November 4th, 2014
COCHRANTON â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Maplewood Lady Tigers in the opening round of the PIAA Class A volleyball playoffs. A number of parents and fans also made the trek to Cochranton High School to cheer on the Lady Crusaders.
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The Ridgway soccer programs were honored with a banquet Monday night at the Ridgway Area High School cafeteria.
The boys soccer, girls soccer and junior high soccer programs were all honored. Each team had a scholar-athlete award recipient. The boys soccer scholar-athlete was Bryce Dias and the girls soccer scholar-athlete award winner was Rachel Smith. The junior high soccer scholar-athlete award winner was Anna Cristini.
ST. MARYS â€“ A tractor-trailer docked at the Mersen USA building in St. Marys caught fire around noon on Monday, a blaze that caused an estimated $350,000 in damages to the truck and Mersen building.
According to a fire marshal investigation completed by Corporal Greg Agosti, the fire started accidentally after a problem in the vehicle's electrical system caused a fire to erupt from the engine compartment of a 2014 Mack truck.
Contracts for Ridgway Borough employees are set to expire by the end of 2014, and unknown health insurance prices are delaying the process to renew the contracts, according to Borough manager Kim Zimmerman.
The contracts for non-uniformed and uniformed workers within the borough are set to expire Dec. 31 but some contracts, such as Zimmerman's contract as the borough manager, have already expired.
QUEHANNA â€“Â The atmosphere at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) elk check station at the start of the weeklong elk hunt on Monday morning was probably not quite what many would expect for such a venue.
QUEHANNAÂ â€“Â It is not uncommon for those drawn for an elk license to bring their teenage children along to share in the experience. It was the other way around on Monday though for 14-year-old Travis Raab of Hammondsport, N.Y. Raab was one of the 27 individuals selected for an antlered elk license in this year's hunt and he got to share in the experience with his father, Kelly.
County officials throughout the region are beginning to question tax payments from state government on public lands within the area, including Elk County.
A State Land Tax Fairness Coalition meeting was held last week, attended by roughly 40 people, including various county commissioners.
The coalition is looking for an increase on payment in lieu of taxes [PILOT-- also know as PILT] to go to school districts, counties and municipalities for state-owned lands.
ST. MARYS â€“ A tractor-trailer truck caught fire Monday afternoon at Mersen USA in St. Marys. The vehicle was destroyed in the blaze and the buildingâ€™s loading dock was damaged.