Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) celebrated yet another major milestone in surpassing the $2 million mark in total dollars awarded to community agencies, municipalities and groups.
During the foundation's 10th anniversary in 2010, they granted their first million dollars.
"We are so excited that it only took three more years to hit this next milestone," said Paula Fritz-Eddy, executive director.
To date nearly 100 crews have traveled to the west in support of the fire community currently battling the summer wildfires.
On Aug. 12, five crew left Harrisburg to preposition in Salt Lake City.
Kurt Steinerâ€™s right arm may be a little sore today.
But the pain will be well worth it if he regains a Guinness world record for skipping stones.
Steiner tried to establish the record Friday by skipping smooth Lake Erie beach stones on the Allegheny Reservoir near the mouth of Kinzua Creek at Red Bridge.
A proposal to purchase temporary access road rights to be used for the construction of a gas pipeline was introduced to the St. Marys Area School District board of directors during their Thursday evening work session.
Steve Files, a contractor working with EQT Midstream Partners based in the company's DuBois field office, was on hand to provide details of the proposal.
Area residents took time to reflect on Thursday evening at a gathering at Memorial Park in St. Marys to honor four members of the community who died in a car crash Saturday. Those in attendance released balloons into the sky "In Memory of Gary and Elaine Beimel, Davey Cuneo and "Flossie" Donachy,"-- "In memory of those who have left us, may this light rise to the heavens to shine with you through all eternity."
Two young victims of a horrific traffic accident were laid to rest Thursday following a teary-eyed funeral service at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
Jarrett Costanzo, 6, of Kane and his 12-year-old cousin, Olivia Douglas of Eldred and formerly of Kane were two of six killed Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Clad in protective suits and wearing masks attached to air tanks, law enforcement agents looked for evidence Thursday night at a suspected "meth lab" in a Mt. Jewett residence.
It was an eerie scene as the State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team (CLRT) donned their equipment to enter the residence at 41 Anderson St. at Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
The Fox Township Supervisors were introduced to a possible future pipeline project during their Wednesday evening meeting. JR Jones of EOG Resources said the company is looking into installing a pipeline inside the current right of way utilized by West Penn and Penelec power companies.
The project would encompasses 200 acres of land inside the township as the possible route. Within that land the township owns three parcels.
The Kersey Motor Company, an auto body repair shop located at 108 Zola Rd. in the Coal Hollow section of Fox Township, sustained significant damage during a Tuesday evening fire. The large steel-frame commercial building measuring 40-foot by 80-foot, is owned by Leo (Dave) Surra of Kersey. The fire was ruled accidental in nature and the business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $350,000.
An organized community action group known as the Concerned Citizens of Kane is calling for Police Chief Brian Hillard to resign in the wake of criminal charges filed against him.
â€śHeâ€™s a disgrace to our community because of his actions,â€ť Mick Petruney said Wednesday in explaining why the citizensâ€™ group is asking Hillard to step down as police chief. â€śHe should resign.â€ť