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December 6th

Historical Society displays toy exhibit

December 7, 2013

The Elk County Historical Society, located along Center Street, hosted participants in the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce's annual Cheer Tour on Friday evening.

December 5th

Salvation Army struggling with kettles

December 6, 2013

According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.

Johnsonburg school board reorganizes

December 6, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – During their reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, the Johnsonburg Area school board swore in two new members as Courtney Dunworth and Sarah Grunthaner joined the board for their first meeting joined by several returning members. Also sworn in Tuesday evening were re-elected members Richard Warmbrodt, Barbara Thorwart, Shane Launer, and David Allegretto.

December 4th

Increased police activity in St. Marys

December 5, 2013

ST. MARYS – There was visible police activity on Linwood Avenue in St. Marys on Wednesday afternoon. There were at least three St. Marys Police Department vehicles and at least four Ridgway-based State Police vehicles at the site. It was unclear how many officers were at the scene and if any law enforcement officials entered any property. Preliminary reports from PSP Ridgway late Wednesday evening indicated the activity was part of an ongoing investigation and no immediate public information report was filed.

School board undergoes reorganization

December 5, 2013

The Ridgway area school board held their annual reorganization meeting at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School prior to their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening. The school board said goodbye to Bill Seely, who has served on the board for the last four years. Seely also served as the board's representative to Intermediate Unit 9.

Concert Choir of Elk County to present "Sing Joy!"

December 5, 2013

The Concert Choir of Elk County will be performing "Sing Joy!" a presentation of classic Christmas carols at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys on Saturday Dec. 7. The choir will also be doing a second performance at St. Leo Church in Ridgway on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Both shows are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. with a social following each.

Reaching military members overseas

December 5, 2013

In an effort to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental U.S. and overseas, Leslie Neal, director of Elk County's veterans affairs office, has taken the lead sending out care packages during the holiday season and beyond.

December 3rd

Fate of old Dickinson office still unknown

December 4, 2013

For over a hundred years, the building at 110 Lincoln St. has stood as a testament to the health care that has always been evident in Ridgway. From its early years as a nurse's training school to its later use as the main office of the Dickinson Mental Health Center-- now Dickinson Center, Inc.-- the history of the building has always been for proving and promoting health care throughout the community.

December 2nd

Candle lighting for children gone too soon

December 3, 2013

Members of the community will come together on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in a worldwide candle lighting ceremony held in remembrance of children gone too soon.

Council approves hotel project

December 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – In a 6-1 vote members of St. Marys City Council approved a cooperation agreement among the city, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Creekside Investments, LLC for a new downtown hotel project.

TIONESTA – Ridgway girls soccer extinguished the Forest Area Lady Fires' season and moved into the...
JOHNSONBURG – Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday...
Ridgway boys soccer lost 4-0 to Karns City Wednesday night at Karns City High School in the first...