March 23rd, 2015
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
HARRISBURG â€“ Four local historical societies, including the Elk County Historical Society, and a local museum have been selected to receive state grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
"This is a general operating grant used for paying toward utilities, wages, advertising, supplies, things like that," said Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski.
Aside from typical office supplies, the local Historical Society also uses a wide range of archival supplies meant to preserve the fragile parts of the Society's vast collection.
The Women Who Care (WWC) organization plans to laugh it up on April Fools' Day during a comedy night as part of its annual membership drive.
WWC is a philanthropic giving circle project of the Elk County Community Foundation with a goal of providing grants to local charitable organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County.
Reservations for the event, taking place Wednesday, April 1 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway from 5:30-8:30 p.m., are due by Wednesday by contacting Paula at 834-2125. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
An 18-wheeler ran off state Route 219 Friday morning and had to be towed out of a ditch.
The Ridgway-based state police say 58-year-old Amrik S. Saini of Brampton, Ontario, Canada was traveling north on state Route 219 when he lost control of a 2007 Volvo VN tractor-trailer on the snow-covered roadway.
The crash occurred in the vicinity of 4561 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd. (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.
On Saturday, March 28, the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The event, which is open to the public, is one of several fundraisers that the Chamber puts on throughout the year.
To fundraise through the Celebrity Waiter Dinner, local organizations sponsor tables at the event, with one representative of each organization serving as the celebrity waiter for that organization.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A new sewage treatment plant built in 2010 may be joined by a new water plant built sometime in the coming years.
Discussion was held at Tuesday's Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting about the new plant and its impact on the area.
Engineer Travis Long answered questions about the future new water plant which will be constructed mainly because of a DEP consent order and increasing public health and safety standards. The approximate cost of the plant is $14 million with as much as 75 percent being able to be acquired through grant money, according to Authority officials.
The Ridgway Township supervisors continued to progress through the township's curative amendment process on Tuesday night as the supervisors reviewed the most recent changes to its proposed zoning ordinance.
Township supervisors Millie Bowers and John Gardner spoke Wednesday about the meeting, which lasted three hours and included discussions between the supervisors, township residents and various members of the gas industry.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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.
ST. MARYS â€“ 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.