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January 13th, 2014

Recycling program poised to resume

January 14, 2014

The Ridgway Borough's recycling contract with Elk Waste Services, in its third round of being amended, is reportedly likely to be signed within the coming days. The original contract, which put forth several new provisions, including the request that Elk Waste provide numbers of homes recycling as well as dollar amounts for revenue made from the sale of borough recyclables, was rejected by Elk Waste.

Blood drive Wednesday in Ridgway

January 14, 2014

Three blood drives, including one in St. Marys, were cancelled last Tuesday due to weather conditions, worsening the blood shortage already plaguing the Community Blood Bank.
Hoping to make up for the cancellations, there will be a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.

Hearing rescheduled in Kane assault case

January 14, 2014

KANE – A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a Kane insurance representative who is charged with allegedly assaulting a Kane businessman.
According to documents filed at Kane District Court, Michael R. Merry, 36, of 34 Pine Ave., Kane, is charged with assault for allegedly causing "bodily injury to the victim."

January 12th

Community event rescheduled

January 12, 2014

After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of the Prelude to Christmas Worship Gathering originally scheduled for December of 2013, a new event, Mid Winter Praise Gathering, will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgway Evangelical Covenant Church along Center Street.
The Malachi worship band comprised of Pastor Craig Duffield, Betty Schogren and Rene Smith will perform.

January 10th

Zoning hearing board approves senior living development

January 11, 2014

Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing Friday evening in order to report their decision concerning a request from TREK Development Group to construct a senior living village near Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road.

January 9th

School board extends superintendent's contract

January 10, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – During their regular school board meeting Thursday night, the Johnsonburg Area School Board approved the extension of superintendent Dennis Crotzer's contract for another five years. The details of Crotzer's contract are set to be negotiated prior to the end of the current contract. The board voted unanimously to extend Crotzer's stay as superintendent.

Military to benefit from donations

January 10, 2014

ST. MARYS – Over 100 pairs of socks were collected recently for county military members stationed outside the continental United States and for homeless veterans living at Tomorrow's Hope, a center located in Coalport.

Narcotics investigation in Jefferson County

January 10, 2014

BROOKVILLE – Three people were arrested Thursday at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine.
The investigation, conducted by Troop C Vice Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force, resulted in the arrests of April Ann Novak, 43, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville; Dean William Paige, 52, of 32 Robinson St., Black Lick; and Michael Andrew Novak, 22, of 9747 Richardsville Rd., Brookville.

January 8th

DEP to sponsor agricultural assistance workshops

January 9, 2014

Melissa Aul, Resource Conservation Technician for the Elk County Conservation District, has helped to organize agricultural workshops for area farm owners. The workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.

January 7th

County commissioners address borough concerns

January 8, 2014

During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, county commissioners heard from members of the Ridgway Borough Council regarding their recent request to purchase several condemned homes within the borough from the county repository.

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