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November 25th, 2011
A local father's three year-campaign of searching for answers and seeking justice in the death of his daughter led him Friday to the steps of the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway, where he spoke before news cameras and a group of concerned community members who gathered to show support for his cause.
A special ceremony was held in the Elk County Courthouse Courtroom Wednesday afternoon to swear in attorney Brittany A. Roof to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Elk County President Judge Richard A. Masson, district attorney Bradley Kraus, Roof's family members and other members of the bar were on hand to witness Roof's admission.
With the holiday season upon us, the St. Marys Lions Club is hoping to take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the community's support throughout the year by holding a "Breakfast with Santa" on Dec. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gunner's Restaurant in St. Marys.
The City of St. Marys plans to fight petitions from Metaldyne Sinterforged Products, LLC, which has filed appeals on its property tax assessments located in St. Marys and Ridgway.
City Manager Dave Greene said the city is joining with the St. Marys Area School District and Elk County in fighting the petitions, which were filed with the Elk County Assessment Office, with a hearing on the issue scheduled with Judge Masson at a future date. The appeals apply to all taxes for 2012 and thereafter.
For a number of area residents when it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, participating in the Schlimm family's annual Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/run to raise money for prostate cancer research, is becoming as normal as sitting down for a turkey dinner and enjoying an afternoon with family and friends.
RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's joint meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, consultant Michelle Nestor provided attendees with a draft of the Elk County solid waste management plan for review. The 10-year, comprehensive plan contains a number of recommendations and suggestions for the authority that could help it maintain current cost-effective services, expand services and increase revenue.
City Council approved the publication of a new, updated parking ordinance which addresses some of the concerns expressed by local residents, business owners and employees.
On Monday evening, Council unanimously approved to publish the changes, which are available for public review.
One of the major changes is that 24-hour parking will be permitted in all public parking lots. This includes lots that are metered as well as those designated permitted. The ordinance previously stated that city parking lots were to be closed from 2-6 a.m.
Changes to the Catholic Mass are set to be implemented on Nov. 27 when the Roman Missal, Third Edition becomes the standard text used for religious services.
Matthew Quesenberry Jr. of Boy Scout Troop 199 is providing area residents with a way to honor veterans this holiday and help him fulfill his Eagle Scout project of constructing a monument for Vietnam-era veterans at Memorial Park.
A former Make-A-Wish recipient, 11-year-old Christine Zwald of Ridgway recently won a holiday greetings card contest.
Christine is the daughter of Mike and April Zwald of Ridgway. Her drawing entitled "Little Saint Nick" was granted one of the four designs for this yearâ€™s Make-A-Wish Foundationâ€™s holiday greeting cards.
The winning designs were chosen from dozens of submissions. All of the participating children along with Christine were previously granted wishes to go to the Walt Disney World Resort.