April 27th, 2012
During a recent East Branch Dam Safety Initiative meeting, residents and various agency personnel were notified about new updates to the project.
"We're considering for this project a community information system. We've done this at some of our other projects. It will be voluntary and will be a 9-1-1 type number, although it is not an emergency line," said Mike Rattay, project manager.
The system consists of an automated calling list which will contact people in the evening to announce public meetings, construction activities, road closures, and other events.
With summer drawing closer and vacation season along with it, law enforcement officials are asking the public to take simple precautions in safeguarding their home against burglary.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than two billion burglaries occurred in the U.S. in 2009, with an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property. Of those, nearly three-fourths were residential, with the average dollar loss-per-burglary $2,096.
ECC plays host to SMA today
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team held on to defeat the Brockway Rovers by a 6-4 score Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic opened a 4-0 lead after one inning of play before the game was stopped for 30 to 45 minutes for a rain delay. When the game resumed, neither team scored until the top of the fifth, when the Rovers scored a run. Elk answered with two runs in the home half of the fifth to open a 6-1 lead. Brockway was able to score three runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 6-4, where it remained.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team improved their record to 10-0 on the season with a 10-0 victory in six innings over the visiting Ridgway Lady Elkers Wednesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders scored seven runs in the home half of the sixth inning to put the game away with the 10-run mercy rule in effect.
â€śWe were a little rusty after the week off,â€ť said ECCHS coach Joe Coroso. â€śTaylor Schlimm threw another gem and Jessie Ginther had the only extra base hit of the contest. Everyone hit the ball hard and sometimes thatâ€™s all you can ask.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen baseball team was dealt a tough 11-1 five-inning loss by DuBois Area High School on Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
St. Marys' lone run came in the second inning, while DuBois scored one in the first, three in the third and fifth, and four in the fourth.
Elk County Catholic baseball lost a 2-1, 8-inning game to Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Sam and Josh Roselli had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively, for the Elkers.
In the eighth inning, Josh Roselli hit a flare which dropped just over shortstop for the Crusaders, which allowed Jesse Reynolds to score the winning run from second base. After a 5-3 groundout and a strikeout, Reynolds was able to reach second base on an ECC throwing error trying to get Reynolds out at first.
Audrey M. Smith, 91, of 103 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 25, 1920 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Anna Kletzer Resch.
On Dec. 26, 1951, in St. Marys, she married the late Gerald J. Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2011.
RIDGWAY - The 31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon will commence Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Ridgway. From there, runners will head down to the Clarion/Little Toby Trail for a 5-mile run. Bikers then will then make a 15-mile round trip on Portland Mills Road (state Route 949) before riding a canoe or kayak from Country Squirrel Outfitters to the finish line at the Portland Mills canoe launch.
Back in February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.1 billion state budget proposal that held the line on taxes while making deep cuts in higher education assistance.
The spending plan is reportedly only a 1-percent decrease from last year's budget; however, Corbett's initial plan calls for cuts of over $300 million from 14 state-owned universities and a small reduction in funding for public schools.
According to David Mitchell, the current director of Corbett's northwest regional office out of Erie, the proposed budget continues to be the hot topic in Harrisburg.
Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.