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October 10th, 2013
BENEZETTE â€“ In an effort to promote tourism, Governor Tom Corbett visited the Elk Country Visitor Center on Thursday afternoon to highlight the Pennsylvania Wilds as a top destination for travelers as well as to mark the 100 years since elk were reintroduced into the region.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â During Thursday's evening's school board meeting, elementary school principal Jennifer Hobbs and high school principal Brock Benson shared information regarding the Department of Education's new School Performance Profiles.
HORTON TWP. â€“ The Horton Township supervisors discussed future plans to erect a steel-sided building near the current Horton Township Municipal Building.
The township recently received a quote for a 40 foot by 70 foot building including all hardware for around $28,000.
Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School principal Anne Herzing and Ridgway Area Middle and High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas shared information concerning upcoming standardized testing for the Ridgway Area School District as well as past performance data within the area schools.
The Ridgway Public Library is still accepting donations of pennies or any other spare change for their Million Pennies Campaign. The fundraiser, which began in September of 2012, will continue until the library has reached its goal of raising $10,000.
BRADFORD â€“ A preliminary hearing for suspended Kane police chief Brian Hillard will not take place today as scheduled.
A spokesman for Bradford District Court Judge Dominic Cercone Jr. said Tuesday that the hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police reports investigating two different tractor-trailer fires occurring less than 24 hours apart in St. Marys.
KERSEY â€“ The 2014 Elk County Relay For Life will open their new season with a Fall Fest to be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. This event will be held at the Fox Township Park in Kersey.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Friday morning, area residents were invited to a tour of the J5 paper machine at Domtar in Johnsonburg. The tour was offered as part of Domtar Manufacturing Day, during which mill officials offer a closer look at their production process and history.
Recently Northwest Savings Bank presented a $40,000 check to the Elk County Community Foundation to be utilized as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) which will make grants available to area public schools to support innovative educational programs that do not fall within the typical academic program.