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May 22nd, 2014
RIDGWAY â Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency [PEMA] officials were in the area Thursday to assess the damage from Wednesday's flooding that ravaged Elk County, particularly Ridgway where standing water in some areas reached well over four feet.
Detailed numbers regarding home and business damage, and monetary damages were not readily available Thursday evening as PEMA teams were still analyzing data at the county's 911 Center.
Mike McAllister, director of Elk County's Office of Emergency Services, said teams were still working Thursday evening to assess the damage.
Torrential downpours overnight throughout Elk County closed or washed out several roadways, and damaged several vehicles and structures throughout Wednesday.
"This was a quick storm with a lot of water in a short period of time," said Mike McAllister, Elk County Emergency Services director. "We had a number of incidents countywide, from Highland Township to Jay Township, and in between, but Ridgway Borough really took the brunt of it."
Children of all ages.
Adults who take time off work.
Senior citizens with pride.
These are some of the categories of volunteers for the annual âKARE For Kane Dayâ to spruce up the community.
A Kane man waived his preliminary hearing Monday in Kane District Court on a retail theft charge.
A total of 147 Kane sewer customers face water shut-offs Thursday due to their longtime delinquent bills.
Pennsylvania Municipal Service (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, has issued the 147 water shut-off notices.
HAZEL HURST â David Okerlund of Marvindale is the new Hamlin Township supervisor.
He fills the vacancy on the three-member Board of Supervisors created by the resignation of Guy Raught of Hazel Hurst.
ERIE â Judge Maurice Cohill sentenced Richard A. Danz, 49, of Matthews, N.C. and formerly of St. Marys, to 46 months in federal prison for embezzling over $400,000 from Elk County Humane Society during his tenure as volunteer treasurer.
MT. JEWETT â It appears likely that the Mt. Jewett Borough Council will be selling the borough water system to a private companyâAqua Pennsylvania of Bryn Mawr.
Based on discussion at a two-hour council workshop Sunday, council members favor the sale to Aqua.
The primary election Tuesday features a four-way contest for the Democratic nomination for governor, but no local races.
Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.
MT. JEWETT â Don Warren Sr. of Mt. Jewett still has vivid memories of Japanese Kamikaze attacks on U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
He was serving aboard the USS Bingham troop transport ship that was taking soldiers to Okinawa for the invasion in 1945.