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August 5th

Grounds quickly turning into Fair

August 5, 2012

KERSEY – Work continued over the weekend as members of Midway Utica, N.Y. moved their amusement rides in preparation for this week's Elk County Fair.
While patrons will later this week embark on the fairgrounds in Kersey, organizers said work for this year's fair began just a little while after last year's event ended.
"We've been doing our hoagie fundraisers, they do very well, and we've had flea market craft shows that do fairly decent," said Jamie Wolfe, grounds manager. "We have a sign program as well where you pay money to have a sign on the fence at the grounds."

August 3rd

Elk County Fair around the corner

August 3, 2012

KERSEY – Organizers and volunteers are vigorously preparing for next week's 38th Annual Elk County Fair in Kersey.
With amusement rides provided by Midway Rides of Utica, N.Y., general admission is $6 daily or patrons may purchase advance tickets at the Corner Market & Deli in Kersey. Advanced tickets will be sold for $20 and will give a patron access during all five days of the fair, which runs from Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 11.

Sale of Veolia landfill in progress

August 3, 2012

A notice was received by Fox Township stating Veolia Environmental has secured a Share Purchase Agreement to sell the solid waste business in the U.S. to Advance Disposal Services (ADS) Waste Holdings. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fall.
As stated in the July 24 letter, ADS Waste Holdings owns two other companies: Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. based in Jacksonville, Fla.; and Interstate Waste Services, Inc. based in Basking Ridge, N.J.

Shawmut's demise came in late 1940s

August 3, 2012

Editor's note: This is the final part in a series of articles based on a presentation given by area historian and photographer Ray Beimel regarding the history of the Pittsburg, Shawmut, & Northern Railroad.
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According to local historian Ray Beimel, the demise of the Pittsburg, Shawmut, and Northern Railroad came about after the physician in the company towns of Force and Byrnedale "drew attention to the terrible conditions of bad water and sewage in the streets."

August 2nd

Committee votes to replace CENTAX

August 2, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - The Elk County Tax Collection Committee voted Thursday to approve a resolution effectively ending the county's contract with the Central Tax Bureau (CENTAX) tax collection agency as of the end of the second fiscal quarter.
The announcement comes following ongoing difficulties with CENTAX, including payments and returns unaccounted for and the company failing to distribute collected earned income tax (EIT) monies to local municipalities and school districts.

ATA celebrates opening of Transit Center

August 2, 2012

The Area Transportation Authority's (ATA) celebrated the opening of its new Transit Center by hosting a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday. The center is located on the ground floor of the St. Marys Parking Garage on Depot Street.

August 1st

Verdicts delivered in Aiello trial

August 2, 2012

RIDGWAY - A 12-member jury delivered mostly guilty verdicts Wednesday in well over 100 individual charges against Daniel Aiello, 27, of St. Marys, stemming from a succession of camp burglaries committed in Elk, McKean, and Cameron counties between late 2010 and 2011.
The verdicts came following hours of deliberation, with the charges and jury's decision delivered individually, designated by county and camp. Some charges were listed twice on the verdict slip as Aiello was charged with burglarizing a number of camps on two separate occasions.

Shawmut fed habit of out-of-town shopping

August 2, 2012

Editor's note: This is the sixth part in a series of articles based on a presentation given by area historian and photographer Ray Beimel regarding the history of the Pittsburg, Shawmut, & Northern Railroad.

According to local historian Ray Beimel, the Pittsburg, Shawmut, & Northern Railroad impacted many areas of the community, and during a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center he even blamed the railroad for getting St. Marys residents into the habit of going out of town to shop.

Fox supervisors increase usage fees for ECC soccer

August 2, 2012

FOX TWP. - On Wednesday evening, the Fox Township Supervisors approved forwarding an addendum to Elk County Catholic High School which increases the soccer team's fees to utilize the township's field for all of their home games. The school may choose to approve or reject the addendum.
Supervisors Dave Mattiuz and Mike Keller voted in favor of the fee increase, while Randy Gradizzi cast an opposing vote.
"I'm opposed to it. I think if we're going to change something, we need to do it at the beginning of the year when we do our budget," Gradizzi said.

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