Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
Last year the Crystal Fire Department responded to 321 incidents, an increase of 45 incidents from 2011. Fire Chief Bill Kraus presented the report recently to City Council.
The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few. Â They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt. Â
JAMES CITY â€“ Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.