Archive - News Article
March 24th, 2013
RIDGWAY - Questions surrounding the potential of adverse environmental impact of injection wells used in the disposal of wastewater produced in the natural gas drilling process were addressed in a presentation from Karen Johnson, chief of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Underground Injection Control Program's Ground Water and Enforcement Branch at a recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Quala-Die Inc. has partnered with St. Marys Area High School in offering a new job-training program for co-op students, primarily for those in the school's metal working program.
The 18 members of the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) recently completed their season, during which they succeeded in bringing home some of the highest placements in the history of April School of Dance. With their array of top-place trophies and judges' praises and the emotional journey of the team's senior dancers, this season proved to be a memorable one.
JAY TWP. - The Jay Township Water Authority is appealing to the Jay Twp. Board of Supervisors to consider backing loans for nearly a half-million dollars in improvements to the township's water treatment plant.
Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors included an update from a Pennsylvania Game Commission Officer on the agency's initiative to trap and remove elk from Weedville, viewed by some as a problem animal in the area.
The St. Marys City Council personnel committee, consisting of council members Dan Hepner, Ned Jacob and Greg Gebauer, along with City Manager Dave Greene, all met with a state representative in exploring grant opportunities to fund the city's personnel policy updates project.
MCKEAN CO. - Assault and endangerment charges have been filed against a Cyclone man after he allegedly shot a friend while mishandling a gun inside his apartment.
A portion of Ceramic Street located inside the Stackpole Complex may soon become a two-way street pending approval of an ordinance voted on unanimously by members of St. Marys City Council Monday evening.
RIDGWAY - Controversy looming over the planned introduction of an injection well in Highland Township informed much of the discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force where presentations by representatives from environmental regulatory agencies focused on the role of injection wells in the disposal of wastewater from natural gas drilling.
A truck driver escaped injury Tuesday when the tractor-trailer he was operating flipped on James City Hill on Route 66 in Wetmore Township south of Kane.