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December 21st

Christmas Day Happening event Thursday

December 21, 2014

The 32nd Annual Christmas Day Happening event will be held Thursday, Dec. 25 beginning at noon at the Central Fire Station along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
The event serves "to provide a Christmas meal to community members who would otherwise be spending the holiday alone," according to event organizer Karen Lundin. The event is an "afternoon of socializing with old friends and new acquaintances, a splendid meal, and delightful entertainment, all free of charge. Over the years, guests and volunteers who have gathered together on Christmas Day in Ridgway have become a family."

Kettle-A-Thon held in downtown Ridgway

December 21, 2014

The brainstorm of volunteer/maintenance worker John Youngmark, the Ridgway Salvation Army held its first annual Kettle-A-Thon Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of their office at 245 West Main St.

December 19th

Ridgway girls basketball downs Harmony, 56-35

December 19, 2014

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense in a sense of harmony.
Ridgway girls basketball broke a five-game losing streak to start the season with a 56-35 victory over the Harmony Lady Owls Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Recycling center offers Borough options

December 19, 2014

ST. MARYS – Despite the Ridgway Borough council's recent decision to discontinue the curbside recycling program that has been used within the Ridgway Borough since 1991, options are still available for borough residents that still wish to recycle.
Bekki Titchner, solid waste and recycling coordinator of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, discussed the benefits of using the recycling center in St. Marys as the main collection medium for recyclables.

Wesley G. Plants

December 19, 2014

Wesley G. Plants, 51, of Wellsburg, W. Va., died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
He was born April 8, 1963 in Washington, son of Sharon Johnston and the late Julian Plants.
Wesley was a journeyman for Pipe Liner Local Union #798 for 35 years.
He enjoyed time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting and working. He was a prankster that enjoyed telling jokes.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 19, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

December 18th

Landfill cleanup could cost borough $118K

December 19, 2014

The cleanup of the former Ridgway borough municipal landfill site located along Jakes Hollow Road in Ridgway Township could cost the Ridgway Borough or Ridgway Borough Municipal Authority over $118,000.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection removed contaminants from the site in October, but it has not been determined who will be held responsible for the costs associated with the cleanup.
The total cost for the cleanup for the project sits at $118,399.46, according to Ridgway Borough Municipal Authority secretary/treasurer and Ridgway Borough manager Kim Zimmerman.

Ridgway wrestling defeats Curwensville Golden Tide, 45-32

December 19, 2014

Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Curwensville won six of the 11 matches wrestled on the mat but Ridgway was aided by three forfeit wins to take the team victory.
"It was a good team win," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "There were obviously matches out there that I felt we could have wrestled a whole lot better in. You got to be happy with what you have as a team. There were times that we lost matches because we didn't have enough kids out there. This year, we have a full lineup and it makes a big difference."

December 17th

Johnsonburg girls basketball falls to Bradford, 45-23

December 18, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Bradford was led by Rylee Lundgren, she finished with a game-high 19 points for the Lady Owls. Ashley Imbrogno led Johnsonburg with 11 points.
Lundgren opened the scoring with a hoop 35 seconds into the game to give Bradford a 2-0 lead. Imbrogno then followed with a three-pointer off the glass to give the Ramettes a 3-2 lead, the only lead of the game for Johnsonburg.

Career education initiatives highlighted

December 17, 2014

Education was a major point of discussion during Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the executive board of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
This month’s education discussion focused around the entrepreneurial programs that are being started within the region’s high schools, as well as the rural college initiative that is being worked on to bring a post-secondary institution into the area.

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