October 8th, 2014
Ridgway boys golf won 199-208 over Elk County Catholic in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Leaning Pines Golf Course.
In response to a growing Marcellus Shale presence in the St. Marys, City Council has proposed tighter restrictions in its draft oil and gas zoning ordinance.
Under the direction of council, city solicitor Tom Wagner drafted the ordinance to which he presented updated changes to during council's Monday evening work session.
The action on the ordinance is due to growing Marcellus Shale activity within the region, specifically that of Seneca Resources as they increase their efforts within the city to establish at least three well pads.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Thanks to funding from the Elk County Commissioners and the Johnsonburg Borough, the community building in Johnsonburg received new doors and the Johnson Run Bridge received needed repairs, after flooding in May caused severe damage and left the bridge unsafe.
The county commissioners approved two separate grant requests to help fund the community improvement projects, one through their Act 13 fund, and the other from Elk County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
Albert G. Treylinek, 89, of 113 Villa Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.
St. Marys Area hosted its last home cross country meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon. It was also senior night for the cross country team and they honored their two seniors, Austin Frey and Casey Kline.Â
St. Marys did not have enough boys for a team as they only fielded three runners, and Brookville did not have enough girls for a team with only four runners.
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads hosted runners from Kane on Tuesday afternoon during a rainy meet at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves by a score of 15-44. Kane did not have enough runners to field a girls' team.
Senior Jake Fritz scored twice in less than a minute midway through the second half Tuesday to give St. Marys a 3-1 rain-drenched win at Kane in boys soccer.
A proposal to utilize the St. Marys City Hall basement as an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on an as needed basis was proposed Monday evening to members of City Council.
The proposal was part of an update on the city's Emergency Management (EMA) Committee provided by EMA Director John Feldbauer.
Establishing an EOC was one of the first things the committee decided the city needs.
"We wanted to make sure we can deal with it here, within the city of St. Marys, and not rely on outside agencies for help," Feldbauer said.