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April 30th, 2014

Donate Life flag raised at Penn Highlands Elk

May 1, 2014

ST. MARYS – Though rain and wind forced a change of location, the weather didn't put a damper on Wednesday afternoon's flag-raising ceremony at Penn Highlands Elk.
The Donate Life flag was presented by CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education) to Penn Highlands Elk so that it can be raised at a later date to raise awareness for organ donation.

Route 219 lane restrictions next week in Ridgway

May 1, 2014

Temporary lane restrictions will be in place next week along a section of Route 219 in Ridgway. Drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Route 219 between Allenhurst Avenue and Osterhout Street during daylight hours. The restrictions are necessary so crews can obtain core-boring samples for a future bridge project over Elk Creek.
Motorists should be alert for flaggers in the roadway, as traffic alternates turns through the work zone. PennDOT expects this restriction to be in place May 5 through 9.

April 29th

DEP discusses plans for borough landfill site

April 30, 2014

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] gave a presentation Tuesday evening concerning their findings and proposed action for the former borough municipal landfill site located along Jakes Hollow Road in Ridgway Township. The presentation was followed by a public hearing in order for area residents to have their thoughts and concerns recorded on an official public response document which will be published pending the close of the public comment period on June 13.

House burns in Johnsonburg fire

April 30, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Emergency responders were called shortly after 5 p.m. for a fire at 120 Mary St. in Johnsonburg.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 5:17 p.m. A second alarm sounded five minutes later for Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department).
The residence is located just a few blocks away from the Johnsonburg Fire Department.

Ruling favors Highland Township in drainage lawsuit

April 30, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Highland Township has won the first round in a legal battle with a James City couple over a road drainage problem.
John and Diane Hilyer of 161 Delaware Ave. claim the township is to blame for failing to stop stormwater from causing major damage to the foundation of their home. They filed a civil complaint April 1 in Johnsonburg District Court.

Residents receive seismic testing letters

April 30, 2014

Residents throughout Elk County have received letters from Blueline Geo regarding future seismic testing throughout the area.
In a letter dated April 14, Blueline Geo reports being "contracted by Seneca Resources and Tideland geophysical company to permit for a 3D seismograph survey for the lands lying in Elk County."
Some of the areas reportedly include Taft Road in St. Marys, Boot Jack Hill in Ridgway Township, and state Route 120 in Ridgway Township.

Cyclist in fatal accident is charged with DUI

April 30, 2014

WESTLINE – The operator of a motorcycle involved in a fatal accident Sunday evening on Westline Road off Route 219 has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Raymond Thomas Maedl, 50, of Cuba, N.Y. was arraigned by Bradford District Judge Richard Luther, who set bail at $50,000 cash. Maedl was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday, June 2 before Kane District Judge Dave Engman.

April 28th

Bish hosting concert at St. Leo's Church

April 29, 2014

On Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m., Ross Bish will be presenting a "Ross Bish and Friends" concert at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway. Bish will be accompanied by Bailey Pretak of Wilcox and Gabby Butterfuss of Ridgway. Other performers will be featured throughout the event including Haley Freeburg of Ridgway, Tracie Pretak of Wilcox and accompanist Bailey Pretak who will be singing as well.

Groups considering combining facilities

April 29, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has recently been in contact with the Elk County Conservation District concerning the combining of the organizations' facilities at a currently undecided location in St. Marys.

Man charged in kidnapping of sleeping stranger

April 29, 2014

A Reading resident is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, aggravated assault and false imprisonment after detaining a stranger who he found asleep in his girlfriend's van Sunday morning.

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