May 11th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With blight becoming an increasingly growing problem in the area, the Johnsonburg Borough Council is doing what they can to stop the blight from spreading in the borough.
Since 2007, the borough has spent over $95,926 of taxpayer money on razing blighted structures within the borough, and the county has spent an additional $46,039 in the borough during that same time period.
Going forward, the Johnsonburg Borough Council discussed what to do about a few specific blighted properties that are still in the borough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Monday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting marked the last meeting that Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana will be attending as the town's police chief.
Parana officially announced that his retirement date will be Friday, May 29.
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg softball used a huge 10-run first inning to help coast into an 11-1, five-inning win over Sheffield Monday afternoon.
Before the game, five seniors were honored for the Ramettes. Those seniors were Alexa Marciniak, Raimi Akers, Emily Spiers, Carly Shaffer and Sierra Kos.
"I'm very proud of the seniors, the way they played. They all got to play. They played well for us," Johnsonburg coach Mary Thorwart said.
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As the temperature went up Saturday morning, so did Johnsonburg's level of play.
Johnsonburg baseball made quick work of the Curwensville Golden Tide for a 14-0, five-inning win at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"It was nice to come out and get a win like that," Johnsonburg assistant coach Wayne Zilkofski said. "The kids really came out and swung the bat well."
Ridgway Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Â Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in district court after he burglarized an apartment while the occupant laid dead inside.
Richard E. Pounds Jr., 39, of 121 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, was charged Thursday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob with burglary, a felony of the first degree, criminal trespass, a felony of the second degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and criminal mischief, a summary offense.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Elk County Catholic boys tennis defeated Johnsonburg 8-1 Friday afternoon on a hot day at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"Was very pleased with our play today," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "We had an opportunity to play three non-regular singles players in today's match and they all played very well."
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The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority continues to review options to repair its Evergreen Tank which has a damaged overflow panel near the top of the tank that needs repaired after it was likely damaged by ice within the tank.
RTMA Works Superintendent Andrew Gosnell discussed the tank repairs at Thursday's monthly meeting of the RTMA Board of Directors.