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October 17th

Residents benefit from CDBG project

October 17, 2013

WILCOX – Residents living near the corner of Oak and Marvin Streets in Wilcox have for years dealt with storm water drainage issues resulting in flooded backyards.

Township divided on proposed drilling moratorium

October 17, 2013

Pennsylvania state Senator Jim Ferlo announced in April of this year his desire to enact legislation that would put a moratorium on shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The proposed moratorium would last three years and would ban the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] from issuing new drilling permits and would also disallow drilling at sites where permits have already been granted where drilling has not yet begun.

October 16th

Copella still creating beautiful artwork

October 17, 2013

Tom Copella, a Kersey native, returned to the area five years ago and continues to create the beautiful artwork he has done nearly all his life.
"Seventh grade, somewhere around there I started painting," Copella said. "I had a teacher that liked it, so i thought it was something to do."

October 14th

Douglas had high level of drug in bloodstream

October 14, 2013

KANE – An affidavit of probable cause filed in Magisterial District Court 48-3-04 shows Kathleen S. Douglas, age 37, of North Tionesta Avenue, Kane, had "levels of the Schedule IV controlled substance Clonazepam (that) were several times greater than they should have been given the dosage prescribed" when she was involved in a fatal crash that killed six people.

Johnsonburg residents concerned about lengthy train stops

October 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg residents from the Terra Cotta and Clarion Heights area attended Monday afternoon's borough council meeting to voice their concerns over lengthy train stops at the Grant St. train tracks.

October 13th

Fire department educates public on prevention

October 13, 2013

Area residents and youth on Saturday gathered at the carnival grounds for the Ridgway Fire Department's Open House event.

October 11th

Martonik crowned homecoming queen

October 11, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Paige Martonik was crowned as the 2013 Johnsonburg Area High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime of the varsity game between Ridgway and Curwensville. Martonik was escorted by Caleb Anderson. Paige Secco was the runner-up, she was escorted by A.J. Benson. Crownbearers for the evening were Zoe Grunthaner and Eli Schreiber.

Douglas charged in fatal crash

October 11, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. – A police criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause were filed Friday charging Kathleen S. Douglas, age 37, with multiple felony counts and related charges stemming from an Aug. 31 two-vehicle crash that killed six people on state Route 219 in Hamlin Township.

Corbett touts public-private partnerships

October 11, 2013

BENEZETTE – During his visit to Elk County on Thursday, Governor Tom Corbett emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships within the state's tourism industry, specifically relating to state parks, visitors centers and more.

October 10th

Corbett visits PA Wilds in effort to promote tourism

October 10, 2013

BENEZETTE – In an effort to promote tourism, Governor Tom Corbett visited the Elk Country Visitor Center on Thursday afternoon to highlight the Pennsylvania Wilds as a top destination for travelers as well as to mark the 100 years since elk were reintroduced into the region.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...