July 12th, 2013
After two years of talks, 12 bargaining sessions, fact-finding hearings and numerous closed-door discussions, Ridgway's school teachers and district are no closer to reaching a deal on teacher contracts.
Anthony T. Adams, 82, passed away peacefully July 12, 2013 at the Erie Soldiers and Sailors Home.
A resident of Erie since 1962, he was born March 31, 1931 in Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949.
He was an outstanding basketball player for JHS and also played football for the Johnsonburg Shamrocks and basketball and softball for the Merchants.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Signal Corp during the Korean crisis and resided at the Erie Soldiers and Sailors Home for the past several years.
Berkheimer Tax Services, the company appointed to replace fallen earned income tax collection giant CENTAX in Elk County is now also heading up collection of school taxes for the Ridgway Area School District (RASD).
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After dedicating nearly 38 years to the Johnsonburg Area School District, Jill Casilio is set to retire.
COUDERSPORT â€“ The man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife during a Sunday morning service at a Coudersport church entered a plea of guilty to a charge of first degree murder on Wednesday.
WILCOX â€“ Wilcox residents along with wine connoisseurs wonâ€™t be subject to rough driving much longer. The Jones Township Supervisors have decided it is time to repair the disheveled Mefferts Run Road in Wilcox.
For the last two years, the Ridgway Area School District's 78 teachers have been working without a contract after a breakdown in talks between them and the district's Board of Directors.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Wilcox opened the Elk County American Baseball League playoffs with a 10-3 win over Port Allegany Tuesday night at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg in winner's bracket action in the double-elimination tournament.
Wilcox was off to a fast start adding a run in the first and six runs in the second inning to burst out to a quick 7-0 lead.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg borough officials highlighted several problem areas Monday during their monthly council meeting regarding littering throughout the area.
BROCKPORT â€“ A nondescript home along a quaint stretch of U.S. Route 219 in Brockport is now the scene of an unspeakable tragedy, after a murder-suicide there on the Fourth of July left a father and his two children dead inside.