March 20th, 2015
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.
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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JOHNSONBURG â€“ The good news for Johnsonburg residents is the authority rescinded last month's sewer rate hike.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.
ST. MARYS â€“ After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.
Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"Itâ€™s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.
Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.