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January 6th, 2015

Commissioners address comp time issues

January 7, 2015

RIDGWAY – Over-accumulation of compensatory time has led to the adoption of a compensatory time policy for Elk County government employees.
"This is a policy that we discussed with our department heads and we'll be buying that comp time out at the end of the year," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer during a Tuesday morning board meeting. "It has sometimes become a big liability for the county when people retire and have days and days of comp time so we had to stress that policy and not have such a liability on the county."

Rails to Trails plans are still facing opposition 

January 7, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Plans have been discussed for years to convert the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad corridor into recreational trails.
And, as long as there have been plans, there has been opposition-- especially from property-owners along the 73.8-mile route from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
A meeting was held Tuesday at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall to generate interest in forming groups to develop and maintain sections of the proposed trail system.

January 5th

Liquor license transfer, exchange of services approved

January 5, 2015

St. Marys City Council unanimously approved the transfer of a liquor license to the city as well as an exchange of services with the Elk County Humane Society in providing anti-skid material for their driveway and parking lot.
Attorney Tom Coppolo, representing the owners of the St. Marys Olympic Lanes, briefly explained the purpose of requesting the transfer to council. The business is situated along Kallas Road, just off the Million Dollar Highway/SR 255.
The transfer is from the former Centerville Grille in Fox Township.

Sexual assault charges withdrawn for Hulings

January 5, 2015

RIDGWAY – A James City man who was charged with the statutory sexual assault of a girl, 15, of Johnsonburg, has been cleared of all charges.
Eric Paul Hulings, who was alleged to have had sexual intercourse with his then-girlfriend's daughter, was able to provide evidence that he was traveling out-of-state on the dates the incident is alleged to have occurred.
According to a motion on record at the Elk County Courthouse, the victim's mother provided written statements that the incident occurred on July 2-3 or July 3-4 of 2013.

6-month deadline for oil, gas ordinance

January 5, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – The Ridgway Township supervisors will have six months to complete an oil and gas zoning ordinance after they approved a resolution to adopt a curative amendment to the township's current zoning ordinance during their regular monthly meeting Monday.
Due to concerns about the possibility of facing litigation, the supervisors have been working towards including the oil and gas industry within the township's current zoning ordinance.

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

January 5, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

Next Week’s Matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay

What to watch for:

Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay’s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay’s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.

Pick: Green Bay 31-24

Pro Football Playoff Roundup

January 5, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Roundup
Saturday 1/3/15
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16

January 4th

Paterno meets with fans during book signing

January 4, 2015

Icy conditions on Saturday morning may have impacted the plans of some area residents, but it did not stop Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno, from making the trek from State College to St. Marys.

Cole All-Star Circus opens 2015 tour

January 4, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – On Sunday, Billy Martin's Cole All-Star Circus kicked off its 2015 circus tour by performing their premiere show at the Johnsonburg Area High School gymnasium.
The opening performance for the 2015 tour kicked off with a 90-minute performance with performers showing off a wide variety of skills to a crowd of 105 area adults who were accompanied by a myriad of children who got into the show free with adult admission.
This year's show featured a variety of acts including a juggling family, aerial performers and a contortionist.

January 2nd

Fire damages building in early morning blaze

January 2, 2015

Investigators have located multiple points of origin in an early morning blaze which heavily damaged a commercial building Friday in St. Marys.
Fire companies from across Elk County responded to 590 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys throughout the morning.
The fire has been determined to be incendiary in nature according to the Ridgway-based state police. St. Marys City Police are assisting with the investigation which is currently ongoing.
The structure sustained damages estimated in excess of $500,000. It is currently owned by Chris W. Pistner, 47, of St. Marys

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