Archive - Aug 2012
An estimated 1,000 Kane residents were evacuated Wednesday after a tanker truck loaded with butane rolled on its side near Greeves and Fraley streets.
Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said the tanker from the Elkhorn Propane Company of Warren carried 8,400 gallons of "liquid butane under pressure."
He said the evacuation was necessary as a safety precaution before tedious work began to transfer the butane to a Crossett tanker.
RIDGWAY â€“ At Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority meeting, Veolia Greentree Landfill Manager Don Henrichs said Veolia, the parent company of Veolia Greentree Landfill, was sold to Advanced Disposal, a company that owns interstate waste systems and 20 landfills in the southern United States. Veolia has sold all of its U.S. interests to Advanced Disposal and a shared purchase agreement was signed, so all of the service agreements already in place will remain and Advanced Disposal will assume all Veolia's outstanding shares and operations, which include 28 landfills.
One person was killed and another was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 6, just west of the former Lobo Inn.
Bernice A. Pierson, age 57, of 511 Barden Brook Rd., Eldred, died in the crash. The injured passenger, Meghan C. Pierson, age 24, of the same address, was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie with moderate injuries.
Joseph Martin Fannin, 69, of Ulster Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born October 26, 1942, in Ridgway, the son of the late Thomas J. and Della A. Johnson Fannin.
On February 13, 1965, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Marguerite (Peggy) Feldbauer, who survives.
An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch golf team improved to 2-0 in dual matches with a 238-254 win over the Kane Wolves Tuesday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
The Dutchmen were led by medalist Rudy Gleixner with his 43. Gleixner was followed by Justin Beimel with a 48, and Owen Schreiber, Quinn Cunningham and Dillon Gallagher, all with 49s. Jordan Wehler carded a 51 while Kyle Pistner and Garrett Wendel each finished with 52s.
For the Wolves, Dan Park had a 45, followed by Dustin Woodcook 50, Austin Hoag 52, Jamie Rook 53, Andy Bundy 54, Trace Gordon 59 and Derek Bundy 60.
Helen T. Bauer, 69, of 228 Church St., St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born May 3, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Martin and Mildred Lynch Tomaski.
On July 22, 1967 in the Holy Rosary Church, she married Michael H. Bauer Jr., who survives.
She was a former resident of Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1961. She was a former employee of Osram Sylvania.
ST. MARYS - Seven Elk County residents and one individual with local ties, all charged with offenses relating to the operation of a Jefferson County-based drug trafficking ring, waived their preliminary hearings in District Judge Mark Jacob's courtroom on Tuesday.
RIDGWAY â€“ At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, discussion on how to provide a document-shredding event for the public continued.
Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine of the Elk County Conservation District updated officials on the status of the Elk County Monitoring Project during Monday night's regular meeting.
"Much time was spent this summer getting systems up and running and projecting data to the internet," Bonfardine said.
The monitoring project is designed to keep track of stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling activity by measuring the temperature, flow and conductivity in each stream.
According to Bonfardine, seven of the 11 satellite telemetry systems are online and running.