Archive - 2014 - News Article
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.
Two men have been charged in separate incidents with sale or transfer of firearms, unsworn falsification to authorities and disorderly conduct for attempting to purchase firearms at Elk County Ammo and Arms in St. Marys.
RIDGWAY â€“ With the number of criminal cases filed in Elk County on pace for a record high, changes within the county judicial system are imminent.
Commissioners and county salary board members on Tuesday voted to eliminate two county intermediate punishment program [IPP] positions and create two additional adult probation officer positions.
RIDGWAY â€“ Restoration work and exterior repairs are still underway on the courthouse clock tower in downtown Ridgway.
Commissioners recently approved a change order for $18,000 to replace damaged artificial slate.
Seneca Resources, who notified Ridgway residents of their intentions to conduct seismic testing in late spring, has recently brought a team to Ridgway in order to conduct the tests.
Seismic Equipment Solutions in conjunction with Blueline Geo out of Forth Worth, Texas, have set up shop off of Front Street in Ridgway and are reportedly testing areas in the Boot Jack and state Route 120 areas.
St. Marys Rec Board members Ken Wolfe, on far left, Sharon Brem, shown second from right, and Aaron Straub, on far right, along with St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, shown center, accept a grant check from Paula Fritz Eddy, shown third from left, Elk County Community Foundation executive director. Also pictured are Tina Gradizzi St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator, second from left.
In undertaking a multi-park renovation project, the St. Marys Recreation Board has secured numerous grants from various charitable trust organizations.
"We're really happy to have the three local foundations involved in this project," Tina Gradizzi, St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator said. "They all have been very supportive."