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June 15th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Metco Industries, Inc. of St. Marys recently earned a 2014 Governor's ImPAct Award. In the north central region, Metco won the Jobs First Award.
"Metco is proud to create jobs in Pennsylvania and especially for the local economy," said Rodney A. Brennen, VP/CFO of Metco. "Our future is bright with double digit growth planned for each of the next few years."
One building in downtown Ridgway sustained heavy structural damage as a result of the May 21 flood. The former Rohr Upholstering building, located along North Broad Street, saw the washing out of much of the foundation from the overflow of Elk Creek.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Ridgway man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegally possessing a handgun in Kane in 2013.
William Aaron Fourness Jr., 25, entered the plea Tuesday in McKean County Court in Smethport.
Under a plea agreement, six other charges have been dismissed. These charges include possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two charges related to driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance and operating a red 2009 Subaru with a cracked windshield.
KANE â€“ Kane Police found a cache of suspected "bath salts" in a vehicle searched late Sunday afternoon in the borough.
Two arrests have been made in connection with the discovery.
The defendants are Scott Alan Yanak, 34, of Moon Township near Pittsburgh and Lori Lee Grotzinger, 30, of 318 Ash St., St. Marys.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple jailed on child-starving charges have withdrawn their post-sentencing motions that seek a reduction in the restitution they owe.
Mark and Susan Hooper of 21 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, were sentenced to county jail April 8 after pleading â€śno contestâ€ť to charges filed last year by State Police Trooper Mary Gausman.
The Elk County Boulder Dash, a 20-mile run, walk or hike event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. starting at the firemen's carnival grounds along North Broad Street in downtown Ridgway.
The event takes place on 20 miles of State Game Lands 44, just south of Ridgway, featuring about 4,000 feet of vertical rise over the course. The deadline to register online at www.elkcountyboulderdash.com is Friday, Aug. 1.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School Board of Directors approved several items on Tuesday evening's agenda including the appointment of a new girls varsity basketball coach. The position will be filled by Ellie Kocjancic, last year's junior varsity coach.
The board also moved to reappoint Emily Mitchell as the school's athletic director.
Both motions were approved unanimously.
Jim Grumley was approved to move from a sixth grade teacher to fifth grade, and Judy Redmond was approved to move from grade five to grade four.
Both transfers were described as "voluntary."
ST. MARYS â€“ Over the past few months, the Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team has racked up an impressive 26-0 record and has one final game remaining in their seasonâ€“the PIAA Class A State Championship on Friday afternoon.
Though only nine players can be out on the field at any given time, reaching this point and maintaining a perfect record has taken the effort of all 20 of the players on the Crusaders' roster.
Members of the Ridgway Eagles have been busy organizing several fundraisers to benefit victims of the recent flood that damaged many Ridgway residents' homes and businesses.
The first of three planned events is scheduled for this Sunday, June 15.
A group of volunteers gathered Wednesday afternoon as part of a continual effort to get the Ridgway Firemen's grounds in working order for the upcoming carnival, now roughly a month away.
The volunteers, who call themselves the "Old Geezers," are part of Habitat for Humanity of Clearfield and Jefferson counties.
"One of our groups from Clearfield was watching the news and saw that the grounds needed repaired, and volunteers were being sought," said George Joiner, a Ridgway resident and member of the group.