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August 27th, 2012

Top 10 OSHA citations for oil/gas sites

August 27, 2012

RIDGWAY – At a recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Erie office presented a “top 10 list” of the most frequent violations OSHA has encountered recently in the oil and gas industry.
According to Harmon, the following violations are those for which OSHA representatives have issuing the most citations:
1. Guarding floor/wall openings

Conservation District hopes to add staff member

August 27, 2012

The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] will advertise for a new technician position following an approval from the Elk County Commissioners to provide half of the funding.
ECCD Manager Steve Putt and Chairman Russ Braun reported meeting with the commissioners to discuss funding possibilities for a resource conservation technician.

August 26th

Sunny skies for Aviation Festival

August 26, 2012

Carl C. Winkler

August 26, 2012

Carl C. Winkler, 92, of Force, and recently of St. Joseph Terrace, Weedville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois.
He was born Dec. 17, 1919 in Force, son of the late Frank Winkler Sr. and Stella (Gusherowski) Winkler.
On May 3, 1941 he married Shirley Geraldine Smart, who preceded him in death on June 8, 1982.

Another arson case reported in Johnsonburg

August 26, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A small fire reportedly originated in the basement of an unoccupied house along Main Street in Johnsonburg early Saturday morning. The fire has been ruled an arson, at least the ninth such case reported in Elk County since May 30.
Fire departments were called at 1:52 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 25 at 236 Main St. in Johnsonburg. The fire damaged the abandoned residential structure and State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti ruled the blaze to be arson.
Damage was reportedly minimal although a dollar estimate is not available at this time. There were no injuries reported.

South Street Botanicals creates a customer friendly experience

August 26, 2012

une was a time of transition for South Street Botanicals in Ridgway, something owner Brandy Raubenstrauch says was simply cosmetic.
“I like change a lot,” Raubenstrauch said. “This also gave us the opportunity to help us increase our retail space and separate the Tea House.”
The new layout features the gift shop in the garden conservatory where the Tea House was originally.

August 24th

Kersey hay fire

August 24, 2012

The PA State Police Fire Marshal and the Ridgway Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 10:02 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2012 at a farm located at 753 Kemmer Rd. and owned by Lynn Wright of Kersey. According to police, the fire damaged a silo and several round bales of hay. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature. Damage was estimated at $4,700. There were no injuries. The Fox Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Shale companies costing Jay Twp. money

August 24, 2012

JAY TWP. - According to the Jay Township Board of Supervisors, the municipality and its taxpayers are footing increasingly large bills for communications made by Marcellus Shale companies utilizing the PA One Call (PAOC) system.
According to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), the function of the PAOC is to prevent damage to underground facilities by informing excavators, contractors, plumbers, builders, designers, and the general public of where underground lines are located before any projects in which earth will be disturbed commence.

Ranch built for children slated for grand opening

August 24, 2012

Flying Dove Ranch, located along Old Red Mill Dam Road just outside of Ridgway, will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be food, refreshments, games, horse and buggy rides, face painting, clowns, balloon animals and more. The ranch is conveniently located 8.5 miles north of Ridgway off of Montmorenci Road and encases visitors within its 82 acres of outdoor tranquility.

August 23rd

BCAT to benefit region

August 23, 2012

The Brockway Center for Arts and Technology [BCAT], a multiyear collaborative effort, is currently in the final stage of its planning phase. Its doors are scheduled to open in January 2013 with initial program offerings in medical billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.
BCAT board members were on hand during a recent meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's board of directors to discuss the newly-established facility.

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