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February 11th, 2015
Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.
The Ridgway Area High-Middle School is reviewing curriculum for the upcoming school years, particularly addressing issues in the science, math and technical areas, according to Ridgway High-Middle School principal Heather McMahon-Vargas.
McMahon-Vargas updated the school board on the process that has been made in curriculum review throughout the school during Tuesday's regular monthly school board meeting.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man faces a felony count of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related lesser charges for a Dec. 26, 2014 one-vehicle crash that resulted in serious injuries to two passengers.
As emotions continue to run high and allegations brought to light involving an alleged sexual assault which reportedly occurred last spring at St. Marys Area Middle School, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon discussed general information regarding the juvenile justice system.
While McMahon emphasized he could not discuss the specifics of the case, he noted such allegations are handled with the utmost seriousness, respect and are investigated thoroughly by all parties involved.
All criminal charges against Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St., involving the theft of an antique rifle from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home have been withdrawn.
According to court documents, the victim's family didn't desire any further prosecution given that the firearm has been returned.
Prow was initially arrested and confined to Elk County Prison on Jan. 27 and released on Feb. 3.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The total fire loss for the Johnsonburg Borough in 2014 was $281,100, according to Johnsonburg Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Dickey.
Dickey made the announcement as part of his 2014 annual fire report that he presented Monday to the Johnsonburg Borough Council during the council's regular monthly meeting.
The $281,000 in fire loss damages for 2014 were associated with 10 different properties that were damaged throughout the year.
The individual damages for properties ranged from $100 to $70,000.
ST. MARYS â€“ A heated discussion about St. Marys Area School District officials' response to an alleged juvenile sexual assault garnered criticism from parents in attendance at Monday's Board of Directors meeting.
School board members found themselves defending their actions as required by law and school district procedures.
HIGHLAND â€“ No one was injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the basement of a residence on Highland Road near the Highland Hotel in Highland Township.
Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was contained to a plastic bucket used for the disposal of ashes from a wood-burner.
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
JONES TWP. â€“ A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
The fire started in a home belonging to James "Snip" Snyder who was not in the home at the time of the fire.