Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
WILCOX â€“ 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.
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.
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."
KANE â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
Area residents and youth on Saturday gathered at the carnival grounds for the Ridgway Fire Department's Open House event.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ 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.
BENEZETTE â€“ 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.