Archive - 2014
Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.
St. Marys Area hosted its last home cross country meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon. It was also senior night for the cross country team and they honored their two seniors, Austin Frey and Casey Kline.Â
St. Marys did not have enough boys for a team as they only fielded three runners, and Brookville did not have enough girls for a team with only four runners.
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads hosted runners from Kane on Tuesday afternoon during a rainy meet at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves by a score of 15-44. Kane did not have enough runners to field a girls' team.
Senior Jake Fritz scored twice in less than a minute midway through the second half Tuesday to give St. Marys a 3-1 rain-drenched win at Kane in boys soccer.
A proposal to utilize the St. Marys City Hall basement as an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on an as needed basis was proposed Monday evening to members of City Council.
The proposal was part of an update on the city's Emergency Management (EMA) Committee provided by EMA Director John Feldbauer.
Establishing an EOC was one of the first things the committee decided the city needs.
"We wanted to make sure we can deal with it here, within the city of St. Marys, and not rely on outside agencies for help," Feldbauer said.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ridgway Borough is benefitting from the disbursement of Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees to offset costs associated with the May 21 flooding disaster that ravaged the town.
Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman on Tuesday morning accepted a check from the Elk County Board of Commissioners for $28,721.84 to cover the costs of rolloff dumpsters provided for the residents by the borough.
RIDGWAY â€“ Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
Clifford D. Singer, 56, of 36 Singer Lane, Emporium, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 7 morning.
He was born June 22, 1958 in St. Marys, a son of Celine Gerber Singer and the late George J. Singer of St. Marys.
Cliff was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and the Knights of Columbus Christabelle Club.
While city government officials are in the midst of reviewing contract negotiations with Zito Media, the company's president, Jim Rigas, presented an update of services Monday night to members of St. Marys City Council.
Among the prevalent changes completed since Rigas' last update to council in March 2012 were a bandwidth upgrade, two-way activation, high speed data and voice capability, and high definition and DVR. The regional fiber network was also expanded.
"Over $2.3 million of capital has been invested in the system since Zito Media's acquisition about 5-6 years ago," Rigas said.