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March 3rd, 2015
HAZEL HURST â Ken Stroup of Lindholm Road has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor in Hamlin Township.
He is filing nominating petitions for both a two-year term and a six-year term. He is seeking the Republican nomination for both terms up for election this year.
The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells.
The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit.
MT. JEWETT â Officials in Mt. Jewett plan to ask Hamlin Township and Sergeant Township to boost financial aid for the borough fire department.
Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that it's time for the borough to "ask for an increase" in aid from the two townships.
Speaking at a meeting of the borough council, Paar said 38 percent of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department calls are in the western half of Hamlin Township near Lantz Corners. He said the Mt. Jewett firefighters also respond to many calls in Sergeant Township-- especially in the Hutchins area.
RIDGWAY â The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd.
Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway.
Attendees had a chance through the week to see world class carvers in action in addition to informative seminars throughout the week.
A dramatic presentation-- "The People vs. Judas Iscariot"-- is being held on five Tuesday evenings in Lent at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets.
The second of five programs is set Tuesday, March 3.Â
A Pot Luck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall at the church. The half-hour drama begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same site.
The public is welcome.
A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.
As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of RidgwayÂ fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons.
âShe has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.
The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Â on Sunday, Feb. 16.
JAMES CITY â A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the âinjection wellâ controversy âhas the potential to bankrupt us.â
This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City.
A fire that erupted in an engine Thursday destroyed a car parked adjacent to a residence at 426 Biddle St. (Route 6) in Kane.
Fire Chief Tim Holt said no injuries were reported in the blaze that destroyed a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 owned by Jessie Mae Bucher. He said there is "not much left" of the fire-damaged vehicle.
The cause of the fire is unknown, Holt said.
The owner of the vehicle resides at 428 Biddle St., but parks her car in a parking space adjacent to the residence of her daughter, Brenda Aponte.
Parents of Kane school students need to be âdiligent and observantâ as they monitor their childrenâs activity on cellphones and the internet.
This is the advice from State Police Trooper Bruce A. Morris, the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Morris is the area State Police Community Services Officer based at the State Police station in Ridgway.