RIDGWAY â€“ A new, $6 million senior housing complex is in the works for Ridgway, funded in large part by a federal tax credit designed to offset the diminishing effects of Marcellus Shale activity on affordable housing statewide. With Pittsburgh-based real estate development company TREK behind the venture, Project Manager Trey Barbour announced during Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Board of Commissioners his company's plans to begin construction by year's end, with the undertaking expected to last between 10 and 12 months.
ST. MARYS â€“ At 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police and tactical officers poured into Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys in response to reports of a man with a gun and eight shot inside a wing of the hospital. It was all part of ERHC's emergency preparedness drill, part of ongoing efforts to bolster procedures in the event of an actual emergency.
The 4th Annual Kick the Crap Out of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Outhouse Race is set to take over Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Saturday afternoon. Entries are being accepted until the day of the event and there is a cost to enter. From 2-7 p.m., spectators can watch as outhouses on wheels race down the street to claim the top prize. Registration begins at 2 p.m. with a rules meeting to follow at 2:30 p.m., a parade of outhouses at 2:45 p.m. and races starting at 3 p.m.