Archive - 2014 - News Article
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.
After two unsuccessful attempts to secure bids which met their budget requirements for roof replacement on the Fox Township Municipal Building, the Fox Township Supervisors plan to seek a private contractor for the job.
Supervisors Mike Keller and Randy Gradizzi noted they will negotiate the cost of the project with a potential contractor.
Memorial Park, Benzinger Park, and the St. Marys Community Pool are teaming up to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) during a weeklong drive that will run from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 11. CAPSEA, Inc. provides confidential services to victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in both Elk and Cameron Counties and has a wish list of items which are needed to help victims and their families.
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed an update of a water line in the Toby Water System during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Work would entail replacing old lines and possibly moving lines as well.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi said he contacted the St. Marys Water Authority with an offer to pay for a tap to a residence from one of the St. Marys lines, however the cost is just under $4,000. For that amount Gradizzi said it is cheaper for the township to run a line from the pipe.
Supervisor Mike Keller brought up the possibility of upgrading their connection with St. Marys water.
RIDGWAY â€“ PennDOT officials, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police will be banding together in an effort to make Independence Day holiday travel safer.
Last year, there were 256 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 11 fatalities from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 9. This marked a decrease from 2012, where there were 355 alcohol-related crashes and 20 fatalities. Also during the holiday period last year there were 69 drug-related crashes and four fatalities in those crashes.
Two members of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015, Samantha Candalor and Garrett Wendel, are preparing to spend part of their summer participating in the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School programs.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday presented two $5,000 scholarships to area students preparing to attend college.
Kristin Dippold and Dalton Sheasley both received $5,000 scholarships. Dippold will be attending Bucknell University while Sheasley will be doing undergraduate studies at West Virginia University.
RIDGWAY â€“ As budget discussions continue to dominate Harrisburg this week, funding within the state spending plan seem to have adverse effects on area human services groups.