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October 24th, 2013
Traffic accidents involving elk pose a real danger to area residents. Although many think of the elk as an elusive animal, they frequent the roadways, particularly in autumn which is their breeding season.
On Nov. 2, past employees of the Elk County General Hospital are invited to attend a reunion at the Udarbe Complex in Ridgway. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and the dinner will be BYOB.
Area firefighters were reportedly battling a large structure fire at 1157 River Road in Byrnedale that reportedly broke out around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Bennetts Valley Ambulance, Elk Company 3, 5, and 1 all responded to the scene.
The recent 16-day federal government shutdown had little effect on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission as officials for the reimbursement-based organization were prepared for the duration.
Kim Zimmerman, a Ridgway native, began his position as new Ridgway borough manager on Oct. 15.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A renovation project for the locker room of the Johnsonburg Community Center was completed recently thanks to Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funding.
New Ridgway borough manager Kim Zimmerman recently signed his contract and has been busy getting acquainted with some of the key players around town including courthouse and annex employees.
A new unifying symbol designed to "galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault" is gaining momentum.
Just around 11 p.m. Saturday night a Toyota Tacoma truck heading west on South Street/state Route 949 when he failed to make the turn by the Ridgway borough property heading out of Ridgway. The truck hit a utility pole cutting the pole in two leaving the upper portion hanging by several wires and cutting off electricity to a south section of Ridgway.
The Ridgway YMCA continues to move forward with the "Shape Our Future" capital campaign.
According to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the Ridgway YMCA, the initiative is still moving forward but "a little slower than anticipated."
"We are still moving forward," she said. "The Y has been in important part of the community of Ridgway for over 100 years. I often wonder what would Ridgway be like without it?"