Archive - 2014 - News Article
During a work session of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors held Tuesday evening, RASD superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien announced his resignation from the position, effective Aug. 8 of this year.
O'Brien has reportedly been offered a position in another district, although the name of the district is yet to be announced.
"I've been offered another superintendency and have accepted the superintendency although it's not official until the board accepts it," O'Brien said.
FOX TWP. â€“ A bridge on a private driveway across from Blooms Road in Fox Township collapsed Monday afternoon under the weight of a logging truck crossing over Little Toby Creek.
Emergency responders were called shortly after 3:40 p.m. to the private drive located just north of 342 Toby Rd. in Fox Township for a report of a high mechanism traffic accident. Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Fox Township Ambulance and St. Marys Ambulance responded to the call.
The fight to uphold the city's stormwater management ordinance continues as the city plans to submit revisions to their ordinance as suggested by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
St. Marys is the only Elk County municipality, as well as one of the very few municipalities in the DEP Northwest region, that has not adopted an ordinance specific to their county.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner plans to send the DEP a second revision of the city's ordinance as unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening workshop.
The City of St. Marys is honoring the work of registered nurses as part of National Nurses' Appreciation Week taking place May 6-12.
St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard presented a proclamation marking the event to Mary Ellen Smith, chief nursing officer at Penn Highlands Elk during Monday's City Council workshop.
The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens to learn more about the caring profession of nursing.
U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śG.T.â€ť Thompson (R-PA 5) visited the U.S. Army Reserve Center in St. Marys Saturday morning both to express appreciation to service members and to discuss the recent proposal of the Obama administration to downsize the military.
The history of the American Civil War came alive for students at the St. Marys Area Middle School on Friday through a daylong Civil War Encampment held by the school's Civil War Club, which is under the direction of Ms. Cherri Gigliotti.
The event featured 10 different stations, with each relating to different areas of the Civil War-era.
In an effort to help area organizations supported by the St. Marys Area United Way, a group of students at St. Marys Area High School will be holding a school-wide drive from May 5-9 to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, etc.).
A St. Marys resident is charged in removing guns from his mother's home and attempting to sell them.
Police report that Robert Herrick Pearsall, 25, of 172 Robin Rd., St. Marys, attempted to sell four guns at Elk County Ammo and Arms on April 30. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pearsall's mother told police that the guns were left to her and and her other son by her late husband.
RIDGWAY â€“ Two Ridgway residents have been charged in their alleged involvement with the kidnapping, assault and unlawful restraint of Rachael Imdorf.
A major catastrophe was miraculously avoided Thursday in Kane when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck rammed a natural gas regulatory station on Oak Street.
"You dodged a bullet," said Bruce Manning, the director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). "If there had been a spark, there would have been a big fire."
Businesses, industries and homes in the area of Oak and North Fraley streets were evacuated for about one hour following the noon-time incident.