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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.

Dutch wrestlers down DuBois Area 43-23

January 7, 2015

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling squad picked up another big win at home Tuesday evening, defeating D9 Class AAA rival DuBois Area 43-23 in the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

Crusaders use strong second half to beat Chucks 72-50

January 7, 2015

After a flat first 16 minutes of play, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders came out in the second half to outscore the Punxsutawney Chucks 31-16 on their way to a 72-50 District 9 League victory at the ECCHS gym Tuesday night.

January 5th

Dutchmen hold on for 59-57 win over Brockway Rovers

January 6, 2015

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team held on for a 59-57 non-league win over the Brockway Rovers Monday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

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

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