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July 16th, 2013

Commissioners honor hazmat team

July 16, 2013

After receiving certification from state officials, Elk County commissioners on Tuesday honored members of the Elk County Hazardous Materials Response Team for exemplary service to the region.

Wilcox man dies in crash

July 16, 2013

WETMORE TWP. – A Wilcox man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle flipped on state Route 6 in Wetmore Township.

July 15th

Obstacles in the way of investigation

July 15, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – With the cause of Friday's marathon fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg still unknown, investigators will have even more hurdles to contend with as the tunnel where the fire reportedly originated is still deemed unsafe.

Armory soon to be for sale

July 15, 2013

The Ridgway Armory along North Broad Street and the former Pennsylvania Army National Guard weekend training site at 5509 Grant Road will soon be up for sale.

July 14th

Fire extinguished at Domtar paper mill

July 14, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.

Carnival begins today in Ridgway

July 14, 2013

The 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival begins today in Ridgway at the carnival grounds.

July 12th

Fire at Domtar paper mill

July 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A large fire broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg. As of press time Friday night, the fire was still burning.
According to Craig Timm, a media relations representative for Domtar, the fire broke out in the wood chip conveyor system.

Fact-finding report released in Ridgway teachers contract dispute

July 12, 2013

After two years of talks, 12 bargaining sessions, fact-finding hearings and numerous closed-door discussions, Ridgway's school teachers and district are no closer to reaching a deal on teacher contracts.

July 11th

RASD names Berkheimer as school tax collector

July 11, 2013

Berkheimer Tax Services, the company appointed to replace fallen earned income tax collection giant CENTAX in Elk County is now also heading up collection of school taxes for the Ridgway Area School District (RASD).

Johnsonburg names new athletic director

July 11, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – After dedicating nearly 38 years to the Johnsonburg Area School District, Jill Casilio is set to retire.

A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en...
It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolves’ Den. The Kane Lady Wolves’ basketball...
JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes (5-13) struggled mightily Wednesday night in a 35-21 loss to...