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May 27th, 2013

Student speakers share advice at ECCHS commencement

May 27, 2013

ST. MARYS – The ideas of not being deterred by fears and doubts and working hard to achieve one’s goals were some of the messages Elk County Catholic High School’s 66 new graduates were able to take away from Sunday afternoon’s commencement exercises. This advice was given to the graduates by their peers: valedictorian Morgan Onink and salutatorian Daniel Millsop.

May 24th

3 Kane residents die in traffic accident

May 24, 2013

HIGHLAND TWP. – Three Kane residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday night near the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.

Motorcycle safety classes now offered in St. Marys

May 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – Motorcycle enthusiasts now have the option of taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) in St. Marys as Elk County Catholic High School was recently added to the list of the state's training sites. There is no cost for the program, and motorcycles and helmets are provided for those enrolled in the BRC.

Gun pulled on cops in high speed chase

May 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man is imprisoned for allegedly pulling a gun on police after leading them on a high speed chase while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Financial woes facing North Central

May 24, 2013

The North Central Regional Planning Development Commission is holding just over $5 million in total assets, a nearly $2 million dollar drop from last year, with expenses over $7 million and liabilities over $6 million. This according to a state audit of the organization's financial records dated March 22.

May 23rd

Fatalities in Highland Twp. crash

May 23, 2013

HIGHLAND TWP. – Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.

Pa. lumber industry further threatened by foreign competition

May 23, 2013

The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

Ridgway Ambulance responds to 'harassment' accusation

May 23, 2013

Sean Papa of the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation attended Wednesday afternoon's meeting of the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors in response to a statement reportedly made by secretary Jack Fowler of the Johnsonburg Fire Department.

May 22nd

Solicitor reviews fracking ordinance

May 22, 2013

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors continued a lengthy discussion from a regular meeting in April concerning the adoption of a Marcellus Shale drilling ordinance.

Federal budget sequestration sapping regional grant dollars

May 22, 2013

Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...