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The Ridgway Township Supervisors expressed disagreement during Tuesday's monthly supervisors meeting over the progress that is being made towards the enactment of a new zoning ordinance throughout the township.
Ridgway Township supervisors are discussing the creation and implementation of a zoning ordinance related to the oil and gas industry, and disagreements occurred about whether or not the supervisors were acting quickly enough to avoid being sued by residents.
Figures released recently show Elk County's unemployment rate lower than any of its counterparts within the North Central region.
Figures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent.
The driver in a December 2013 crash on Zwack's dip of the Million Dollar Highway was waived for court Tuesday.
James Michael Dunshie, 27, of Force, initially faced two felony charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. One of the charges was withdrawn. One remains as one of his passengers is still recovering in a care facility.
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Several residents and parents from East Avenue showed up Monday at the Ridgway Borough Council meeting to express displeasure over the high speeds that vehicles can be seen driving at on the road.
This is the second straight meeting that residents from the street have attended to plead to the council to place stop signs on East Avenue to help prevent the onslaught of vehicles that drive fast enough to endanger their kids' lives.
A Ridgway man is charged with simple assault and harassment after police were dispatched for a 911 hang-up call in the area of the 400 block of Allenhurst Avenue on Oct. 19 around 4 a.m.
Once in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone.
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Oftentimes the illusion created is that a cancer patient becomes a number on file in an endless mound of paperwork, an incomprehensible level on a cluttered diagram, a lump projected on a cold wall.
For Karen MacAfee, 42, of St. Marys, and Patty Greene, 57, of Kersey, the war waged against breast cancer, and cancer in general, is a battle with seemingly no end.
In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.
Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania's Political Action Committee, recently spoke with the Daily Press in reference to claims by the Silent No More pro-life campaign.
"It's so unfortunate that this is the dialogue that's going on," Stevens said. "These organizations are out spreading this information and not working to prevent unintended pregnancies. If we focus our efforts on lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, the need for abortion would be reduced. But instead, it's this effort to misinform, scare, shame and demean women."