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July 14th

Fire extinguished at Domtar paper mill

July 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.

Carnival begins today in Ridgway

July 14, 2013

The 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival begins today in Ridgway at the carnival grounds.

July 12th

Fire at Domtar paper mill

July 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A large fire broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg. As of press time Friday night, the fire was still burning.
According to Craig Timm, a media relations representative for Domtar, the fire broke out in the wood chip conveyor system.

Fact-finding report released in Ridgway teachers contract dispute

July 12, 2013

After two years of talks, 12 bargaining sessions, fact-finding hearings and numerous closed-door discussions, Ridgway's school teachers and district are no closer to reaching a deal on teacher contracts.

July 11th

RASD names Berkheimer as school tax collector

July 11, 2013

Berkheimer Tax Services, the company appointed to replace fallen earned income tax collection giant CENTAX in Elk County is now also heading up collection of school taxes for the Ridgway Area School District (RASD).

Johnsonburg names new athletic director

July 11, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – After dedicating nearly 38 years to the Johnsonburg Area School District, Jill Casilio is set to retire.

Church shooter pleads guilty to first degree murder

July 11, 2013

COUDERSPORT – The man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife during a Sunday morning service at a Coudersport church entered a plea of guilty to a charge of first degree murder on Wednesday.

July 10th

Mefferts Run Road repairs to begin shortly

July 10, 2013

WILCOX – Wilcox residents along with wine connoisseurs won’t be subject to rough driving much longer. The Jones Township Supervisors have decided it is time to repair the disheveled Mefferts Run Road in Wilcox.

July 9th

Teacher contract talks deadlocked in Ridgway

July 9, 2013

For the last two years, the Ridgway Area School District's 78 teachers have been working without a contract after a breakdown in talks between them and the district's Board of Directors.

July 8th

Summer littering becoming issue

July 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg borough officials highlighted several problem areas Monday during their monthly council meeting regarding littering throughout the area.

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg track and field hosted Sheffield in a meet held Monday afternoon at...
The Johnsonburg girls track and field team took the team championship at the Kane Invitational held...
The Johnsonburg boys track and field team took part in the Kane Invitational held Saturday....