August 29th, 2012
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.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team opened their season Monday by defeating the Brockway Lady Rovers by an 8-1 score at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Amy Orr of the Lady Dutch won by a 10-0 score over Taylor Hepler.
Aubrey Wiesner of the Lady Dutch defeated Anna Brinkley by a 10-0 score at second singles.
At first doubles, Brockwayâ€™s Taylor Hepler and Taryn Licatovich defeated Danielle McCoy and Emiley Challingsworth by an 8-1 score.
JEFFERSON CO. - New charges have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, in connection with his alleged orchestration of drug sales from Jefferson County Jail, where he is currently incarcerated after being charged with two Elk County arsons and attempted murder in the beating of a Ridgway man.
Milliard was imprisoned on July 24 after being officially charged in arsons committed in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and 2012, respectively, as well as attempted homicide and related charges in the June 23, 2011 beating of Todd "TJ" Asti, 44, of Ridgway.
RIDGWAY â€“ At a recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administrationâ€™s (OSHA) Erie office presented a â€śtop 10 listâ€ť of the most frequent violations OSHA has encountered recently in the oil and gas industry.
According to Harmon, the following violations are those for which OSHA representatives have issuing the most citations:
1. Guarding floor/wall openings
The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] will advertise for a new technician position following an approval from the Elk County Commissioners to provide half of the funding.
ECCD Manager Steve Putt and Chairman Russ Braun reported meeting with the commissioners to discuss funding possibilities for a resource conservation technician.