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November 22nd

Highland Twp. Supervisor waives hearing on environmental crimes charges

November 23, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Highland Township supervisor and sewage treatment plant operator for the James City Sewage Treatment Plant waived his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday on charges that he violated environmental laws in allegedly falsifying environmental reports and discharging some 10 million gallons of raw sewage from the treatment plant into a nearby stream.

Ruffed Grouse Society seeking help to maintain wildlife

November 23, 2012

The Ruffed Grouse Society seeks volunteers to hand plant gray dogwood along a stream to improve habitat for grouse, woodcock, and songbirds.
“Grouse eat the berries of gray dogwood,” said Mary Hosmer, volunteer for the Ruffed Grouse Society. “Woodcock like to nest underneath dogwood shrubs, and some songbirds such as the chestnut-sided warbler build nests in small shrubs such as gray dogwood.”

CYS assisting children with beds and bed linens

November 23, 2012

The Children and Youth Services in Elk County recently received a $6,000 grant from the Women Who Care, an affiliate of the Elk County Community Foundation to support the community’s children with beds and bed linens.

November 20th

Driver charged with passenger's death bound for court

November 20, 2012

ST. MARYS - A Byrnedale man, the alleged driver in a violent crash on SR 255 in Byrnedale that left 23-year-old Savannah O. Straub dead, was in District Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing on charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.

Supervisors repeal OPT tax

November 20, 2012

Taxpayers employed within Ridgway Township will pay a local service tax [LST] following the adoption of an ordinance during Tuesday afternoon's board of supervisors meeting.

Drowning victim's body recovered after lengthy search

November 20, 2012

The body of Michael Snyder was recovered from the Kinzua Dam Tuesday, Nov. 20 at approximately 5 p.m. in the same area where the body of his wife was recovered on Nov. 11. The couple had drowned in a boating accident.

November 19th

Borough adopts tentative budget without tax hike

November 19, 2012

The Ridgway Borough Council adopted a tentative 2013 budget without a tax increase during Monday night's regular meeting.

State Police to aid in search

November 19, 2012

LUDLOW – A State Police boat is scheduled to participate today in the search for the body of drowning victim in the Allegheny Reservoir.

November 18th

Extensive search fails to find drowning victim

November 19, 2012

LUDLOW – “We’re exhausted.”
That’s Ludlow Fire Chief Chuck Hall sums up the extensive week-long search that has failed to locate the body of a local drowning victim in the Allegheny Reservoir.

Mt. Jewett check station processes 45 bears on opening day of harvest

November 19, 2012

Editors Note: Dressed weights are listed for all bears unless otherwise indicated.

MT. JEWETT – A total of 45 bears harvested throughout five different counties were processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett on Saturday, the opening day of this year's four-day bear season. Of those bears, the majority-- 31-- were female, and most had been harvested in McKean County.

COUDERSPORT – Despite the best efforts of the Crusader football team, there was one objective they...
Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...