Archive - 2014 - News Article
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
Ridgway Ambulance and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) were called out at 11:12 a.m. for a report of an overturned coal truck in a head-on collision.
The sun will come out tomorrow for the cast of "Annie" as the St. Marys Area High School Music and Theatre Departments present the popular broadway musical opening tonight with additional performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school's Carpin Auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door.
"We thought it was time to bring back a classic, familiar musical that everybody can enjoy," said Christopher Gankosky, musical director. "This year you will find that it is a fresh take on a popular musical and you will be entertained from the first downbeat to the closing curtain."
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved for the city to apply for the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Early Intervention Program (EIP).
The program provides matching grant funds to assist municipalities experiencing fiscal difficulties to develop comprehensive multi-year financial plans and establish short and long-term financial objectives.
It offers up to $100,000 for 50 percent of total project costs for the development and implementation of multi-year financial management programs and strategies.
St. Marys Catholic Middle School students are set to perform the energetic, uplifting musical "Godspell, Jr." in which the parables of Jesus Christ come to life with abundant humanity and heart. Showtime is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ernest Mattiuz Jr. of Kersey, elected to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's board of directors in late 2013, presented a spring legislative update Tuesday morning during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The bureau designates the second week of March on an annual basis as local government affairs week. The presentation sought to inform elected officials of current legislative issues currently being addressed by the state farm bureau.
The second floor of City Hall will be undergoing security modifications in the near future as members of St. Marys City Council approved a $15,000 project on Monday evening during their regular meeting.
The project entails installing a glass wall upon entering the lobby area which would limit access to the entire floor without first being buzzed in by an employee. A new access and camera system will also be incorporated in the project.
Brian Hillard has resigned from the Kane Borough Police Department.
Hillard, 43, the Kane police chief since 2003, has been suspended without pay since September after he was charged with two counts of falsifying state documents related to firearms training.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Ridgway YMCA's recent request for the borough to sign on as a host entity for their upcoming $1.6 million renovation project was approved by a 4-3 vote during Monday evening's council meeting.
Councilmen Rich Parrish, Sam MacDonald, Frank Quattrone and J.R. Geitner approved the borough's signing of the cooperation agreement while councilmen Steve Keener, John Casolo Jr. and council president Ralph Dussia cast negative votes.
A steady crowd was on hand throughout Saturday at the 2014 Business Expo held at the Red Fern. The four-hour event, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce andThe River 98.9, provided visitors with an opportunity to peruse services and products available from area businesses. Among the 40 plus vendors were educational and banking institutions, organizations and several businesses ranging from construction and home repair/renovation businesses, computer technicians, healthcare, outdoors, real estate, jewelry, insurance, law enforcement, as well as a winery and travel agency.
Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.