July 16th, 2012
Following a recommendation from the Water, Sewer, Refuse and Streets Committee, the Borough of Ridgway will move forward with a water line replacement project at the Laurel Mill Reservoir.
According to the committee's report, the upgrade will include replacing two 12-inch water mains from the reservoir to the Clarion River.
Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy discussed using one 18-inch line as an alternative to replacing the two lines to save money but said in the event of an emergency, the Borough of Ridgway could wind up without water if something happened to that main line.
The following statement was issued by the City of St. Marys Police Department and the Crystal Fire Department late Monday afternoon:
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police and Crystal Fire Department recognize the concerns that the citizens have regarding the recent fires that have occurred. We want to assure the community that we are working very hard to resolve those investigations and are committed to doing all that we can while working with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and other agencies to make that happen.
ST. MARYS â€“ The results of a recent fundraiser to benefit families who take their children to the Cleft-Craniofacial Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-UPMC left the planners smiling, and will help bring smiles to more children in western Pennsylvania.
"An Afternoon of Smiles and Sunshine," held on May 20 at The Red Fern in St. Marys, brought in funds to help children with cleft palates and other craniofacial conditions and their families with travel expenses and other associated costs while getting treatment.
Bertha N. Wickett, 80, of St. Marys, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Select Specialty Services in Erie.
She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Margaret Leightner Brennen. She married Jerome V. Wickett, who predeceased her on Dec. 23, 2010. She resided all of her life in St. Marys. Mrs. Wickett was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed at Sylvania for a number of years.
WILCOX â€“Â The Fox Township American Legion baseball team forced a championship game with Wilcox in the Elk County American Legion Baseball League after a 5-2 victory Monday night at Jones Township Community Park.
The deciding game for the league title and a berth in the Region 8 tournament will be at 5:30 p.m. tonight and will again be at Jones Township Community Park.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's Unit, St. Marys City Police, and the Crystal Fire Department report conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 137 Lynch Rd. in St. Marys. The fire has been ruled arson.
Just one week after opening its doors, Gallery 219 Antiques at 114 N. Broad St. in downtown Ridgway is already unlike many of the antique shops in the area.
The newly renovated space offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles ranging from items dating back to the turn of the century to classic Americana from the 1950s.
For store owner and St. Marys resident Stephen Bagley, antiquing or "junking" as he likes to refer to it runs in his blood.
The Fox Township Amerian Legion Post 511 baseball team earned a trip to the Elk County League championship game with a hard-fought 8-6 victory over St. Marys on Saturday night at Berwind Park.
Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.
The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.
Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.
The investigation into a local doctor in response to the death of a patient due to complications caused by medications prescribed her is being led by the Pa. Department of State following her father's continued appeals to state officials for an investigation.
Jim Buehler of Ridgway has spent the last four years pursuing legal action in the July 7, 2008 death of his daughter, Heather Buehler Armanini, whom he claims was prescribed excessive amounts of powerful, habit-forming drugs by a local doctor, including a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen.