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March 25th, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is currently preparing for spring cleanup days in Elk County, where they will be assisting in the collection of electronics as well as used tires for municipalities throughout the county.
The authority, in conjunction with eLoop, will be hosting an electronics collection at the former municipal building located along Ridgway Drive in Ridgway Township. On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., used electronics will be transported directly from the site by eLoop, who regularly collect electronics from the community recycling center in St. Marys.
Congressman Glenn "GT' Thompson visited with area students recently during a multi-school tour where they discussed various topics. Elk County Catholic High School student government participants had the opportunity to interact with Thompson as part of a question and answer session which yielded discussion on current events.
Elk County Catholic School System President Sam MacDonald greeted Thompson and his staff member Deborah Pontzer, an economic development and workforce specialist based out of Ridgway.
The general consensus of business owners along South St. Marys Street seems to be that the inconveniences are worthwhile in the end.
Steve and Kim Kunes, owners of Ace Auto, said that they lost 10 feet of their property to the state right-of-way but the retaining wall was rebuilt at no cost to them.
â€śWeâ€™re happy for the wall,â€ť Steve said. â€śI wish they would have finished the wall and I wish they would have made the wall higher so I could have got some of my property back, but thatâ€™s the state. They took quite a bit.â€ť
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The old Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township building was razed on Monday. Work began in the morning and into the afternoon hours. The new building stands in the background.
Anchors Away Owner Christa Wright of Kersey along with the assistance of her husband Scott, said it was her family's love of seafood which inspired her to open the new store which offers shellfish, fresh fish and frozen specialities.
Fast forward one year later and Wright's dream has become a reality.
"It's been nice meeting new people. Everyone that comes in has a different story on why they stopped by and what seafood is their favorite," Wright said.
Easter is less than a month away, meaning that it is also once again nearly time for the annual Bunny Hop 5K run/walk, which benefits The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Now in its fourth year, the Bunny Hop was started by the Frank and Paladino families in memory of family members who died from brain aneurysms.
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 on the Vine Road side of Benzinger Park and will follow the same route used in past years. Walkers will set out at 10 a.m. and runners will start an hour later at 11 a.m.
A small crowd of hungry readers gathered at the St. Marys Public Library on Saturday afternoon to see what people had cooked up for their entries into the library's first Edible Book Contest.
Those who attended were not disappointed as individuals of all ages showed off their culinary talents by concocting some creative cakes and cupcakes displaying themes or characters connected to some of their favorite books.
As Elk County Catholic High School prepares to welcome a small group of Chinese students for the 2014-15 school year as part of its International Students Program, the school is seeking to meet with those interested in becoming host families.
Local families would host students in their homes for 10 months beginning in mid-August through the end of the school year. A $5,000 stipend is being offered to each family to compensate for meals, boarding, utilities, and transportation.
The SGL Warriors Relay for Life team will be holding their 11th semi-annual comedy show, LOL Stand Up Comedy Show, on Saturday, March 29 at the Edgewood Hall. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the show, which will feature three comedians, will begin around 8 p.m. The funds raised through the event, which also features various giveaways, are credited to the team's total, but all of the money goes toward the total for the Elk County Relay for Life.
Bill Babik, captain of the SGL Warriors, indicated that all three comedians for the show are from Ohio.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Former Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department treasurer Phillip McKay Jr., 61, will reportedly be seeking a reduced sentence for punishments stemming from a November conviction of device access fraud. Upon conviction, McKay was sentenced to five years probation and $10,698.43 in restitution payments.