May 29th, 2015
Ridgway Area High School held its graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 Friday evening at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium.
A total of 64 comprised this year's graduating class from Ridgway.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday, May 30, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Area High School held its annual graduation ceremony before a packed auditorium at the Johnsonburg Area High School on Friday night with 40 students making up the class of 2015.
Graduating seniors Kaylee DeCecchis and Alexa Marciniak were this year's valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, and they were joined by guest speaker Brent Dunworth as the three speakers at this year's ceremony.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After serving for 21 years as Johnsonburg Borough Police Department Chief of Police, Bryan Parana officially retired on Friday, ending over 30 years of service to Johnsonburgâ€™s police force.
Parana sat down for an interview with The Ridgway Record on Friday, his last day as chief of police in the borough, to discuss his career and his plans now that he will no longer be serving as chief of police.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday, May 30, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record.
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KERSEY â€“Â The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.
ST. MARYS â€“ Organizers on Wednesday morning met at Decker's Chapel along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys to plan repairs for the historic site.
The building's foundation has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The foundation issues were discovered at the end of March.
With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.
The Ridgway YMCA started the seventh grade initiative program a few years back and according to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the popular North Broad Street facility, the program remains one of her favorites.
KERSEY â€” The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game with a 7-2 victory over the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at the Fox Township Community Park.
Elk Catholic will now meet Smethport for the District 9-A crown. Smethport eliminated Port Allegany by a 7-3 score Tuesday.
After trailing early, the Lady Crusaders scored four times on four hits and an error in the home half of the third inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.
DuBOIS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an early end with a 5-2 loss to Clarion on Tuesday night under the lights at Showers Field in DuBois in the District 9 Class A semifinals.