July 12th, 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Municipal Authority member Ed Gapinski updated borough council members Monday on the status of the water sales agreement with the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
The agreement for the municipal authority to sell the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company up to 157,000 gallons of water per day was put on hold last month by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"We are in trouble with DEP," Gapinski said. "We have outstanding VOCs [Violations of Compliance]. We have a control panel that should be installed at Silver Creek right now."
Spring Creek Township officials found few problems at campsites along Cemetery Road after receiving an anonymous letter that questioned building and sewage practices.
"I checked into all the complaints and I have copies of all the zoning permits from Russ Braun-- I did talk to the assessment office and they are paying taxes on one of those, they plan to check out the other building and see if there are taxes on that one," said supervisor Donna Kosick.
A new building is reportedly being constructed in Hallton along Cemetery Road.
Road work will soon commence in Spring Creek Township after Jefferson Paving Corp. submitted the lowest bid Monday night during a Board of Supervisors meeting.
Jefferson Paving out of Brookville gave a bid of $55,208.58. The company was followed by Russell Standard Corp. out of Union City for $61,820.15 and New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Co., Inc. for $66,898.80.
Dorothy M. Nelson, age 93, of 675 Montmorenci Rd. and formerly of 16 South St., Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility. She was born February 27, 1918 in Sharpsburg, daughter of the late J. Walter and Vera (Knudsen) Deet. She married Arthur F. Nelson on May 12, 1939 he preceded her in death on May 15, 1965. She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and had also lived in the Villages, Fla. for four years. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a past member of the C.D.
WILCOX â€“ The Elk County American Legion Baseball League Championship will come down to one game Wednesday night.
Wilcox evened the best-of-three series with St. Marys after a 6-1 victory Monday night at Jones Township Community Park.
Game 3 of the series will be Wednesday at Berwind Park beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus Shale drilling again came up as a key topic Monday night during a Spring Creek Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
Supervisor Donna Kosick suggested the potential adoption of an ordinance to ban hydraulic fracturing immediately while various legal battles regarding Marcellus Shale continue.
The practice, also known as fracking, involves propagating a fracture in a rock layer while using the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. A number of the chemicals in the fluid are said to be hazardous and may cause health risks ranging from rashes to cancer.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Police chief Bryan Parana commended the Johnsonburg Police Department during Monday's borough council meeting for a "fine job" in the investigations of two burglaries that occurred in June.
"Especially officer John Clopp for doing an investigation in two major armed burglaries/home intrusions," Parana said. "We ended up arresting 10 individuals in the case, recovering two firearms, and solving some additional cases."
Parana stressed the importance of the community's involvement in the case.
Ridgway Main Street Manager and Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Ridgway Farmer's Market. The market has officially opened for business andÂ will be located within Keystone True Value Hardware's Parking Lot 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday throughout the summer.Â The market will continue to grow as the crops come in.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys Legion edged Wilcox 4-3 on Sunday evening at Berwind Park in the first game of a best-of-three championship series for the Elk County American Legion Baseball League title.
Ben Daghir started on the mound for St. Marys, working four innings and giving up four hits, walking one and striking out five. Pat Brennen worked 1 2/3 innings, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out two. Jordan Weinzierl worked the final third of an inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Travel has always been an interest of St. Marys resident Jason Nussbaum, and he recently found a way to use that interest to his advantage as part of his senior research project at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (UPB). Jason is the son of David and Lori Nussbaum of St. Marys. He is a 2007 graduate of St. Marys Area High School, and while at UPB majored in Human Relations and minored in Spanish and International Studies.