February 25th, 2015
Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2014-2014 fiscal year.
Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit.
The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges.
The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.
Early budget projections for the Ridgway Area School District show the district in the red by a total amount of $288,977 for 2015-2016.
This early projection uses the revenue figure that the district used in 2014-2015 as district officials don't know what kind of funding newly-elected Governor Tom Wolf will put towards education in his upcoming proposed state budget.
Donna Sidelinger, RASD business manager, said Wolf will present his budget March 3, and then the House and Senate will have until June 30 to pass that proposed budget.
BRADFORD â€“ Bradford District Court Judge Dominic A. Cercone has dismissed a criminal homicide charge against a prominent Bradford businessman.
The dismissal came Tuesday following a 2 1/2-hour preliminary hearing before Cercone.
Stephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, was charged with murder in the Jan. 16 shooting death of his son-in-law Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43, also of Bradford.
Stidd allegedly shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 behind Togiâ€™s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford. Togi's Restaurant is operated by Stidd's daughter, Michelle.
An Emporium man found asleep in a Kay Fork Road cabin faces multiple misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Shane Richard Lyon, 44, was found sleeping in a bed in a camp by patrolmen Smith and Marconi of the St. Marys Police Department.
The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous had Jason Stoner of Fairfield present a seminar Tuesday at the American Legion along Main Street.
Jason Stoner began carving 10 years ago after receiving a chainsaw as a gift and seeing works done by Duane Bender. Firewood soon became artwork. Stoner began full-time carving four years ago.
KANE â€“ As expected, Seneca Resources has filed a federal lawsuit against Highland Township for its attempt to block a federally-approved injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
In a suit filed in U.S. District Court, Seneca is seeking action to "temporarily and permanently" ban the township and its Board of Supervisors from enforcing an ordinance adopted two years ago.
The ordinance, crafted under the guidance of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF), bans underground injection control (UIC) wells used for the disposal of natural gas brines.
Damian Tristan Annis, 24, of St. Marys was sentenced to nine to 24 months of incarceration and five years of probation after pleading guilty in several cases Monday at Elk County Court.
Annis pleaded guilty to three felony counts of burglary, one misdemeanor count of theft from a motor vehicle, one misdemeanor count of loitering and prowling at night time and two misdemeanor counts of theft by deception
The Elk County Conservation District is considering creating an allowance for its staff members that would allow them to purchase work related clothing items that would be embroidered with the district's logo.
The district's board of directors held discussions about the potential allowance during the district's regular monthly meeting on Monday.
The idea was proposed by the Elk County Conservation District's manager, Steve Putt, as a way to help identify district workers out in the field.
Aaron Booker started carving with a utility knife when he was just a young boy. His first big project was a bear roughly four feet tall that someone had asked if he could create.
He did not jump into using a chainsaw but rather explored his way, discovering he could cut a section here and another there using the chainsaw. Booker approached his painting and finishing techniques the same way. He would try something on an idea and discover if he liked the results.
Aaron Booker gave this 16th Rendezvous its second seminar demonstrating his painting technique.