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Archive - 2014

March 14th

One dead in Brandy Camp Road crash

March 14, 2014

FOX TWP. – One person died Friday afternoon in a fatal crash on Brandy Camp Road in the 600 block near Rebco, Inc.
Kathryn J. Moriarity, 31, of Ridgway, was killed when a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 59-year-old Olen L. Pritt, also of Ridgway, flipped as he attempted to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, according to reports released Friday night.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, the car started to spin in a clockwise direction and exited the right side of the roadway. The right front corner of the car struck an embankment, causing the car to overturn.

Chamber's celebrity waiter dinner approaching

March 14, 2014

The third annual celebrity waiter dinner, hosted by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The dinner was held at the Royal in 2012 and 2013 as well and the event proved to be a night of fun and games for all involved.
Chamber members as well as the general public are invited to attend as balcony seating will be available for non-chamber members. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Tina Clancy at the Chamber of Commerce at 776-1424.

Local woman sentenced in identity theft

March 14, 2014

Carolyn Marie Taylor, 44, of 468 West Creek Rd, St. Marys appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson to enter a guilty plea for a felony charge of identity theft.
The victim, Fred Grunthaner of St. Marys, looked on as Taylor offered a tearful apology in the courtroom. Taylor was charged in January of 2013 for opening several credit cards in Grunthaner's name.

Theresa M. "Daisy" DiNardo

March 14, 2014

Theresa M. "Daisy" DiNardo, 91, of 440 Center St., Johnsonburg, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on July 30, 1922 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Rosario "Sam" and Rose Manno Mannella. On June 22, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married John J. DiNardo, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1980. She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1940.

March 13th

Bogert House may be condemned

March 13, 2014

One of Ridgway's prized links between past and present may soon be a distant memory of more prosperous times.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, the Bogert House, ravaged by fire Jan. 28, 1990, is in violation of multiple code violations.
"I had a meeting with some people about it and it’s in such poor shape that it should be condemned," Zimmerman said. "It’s a blighted property, it is not up to code at all, and being told that it’s going to be turned into a hotel in a few years doesn’t cut it when it’s been sitting there since 1990 rotting away.

Foreseeable future has Main Street meters

March 13, 2014

On the agenda at Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting will be the placement and enforcement of 66 parking meters along Main Street in downtown Ridgway.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, the meters will most likely be enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, the very placement of those meters goes against his recommendation to council.
"For the most part, during business hours the complaints I’m hearing are store employees parking in front of a different store, that’s where this is coming from," he said.

Polling location changed in Ridgway

March 13, 2014

County officials on Thursday confirmed that a decision was made to move a polling location in Ridgway.
Ridgway Borough First Ward, formerly situated in the Agriculture Extension kitchen in the Elk County Courthouse basement will now be moved to the gymnasium in the Courthouse Annex.
“We always have to make it convenient for the voters,” said Kim Frey, director of the county’s elections office.

March 12th

YMCA seeking borough as host for grant contract

March 13, 2014

The Ridgway Borough Council, joined by members of the YMCA board of directors and other renovation project representatives, met at the Courthouse Annex Wednesday afternoon to discuss the possible role of the Ridgway Borough in the YMCA's upcoming $1.6 million renovation project.
In late 2013, the YMCA received notification from Governor Tom Corbett that they had been approved for an $800,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program [RACP].

Highland OKs legal fight against injection well

March 13, 2014

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is gearing up for a possible court battle to block a proposed injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, Supervisors Jim Wolfe, Paul Burton Sr. and Joe Milstead approved an agreement for representation by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) of Mercersburg.

No foul play in DuBois County Club fire

March 12, 2014

DuBOIS – A lengthy investigation conducted regarding the cause of a fire that razed the DuBois Country Club in late February indicates the fire was accidental.
The joint investigation was conducted between the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) out of the Pittsburgh field office.

Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady...
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