July 4th, 2014
BENEZETTE â€“ What does an elk eat?
With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.
The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.
When Bruno Iorfido volunteered to help out at a wrestling camp that former Pitt-Johnstown teammates Isaac Greeley and Aaron Rendos were running in Port Allegany in June 2003, the future seemed set for the UPJ star.
A three-time Academic All-American who finished eighth at that year's NCAA Division II championships as a junior, Iorfido would shoot for the top of the podium in his senior year before returning to his hometown of Ridgway, where he'd won four consecutive District 9 titles as an Elker, to teach and coach at his alma mater.
PennDOT officials, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police will be banding together in an effort to make Independence Day holiday travel safer.
After a string of dog-related incidents, Ridgway borough's dog ordinances have recently come into the light.
According to subsection 103 of Chapter 2 of the borough code pertaining to animals: "It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs to allow or permit such dogs to run at large in the borough. Running "at large" includes any dog unrestrained in "any public highway, street, alley, park or any other public land, or upon property with another person other than the owner and not being accompanied by or under the control of the owner or any other person having custody of said dog."
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday presented two $5,000 scholarships to area students preparing to attend college.
Kristin Dippold and Dalton Sheasley both received $5,000 scholarships. Dippold will be attending Bucknell University while Sheasley will be doing undergraduate studies at West Virginia University.
As budget discussions continue to dominate Harrisburg this week, funding within the state spending plan seem to have adverse effects on area human services groups.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two men have been charged in separate incidents with sale or transfer of firearms, unsworn falsification to authorities and disorderly conduct for attempting to purchase firearms at Elk County Ammo and Arms in St. Marys.
With the number of criminal cases filed in Elk County on pace for a record high, changes within the county judicial system are imminent.
Commissioners and county salary board members on Tuesday voted to eliminate two county intermediate punishment program [IPP] positions and create two additional adult probation officer positions.
Restoration work and exterior repairs are still underway on the courthouse clock tower in downtown Ridgway.
Commissioners recently approved a change order for $18,000 to replace damaged artificial slate.
Charles A. Vogt, 62, of Fombell, died Monday, June 30, 2014 while in the comfort of his home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Donna (Oâ€™Brien) Vogt.
Charles was employed in the logging business and later operated heavy equipment for 30 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and pitching horseshoes. Despite his illness, Charles was still able to fully harvest and process his own deer last December. Above all, he loved and cherished his family and friends dearly.