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January 12th, 2015

VIDEO: Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator

January 12, 2015

VIDEO: Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator
The Pro Football Hall of Fame player and legendary coach told the Urbana Daily Citizen that the parting was "mutual."

January 11th

Warmbrodt honored for years of service

January 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – During Thursday's Johnsonburg Area School District school board meeting, two board members on the school board were honored for their long-term service by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Karen Devine, director of member relations at the PSBA, attended Thursday's meeting to present awards to JASD school board vice president Richard Warmbrodt and JASD school board member Richard "Louie" Wolfe, who have each reached milestones in their servitude on the JASD school board.

Wolfe honored for years of service

January 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – During Thursday's Johnsonburg Area School District school board meeting, two board members on the school board were honored for their long-term service by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Karen Devine, director of member relations at the PSBA, attended Thursday's meeting to present awards to JASD school board vice president Richard Warmbrodt and JASD school board member Richard "Louie" Wolfe, who have each reached milestones in their servitude on the JASD school board.

January 9th

YMCA holds grand opening for revitalization project

January 10, 2015

The Ridgway YMCA held its grand opening on Friday to celebrate the completion of the revitalization project that started in 2010.
The grand opening, complete with tours of the facility, refreshments and community bonding, lasted from noon until 5 p.m., and it will continue today from 8 a.m. until noon.
Representatives from the project were on hand at the YMCA, allowing the community to come and view the completed project, which included a remodeled pool and brand new equipment in the fitness area.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 8th

JASD, RASD sports co-op expanding

January 9, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The cooperative sports agreement between the Johnsonburg Area School District and the Ridgway Area School District will expand in the 2015-2016 school year as cross country appears to be the next sport to have a roster featuring student athletes from both districts.
The JASD school board unanimously approved a motion during Thursday's monthly meeting that approved a new cooperative sports agreement that would send JAHS students to Ridgway to compete in cross country.

Sony hack raises cyber security concerns

January 9, 2015

The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has raised concerns about cyber security on a national and local level.
"I think that 90 percent of it can be protected against with knowledge," Aaron Simbeck, owner of a computer repair and consulting business in St. Marys, said. "Stay away from advertisements, use passwords, don't publish your passwords online and don't save your passwords on your computer in a text document. If you're playing games and you're getting popups, don't click them."

'If you're cold, they're cold'; bring pets inside during cold temps

January 9, 2015

The gut wrenching photos of dogs left outside in the cold circulating throughout social media and on television have helped raise awareness of proper winter pet care.
"Basically if you're cold, they're cold. They can get frostbite just like people," said Karen Cappiello, Elk County humane officer.
While some dogs are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year.
Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets.

January 6th

New policy highlights comp time issues

January 7, 2015

Over-accumulation of compensatory time has led to the adoption of a compensatory time policy for Elk County government employees.
"This is a policy that we discussed with our department heads and we'll be buying that comp time out at the end of the year," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer during a Tuesday morning board meeting. "It has sometimes become a big liability for the county when people retire and have days and days of comp time so we had to stress that policy and not have such a liability on the county."

RASD questioned about consolidation

January 7, 2015

Bill Seely, a former member of the Ridgway Area School District school board, attended the school board's workshop session Tuesday to question the board about possible consolidation efforts between the county's school districts.
Seely cited comments made by RASD's superintendent Robbert Rocco in a Sept. 23 article in The Ridgway Record that talked about Rocco's role in working with the other school districts in the county.

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