Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
Demolition work on Erie Avenue saw the building located between Timeless Treasures and Goodwill reduced to a pile of rubble by roughly 3:30 p.m. The 23 Erie Ave. site formerly housed Sam's Menswear.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners have drafted a response to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed injection well near James City in Highland Township and request the permit for Seneca Resources Corporation be denied.
The response cites that commissioners have been made aware of "a number of recent news articles reporting a direct connection between injection wells like the one proposed by Seneca Resources and the occurrence of earthquakes."
With 3,000 visitors to the St. Marys Municipal Airport's inaugural American Spirit Aviation Festival last year, Alan McPherson, airport manager, is hoping to continue the successful event again this year.
"We had more people than we actually expected," McPherson said of the large crowd. "We want to thank all of Elk County for turning out for the event. They really came out to support us and it was a great thing."
The dog days of summer may be over but that has not stopped a number of area residents from taking their canine friends to Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat. Because of the frequency that dogs are brought to the establishment, Dairy Queen owner Theresa Hodgdon came up with a contest that is not only fun for the dogs and their owners, but will also benefit the Elk County Humane Society as well.
A multi-year sewer line replacement and road improvement project was accepted by St. Marys City Council to submit for funding for the city's annual Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.
The city was notified on Aug. 6 their entitlement could be as much as $300,000. Earmarked in the funding is $54,000 or 18 percent of the grant for administration costs. This leaves $246,000 for project use.
On Monday evening, council approved the application for the project prepared by Tina Gradizzi, Community and Economic Development Coordinator and CDBG grant administration.
Plans are underway for ECC's Family Picnic and bonfire to be held Thursday, August 29. The evening will begin with Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by a picnic dinner and games at 5 p.m. After dinner, the fall sports teams will be announced at the track. The evening will then conclude with the lighting of the bonfire at 8 p.m. Pictured above are the co-chairs, Mark Hoffman, Joanne
Schatz, and Nancy Hoffman, along with ECCHS Principal Sandy Florig. Missing from the photo
is Bill Schatz.
"RECdiculous" is a word coined by Memorial Park staff members Ben and Luke Daghir earlier this summer to mean "recreation at a ridiculously awesome level," a goal staff members strove for in all of their activities throughout the summer at the park.
BENEZETTE â€“ Nice weather on Saturday made for a good time for hundreds of individuals who descended upon the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette for the revival of the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo after a hiatus of several years.
Secco Designs, LLC recently held a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening at their new location at 1052 S. St. Marys Street.
"We have grown into more than a little hobby place. We have grown not only our customer base, but our knowledge and experience has allowed us to offer our customers more than one aspect of printing. With that we needed more room to put the new machines, the better computer equipment and all the orders we have," said Mary Secco, owner.
Photo by Amy Cherry
At 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 the Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were called to 643 South Michael Street for reports of a structure fire. The Fox Township Fire Department was called to assist at 7:26 p.m. Members of the Crystal Fire Department were reportedly called back to the scene at 11:24 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 for public service.