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November 6th

Water line repairs ongoing on Boot Jack

November 7, 2014

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority discussed ongoing repairs of water lines in the Boot Jack area to help find leaks that are causing the township to lose approximately 17 percent of their water in that area.
The authority's works superintendents, Chris Klase and Andrew Gosnell, said that they have finished repairs on one section, but two more sections were identified as problem areas following leak detection testing that was done in the area.

One-vehicle accident on Montmorenci Road

November 7, 2014

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, a 2007 Pontiac G5 driven by Anthony Wilson, 33, of Johnsonburg, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township, according the Ridgway-based state police.

November 5th

Identity of deceased and injured drivers released by PSP

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – A Baltimore, Md. man was killed as a result of a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and tri-axle truck on Oct. 28 on state Route 255 in Kersey.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. on the Million Dollar Highway (SR 255) near the Laurel Lane intersection.
Michael Hanley Jr. was the driver of the tractor-trailer who was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of two witnesses who helped pull Hanley from the cab.

RATA to board: 'Stop playing political games'

November 5, 2014

“It’s time for the Ridgway School Board to stop playing political games and to settle a contract with the district teachers.” 
That is the message Wednesday from the Ridgway Area Teacher’s Association in response to the school board’s vote Tuesday to reject the board’s own contract proposal, according to RATA.

'Canning' for THON this weekend

November 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic alumnus Ryan Jacobs and fellow Penn State students will be "canning" this weekend in town for THON, the largest student philanthropy effort in the world.
According to THON.org, "the mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund."

November 4th

Contract negotiations intensify at RASD

November 5, 2014

During Tuesday's workshop session of the Ridgway Area School District School Board, Board President Lisa Connelly delivered a prepared speech in response to advertisements and statements made by the Ridgway Area Teachers Association.

Significant voter turnout in Elk County

November 5, 2014

With a high-profile governor's race on the ballot, Elk County had a high voter turnout with 44.35 percent of the registered voters coming out to vote.
York County businessman Tom Wolf ousted incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett soundly Tuesday. The Democrat could not carry Elk County, however, as Corbett got 4,420 votes to Wolf's 4,115. There were 31 write-in votes as well. Pennsylvania law was changed in 1968 to allow for consecutive gubernatorial terms. Corbett is the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied re-election since the law was changed.

VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC
Tom Corbett, NBC projected, Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the state’s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

November 3rd

Mersen fire causes $350,000 in damages

November 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – A tractor-trailer docked at the Mersen USA building in St. Marys caught fire around noon on Monday, a blaze that caused an estimated $350,000 in damages to the truck and Mersen building.
According to a fire marshal investigation completed by Corporal Greg Agosti, the fire started accidentally after a problem in the vehicle's electrical system caused a fire to erupt from the engine compartment of a 2014 Mack truck.

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