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July 9th, 2014

Council sponsors rails to trail application

July 9, 2014

St. Marys City Council unanimously approved to sponsor a grant application for the West Creek Recreational Trail Association as part of a project connecting St. Marys to Emporium via an 18.9-mile corridor.
Cliff Clark, president of West Creek Recreational Trail Association, was in attendance at Monday's meeting to explain the project.

McMillen held for court in contraband case

July 9, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A preliminary hearing was held Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge George A. King for an inmate of Elk County Prison charged with possession of contraband or controlled substances in the prison.
Keenan McMillen, 21, of 182 Sara Rd., St. Marys, was held for court on all charges for an incident that occurred on April 12.

327 take part in Inner Park Day

July 9, 2014

The occasional rain showers that passed through the area early Wednesday afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of the 327 area youngsters between the ages of 5-14 taking part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
This year's turnout was nearly the same as last year's, and Memorial Park Director Jason Schreiber remarked that he and his staff were "very happy" with the number of youngsters taking part in the event.
"Five years ago we had a lot at 180. To almost double that is unbelievable," Schreiber said.

July 8th

Highway project slated for late October finish

July 8, 2014

The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, provided an update to council and several residents in attendance at the workshop.

Tree-lined highway may be sight of the past

July 8, 2014

Residents of South St. Marys Street interested in planting trees in their front yards following the completion of the state Route 255 project are in for a challenging process.
PennDOT does not plan on replacing any trees cut down at the start of the highway project due to an array of challenges including the root system eventually interfering with newly-installed underground utilities.
A majority of the trees were situated on PennDOT's right-of-way that runs 50 feet from the center line of the road and extends up to the front porch of some homes.

Rock n' Roll Fridays in Fox Twp.

July 8, 2014

KERSEY – The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.
"This is actually the first year doing this and before it was ECCOTA's 'Concerts in the Park' that they were doing," said Debby Agosti, Recreational Facilities Director at Fox Township Community Park.

Sewer Authority a no show at Jay Twp. Water meeting

July 8, 2014

JAY TWP. – Jay Township Water Authority members expected a representative of the Sewer Authority to attend Tuesday night's meeting to discuss meter readings, but no members of the group were present.
Visitor Christine Gavazzi said that at the last Sewer Authority meeting, they had emphatically stated that they would send at least one representative to the next Water Authority meeting.

July 7th

Concerns arise over new water basins

July 7, 2014

Numerous residents were on hand during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting expressing their concern over a new biofiltration basin situated on West Arch Street.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, explained the basins are designed to filter stormwater rather than hold it for a period of no longer than 36 hours. The only water going into it are rainwater and runoff from two inlets, one each on Arch and West Arch streets.

Milliard pleads guilty to firearms charges

July 7, 2014

Francis Anthony Millard, 56, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in federal court to charges of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon.

Department hosting Recovery 2014 at carnival

July 7, 2014

The Ridgway Fire Department is hoping community members will use this year's carnival as a celebration of sorts as the area continues to recover from the May 21 flood that ravaged the town, particularly the borough of Ridgway.
"We've all had it rough with the flooding that we experienced," said firefighter Frank Quattrone. "At a directors meeting we mentioned that with the pool being held up a few weeks, the flood, and the YMCA going through their renovations, we really want to make this year's carnival nice for our community and county. We're hoping everything goes well."

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