Archive - 2014 - News Article
The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, provided an update to council and several residents in attendance at the workshop.
Residents of South St. Marys Street interested in planting trees in their front yards following the completion of the state Route 255 project are in for a challenging process.
PennDOT does not plan on replacing any trees cut down at the start of the highway project due to an array of challenges including the root system eventually interfering with newly-installed underground utilities.
A majority of the trees were situated on PennDOT's right-of-way that runs 50 feet from the center line of the road and extends up to the front porch of some homes.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.
"This is actually the first year doing this and before it was ECCOTA's 'Concerts in the Park' that they were doing," said Debby Agosti, Recreational Facilities Director at Fox Township Community Park.
JAY TWP. â€“ Jay Township Water Authority members expected a representative of the Sewer Authority to attend Tuesday night's meeting to discuss meter readings, but no members of the group were present.
Visitor Christine Gavazzi said that at the last Sewer Authority meeting, they had emphatically stated that they would send at least one representative to the next Water Authority meeting.
Numerous residents were on hand during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting expressing their concern over a new biofiltration basin situated on West Arch Street.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, explained the basins are designed to filter stormwater rather than hold it for a period of no longer than 36 hours. The only water going into it are rainwater and runoff from two inlets, one each on Arch and West Arch streets.
Francis Anthony Millard, 56, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in federal court to charges of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon.
The Ridgway Fire Department is hoping community members will use this year's carnival as a celebration of sorts as the area continues to recover from the May 21 flood that ravaged the town, particularly the borough of Ridgway.
"We've all had it rough with the flooding that we experienced," said firefighter Frank Quattrone. "At a directors meeting we mentioned that with the pool being held up a few weeks, the flood, and the YMCA going through their renovations, we really want to make this year's carnival nice for our community and county. We're hoping everything goes well."
From an eyesore to a pleasant sight, the location of a former blighted property is in the process of being turned into a green space for the community's enjoyment.
The site is the former Dmitri Building which burned down and was demolished by the city several years ago. The building last housed a printing and copy store.
St. Marys City Council recently approved the sale of 43 N. St. Marys St. to Hawk Ridge Trading, owned by Leah and Mike Whiteman. The Whitemans also own the adjacent Elk County Real Estate business.
The Bavarian Fall Fest continues to grow bigger and better as evident this year with an expanded Kids Zone and the addition of a motorcycle Toy Run.
In addition organizers continue to seek sponsors for the event as well as those individuals, businesses or organizations interested in contributing to the event's extensive basket drawing.
BENEZETTE â€“ What does an elk eat?
With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.
The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.