Archive - 2014
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved the condemnation and demolition of a house located at 441 Rightmeyer St.
A condemnation hearing took place prior to the start of council's Monday evening meeting. During the hearing Code Enforcement Officer Matt Young testified to the numerous property maintenance issues which have plagued the property since 2001.
Also testifying were Bill Kraus, Crystal Fire Department chief, and Mike Breindel, a nearby resident.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.
The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief.
CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21.
CAPSEA alone suffered $35,000 in damages as a result of the flood, $15,000 of that total still has not been recovered at this point, according to CAPSEA's executive director, Billie Jo Weyant.
William L. â€śFuzzyâ€ť Gardner, 74, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died early Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 31, 1939 in Gardner Hill, Weedville, son of the late Clyde Thomas and Audrey (Ives) Gardner.
On May 4, 1963, he married Gertrude F. (Samick), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Weedville High School.
He served in the Navy from 1957-1960, including 19 months in Newfoundland and aboard the USS Aucilla in Norfolk, Va.
In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to fend off attempted rallies by their opponents late in the game. On Monday night it was the Crusaders who were trying to rally late, and their offense came through as they overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Brookville Raiders 3-2 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders on Monday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 3-0 score Monday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Since the inception of the state Route 255 construction project, many St. Marys residents have voiced their dissent about the removal of trees along the highway, however, a new project is in the works to beautify South St. Marys Street to its former glory.
Elk County Catholic High School's Future Business Leaders of America have embarked on the South St. Marys Street Beautification Project which was presented to City Council during their Monday evening meeting.
A luminary/prayer service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Diamond in St. Marys to educate the public on the dangers of addiction.
The event, organized by Patty Greene of Kersey, was inspired by her late son, Daniel Titchner, who died May 18.
Speakers include St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, Pastor Tim Hoover from First United Methodist Church, Greene, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon, Alcohol & Drug Services Executive Director Heidi Stahlnecker, an anonymous recovering addict, St. Marys Police officer Anthony Pistner, and Father Ross Miceli.
RIDGWAY â€“ Robert Rocco, the current principal at the Brookville High School, is set to officially join the Ridgway Area School District as the superintendent on Oct. 27.
Rocco was hired as the new superintendent during a Sept. 13 RASD school board meeting, but the process to finalize his hiring and leave his current position delayed his start until late October.
Currently, he is in his 31st year serving within the education field, and he will join the RASD as a first-time superintendent.