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November 30th, 2014

One dead in Portland Mills Road crash

November 30, 2014

SPRING CREEK TWP. – A Pittsburgh man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Portland Mills Road in Spring Creek Township.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, 44-year-old Daniel S. McGinnis of Pittsburgh was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in the car.

November 28th

Original chapel now convent's library

November 28, 2014

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
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What is now the library at St. Joseph Monastery originally served an entirely different purpose. Local historian Ray Beimel chose the location to conclude the tours he held at the facility last weekend. Since the first stop on each tour was the current chapel, it was fitting that the final stop was the original chapel, which was built in 1886.

Black Friday bomb scare at Walmart

November 28, 2014

FOX TWP. – Walmart in Fox Township was evacuated early Friday afternoon after store employees reported receiving a bomb threat over the telephone.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was dispatched at 1:59 p.m. to provide traffic control at Walmart along Million Dollar Highway.
The store had been evacuated and no traffic was allowed to enter the parking lot. Initial reports indicated the fire units were staging at the Red Fern.
Investigators from the Ridgway-based state police spent the afternoon and evening at the store.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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November 27th

5th annual housing expo being planned

November 27, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is planning the fifth annual housing expo, which is set to be held March 12, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.

Windows once aided Sisters in hearing Mass

November 27, 2014

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
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November 25th

Fire companies battle Johnsonburg fire

November 25, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the old fire station along East Center Street in Johnsonburg across from Kwik Fill and Kopper Kettle.
The building, located at 1049 East Center St., reportedly houses apartment units.
Initial reports confirmed heavy smoke coming from the building.

Tour highlights living quarters, Academy building

November 25, 2014

During the tours of St. Joseph Monastery this past weekend, attendees had the opportunity to walk the hallways and see the empty rooms that were once the living quarters of the Benedictine Sisters.
The first set of living quarters that the tour groups came upon were located in the 1934 building, and local historian Ray Beimel, who hosted each of the tours, noted that in later years one end of that hallway was used as an infirmary.

Signage program may be only option for new signs

November 25, 2014

Council tabled discussion about replacing Elk County Industrial Park directional signs.
City Manager Dave Greene explained the Tourism Oriented Directional Signs (TODS). In an effort to research funding options for new signs directing drivers to the industrial park, Greene explained PennDOT has turned over attraction signs to Pa. Tourism Signing Trust, who has complete control over all directional signs.

County responds to borough recycling decision

November 25, 2014

RIDGWAY – During Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority board meeting, the authority board members expressed displeasure over the recent discontinuation of the curbside recycling program in the Ridgway Borough.
The Ridgway Borough Council voted during its November meeting to discontinue the curbside recycling program that had been within the borough since 1991.

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