April 13th, 2012
Residents voiced their concern to the Fox Township Supervisors on numerous issues during a recent meeting.
Brian Dornisch presented his concern about the dust problems along the far end of Boone Mountain Road where he resides. He stated the dust is "causing unacceptable living conditions" and said he has missed several days of work due to the dust affecting his allergies.
Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said Boone Mountain Road is one of the first roads scheduled to be oiled.
Dornisch also voiced his concern about the speeding vehicles, specifically ATVs, along the road.
BRADFORD - On Friday morning, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university's main campus for the past two months.
According to UPB Director of Communications and Marketing Pat Cercone, at 10:30 a.m. Friday the main campus received an email stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.
Donald R. "Captain" Allegretto, 69, of 879 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, April 13, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1942 in Buffalo, N.Y., son of the late Raymond and Betty Sample Allegretto. On Aug. 5, 1967 in St. Ann's Church, Wilcox, he married Katherine "Kaki" Gelsick, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Rasselas, having attended Wilcox and Johnsonburg schools. He was a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, serving overseas as an SP4 with Co. B, 166th Eng. Bn.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team lost a 10-9, nine-inning contest to the Brookville Raiders Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Brookville took the lead 7-5 after three innings of play. The Dutch scored four times in the fourth inning to take the 9-7 lead. Brookville would tie the game at nine with two runs in the sixth inning. Neither team would score until the top of the ninth when Brookville was able to score a run on one hit, a hit batsman and an error.
With trout season set to begin in the region on April 14, the Straub Brewery's annual Fishing Program was under way Thursday, with 75 tagged trout to be stocked in area waterways.
Don "Flip" Bobenrieth, sales representative for Straub's north central market, began the day by picking up the rainbow trout, ranging in size from 19 to 26 inches long, from the Lake Clear Creek Fish and Deer Farm in Emporium.
"I went down this morning and got them. Yesterday we stocked Emporium and today we'll be stocking the other creeks in DuBois, Johnsonburg, and Brockway," Bobenrieth said.
April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a period in which outreach groups place extra emphasis on raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating people and the public at large about how to prevent it.
Beginning in the fall, the Elk County Catholic School System will incorporate iPads into their curriculum.
JAY TWP. - The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a warning to Jay Township residents urging them to lock their vehicles and take valuable items inside following a recent string of burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles in the area.
Trooper Craig A. Smith, the investigating officer in two recent thefts from a motor vehicle, said the criminal activity has peaked within the last month and the investigation has yet to yield any suspects.
Richard L. Carrara, 76, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born in Coal Hollow on March 31, 1936, a son of the late Joseph and Inez Contrini Carrara.
Residing in Fairview, Richard owned Carrara Steel & Carrara Steel Erectors, Amthor Steel, Serafiniâ€™s Restaurant, the Inn at Presque Isle and Sparkling Ponds Winery. He was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church.
RIDGWAY - Township supervisors from Elk County had concerns about the stateâ€™s new oil and gas drilling law versus local ordinances at a recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Fox Township Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi and Jay Township Supervisor Murray Lilley questioned representatives from the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) about protections in the new law (Act 13 of 2012) and whether they were sufficient to adequately shield area residents and water sources from the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling.