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August 19th, 2012

Jay Twp. approves CENTAX replacement

August 19, 2012

In the wake of the Elk County Tax Collection Commission voting to appoint a replacement for the county's earned income tax (EIT) collector CENTAX, the county's municipalities must now decide whether to also appoint the firm chosen by the committee to take over the local services tax (LST) collections also performed by CENTAX prior to its termination.

Caterpillar to blame for ugly webs in trees

August 19, 2012

Many Ridgway residents have been taking notice and voicing their concerns over unsightly, light gray, silken webs in many of the trees within the borough.
The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea [Drury], got off to an early start building its impressive silk tents on the ends of limbs and sometimes enclosing entire branches.
Ridgway Borough Manager Martin Schuller says despite the recent surge, residents need not be concerned for the health of the trees.

August 17th

Home search yields more in Milliard case

August 17, 2012

On Aug. 9, law enforcement officers executing a search warrant descended on the 76 Long Level home belonging to Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, combing the property for physical evidence that would bolster ongoing investigations and possibly lead to new cases against Milliard, who is currently incarcerated and charged with two area arsons as well as attempted homicide.
Milliard is charged along with his son, Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, in arsons committed at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg on Dec. 4, 2008 and one at 521 West Main St. in Ridgway on May 30, 2012.

Crusader Marching Band members 'have a dream'

August 17, 2012

The Elk County Catholic High School Crusader Marching Band has a crowd-pleasing new score for this year's halftime show and performance season.
The group will be performing "The Best of ABBA," a medley of top hits from the Swedish band known worldwide to audiences of all ages. The songs they will perform are "Dancing Queen," "I Have A Dream," "Mamma Mia," and "The Winner Takes it All."
Ray Knight, ECCH's longtime marching band director, says this year's material seems to have students especially enthusiastic.

Wood processing industry on display at Farm Bureau tour

August 17, 2012

DeLullo Trucking Corp. and The Woodbed Corp. of St. Marys hosted the 2012 Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Farm Tour on Friday, showcasing the wood processing aspect of the timber industry.

August 16th

Jay Twp. officials seek leverage in Shale activity

August 16, 2012

The Jay Township Board of Supervisors, in an effort to exert control over Marcellus Shale activity occurring within the municipality, have found themselves bound in their attempts by bureaucratic red tape.
Concerns have been mounting in Jay Twp. regarding the limiting of local governing of Shale activity, and township officials have repeatedly sought ways to maintain any shred of influence over industry operations within their jurisdiction.

August 15th

ECCHs celebrating 50th anniversary

August 15, 2012

Fifty years ago on Sept. 10, students and faculty entered into the brand-new Elk County Christian High School. Now called Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) and part of the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS), the school community is excited to celebrate this milestone with many different events and activities.

Milliard waived to court on arson charges

August 15, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man, part of the father-and-son team charged with arsons committed in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and 2012, respectively, was waived to court Wednesday on charges relating to the former.
Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, was waived to court Wednesday before District Judge George "Tony" King on charges relating to a Dec. 4, 2008 arson at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg, a property belonging to his father, Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway.

Dutchmen Marching Band continues to grow

August 15, 2012

The St. Marys Area High School Dutchmen Marching Band is putting "Body, Mind and Spirit" into this year's halftime show.
"The design team worked throughout the summer to come up with ideas for this year's show. It was first based on the number '3' because each tune shares a triple-time feel, but then moved to a theme made up of three elements of life. Spectators should look for different types of movement on the field to represent 'Body, Mind, and Spirit,'" explained Adam Brooks, marching band director.

August 14th

Software to streamline filing

August 14, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal for new software to help streamline services at the prothonotary's office.
Susanne Straub Schneider, the county's prothonotary, said Tuesday that the new software will be used for the civil side of the office.
"Currently we use infocon-- it's a DOS system and it's antiquated," Schneider said. "The new software would improve docketing for the deputies and it would also improve access to the public. Eventually, we would move to having it accessible online.

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