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October 21st

New borough manager begins work

October 21, 2013

New Ridgway borough manager Kim Zimmerman recently signed his contract and has been busy getting acquainted with some of the key players around town including courthouse and annex employees.

NO MORE symbol provides greater awareness

October 21, 2013

A new unifying symbol designed to "galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault" is gaining momentum.

October 20th

Crash knocks out power

October 20, 2013

Just around 11 p.m. Saturday night a Toyota Tacoma truck heading west on South Street/state Route 949 when he failed to make the turn by the Ridgway borough property heading out of Ridgway. The truck hit a utility pole cutting the pole in two leaving the upper portion hanging by several wires and cutting off electricity to a south section of Ridgway.

Ridgway YMCA continues to move forward with capital campaign

October 20, 2013

The Ridgway YMCA continues to move forward with the "Shape Our Future" capital campaign.
According to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the Ridgway YMCA, the initiative is still moving forward but "a little slower than anticipated."
"We are still moving forward," she said. "The Y has been in important part of the community of Ridgway for over 100 years. I often wonder what would Ridgway be like without it?"

October 18th

Chamber of Commerce helps boost local business

October 19, 2013

The Ridgway Chamber of Commerce has 153 members whom they help to promote and assist with business development. The chamber began in 1892 and has been assisting local businesses ever since.

October 17th

Residents benefit from CDBG project

October 18, 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 18, 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 15, 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 15, 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.

Ridgway boys soccer lost 4-0 to Karns City Wednesday night at Karns City High School in the first...
ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic volleyball remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win (25-9,...
The Johnsonburg Ramettes won a match between two struggling teams on Tuesday night in the Wolves’...