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JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is considering the adoption of an ordinance to ban the deposit of Marcellus Shale gas well drilling "waste."
JAMES CITY â€“ The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard adamant opposition Tuesday against a proposed "injection well" for the disposal of drilling fluids.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ The McKean County Planning Commission met Tuesday and approved the consolidation of three parcels into one upon which will be built a Nittany Minit Mart. The parcels, owned by Tetons LLC, of Curtisville, will be leased by Nittany for a 25-year period, and is located near the intersection of Route 219 and Route 6 in Lantz Corners.
SMETHPORT â€“ The elective position of McKean County jury commissioner has been abolished as of Jan. 1, 2014.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The McKean County Planning Commission may be ready to act today to approve a proposed Nittany Minit Mart at Routes 6 and 219 at Lantz Corners, Hamlin Township.
Despite petitions calling for a time change, the Kane Borough Council voted 4-2 Monday to continue to hold its monthly meetings at 4 p.m.
With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."
A crew is taking advantage of unusually mild early December weather to begin work to trim trees along Route 66 in the Allegheny National Forest south of Kane. The falling branches from the trimming are put through a â€śchippingâ€ť machine on the berm of the road. The wood chips are deposited on the forest floor. One-lane traffic is maintained with the use of automated electronic signals instead of human â€śflaggers.â€ť
Shoppers at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Kane will receive free gift certificatesâ€”courtesy of an anonymous Santa Claus.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.