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December 12th, 2012
During the most recent Fox Township Supervisors meeting Tom Wildnauer, Fox Township Fire Police captain, provided the supervisors with information ensuring that workers' compensation will be provided when fire police officers perform activities that are not considered emergency calls.
Last month marked 78 years since one of the most fateful days in the history of Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital-- the day the hospital was destroyed by fire on Nov. 27, 1934.
ST MARYS - A former employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Fox Township charged with stealing $20,000 from the store over a two-year period was in District Court Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary hearing on charges of theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, a third-degree felony.
RIDGWAY - A 12-member jury comprised of Elk County residents was selected Monday to serve in the upcoming trial of a Johnsonburg man on drug charges filed in the wake of a search warrant executed at his Second Avenue home in which police reportedly uncovered 638 marijuana plants growing inside.
Prior to the meeting a conditional use hearing was held for Tyrel Woelfel who plans to open a machine repair shop on S. Kersey Road. The supervisors unanimously approved Woelfel's request with no conditions.
Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi informed the supervisors of a new law set to take effect on Jan. 24, 2013 regarding electronic recycling. Known as "The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA)", Act 108 of 2010 basically states residents cannot dispose of electronic material in their trash with their municipal solid waste hauler, but must deliver it to an electronic recycling center.
When Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1922, it is no surprise that the facility and its equipment looked considerably different than that found at the site today.
During a recent presentation on the history of the hospital, local historian Ray Beimel displayed several photographs that are believed to have been taken by St. Marys photographer Tom Ewing prior to the facility opening to the public.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.
A local resident inquired about taking preventive measures on a section of road located in the vicinity of the Vine and Hemlock road intersection. The issue involves a flat section of road many drivers travel on in an attempt to ramp their vehicle.
FOX TWP. â€“Â Members of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township held their 50th annual banquet on Sunday evening at the Red Fern Banquet Hall in Fox Township, commemorating the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1942.
Historical society president and director Bill Conrad served as the emcee for the event, briefing attendees on the state of the society, which he described as being "very, very strong."
With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."