August 6th, 2014
The St. Leo's Festival will be held for its 10th year Aug. 9-10 at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival lot in Ridgway.
Activities for the festival will start at noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, and they will end at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.
The activities include several performances by local bands, a kid's playground area, food booths and a car show.
Registration for the show starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, and judging will start at 1 p.m.
District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon concerning recent drug busts and how citizens can be aware of suspicious activity involving the synthetic drug "bath salts."
As a result of an ongoing investigation the following suspects have been charged in possession and distributing bath salts:
-- William Dilley (father of Jacob and Jeremiah), 55, 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, is charged with one count of possession of bath salts, one count of possession with intent to deliver bath salts and one count of criminal conspiracy to deliver bath salts.
KERSEY â€“ Rainy weather did not deter a crowd from gathering at the Elk County Fair on Tuesday evening for the annual opening ceremony. Various local and county officials were seated onstage and introduced as some gave a brief statement about the fair.
JONES TWP. â€“ Homeowners along Marvin Street in Wilcox have been concerned about the presence of a fowl smelling brown liquid in their yards which they think might be sewage.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection water quality specialist visited the problem area along Marvin Street Tuesday morning following multiple complaints by residents. The DEP specialist was joined on the scene by Sewage Enforcement Officer Russ Braun, Jones Township Supervisor Laurie Storrar, Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg, and several concerned homeowners in the area.
The Ridgway Area School District held a work session on Tuesday to disseminate and prepare information for their upcoming board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The meeting did include one acting motion, which was to make Dr. Lester A. Shull the acting superintendent of the school district effective Aug. 8.
William T. (Bill) Cherry, 49, of 217 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday Aug, 4, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1965, in Ridgway, son of John (Skip) Cherry and Carol Pennington Bryndel.
Bill resided in Johnsonburg all of his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1982.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and The Piedmont Club. He loved animals and being with his family.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police report charging four individuals in a recent seizure of an estimated $200,000 worth of alpha-PVP "bath salts."
The following suspects were charged on Monday in St. Marys District Court: Abby Marie Oâ€™Rourke, 30, of 331 First Ave. in Johnsonburg; Jacob Daniel Dilley, 21, of 130 Poplar Rd. in St. Marys; Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 21, of 158 North Michael St., St. Marys; and William Charles Dilley, 55, of 130 Poplar Rd., St. Marys.
The Ridgway Borough Council held a meeting on Monday at the municipal building in Ridgway to vote on approval for a new vehicle for the borough as well as a water pump project for the borough.
One of the borough's trucks was damaged in the flood and a replacement is now needed. During the meeting, borough council voted to purchase a brand new Ford F550 to replace the totaled F350.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority met Monday in the Courthouse Annex building in Ridgway to discuss the possibility of a new recycling center in St. Marys.
In an effort to get the facility in St. Marys, the authority has to submit a grant proposal to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The Ridgway Borough Municipal Authority met Tuesday at the municipal building in Ridgway to discuss a new project involving pumping water from the Clarion River, as well as to discuss updated budget issues, which included discussions on the borough's water rates.
John Urmann and Paul Reed visited the authority meeting from Allegheny Water Technology to request permission to use borough land for a new pump that will pump water out of the Clarion River for use in gas drilling.