Archive - May 2013
Solid Waste Authority (SWA) enforcement officer Dave Stubber reported on two active investigations during the latest SWA meeting. The first is in regard to illegal dumping along Old State Road in Ridgway Township. The second entails illegal burning of municipal waste, specifically furniture by Benezette Township officials following their annual cleanup day.
The Elk County Veterinary Clinic (ECVC) is now offering a full-service large animal division along with emergency services after bringing Dr. Megan Cassels-Conway on board just over two weeks ago.
ST. MARYS â€“ The steady rise in gold prices has seen a jump in the number of buyers for the precious metal, but one traveling antique and collectibles roadshow, scheduled to hit town this week, is also looking for those not so run-of-the-mill items owners may think to be worthless.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch won the Elk County Softball Tournament, finishing the tournament with an 8-3 win over Elk County Catholic in the championship game held Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used the two-hit pitching of Brandon Schlimm to advance to today's championship game against the Johnsonburg Rams. Elk Catholic defeated the Ridgway Elkers 7-2 to reach today's title game.
The Johnsonburg Rams held off a late attempted rally from St. Marys Area on Friday evening to come away with a 6-3 win in an opening round game in the Elk County Baseball Tournament at Berwind Park.
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ Federal public defenders for an Emporium man charged with the August 2012 carjacking of a bank employee at gunpoint have succeeded in once again postponing the trial, this time citing the adverse impacts of federal budget sequestration cuts on their legal practice. Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium was indicted on Sept. 5, 2012 by a federal grand jury for the Aug. 8, 2012 attempted kidnapping of a female bank executive at gunpoint after an alleged dispute with the bank over a mortgage foreclosure.
Illegal dumping has become an issue of concern yet again as members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) discussed during their recent meeting. Two recent cleanups on Jackson/West Creek Roads in St. Marys and Old State Road, located between Johnsonburg and Wilcox, netted a significant amount of litter and tires.
At 7:15 p.m. Monday night Ridgway resident and author Dale E. Fox will be departing from JFK Airport to begin a new life overseas. Fox will be leaving behind her love of the Pennsylvania Wilds to make a new start in another part of the world she is passionate about-- the Middle East, particularly Istanbul, Turkey.
Michael W. "Mick Weis, 66, of 149 West Condot Road, St. Marys, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 22, 1946 in St. Marys, son of the late Leo "Bunk" and Audrey Wendel Weis.
In July of 1967, in Pittsburgh, he married Rita M. Brendel, who survives.