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July 2nd, 2014
Memorial Park, Benzinger Park, and the St. Marys Community Pool are teaming up to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) during a weeklong drive that will run from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 11. CAPSEA, Inc. provides confidential services to victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in both Elk and Cameron Counties and has a wish list of items which are needed to help victims and their families.
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed an update of a water line in the Toby Water System during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Work would entail replacing old lines and possibly moving lines as well.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi said he contacted the St. Marys Water Authority with an offer to pay for a tap to a residence from one of the St. Marys lines, however the cost is just under $4,000. For that amount Gradizzi said it is cheaper for the township to run a line from the pipe.
Supervisor Mike Keller brought up the possibility of upgrading their connection with St. Marys water.
RIDGWAY â€“ PennDOT officials, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police will be banding together in an effort to make Independence Day holiday travel safer.
Last year, there were 256 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 11 fatalities from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 9. This marked a decrease from 2012, where there were 355 alcohol-related crashes and 20 fatalities. Also during the holiday period last year there were 69 drug-related crashes and four fatalities in those crashes.
Two members of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015, Samantha Candalor and Garrett Wendel, are preparing to spend part of their summer participating in the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School programs.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday presented two $5,000 scholarships to area students preparing to attend college.
Kristin Dippold and Dalton Sheasley both received $5,000 scholarships. Dippold will be attending Bucknell University while Sheasley will be doing undergraduate studies at West Virginia University.
RIDGWAY â€“ As budget discussions continue to dominate Harrisburg this week, funding within the state spending plan seem to have adverse effects on area human services groups.
Two men have been charged in separate incidents with sale or transfer of firearms, unsworn falsification to authorities and disorderly conduct for attempting to purchase firearms at Elk County Ammo and Arms in St. Marys.
RIDGWAY â€“ With the number of criminal cases filed in Elk County on pace for a record high, changes within the county judicial system are imminent.
Commissioners and county salary board members on Tuesday voted to eliminate two county intermediate punishment program [IPP] positions and create two additional adult probation officer positions.
RIDGWAY â€“ Restoration work and exterior repairs are still underway on the courthouse clock tower in downtown Ridgway.
Commissioners recently approved a change order for $18,000 to replace damaged artificial slate.
Seneca Resources, who notified Ridgway residents of their intentions to conduct seismic testing in late spring, has recently brought a team to Ridgway in order to conduct the tests.
Seismic Equipment Solutions in conjunction with Blueline Geo out of Forth Worth, Texas, have set up shop off of Front Street in Ridgway and are reportedly testing areas in the Boot Jack and state Route 120 areas.