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Archive - May 2013

May 23rd

Fatalities in Highland Twp. crash

May 23, 2013

HIGHLAND TWP. – Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.

Pa. lumber industry further threatened by foreign competition

May 23, 2013

The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

Ridgway Ambulance responds to 'harassment' accusation

May 23, 2013

Sean Papa of the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation attended Wednesday afternoon's meeting of the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors in response to a statement reportedly made by secretary Jack Fowler of the Johnsonburg Fire Department.

May 22nd

Solicitor reviews fracking ordinance

May 22, 2013

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors continued a lengthy discussion from a regular meeting in April concerning the adoption of a Marcellus Shale drilling ordinance.

Federal budget sequestration sapping regional grant dollars

May 22, 2013

Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.

May 21st

Kraus ousted; McMahon earns DA nod

May 22, 2013

Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.

Elkers down A-C Valley in playoffs

May 22, 2013

EMLENTON – It was a pitching tour de force by Ridgway starting pitcher Josh Mitchell against A-C Valley.
Mitchell struck out 17 A-C Valley hitters and allowed just one hit as Ridgway won 3-0 in the first round of the District 9 Class A baseball playoffs Tuesday afternoon.
"I just want to thank my teammates," Mitchell said. "Ben (MacDonald) called a great game. It also helped for us scoring runs too in the fifth inning. I probably wouldn't have momentum and adrenaline to finish up."

Motorists advised to take alternate route

May 21, 2013

Road construction at the intersection of North Broad Street and Main Street in downtown Ridgway is under way and motorists are advised to take an alternate route to avoid congestion.

May 20th

Lady Elkers lose in first round against Keystone

May 20, 2013

KNOX – Keystone softball rallied with a 4-run seventh inning to win 8-7 over Ridgway in the first round of the District 9 Class A softball playoffs held Monday afternoon at Keystone High School.

Warden appeals to commissioners for new title

May 20, 2013

Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer appealed to the Elk County Commissioners in their meeting Monday to approve creation of a Senior Sergeant's position at the prison.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...