Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
While local officials are trying not to cause a panic with Ridgway residents, the fact remains the same: with two unexplained fires less than three weeks apart being deemed arson cases, the unease has set in.
"The two that we've had in three weeks, we have an issue," said Ridgway fire chief John Wygant. "I don't want to elaborate on it because I don't want to create a problem in the community, and I don't want to cause a panic or have people running, buying guns and shooting people. We can't have that.
JOHNSONBURG - The preliminary hearing in the case against Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of Ridgway, charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, a felony of the third degree, was held Wednesday in Magisterial District Court in Johnsonburg, with Judge George "Tony" King presiding.
The charges against Bodien stem from her alleged failure to pay for services rendered in the restoration of her home following an Aug. 17, 2011 fire at the 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway residence.
Elk County commissioners green-lighted a revised agreement Tuesday for the West Creek outdoor classroom during a Tuesday morning board meeting.
"There is a revised license agreement for the West Creek outdoor classroom and the agreement includes a restroom facility that will be constructed," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "It has to do with the particulars of that."
A decision by the Johnsonburg Borough Council to appoint the St. Marys Ambulance Service as the sole provider of emergency services within the Borough of Johnsonburg has caused the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation to potentially reassess its service areas.
Sean Papa of the Ridgway Ambulance Service attended Tuesday afternoon's Ridgway Township Supervisors meeting to help clarify which areas the Ridgway Ambulance would service.
A new method of pipeline restoration provided by 3M is being considered by the Borough of Ridgway following a motion made by Ridgway Borough Councilman Ralph Dussia to turn the issue over to the Water and Sewer Committee.
ST. MARYS â€“ The second annual Autism Awareness Charity Ball, presented by the Dickinson Center, Inc. Autism Program, was held on Friday at The Red Fern Banquet and Conference Center in St. Marys.
The evening included a performance by Jack Garret and the Swingin' Starz, as well as live and silent auctions.
With roughly $25,000 raised through last year's efforts, this year's goal was set at $50,000, with proceeds to benefit the center's Autism Program.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District honored two teachers for their many years of service at the start of their regular board meeting Thursday night.
"We would like to recognize two of our educators who have served our district well and who have served their profession of teaching very well," said Superintendent Dennis Crotzer. "We would like to recognize them for their years of service, not only to Johnsonburg, but to the fine art of teaching."
A plaque was presented by Crotzer to elementary teacher Elaine Steis who taught in the district for 38 years.
Members of the community and local dignitaries turned out Thursday night to celebrate Flag Day at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 872 at the corner of Mill and South Streets in Ridgway.
The guest speaker for the event was state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk). Gabler is in his second term as state Representative for the 7th Legislative District. A member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Gabler currently holds the rank of captain and serves with the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 424th Multifunctional Battalion.
A recent act of theft has riled Elk County Historical Society Director Mary Kalinowski.
Three days after planting the Alyce J. Bowers Memorial Garden located in front of the Elk County Historical Society's Center House Museum at 109 Center Street in Ridgway an unknown actor(s) stole three Celosia flowers from the garden.
The Celosia with its colorful flame-like flower head was a favorite of Alyce who passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 in the early morning.