July 2nd, 2014
After two unsuccessful attempts to secure bids which met their budget requirements for roof replacement on the Fox Township Municipal Building, the Fox Township Supervisors plan to seek a private contractor for the job.
Supervisors Mike Keller and Randy Gradizzi noted they will negotiate the cost of the project with a potential contractor.
Memorial Park, Benzinger Park, and the St. Marys Community Pool are teaming up to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) during a weeklong drive that will run from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 11. CAPSEA, Inc. provides confidential services to victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in both Elk and Cameron Counties and has a wish list of items which are needed to help victims and their families.
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed an update of a water line in the Toby Water System during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Work would entail replacing old lines and possibly moving lines as well.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi said he contacted the St. Marys Water Authority with an offer to pay for a tap to a residence from one of the St. Marys lines, however the cost is just under $4,000. For that amount Gradizzi said it is cheaper for the township to run a line from the pipe.
Supervisor Mike Keller brought up the possibility of upgrading their connection with St. Marys water.
RIDGWAY â€“ PennDOT officials, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police will be banding together in an effort to make Independence Day holiday travel safer.
Last year, there were 256 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 11 fatalities from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 9. This marked a decrease from 2012, where there were 355 alcohol-related crashes and 20 fatalities. Also during the holiday period last year there were 69 drug-related crashes and four fatalities in those crashes.
Edward S. Levanduski, 80, of Pine Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands-DuBois after a short illness.
He was born Sept. 3, 1933 in Tyler, son of the late James and Bernice (Sadowski) Levanduski.
On Sept. 3, 1955, he married Josephine (Skrzypek), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Huston Township High School, Class of 1952, and retired from Airco Speer in 1996 after 42 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force. He enjoyed the Steelers, Pirates, hunting and especially his dog â€śShabby.â€ť
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Vito Eozzo, 79, of 617 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born July 12, 1934 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Nicholas and Vincenza Eozzo. On June 13, 1959, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Jean M. Feldbauer, who survives
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1952. He was the retired owner of Vito's Dairy Dell in St. Marys where he worked for 45 dedicated years of service to his faithful customers, whom he considered his family. He was famous for his Vito's Hoagies.
Two members of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015, Samantha Candalor and Garrett Wendel, are preparing to spend part of their summer participating in the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School programs.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday presented two $5,000 scholarships to area students preparing to attend college.
Kristin Dippold and Dalton Sheasley both received $5,000 scholarships. Dippold will be attending Bucknell University while Sheasley will be doing undergraduate studies at West Virginia University.
RIDGWAY â€“ As budget discussions continue to dominate Harrisburg this week, funding within the state spending plan seem to have adverse effects on area human services groups.
Two men have been charged in separate incidents with sale or transfer of firearms, unsworn falsification to authorities and disorderly conduct for attempting to purchase firearms at Elk County Ammo and Arms in St. Marys.