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March 17th, 2015

Johnsonburg Municipal Authority raises sewer rates

March 18, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The good news for Johnsonburg residents is the authority rescinded last month's sewer rate hike.
The bad news is an even bigger increase in rates is coming.
After rescinding a $5 sewer rate hike approved at last month's meeting, the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority approved an $11 per month rate hike during Tuesday night's monthly meeting at the Johnsonburg Borough office.
Authority member Eric Poague voted no on both motions to rescind the $5 rate hike and to approve the $11 rate hike.

Massive transformer slowly transported to future substation site

March 18, 2015

ST. MARYS – A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

ST. MARYS – After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

Taxes on state-owned lands still problematic

March 18, 2015

Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Farm bureau outlines key issues

March 18, 2015

Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

March 16th

Hoffman honored; Main St. parking meters to go

March 16, 2015

Ridgway Borough Council honored an area gymnast and approved the removal of parking meters from Main Street during their monthly meeting Monday night at the Ridgway Borough Building.
Hailey Hoffman was presented an award for her recent gymnastics season by the council. Hoffman was the 2014-2015 Silver Division all-around and uneven bars state champion. She was the runner-up on balance beam and floor exercise. Hoffman was the district champion in all-around and uneven bars and a district runner-up on floor exercise.

Arrests made in St. Marys burglary

March 16, 2015

ST. MARYS – Three men from Sharon and one St. Marys woman have been charged for their alleged involvement in a reported burglary that occurred Oct. 14, 2014.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, David Eugene Brock Jr., 22, Eli Troy Porter, 18, and James Walter Clark, 18, dropped off Kelsey Rena Cavalline, 20, at 396 Ash St., St. Marys, where she said her grandparents resided.

County auditors makeover for 2016

March 16, 2015

Elk County should have three new auditors for 2016.
Incumbents Elizabeth Mader, Karen Gies and Jerry Goetz are not seeking re-election in the May 19 primary election.
Democrat Siobhan Voss will be on the ballot in May along with Republican Beth Bagley.

March 15th

4 earn Student of the Month honors at RASD

March 15, 2015

During a Ridgway Area School District school board meeting, four students were selected as winners of the district's Student of the Month award.
Elementary school students Jackson Kilpeck and Guilianna Horner joined middle school student Josephine Bevacqua and high school student Jenna DeAngelo as the winners of the award for March.

March 13th

Buck honored by peers throughout the state

March 14, 2015

CLEARFIELD – Nearly 1,000 family members, friends, and emergency responders throughout the state filled Clearfield Area High School's gym Friday afternoon to bid farewell to the late Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr.
The 18-year-old firefighter died Monday, March 9 from injuries suffered while fighting a fire Tuesday, March 3 in the 700 block of Daisy Street in Clearfield.
He was a senior at Clearfield Area High School and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company. Buck was trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during the Daisy Street blaze.

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