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RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Center House Museum, 109 Center St., in Ridgway.
The free event features an "Old Time Christmasâ€ť exhibit covering roughly a century of toys and decorations. The Friday event will feature hors dâ€™oeuvres and eggnog while the Saturday event is geared more towards our areaâ€™s youth with hot chocolate, candies, and cookies.
Numerous Fox Township residents voiced frustration over their water quality to Fox Township Supervisors during their Wednesday evening meeting. For nearly two weeks 127 Toby Water customers have been under a boil water notice which is not expected to cease anytime soon as supervisors work to remedy the situation.
On Nov. 18, Fox Township officials were notified they were in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act following an inspection of the Toby Water Treatment Plant during which time the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) determined the presence of Giardia cyst.
Stand-up comic and St. Marys native Bubba Bradley will perform this Friday and Saturday at the Green Lite Restaurant and Lounge in St. Marys.
Bradley, who currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., has appeared on "Last Comic Standing," ABC's "Nashville" and the upcoming comedy-horror movie "Shark Exorcist." This weekend's show will be a stop on his tour to promote his recently released debut CD "Save A Raft, Ride A Fat Kid."
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Township Sewer Authority announced a change of the meeting schedule at Wednesday night's regular meeting.
Board member Dennis Winkler made a motion to hold regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month, to begin in February. The motion was seconded by Alex Rebo and approved unanimously by the board.
RIDGWAY â€“ A proposed 2015 budget for Elk County features no tax increase according to the county's board of commissioners.
"The budget reflects no tax increase while maintaining full continuation of all vital county services, programs and departments, including a 3 percent cost of living increase for bargaining and non-bargaining employees,"according to a press release provided by the commissioners.
Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.
Laura Anderson, Science Department Chairperson at Elk County Catholic High School, attended a three-day professional development program for educators held over the summer at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and she expressed excitement about bringing what she learned back to ECC.
"I always try to find something new that I can bring back," Anderson said. "What's happening? What can I bring back new to the students this year? What can I add to the classes? It's sort of like a 'what did you do with your summer?'"
RIDGWAY â€“ As overcrowding at the county prison continues to plague officials, Prison Warden Greg Gebauer said Tuesday that he must stretch out even further to house inmates.
The county's prison board and board of commissioners approved three new contracts to combat the overcrowding. They include Columbia ($70 per day), Erie ($75 per day), and Tioga counties ($60 per day). All three correctional facilities in these counties are over two hours away.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Several area organizations have benefited from another round of Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee grants for local projects.
Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday announced that seven more applicants were awarded funds.
The St. Marys City Police Department also received an allocation of $8,000 to offset costs associated with the purchase of bulletproof vests.
While 10 applications were submitted, seven were approved.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved its 2015 insurance broker during their Monday evening meeting.
In 2014, the city paid $355,105 for its insurance and will see a substantial cost savings in 2015 at$240,906, according to figures provided by Council.
St. Marys Insurance Agency, Inc. was awarded the contract as they submitted the lowest bid at $240,906, a cost savings of $114,199 to the city.