April 6th, 2015
MT. JEWETT â€“ The borough of Mt. Jewett is hoping to seek federal aid for projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
But the borough won't be able to apply for funding without the cooperation of its residents.
About 200 Mt. Jewett families have been contacted to submit household income surveys. Only half have responded. Time is running out. April 15 is the deadline for submission of the surveys.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Brett Morgan has left his job as the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system to head the two-man Road Crew for Hamlin Township.
Morgan, however, will continue to monitor the Mt. Jewett water system daily until its pending sale is completed.
Following a 43-minute private executive session Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to pay Morgan $50 per day to monitor the water system.
MT. JEWETT â€“ There are six finalists for the position of streets department superintendent in Mt. Jewett.
Speaking Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, Councilman Wil Antrim said he and Councilman Don Martyna narrowed down the list to six.
The borough received 27 applications for the position now held by Rod Peterson, it was noted.
Peterson reportedly plans to retire in September. Council is expected to hire a new streets superintendent to train with Peterson until his pending retirement.
On March 7, the 8th annual "Kathy Sallade 9-Ball Tournament" was held at the Coudersport American Legion Post 192.
The Sallade family is proud to say that $1,340 was collected this year for the Cole Foundation to benefit the Patterson Cancer Centerâ€™s patients. The money will be used for gas cards for cancer patients and their direct care needs.
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A Bradford man has been jailed after members of the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested him last week and reportedly discovered $11,000 worth of cocaine at his residence and through confidential informant sales.
James Howard Fowler, 57, of 103 W. Corydon St. in Bradford, reportedly sold 16 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant of the task force.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Fowler first sold a gram of cocaine to the informant March 25 at 8:48 p.m. in a sale arranged via cellphone, according to court documents.
Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance. An amended ordinance was backed last month.
BYRNEDALE â€“ A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was later called out at 2:09 p.m. along with Fox Township Ambulance at 2:16 p.m.
Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.
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