May 5th, 2015
After months of topping out at well over 70 inmates a day, officials at the Elk County Prison are finally seeing those figures taper off.
â€śThe population has drastically stabilized,â€ť said Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer. â€śI think thatâ€™s due to the fact that a lot of inmates are being transported to the state penitentiary.â€ť
As cases are being settled in county court, many are being sentenced to the state penitentiary due to crime severity and other factors.
The average daily population at the prison for January was 70; February was 73; March was 63; and April was 58.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning acknowledged local home healthcare agencies for National Visiting Nurse Association Week.
The week, falling on the second week of May, is recognized this year from May 3-8.
â€śIn Elk County, we have a number of providers that care for patients who are homebound or need assistance in their home,â€ť said Rebecca Nelson, President and CEO of Community Nurses, Inc.
In response to concerns that were brought before the Ridgway Area School District school board during its April meeting, RASD Superintendent Robert Rocco said Tuesday that the school district will draft a letter of support to the Ridgway Township supervisors supporting their efforts to regulate the oil and gas industry through revisions to the township's zoning ordinance.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ One more hit at the right time and Johnsonburg could've had a happier ending to Tuesday's game with DCC.
Johnsonburg baseball could not get the clutch hit when needed and fell 3-2 to DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday afternoon at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â DuBois Central Catholic sophomore Riley Assalone shut down Johnsonburg for the second time in eight days with a 13-3 six-inning win Tuesday in Johnsonburg.
Assalone struck out five of the first six batters she faced and didn't allow a baserunner until the fourth inning with one out. She finished with 10 strikeouts in the win. She beat the Ramettes 7-1 last Wednesday in DuBois.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams competed in a tri-meet at Johnsonburg with Kane on Tuesday afternoon.
In the girls meet, ECC won with 92 points followed by Kane with 42 and Johnsonburg with 39.
In the boys meet, Kane won with 88 points followed by ECC with 50 and Johnsonburg 48.
The Ridgway Borough Council's planning, grants and recreation committee met Monday at 4 p.m. at the Ridgway Borough municipal building to discuss the status of the borough's various parks, including the much talked about skatepark.
Monday's committee meeting was the first meeting held by borough officials since they received official notice from YMCA officials that the lease between the borough and the YMCA that allowed the borough to house a skatepark on YMCA property had been terminated.
WILCOX â€“Â Johnsonburg baseball defeated Kane for the third time in five days as the Rams defeated the Wolves 5-2 Monday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park in Wilcox.
Although the Rams picked up the win, Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said he was not pleased with the way the Rams hit the ball against Kane.
A large crowd turned out Saturday at the Family Day event at Sandy Beach Recreational Park held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.