May 28th, 2015
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.
Johnsonburg track and field finished with two state medalists at the conclusion of the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Ashley Imbrogno finished fourth in javelin with a mark of 135-6. Brooke Hinderliter of Redbank Valley won the title with a mark of 158-9.
Rachel Guyer finished fifth in the 1600 with a time of 5:12:98. Imbrogno took third in the javelin last year at 133-2.
A large group of attendees gathered Monday morning in Ridgway in recognition of Memorial Day.
Ron Beimel was the keynote speaker at Central Fire Station during the annual Memorial Day program, noting that he was honored to speak.
"We're here today to honor our heroes and remember their achievements, courage and dedication, and to thank them for their sacrifices," he said, indicating that while service members "come from all walks of life," they all share the same traits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Throughout the country, America's citizens gathered Monday to remember those who have died in service of the country, and Johnsonburg was no exception.
Johnsonburg's citizens participated in this year's Memorial Day services which included a flag ceremony, a Naval service, a veterans' walk and a Memorial Day program that was held at the gazebo along Market Street.
The Johnsonburg Fire Department was called out for a structure fire at Domtar tonight at 8:45 p.m. Upon answering the call, the department responded with an engine, an engine-rescue and a utility vehicle for a problem located in the recovery boiler building. The St. Marys Ambulance was also on scene, being called out at 8:45 p.m. along with the fire department. Emergency personnel left the scene at 9:20 p.m. No more information was immediately available on the scene.