November 24th, 2014
Ron McMinn, a director on the Elk County Conservation District's board of directors for 44 years, has decided to retire, making Monday's board meeting the last that he will serve as an active director.
McMinn, who started his work with the conservation district in 1970, said that it was time to step down so that some younger people could come onto the board.
"I felt it's time for younger blood to come, and I'm a firm believer of that," he said.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police in Ridgway are investigating an incident of attempted child luring that occurred at a bus stop early Monday morning in Fox Township.
According to the police report, at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, a bright purple or pink four-door sedan with tinted windows reportedly pulled up to a known 11-year-old female juvenile who was waiting for the school bus on Fairview Road in Fox Township.
Police said the male driver barely cracked the window and asked the juvenile victim if she wanted a ride to school.
William J. Gnan was sentenced Monday to 18-60 months of incarceration in a state correctional facility for multiple felony charges.
Gnan had four separate cases consolidated for sentencing purposes, including a June 29 burglary in which he stole a tin of cookies from St. Leo Church after entering through a basement window.
Richard Alan Poage of Ridgway appeared in Elk County Court Monday for sentencing in four cases.
Poage entered a plea of "nolo contendere" or no contest for a felony charge of receiving stolen property. With the entry of a no contest plea, the defendant neither admits guilt nor disputes the evidence.
Orville Kenneth Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Marlinton, W. Va., son of the late Calvin and Mary (Delhunty) Meeks.
He married Marvina Ann Waugh on Oct. 15, 1960.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 40 years, and he a was a former Marlinton, W.Va. resident.
He was a graduate of the Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va.
Orville was Methodist by faith, and he had been employed by Elcam, Inc. as a machinist for 12 years.
Wayne W. Egger, 65, of 115 East Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1949 in Ridgway, son of the late William S. and Emma Jean (Meredith) Egger.
He married Mary C. Vinski on Aug. 3, 1974.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the CMA in St. Marys.
Wayne was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, and he had attended Penn State.
John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
The Ridgway football team was honored with a banquet Sunday night at The Royal Inn in Ridgway to celebrate the season, a season which the Elkers claimed their first AML championship since 1993.
"This is a special night not only to reward our season but this is kind of the last night we'll be together as a team for the 2014 season," Ridgway varsity head coach Mark Heindl said.
EMPORIUM â€“ Working in an industry surrounded by a negative stigma, Seneca Resources faces many questions about the impacts that its work has on the environment and community that surround its drilling sites.
On a recent rig tour, Seneca Resources representatives answered a few common concerns about the gas drilling industry, specifically the company that owns a majority of the mineral rights in Elk County, Seneca Resources, while explaining what Seneca does to recycle goods and reduce the impact of its drilling sites.
HARRISBURG â€“ The Pennsylvania Department of Education has taken steps to establish Pennsylvaniaâ€™s first Rural Regional Community College, announced Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Bob Robbins (R-50) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21).