March 20th, 2013
RIDGWAY - Controversy looming over the planned introduction of an injection well in Highland Township informed much of the discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force where presentations by representatives from environmental regulatory agencies focused on the role of injection wells in the disposal of wastewater from natural gas drilling.
A truck driver escaped injury Tuesday when the tractor-trailer he was operating flipped on James City Hill on Route 66 in Wetmore Township south of Kane.
Dozens of area residents, local officials and members of Elk County CARES [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship] flooded the new township building located at 1537 Montmorenci Rd. during Tuesday's regular Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting to express their concern over a Marcellus Shale gas extraction site located near the Ridgway Reservoir.
Those wondering what to do with a prom or formal gown collecting dust in their closet may be interested in donating it to an underprivileged teen in Beatyville, Ky., a deeply poverty-stricken area.
Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Sample, 61, of 148 School St., Kane, died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1951 in Ridgway, son of the late John S. "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On May 14, 1982 he married Janis M. Redmond, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2011.
Mr. Sample was a resident of Kane for the past six years. He had formerly lived in Clearfield for five years and had lived in Rasselas. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1970.
Mary Ann Quagliani, 82, of 172 Burning Well Rd., Kane, and formerly of 110 Homestead Rd., Kersey, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Kane Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born April 5, 1930, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Martha Renwick Bayer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.
On June 27, 1959, in the Sacred heart Church, she married Isadore J. Quagliani. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1969.
Mrs. Quagliani was a member of the St. Boniface Church and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.
Rose T. Dinsmore, 85, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Kersey, died at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 7, 1927 in Toby, a daughter of the late Ernest and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On June 14, 1947 in Guardian Angel Church in Coal Hollow, she married the late Raymond "Buck" Dinsmore, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1979.
Mrs. Dinsmore was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Boniface Church. She attended Kersey schools and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
RIDGWAY - A hearing held for a Johnsonburg man headed to trial on drug charges filed after police allegedly uncovered marijuana being grown at his home erupted in confrontation between law enforcement and members of the defendant's family as well as the defendant and his defense attorney in Elk County Court Monday.
Next month work on the extensive state Route 255 project is set to start in St. Marys, according to Dean Ball of PennDOT, who reviewed project details Monday evening at a St. Marys City Council meeting.
Despite a tremendous effort from its board members, executive director and community residents, the St. Marys Area United Way fell short of its 2012 goal.