September 5th, 2014
FOX TWP. â€“ The Fox Township Supervisors unanimously agreed to participate in a partnership with Penn State University to investigate the potential liability associated with a roadside spring which has tested positive for two forms of bacteria.
As part of the agreement, the township would act as a client for Penn State law students who will provide free advice on any potential liability the township could face as a result of the contamination.
The Elk County Conservation District is hosting the 3rd Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Mill Ski Trail.
This trail challenge was started in honor of Les Haas who died unexpectedly on Feb. 24, 2012. He was an avid outdoorsman that served on the board of the Elk County Conservation District for eight years, and also served as a Waterways Conservation Officer with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission for 20 years.
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JOHNSONBURG â€“ It may have not looked promising to start with but Johnsonburg volleyball made sure by the end of the evening, the Ramettes had a different result than the season opener.
After a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Tuesday evening, Johnsonburg rallied after a first-set loss for a 3-1 (15-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-22) victory over Ridgway Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Ridgway boys soccer moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 3-1 victory over the Kane Wolves on a hot Thursday afternoon.
"It's my fault for them not being totally in shape but I had to give them [Wednesday] off," Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. "It's just heat. They came out and did what they needed to do to win."
Ridgway opened the game quickly and had a 1-0 lead in the third minute as freshman Alec McManus dribbled home a shot about 10 yards out and was able to bury it in the right corner for the game's first goal.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes were only able to pick up one singles win Thursday on the tennis courts en route to a 5-4 loss to visiting Brockway.
"This is the second match that we had a great chance to win as it actually came down to a couple points," said Johnsonburg head varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber. "I'm disappointed in the results but not in the effort."
Carlos R. Soler, 90, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Orange City, Fla.
Carlos was retired United States Navy with 30 years of service. He lived in Florida and moved to Ridgway with his wife Betty in 2006. They would enjoy their summers in Ridgway and their winters in Florida. Carlos was also a lifetime member of the Ridgway Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Soler, and his brother, George Soler.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority met Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ridgway Township Building to discuss the open treasurer position within the authority, as well as other matters.
Former treasurer Bill Briggs resigned in June but the authority never voted to accept his resignation until Thursday's meeting. The board approved Briggs' resignation as long as Briggs would write a new resignation letter.
ST. MARYS â€“ In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting prank call, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Brian Toth proposed an upgrade to the district's notification system.
While Toth praised the efforts of emergency personnel, staff and students, he noted the difficulty in communicating at times and the dissemination of misinformation, specifically through social media.
ST. MARYS â€“ A prominent Pittsburgh doctor is scheduled to speak Monday at the Elk County cancer support group's meeting at the CEC Building along Erie Avenue in St. Marys.
The event is to take place in Room G4 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ellen Beckjord, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides care for people affected by cancer as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Psycho-Oncology Clinical Service.