from Act 13 funds

October 7, 2014

Ridgway Borough is benefitting from the disbursement of Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees to offset costs associated with the May 21 flooding disaster that ravaged the town.
Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman on Tuesday morning accepted a check from the Elk County Board of Commissioners for $28,721.84 to cover the costs of rolloff dumpsters provided for the residents by the borough.
"This is probably the biggest test that the borough manager has faced as this flood covered the north and west ends of town with water," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Northern municipalities benefit from CDBG funding

October 7, 2014

Two Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] projects are still in the works as bids were opened Tuesday for two projects within Elk County. One project will improve water service while another will remove a blighted eyesore.
A project to replace water lines in Jones Township will use CDBG funds from fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The multiyear CDBG funding project will improve water service in the area of Oak and Marvin Streets, Kane Street, Jarrett Street, and Lawrence Street, according to Tracy Gerber, the CDBG coordinator for the county's planning department.

October 6th

Visitor center continues to improve elk viewing experience

October 6, 2014

BENEZETTE – Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.

Signs missing at Twin Lakes Bridge

October 6, 2014

JONES TWP. – Several signs that are worth a total of $550 are missing or misplaced from the Twin Lakes Bridge in Jones Township.
The missing signs include a bridge sign, a weight limit sign and several 500 feet ahead signs.
"It is about $550 for all the signs that we need, and we have one week to get those in," Laurie Storrar, Jones Township Supervisor, told the other supervisors during Monday's Jones Township Supervisors meeting.

McCracken scheduled for jury selection in kidnap case

October 6, 2014

Dayon D. McCracken, 23, of Reading, was scheduled for jury selection on Monday, Oct. 13 for his alleged involvement in an assault and kidnapping that was reported in April.
He is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.

Dill pleads guilty in child porn case

October 6, 2014

Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.

Certified dementia practitioner now at Ridgmont

October 6, 2014

Ridgway resident Reshawn Shipe, the Administrator of Ridgmont personal care home, is now a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
To become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Shipe had to complete extensive training in the key aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care.

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic volleyball remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win (25-9,...
The Johnsonburg Ramettes won a match between two struggling teams on Tuesday night in the Wolves’...
CLARION – The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders battled through wet and muddy...