June 4th, 2015
The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service recently donated a pediatric backboard to the St. Marys Community Pool. While the pool already has backboards that can be used on adults, the addition of this backboard will aid the facility's staff in providing the best care possible to young patrons in the event of an emergency.
KERSEY â€“ A Dollar General store will reportedly soon be constructed in the Kersey flats area of Fox Township, situated off of state route 948, with a projected opening of the end of summer or early fall.
The Fox Township zoning hearing board recently granted the store developer a dimensional variance for size allowance to construct a store larger than permitted by township ordinance.
The 9,100 square foot store is slated to be located to the right of the former Centerville Grille restaurant on a nearly two-acre parcel.
In an effort to budget for this summer's paving project, Fox Township Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said they have opted to cut out the 4-ft. widening of a road where catch basins were recently installed.
This move frees up funding in the township's road crew budget to accept the lowest paving bid of $214,943.75 from G.O. Hawbaker.
The township had budgeted $189,025 for paving, resulting in a difference of over $25,000 when compared to the lowest bid.
RIDGWAY â€“ Two Republican candidates for Highland Township supervisors will draw lots Friday with the victor being placed on the November ballot.
GOP candidates Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch are tied with 24 votes each following the May 19 primary.
The drawing of the lots, held Friday in Conference Room No. 1 in the Elk County Courthouse Annex at noon, will see both candidates draw lots; whomever draws a "1" will break the tie and receive the nomination.
That candidate will battle Democrat Lloyd Hulings in the general election in November.
The St. Marys Public Library has put out a call looking for all young superheroes in training.
For the kickoff of this year's Summer Reading Program, youngsters are invited to stop by the library Wednesday, June 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to try out their "super powers" at a number of stations that will be set up in the library's downstairs meeting room.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
â€śThis is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,â€ť said Commissioner June Sorg.
RIDGWAY â€“ The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word â€śchief.â€ť
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriffâ€™s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.
Anyone looking to play basketball at Memorial Park recently has likely been in for a bit of a surprise when they arrived to find the courts that have long been located by the park's scout house are no longer there â€“Â temporarily. Grant money was secured to completely replace the courts, and work on the project got underway in May.
While the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad made a lot of noise in their home opener on Monday night, defeating Fox Township 7-1, the game began with a moment of silence in memory of former Fox Township Legion manager Kevin Petrocchi, who died a year prior.
St. Marys City Council discussed the creation of a parking authority during a work session meeting on Monday, a parking authority that will likely be put to a vote during the council's upcoming Monday, June 15 meeting.
St. Marys Councilman Ned Jacob said he plans on making a motion that the council creates the authority, but added that he didn't want to make the motion during Monday's meeting as he wanted to give a few weeks for the other council members to think about the issue.