April 16th, 2015
Students at the Ridgway Area High School were visited on Thursday by Gary Cuccia, an advocate for increased awareness for dating violence, who spoke about his daughter's murder that occurred eight years ago as a result of dating violence that went unnoticed by his daughter's friends and loved ones.
Cuccia, the executive director of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization, shared the story of his 16-year old daughter who was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend on Aug. 15, 2007, just one day after her 16th birthday.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple county fire companies were called out Thursday evening for a brush fire off West Creek Road in St. Marys.
Elk County Emergency Services listed the address at 255 Grunthaner Glen in St. Marys for what was initially reported as a large brush fire at 6:06 p.m.
According to Crystal Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mike Kraus, a property owner was attempting to burn off the field.
ST. MARYS â€“ They're creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky and they're taking the stage at Elk County Catholic High School as part of the school's annual musical taking place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
"The Addams Family" musical is a humor filled show with characters many will recognize from the television show and movie.
With the help of a $1,900 grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation of St. Marys, the Ridgway Little League complex is getting a facelift on the concession stand.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, April 17, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ It's not every day a softball team can score 16 runs in one inning but that's exactly what Johnsonburg softball did Thursday afternoon.
Johnsonburg scored 16 runs in the second inning and sent 20 hitters to the plate which would be enough to take a 16-0 win over Brookville at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.
By Richie Lecker
According to Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman, the Ridgway Borough Council and the Ridgway Borough Police Department agreed on a contract Monday during a personnel and finance committee meeting.
This agreement, which is pending a final vote by council on Monday, April 20, ends negotiations that started in May 2014 to renew the contract for patrolmen in the Ridgway Borough Police Department.
The annual Main Street community cleanup is planned for this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with a tentative end time of noon.
The group will meet at the gazebo.
"It started through the Main Street Program and more so the Heritage Council as well," said Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki. "It identifies volunteer group efforts and organizes something fun, but it also gets the job done.
"It's been organized mostly to sweep away 'Old Man Winter'â€¦ get the cinders off the sidewalks, get the flowerbeds back together, fix the bricks at the base of the trees, and other things."
According to Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman, borough officials have received no official correspondence from the Ridgway YMCA regarding the lease between the Ridgway YMCA and the Ridgway Borough for the property currently occupied by the skate park.
Zimmerman made the statement to The Ridgway Record on Tuesday in response to rumors on Facebook that state that the YMCA board of directors have voted to end the lease and to give the Ridgway Borough 120 days to remove the skatepark from YMCA-owned property.
During Tuesday's Ridgway Area School District school board meeting, the board was urged by a Ridgway Borough resident to support the Ridgway Township's efforts to increase setbacks for oil and gas.
Bill Granche spoke during the board's public comment section about supporting the Ridgway Township supervisors' attempts to keep oil and gas wells 2,000 feet from schools.
The Ridgway Township supervisors are currently working through a curative amendment process to add the oil and gas industry to its zoning ordinance and map.
The Ridgway YMCA will be hosting various Healthy Kids Day events this Friday at the North Broad Street facility.
The day is the YMCA's "national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids."
"The YMCA enjoys putting on this event as it gives the kids something to do on a Friday night," said Ridgway YMCA Executive Director Mary Lynne Bellotti. "We open up the entire facility and welcome everyone to come in."