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January 9th, 2015
Elk Company 2, Ridgway Ambulance, and Rescue 412 were called out at 12:41 p.m. Friday afternoon to a single vehicle accidentÂ at 5902Â Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road (Route 219). A car had left the road, went over the guard rail and intoÂ the frontÂ yard.
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The gut wrenching photos of dogs left outside in the cold circulating throughout social media and on television have helped raise awareness of proper winter pet care.
"Basically if you're cold, they're cold. They can get frostbite just like people," said Karen Cappiello, Elk County humane officer.
While some dogs are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year.
Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets.
The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has raised concerns about cyber security on a national and local level.
"I think that 90 percent of it can be protected against with knowledge," Aaron Simbeck, owner of a computer repair and consulting business in St. Marys, said. "Stay away from advertisements, use passwords, don't publish your passwords online and don't save your passwords on your computer in a text document. If you're playing games and you're getting popups, don't click them."
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved investing $1 million into a capital reserve fund as part of a capital improvement program for 2016.
The fund will allow the city to focus on investing in city roads, equipment, drainage and other public works projects.
In addition, a committee will be formed to establish a policy on how to proceed with the capital expense program, how to rate projects, and more.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Twp. Sewer Authority held their 2015 reorganizational meeting Wednesday night where a motion was passed to change the meeting day and time to the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Immediately following the reorganizational meeting meeting, the regular monthly meeting was opened.
Under old business, the authority voted to have the licensed engineer look over the plant to determine how best to spend Act 13 grant money.
The search continues for a new tenant to occupy the former Giant Eagle supermarket located in the St. Marys Plaza along the Million Dollar Highway.Â
"Right now there is a definite need for another grocery store in St. Marys and that really showed over the holiday,â€ť said City Manager Dave Greene.
According to Greene, three companies have expressed interest in the space.Â
RIDGWAY â€“Â 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."
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.
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.