Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
Area fire departments were called out for a structure fire on Curry Avenue just before 9 p.m. on Friday evening. A significant amount of smoke could be seen coming from the structure, which scanner reports indicated was at 431 Curry Ave., and the smell of smoke was apparent throughout the downtown area. The first call went out at 8:50 p.m. for the Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance. Roughly eight minutes later a second call went out for the Johnsonburg Fire Department, Fox Township Fire Department, and Ridgway Fire Department.
With the holiday season now in full swing it is not uncommon for area residents to travel hours away or browse countless internet sites in search of sales to complete their Christmas shopping. There used to be a time though when people could find nearly everything on their Christmas list while shopping in town or in one of the surrounding communities.
The Daily Press recently asked followers on our Facebook page to share some of their favorite local holiday shopping memories.
Those seeking a change from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday yet are still seeking deals and savings are encouraged to shop local by patronizing local establishments during Small Business Saturday.
Cold and snowy conditions on Thursday morning did not stop roughly a hundred people from taking part in the ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K walk/run, which is held annually by the family of Andy and Pam Schlimm to raise money for prostate cancer research.
RIDGWAY â€“ The recently-passed transportation bill will increase the state's dirt and gravel road fund seven fold, raising its allocation from $5 million to $35 million.
Whether area residents like it or not winter weather has officially arrived in St. Marys, and the first snowfalls of the season typically go hand-in-hand with complaints about winter road maintenance.
According to City Manager Dave Greene, in addition to the roughly 76 miles of roads in St. Marys that are maintained by the city, there are also various state roads within the city limits that are under PennDOT's jurisdiction.
"We work closely with PennDOT to see that those things are taken care of," Greene said.
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature a familiar face as Corporal Liz Dollinger, a 2011 St. Marys Area High School graduate, is set to march with the East Coast Composite Marine Band in which she plays clarinet. The band is projected to pass through the red carpet area of the parade at around 10:45 a.m.
J.R. Geitner, a Ridgway Borough Council member, attended the Elk County Solid Waste Authority's regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon in order to announce the council's decision to continue the borough's curbside recycling program.
The decision was made during an executive session on Monday evening and is reportedly final. Geitner was in favor of the decision along with council members Nina Stolburg, Heather Mader, and Frank Quattrone. Those voting against the resolution were Ralph Dussia, John Casolo and Rich Parrish.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Monday morning voted to accept a proposed 2014 budget with a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009. The budget will be displayed for 20 days at the commissioners' office in the Courthouse Annex along Center Street in Ridgway.
Following another successful Light Up Night this year, Santa Paws was able to raise $102, which will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Pictured with Santa Paws is Cailan Lenze.
Anyone who had their photo taken with Santa Paws but has not yet received it via email can contact Barb Cunningham at email@example.com.