Archive - 2013 - News Article
RIDGWAY â€“ Barry J. Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation [PennDOT] announced last week that officials will implement or expand weight restrictions to roughly 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide in an effort to guarantee bridge safety and preserve the aging bridge system.
KERSEY â€“ The 2013 Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Farm Tour showcased the talents of Dave and Diane Gillen as part of their horse training, boarding and recently created riding lesson program on the Double D Farm located on Frey Road in Kersey.
As the host of the tour, the Gillens welcomed attendees to the small family farm. The event took place inside their large indoor horse riding arena.
Small businesses play an important role in communities, and throughout St. Marys' history there have been a variety of businesses that have come and gone that area residents still recall fondly. The Daily Press recently asked users on Facebook which former small businesses are most memorable to them.
One business that was mentioned often was Auman's Store, which was located on Benedict Street.
The Country Home Gift Shoppe, a co-op business featuring over 40 vendors, recently held a ribbon-cutting at their new location at 1110 South St. Marys Street.
"We relocated because it has always been our goal to have the shop in a country home to give the 'country cottage' look to match the type of items we sell. We have found our forever home and this will be our last move," said Dawn Radaelli, owner.
The shop's slogan "Where We Make Your House A Home" also echoes Radaelli's sentiments.
There was a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon involving a white four-door truck and a white Comcast cargo van at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 948. Specifics on the crash were unavailable at press time as the Ridgway-based state police had yet to file a public information report.
RIDGWAY â€“ Members of the Elk County Conservation District on Monday announced that maintenance work was completed at the West Creek Wetland Learning Center as well as river cleanup efforts on the Clarion.
This week representatives from the City of St. Marys plan to meet with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the city facing a violation for its failure in adopting or amending its ordinance to fit within the guidelines of the Elk County Stormwater Plan.
Emergency response crews were dispatched to County National Bank, 133 Washington St., in St. Marys on Monday afternoon following the report of an odor inside the building. The St. Marys Ambulance and Crystal Fire Department were both called to the scene at 3:44 p.m.
Attendees at the American Spirit Aviation Festival at the St. Marys Municipal Airport on Saturday likely saw Civil Air Patrol members from both the Clarion and Warren squadrons assisting with the operation of the event and also manning an information booth to spread the word about the organization as St. Marys will soon be getting its own Civil Air Patrol squadron.
One of the highlights for attendees at the American Spirit Aviation Festival on Saturday at the St. Marys Municipal Airport was getting to see Lee Gilbert perform maneuvers in his Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros and also get an up-close look at the plane as Gilbert fielded questions after landing at the event.