Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
The Polar Sweet Express vendor show is coming to Ridgway this year as the event will be held at the Central Fire Hall on North Broad Street for the first time since it began four years ago.
On Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. visitors can peruse a plethora of products at booths showcasing jewelry, candles, crafts, primitive decor, cosmetics, children's clothing and accessories, wine, purses, wreaths and homemade soaps to embroidery items, doll clothing, sweets such as candy and kettle corn, furniture, cookware and aprons.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A 37-year-old James City man faces three charges linked with the alleged statutory sexual assault of a 15-year-old Johnsonburg girl.
Eric Paul Hulings of 59 Delaware Ave., James City, allegedly had sexual intercourse with the girl after providing her with beer and marijuana, according to court documents.
RIDGWAY â€“ The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.
The six-county region under the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties) have seen nearly half a million dollars in allocations in the past two years.
With tax season in full swing, professionals at Zelt and Geyer Tax Preparation and Consulting in St. Marys are looking forward to working with new and current clients at their newly opened office located at 806 South Michael Rd.
Owners Mary and Jerome Zelt, along with Dennis Geyer, have collectively been in the tax prep business over 80 years in combining all of their years of experience.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman has placed a Ridgway man in jail for failure to pay fines for two traffic tickets issued last June.
According to court records, Jody Taylor Newsome, 24, of Ridgway still owes $335.30 in fines for the charges-- driving without a license and having an open container of alcohol.
The Cameron and Elk Counties Behavioral and Developmental Programs continue to thrive as evidenced by positive state compliance rankings.
â€śWith our intellectual disabilities program, we recently had our review by the state managers as they look at everyone in the state and make sure weâ€™re meeting everything, following all the rules and regulations, and our program was found to be in 100 percent compliance,â€ť said Kathy Kroeger, co-administrator. â€śItâ€™s a very detailed review with 80 different questions and items, and weâ€™re very thrilled about this.â€ť
A downtown St. Marys hotel project is one step closer to becoming a reality as a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act program (LERTA) application was unanimously approved by City Council for Creekside Hospitality, LLC for the construction of a 65-room national flag hotel on Depot Street.
Solicitor Tom Wagner indicated council will need to take a look at its oil and gas zoning ordinance regulations due to recent changes in Act 13 better known as the Marcellus Shale Act.
Longtime Elk County Catholic High School varsity boys basketball coach Aaron Straub entered the 2013-2014 season with 688 wins over the course of over 30 seasons coaching the Crusader program. Now in his 32nd season, he needed just 12 wins to record his 700th varsity boys victory, and he achieved that milestone on Monday evening as the Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves 66-26 at home at the ECCHS gymnasium.
St. Marys City Council workshops are being restructured to allow more time for dialogue between council and residents as well as encourage more thoughtful deliberations.
Councilman Greg Gebauer proposed the new workshop format during their reorganizational meeting held earlier this month, which includes voting protocol, changes to agenda setup, and not permitting TV broadcast of the workshop.
"I just thought it would be a good opportunity for us to discuss items before we actually come to vote on them or discuss any items that may be plaguing the city," Gebauer said.
ST. MARYS â€“ A 77-year-old St. Marys man died early Saturday morning in a fire at 523 Brusselles St., St. Marys.â€¨ A report filed by Trooper Robert J. Southern of the Ridgway-based state police confirmed the death of James L. Robbins in the blaze which reportedly broke out shortly after 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.â€¨