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Archive - 2014

October 8th

County grants help fund projects

October 8, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Thanks to funding from the Elk County Commissioners and the Johnsonburg Borough, the community building in Johnsonburg received new doors and the Johnson Run Bridge received needed repairs, after flooding in May caused severe damage and left the bridge unsafe.
The county commissioners approved two separate grant requests to help fund the community improvement projects, one through their Act 13 fund, and the other from Elk County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

Albert G. Treylinek

October 8, 2014

Albert G. Treylinek, 89, of 113 Villa Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

October 7th

Clancy now 'presumed dead' after exhausting search

October 8, 2014

Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.

Lady Crusader volleyball downs Lady Dutch 3-0

October 7, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.

St. Marys holds final cross country home meet of season

October 7, 2014

St. Marys Area hosted its last home cross country meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon. It was also senior night for the cross country team and they honored their two seniors, Austin Frey and Casey Kline. 
St. Marys did not have enough boys for a team as they only fielded three runners, and Brookville did not have enough girls for a team with only four runners.

Dippold sets new girls' course record, Crusaders beat Kane

October 7, 2014

The Elk County Catholic cross country squads hosted runners from Kane on Tuesday afternoon during a rainy meet at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves by a score of 15-44. Kane did not have enough runners to field a girls' team.

St. Marys sloshes pass Kane in boys soccer, 3-1

October 7, 2014

Senior Jake Fritz scored twice in less than a minute midway through the second half Tuesday to give St. Marys a 3-1 rain-drenched win at Kane in boys soccer.

EMA committee seeks emergency op center

October 7, 2014

A proposal to utilize the St. Marys City Hall basement as an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on an as needed basis was proposed Monday evening to members of City Council.
The proposal was part of an update on the city's Emergency Management (EMA) Committee provided by EMA Director John Feldbauer.
Establishing an EOC was one of the first things the committee decided the city needs.
"We wanted to make sure we can deal with it here, within the city of St. Marys, and not rely on outside agencies for help," Feldbauer said.

Act 13 funds pay for debris fees from flood

October 7, 2014

RIDGWAY – Ridgway Borough is benefitting from the disbursement of Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees to offset costs associated with the May 21 flooding disaster that ravaged the town.
Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman on Tuesday morning accepted a check from the Elk County Board of Commissioners for $28,721.84 to cover the costs of rolloff dumpsters provided for the residents by the borough.

Pisani sentenced on drug charges

October 7, 2014

RIDGWAY – Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

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