August 14th, 2014
A new face can be seen walking around the St. Leo's rectory as the Rev. Brian Vossler has welcomed his mother into the rectory to live with him.
Vossler's mother, Jeanne Vossler, 90, suffers from dementia, and she now requires support in her daily life.
Vossler stated that his mother has spent time at three different health care facilities, and she has spent time under the care of two different siblings, but recently she began to express a desire to be with him.
The Ridgway Area School District's School Board held a meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in the elementary school library.
The only item on the agenda was a motion, which was passed by the board, to approve the expulsion of a seventh-grade student.
The expulsion will last one year if the student meets certain criteria, which middle school Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas discussed privately with the student. If the student fails to meet the criteria, the expulsion will be permanent.
WEEDVILLE â€“ With repairs completed Thursday, PennDOT has removed weight limits on a Route 555 bridge in Elk County.
The bridge spans Kersey Run in the village of Weedville. The bridge was recently posted for 10 tons with a one-lane traffic pattern in place. Now that repairs are finished, PennDOT can remove the weight restriction and restore the bridge to two-lane traffic. The bridge was fully opened as of 4 p.m.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District board of directors approved a pair of projects during their monthly board meeting Thursday night at the Johnsonburg Area High School library.
A bid to pave the hill leading up to the high school was approved. The winning bid was submitted by St. Marys Paving Company, Inc. in the amount of $125,765. The bid was approved by a 6-2 margin. Board members Shane Launer and David Allegretto cast dissenting votes on the matter. Board vice president Richard Warmbrodt was absent from the meeting.
The Salvation Army at 245 Main St. is hosting a Youth Lock-In Monday, Aug. 18 for kids from 5 years old to 12.
There will be Sloppy Joe sandwiches, a sundae bar, tie-dyeing T-shirts, and a movie. The event is free although if parents have anything they might contribute to help with the Sloppy Joes and ice cream sundaes such as rolls, sprinkles or the like, it would be greatly welcome.
Kids are asked to bring a T-shirt for the tie-dyeing activity and the movie will be â€śGodâ€™s Not Deadâ€ť based on the Newsboys song.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township supervisors met Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Horton Township municipal office to discuss paving projects for Bundy Settlement Road and German Settlement Road, and revealed information regarding their upcoming fall cleanup day.
Roadmaster Randy Carr told supervisors that road work on Bundy Settlement Road should start today and continue through Friday. The work on this road is to take care of "several bad spots," according to Carr.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Jewels of Hope Relay for Life team is conducting a Powderpuff Mechanics event Sunday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tractor Supply parking lot in St. Marys.
Mechanics from J & L Garage, Twisted Metal Garage and Walmart will be attending to explain the basic necessities for vehicles.
At Tuesday's school board meeting, the Ridgway Area School District announced the decision to hire Robert Rocco as its new superintendent, as well as the approval of a contract between the district and the teachers association.
Rocco will replace former superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien. Dr. Lester Shull was serving as interim superintendent of the district. He served as interim superintendent for seven days after he was selected to fill the position in an Aug. 5 workshop session for the school board.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Michael Shuey, a collegiate javelin thrower and Johnsonburg alumnus returned to town Tuesday afternoon after claiming a gold medal for the United States men's national team Saturday in the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
He posted a Penn State University record throw of 249 feet, 5 inches on his final attempt to claim the gold medal.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County reviewed accomplishments and set goals at Tuesday's Annual Task Force Meeting at Aiello Cafe.
A goal emphasized during the presentation was to increase the number of matches by 30, hoping for 10 from each of the three counties. Currently, 123 children are waiting for matches, 22 of them in Elk County.