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Drilling debate drags on

July 12, 2011

Marcellus Shale drilling again came up as a key topic Monday night during a Spring Creek Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
Supervisor Donna Kosick suggested the potential adoption of an ordinance to ban hydraulic fracturing immediately while various legal battles regarding Marcellus Shale continue.
The practice, also known as fracking, involves propagating a fracture in a rock layer while using the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. A number of the chemicals in the fluid are said to be hazardous and may cause health risks ranging from rashes to cancer.

Police chief commends department

July 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Police chief Bryan Parana commended the Johnsonburg Police Department during Monday's borough council meeting for a "fine job" in the investigations of two burglaries that occurred in June.
"Especially officer John Clopp for doing an investigation in two major armed burglaries/home intrusions," Parana said. "We ended up arresting 10 individuals in the case, recovering two firearms, and solving some additional cases."
Parana stressed the importance of the community's involvement in the case.

Farmer's Market opens

July 12, 2011

Ridgway Main Street Manager and Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Ridgway Farmer's Market. The market has officially opened for business and will be located within Keystone True Value Hardware's Parking Lot 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday throughout the summer. The market will continue to grow as the crops come in.

Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady...
Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...