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Oyster Run Road among repair projects

April 28, 2015

At Monday's Elk County Conservation District board of directors meeting, the directors approved funding for two projects within its dirt and gravel program and its low volume road program.
The directors' decision came after the Elk County Conservation District's quality assurance board met to review all of the applications that the district had received for funding of a dirt, gravel or low volume road project.

Large crowd turns out for annual triathlon

April 27, 2015

With temperatures just shy of 60 degrees Saturday, a large crowd turned out for the 34th Annual Ridgway Triathlon.
The first-place team overall was CWSP in 2:29:51. Wee J. Fernan finished the run in 36:21; Charlie Gausman finished the bike race in 40:55; and Steve Martin and Paul Gruber finished the canoe ride in 1:12:35.

One-vehicle rollover Saturday on SR 948

April 27, 2015

FOX TWP. – A St. Marys woman escaped with minor injuries Saturday after flipping her car on state Route 948 (Main Street) just 164 feet east of Brandy Camp Road in Fox Township.

Seismic testing to continue throughout the area

April 27, 2015

In continuing with their natural gas development process, Seneca Resources Corporation plans to begin 3-D seismic testing across a 97-square mile area spanning Elk, Jefferson and Forest counties.
This is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.
The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships.

Large crowd attends IU9 Band Festival

April 25, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Rev. Shawn Clerkin, a 1981 graduate of the Johnsonburg Area High School and the son of Violet Mae Clerkin and the late Charles "Ed" Clerkin, joined Shawn Halquist, another graduate of the Johnsonburg Area High School, as the two guest conductors at Friday's IU9 Band Festival at the Johnsonburg Area High School.

Dance company completes regional competition tour

April 25, 2015

DDCC of April School of Dance ended their regional competition tour at Encore DCS in Johnstown from March 27-29. The company, directed and choreographed by Jennifer and Chelle Blankenship of Kane with dancers from all over Elk County had a successful weekend competing in the competitive level of competition.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!

Family Day at Sandy Beach next week

April 24, 2015

In an effort to promote Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township, members of the township's recreation board are organizing a Family Fun Day event set for Saturday, May 2.
Organizers hope to have various athletic demonstrations at the park including volleyball, badminton, baseball and softball.
June Johnson, vice chair and secretary for the Ridgway Township Recreation Board, said Thursday night the event will feature a wide variety of educational aspects as well.

Elk County shines at PA Wilds awards

April 24, 2015

KERSEY – On Thursday evening, multiple Elk County businesses, an event and a nature landmark were recognized during the Pennsylvania Wilds Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet.
They are among a small group of business owners, citizens and organizations from across the 12.5 county Pennsylvania Wilds region who were acknowledged for their contributions in sustainable tourism development.

VA medical asset stipulation changed

April 24, 2015

An important change in VA health care may open the door for more veterans to apply for enrollment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.
To align VA's health care program with other federal health care programs' financial assessment requirements, earlier this year the VA discontinued the collection of veterans' net worth information for purposes of financial assessment for health benefits.

Dowd charged in January 'Suzy's' arson

April 23, 2015

A Ridgway man is charged with arson in the January fire at 590 South St. Marys St., formerly Suzy's Furniture Store.
A joint investigation by the St. Marys Police, the State Police Fire Marshal and the Crystal Fire Department concluded with the arrest of Colin M. Dowd, 36.

North Central offering region specific professional training

April 23, 2015

During Wednesday's full board of directors meeting for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Susie Snelick, North Central's Workforce Investment Board director, spoke about a wide range of training sessions that North Central will be rolling out to meet the region's specific workforce development needs.
North Central has begun putting on training sessions in the area through its JOBS! Initiative after receiving a $425,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Pa. Jobs1st Initiative.

JMA looking for grants to fund projects

April 22, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – During Tuesday's meeting of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority board of directors, the directors discussed how they want to apply for CDBG grants to help pay for two needed projects within the borough.
Lisa Sorg, the manager of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority, said she has been working to apply for a CDBG grant to help the authority purchase water meters for the borough, but during Tuesday's meeting, she said she has run into some problems with applying for funding to pay for the meters.

Byrnedale house destroyed in fire

April 22, 2015

BYRNEDALE – Area firefighters responded late Tuesday afternoon for a structure fire at a house in Byrnedale.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) and Bennetts Valley Ambulance were called out at 3:55 p.m. to 14 Kennedy St., Byrnedale for a reported structure fire.
Initial reports indicated there was a fire on the first floor with smoke coming from the windows.

Allegheny Coatings expanding operations

April 22, 2015

Allegheny Coatings of Ridgway, also known as Diversified Coatings, is in the process of expanding its business.
At a meeting Tuesday morning, the county board of commissioners green-lighted a resolution to approve the issuance of two notes by the Elk County Industrial Development Authority in connection with the business's project.
Wayne Gerhold, a Pittsburgh-based attorney specializing in government approval work for various types of financing, including financing sponsored by the Elk County Industrial Development Authority, was on hand Tuesday to explain the requirements.

JOHNSONBURG – Elk County Catholic baseball won 6-0 over Johnsonburg Monday afternoon at Knothole...
The on-and-off rain and chilling winds did little to faze Elk County Catholic as the Lady Crusaders...
The Ridgway High School trap shooting team took on St. Marys South at the Fox Township Sportsmen’s...