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August 28th, 2012

SWA considers document-shredding options

August 28, 2012

RIDGWAY – At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, discussion on how to provide a document-shredding event for the public continued.

Stream monitoring project rolls along

August 28, 2012

Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine of the Elk County Conservation District updated officials on the status of the Elk County Monitoring Project during Monday night's regular meeting.
"Much time was spent this summer getting systems up and running and projecting data to the internet," Bonfardine said.
The monitoring project is designed to keep track of stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling activity by measuring the temperature, flow and conductivity in each stream.
According to Bonfardine, seven of the 11 satellite telemetry systems are online and running.

August 27th

Lady Dutch tennis team opens season with win

August 27, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team opened their season Monday by defeating the Brockway Lady Rovers by an 8-1 score at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Amy Orr of the Lady Dutch won by a 10-0 score over Taylor Hepler.
Aubrey Wiesner of the Lady Dutch defeated Anna Brinkley by a 10-0 score at second singles.
At first doubles, Brockway’s Taylor Hepler and Taryn Licatovich defeated Danielle McCoy and Emiley Challingsworth by an 8-1 score.

Jailed Milliard charged with drug offense

August 27, 2012

JEFFERSON CO. - New charges have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, in connection with his alleged orchestration of drug sales from Jefferson County Jail, where he is currently incarcerated after being charged with two Elk County arsons and attempted murder in the beating of a Ridgway man.
Milliard was imprisoned on July 24 after being officially charged in arsons committed in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and 2012, respectively, as well as attempted homicide and related charges in the June 23, 2011 beating of Todd "TJ" Asti, 44, of Ridgway.

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.

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