June 5th, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces that work will get underway Monday, June 8 to replace a bridge in Ridgway Township on Route 3002. The current single-span, steel girder bridge will be replaced with a new single-span concrete structure. Work will take place one side at a time.
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The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority held a brief meeting on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a new auditor for 2015, as well as to review some old business.
The RTMA will decide in January if it is going to use a new auditor as the topic was tabled after brief discussions on Thursday.
BROCKWAY â€” For the third consecutive game, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team has used a walk-off to keep them on the road to State College.
Thursday afternoon at Brockway High School, a single by Sophie Viglione in the bottom of the ninth scored Jessica Tettis from third base to give Elk Catholic a 3-2 win over District 6 champ West Branch.
Two Republican candidates for Highland Township supervisors will draw lots Friday with the victor being placed on the November ballot.
GOP candidates Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch are tied with 24 votes each following the May 19 primary.
The drawing of the lots, held Friday in Conference Room No. 1 in the Elk County Courthouse Annex at noon, will see both candidates draw lots; whomever draws a "1" will break the tie and receive the nomination.
That candidate will battle Democrat Lloyd Hulings in the general election in November.
WILCOX â€“ It's small steps of progress for the young Wilcox American Legion baseball team and Wednesday's game proved to be an example of that.
After being held scoreless and without a baserunner in the season opener, Wilcox pushed a run across and had three hits during an 11-1 loss to Brockway at Jones Township Community Park.
The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word â€śchief.â€ť
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriffâ€™s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.
The Ridgway Area School District school board will be voting on a 2015-2016 budget during its upcoming Tuesday, June 9 meeting.
School board treasurer Donna Sidelinger said Tuesday that the budget will be the same one that was presented before the board during the May meeting.
Lisa Connelly, school board president, added that this budget was balanced and showed no tax increase.
Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
â€śThis is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,â€ť said Commissioner June Sorg.
KERSEY â€“Â Thirty years ago, Dr. Gordon Klatt took to the track for 24 hours in Tacoma, Wash. and raised $27,000 for the fight against cancer. Today, the Relay program is more than just a fundraiser.
It's about communities coming together to support each other and the work the American Cancer Society is doing to fight cancer. What started as one man's vision to support the Society's mission has evolved into the world's largest and most profound fundraising event to end cancer worldwide.