July 9th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A preliminary hearing was held Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge George A. King for an inmate of Elk County Prison charged with possession of contraband or controlled substances in the prison.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township Board of Supervisors has been busy drafting a new quality of life ordinance which has undergone some revisions as of the June meeting.
The proposed ordinance establishes "protection districts" which include the "wellhead and watershed protected areas in the township" and seeks to prohibit "certain land uses/activities in the protection districts" and impose "special requirements for all land uses/activities in protection districts," including oil and gas drilling outfits.
Ridgway's annual historic homes tour is back after a several year hiatus and is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3. This year's tour, titled "Ivy and Elegance," will also feature several gardens along with five homes throughout Ridgway Borough.
The event is sponsored by the Ridgway Heritage Council with proceeds from the tour going to benefit the Main Street Beautification Program.
"Ivy and Elegance" tours will begin at 12 p.m. with groups departing every 15 minutes until 2 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The City of St. Marys Police Department arrested David J. Charles II, 22, of Benezette, for resisting arrest and separately for aggravated assault as a result of an incident which occurred on Tuesday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.
The Ridgway Eagles will be putting on a third fundraising event with proceeds going to aid in the relief of Ridgway residents affected by May 21's devastating flood.
The event, scheduled for Friday, July 11 will feature music by Erie-based band Sean Patrick and the Newgrass Revolution, who made their way up the ranks as finalists in the 2013 Rock Erie Awards.
Francis Anthony Millard, 56, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in federal court to charges of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon.
The Ridgway Fire Department is hoping community members will use this year's carnival as a celebration of sorts as the area continues to recover from the May 21 flood that ravaged the town, particularly the borough of Ridgway.
"We've all had it rough with the flooding that we experienced," said firefighter Frank Quattrone. "At a directors meeting we mentioned that with the pool being held up a few weeks, the flood, and the YMCA going through their renovations, we really want to make this year's carnival nice for our community and county. We're hoping everything goes well."
Martha J. Moore, 89, formerly of Johnsonburg and Kane, died Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2014 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway.
Born Oct. 15, 1924 in Fairmont, W. Va., she was the daughter of Joseph and Vergie Cross Young. On Nov. 12, 1942 in Belington, W. Va., she married Dale E. Moore, who died in 1976.
Martha had been a clerk at the former Market Basket, then drove school bus, bothÂ in Johnsonburg.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness near Kane.