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Archive - May 2013 - News Article

May 23rd

Pa. lumber industry further threatened by foreign competition

May 23, 2013

The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

Ridgway Ambulance responds to 'harassment' accusation

May 23, 2013

Sean Papa of the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation attended Wednesday afternoon's meeting of the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors in response to a statement reportedly made by secretary Jack Fowler of the Johnsonburg Fire Department.

May 22nd

Solicitor reviews fracking ordinance

May 22, 2013

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors continued a lengthy discussion from a regular meeting in April concerning the adoption of a Marcellus Shale drilling ordinance.

Federal budget sequestration sapping regional grant dollars

May 22, 2013

Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.

May 21st

Kraus ousted; McMahon earns DA nod

May 22, 2013

Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.

Motorists advised to take alternate route

May 21, 2013

Road construction at the intersection of North Broad Street and Main Street in downtown Ridgway is under way and motorists are advised to take an alternate route to avoid congestion.

May 20th

Warden appeals to commissioners for new title

May 20, 2013

Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer appealed to the Elk County Commissioners in their meeting Monday to approve creation of a Senior Sergeant's position at the prison.

Relay for Life makes changes this year

May 20, 2013

Remember. Celebrate. Fight back.
The Relay for Life event for Elk County will feature a few notable changes and additions this year, none more pronounced, however, than the switch to a Saturday and Sunday event.

Pool to be closed on Sundays

May 20, 2013

Membership rates for the Lyle G. Hall Community Pool in downtown Ridgway will remain unchanged for the upcoming season.

Elk County Commissioners hear American Cancer Society

May 20, 2013

With the annual Elk County Relay for Life event scheduled for next month, Monday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included presentations from the American Cancer Society in a brief overview of the organization's history and impact.

The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady...
KERSEY – In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their...