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April 15th, 2014

Policies updated for county repository

April 15, 2014

The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed their new policies regarding the sale of properties from the repository.
Repository properties are available for the general public to purchase free and clear of any liens. Interested parties must place a bid with the bureau for the property and then all three taxing bodies (the local municipality, the local school board, and the county commissioners), must approve the bid for all the property to be sold. There is no minimum bid required for repository properties, according to documentation obtained from the county's Tax Claims office.

Departments respond to Hilltop fire

April 15, 2014

JAY TWP. – Multiple fire departments responded Tuesday evening for a report of a structure fire at Rose's Hilltop Diner located at 24716 Bennetts Valley Highway.

April 14th

Community Trust looking to make improvements

April 14, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – During the regular meeting of the Johnsonburg Borough Council, Cindy Chiesa of the Johnsonburg Community Trust petitioned the council for permission to spruce up the area around the borough parking lot, located along Center Street.
Among the things the Trust has in mind are old-fashioned poles which would be adorned with hanging baskets or banners as well as some large planters to be placed in the area.
"We just want to beautify the town; I think that's the main thing we want to do," Chiesa said.

Ridgway man charged in gas station beating

April 14, 2014

A Ridgway resident is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault for an incident that allegedly occurred at Kwik Fill on South St. Marys Street Friday afternoon.

Kersey woman charged in GameCube assault

April 14, 2014

A Kersey woman is charged with assaulting a man with a Nintendo GameCube Friday evening.
According to a police report, Ashley Himes, 34, of 118 Lovers Ln., Kersey, struck Exper J. Fox III in the head with a GameCube during an argument at their shared apartment on Windfall Road.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, a police officer was dispatched to Penn Highlands Elk to meet with Fox, who said he had been assaulted. The officer met with Fox in the hospital parking lot where the officer observed skin and tissue hanging from Fox's left ear.

April 13th

Johnsonburg girls track and field takes team title at Kane

April 13, 2014

The Johnsonburg girls track and field team took the team championship at the Kane Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Kane High School.
Johnsonburg won the girls team event with a team score of 126 points. Kane was second at 97 points while Elk County Catholic was third with 81 points. St. Marys finished fourth with 51 points and Punxsutawney rounded out the top five with 37 points. A total of 15 teams competed.

Herbstritt wins javelin at Kane Invitational

April 13, 2014

The Johnsonburg boys track and field team took part in the Kane Invitational held Saturday.
Johnsonburg finished 12th in the team standings with 18 points. Kane was the overall boys team champion with 108 points. Punxsutawney was second with 72 points and Elk County Catholic took third with 48 points. Brookville finished fourth at 44 points and Oswayo Valley placed fifth with 42 points.
CJ Herbstritt was the javelin winner for Johnsonburg with a throw of 159-6. Teammate Eric Bevacqua was fifth with a mark of 145-1.

Library dedicates genealogy room to Smiths

April 13, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Public Library recently dedicated a new genealogy room in memory of Richard and Gwendolyn Smith.
Community representatives along with family members of Richard and Gwendolyn gathered at the library to celebrate the grand opening of the genealogy room, which also features a portrait of the Smiths painted by Lynda Pontzer. The portrait was donated to the library by the Cummings and Zappia families, both relatives of the Smiths.

April 11th

Pay for substitute teachers on the rise

April 11, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School Board of Directors recently voted to increase pay rates for substitute teachers from $80 per day to $100 per day. The resolution, suggested by superintendent Dennis Crotzer was approved unanimously by the board. The resolution was created due to the fact that Johnsonburg, along with the other districts across Elk County, have been struggling to find substitutes during the 2013-14 school year.

April 10th

Ramettes edged by Redbank Valley

April 11, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Single runs in the fifth and sixth inning broke a 2-2 deadlock as Redbank Valley defeated Johnsonburg 4-2 in softball action Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Redbank Valley (2-2) was the Class AA runner-up last season.

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