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February 26th, 2015

Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’

February 27, 2015

JAMES CITY – A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the “injection well’ controversy “has the potential to bankrupt us.”
This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City.

Potential Ridgway Twp. ordinance concerns gas industry rep

February 27, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Jeff Wilhelm, a land use litigator with Reed Smith, was one attendee at Thursday's Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting, and he was the only oil and gas representative to speak during the nearly 90-minute meeting.
Wilhelm, representing Hunt Marcellus Operating Company, LLC, informed the supervisors that he has "deep concerns" with the curative amendment process, and that the supervisors should expect a written response from the company.
"You will be getting a response from us," Wilhelm said. "There are some things I have deep concerns with."

Cpl. Clancy remembered with Marine bench

February 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – A bench marked USMC for the United States Marine Corps has been donated by Douglas Ryan of Altoona on behalf of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to the Clancy family in memory of their son, Corporal Donovan E. Clancy.
Born July 27, 1988 to Tina and Kevin Clancy of Ridgway, Donovan went to Saint Leo’s for grade school and did his high school years in Elk County Catholic. He attended Penn State College for pre-med dentistry.

Bosworth seminar explains bringing carvings to life

February 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – Mark Bosworth attended his first Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous last year and had on display a fantastic memorial piece of a girl, Amanda Putney, who had died in a tragic car accident in 2012. The piece was a bit larger than life of her with wings raised lying on the neck of her horse and with other, smaller carvings, brought real attention to Bosworth for their realism.

February 25th

Clarion-Limestone beat Crusaders 49-40 in OT

February 26, 2015

The Clarion-Limestone Lions advanced to the District 9 Class A boys championship game by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 49-40 score in overtime Wednesday night at Clarion University's Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.

3 counties offer support of regional rail authority

February 25, 2015

RIDGWAY – The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges.
The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.

Concert to benefit SMA metal shop

February 25, 2015

For the fifth straight year St. Marys Auto Body is sponsoring a community country concert featuring legendary country group Shenandoah taking the stage on Saturday, March 7 at St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium.
A portion of each ticket sold benefits the SMAHS metal shop program.
The Grammy award winning band has also been named an ACM (Academy of Country Music) Vocal Group of the Year. They have 13 No. 1 hits including "Church on Cumberland Road," "Two Dozen Roses," "If Bubba Can Dance I Can Too" and "Ghost In This House," just to name a few.

North Central hears audit presentation

February 25, 2015

Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2014-2014 fiscal year.
Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit.

Chainsaw carver Scott Dow highlights form, movement

February 25, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous seminar Wednesday morning featured Scott Dow who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing.
He has been doing chainsaw carving for six years which he picked up when his wife Jennifer said it was something she thought he could do. Dow is now a full-time chainsaw carver

Robert J. Hupfer

February 25, 2015

Robert J. Hupfer, 85, of 128 Averyville Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 4, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Gertrude Feldbauer Hupfer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1991 after 43 years of service as a first class tool and die maker.
On Aug. 8, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Fidelis Goodreau, who survives.

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