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November 13th

Two Johnsonburg men charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old

November 14, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Two Johnsonburg men have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl whom they picked up outside a slumber party at a St. Marys home.

November 12th

New bypass opens to traffic

November 13, 2012

The Osterhout Street, State Route 1014, bypass in Ridgway was opened shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Crews had been working since March to reconstruct and realign Osterhout Street in order to lessen truck traffic congestion in Ridgway Borough and easily access northbound state Route 219.

Council approves tentative budget with tax hike

November 13, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council approved a tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes a one-mill tax increase in the general fund.

PA Wilds communities look to the future    

November 13, 2012

ST. MARYS - People who pass the PA Wilds signs along the road may think that the designation is just that--the name given to our part of the state. If they were to visit the workshop held at the Red Fern in St. Marys last Thursday and Friday, they would find that there are groups within our area that are working to explore significant issues facing our communities.

November 11th

Fire breaks out at Allegheny Coatings facility

November 12, 2012

An early Saturday afternoon fire damaged an Allegheny Coatings facility site along River Road in Ridgway.
The fire reportedly originated at 12:08 p.m. when an employee at ARC Metals, a neighboring industrial facility, observed heavy smoke coming from the Allegheny Coatings building.
The site, a 48-foot by 180-foot steel frame industrial building, is a secondary location and was positioned across the street from the main Allegheny Coatings facility.

November 9th

None injured as fire destroys cab on tanker truck

November 10, 2012

NANSEN – No one was injured Friday morning when a fire destroyed the cab of a tanker truck on Route 66 near Nansen in Highland Township.
The tanker was loaded with 4,500 gallons of liquid wax, according to Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department.
He said the incident “could have been a lot worse” if the fire had spread to the tanker.

School district keeps taxes within index rate

November 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors approved a resolution to not raise taxes above the PDE index rate for the 2013-2014 school year during Thursday night's regular meeting.

November 8th

Community pauses to remember veterans

November 9, 2012

Local dignitaries, veterans and county officials gathered Thursday morning at Ridgway Area High School for a special Veterans Day program.
Ralph Tettis, chief of the Ridgway Police Department, was emcee for the assembly and introduced various borough and county officials, in addition to state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), and a large number of veterans and members of local servicemen burial detail groups.

Veterans recognized at annual program

November 9, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District held their annual Veterans Day program in the high school auditorium Thursday morning.

Elk County residents plead guilty to drug ring charges

November 9, 2012

Four Elk County residents pleaded guilty in Elk County Court Monday to drug offenses related to the operation of a Jefferson County-based drug trafficking ring.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...