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November 13th, 2012
A year-long investigation of drug trafficking in Elk County spearheaded by the Ridgway Borough Police in conjunction with the Office of Attorney General's Municipal Drug Task Force has culminated in the arrests of nine county residents charged with various drug violations.
JOHNSONBURG - Two Johnsonburg men have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl whom they picked up outside a slumber party at a St. Marys home.
The Osterhout Street, State Route 1014, bypass in Ridgway was opened shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Crews had been working since March to reconstruct and realign Osterhout Street in order to lessen truck traffic congestion in Ridgway Borough and easily access northbound state Route 219.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough Council approved a tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes a one-mill tax increase in the general fund.
ST. MARYS - People who pass the PA Wilds signs along the road may think that the designation is just that--the name given to our part of the state. If they were to visit the workshop held at the Red Fern in St. Marys last Thursday and Friday, they would find that there are groups within our area that are working to explore significant issues facing our communities.
An early Saturday afternoon fire damaged an Allegheny Coatings facility site along River Road in Ridgway.
The fire reportedly originated at 12:08 p.m. when an employee at ARC Metals, a neighboring industrial facility, observed heavy smoke coming from the Allegheny Coatings building.
The site, a 48-foot by 180-foot steel frame industrial building, is a secondary location and was positioned across the street from the main Allegheny Coatings facility.
NANSEN â€“ No one was injured Friday morning when a fire destroyed the cab of a tanker truck on Route 66 near Nansen in Highland Township.
The tanker was loaded with 4,500 gallons of liquid wax, according to Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department.
He said the incident â€ścould have been a lot worseâ€ť if the fire had spread to the tanker.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors approved a resolution to not raise taxes above the PDE index rate for the 2013-2014 school year during Thursday night's regular meeting.
Local dignitaries, veterans and county officials gathered Thursday morning at Ridgway Area High School for a special Veterans Day program.
Ralph Tettis, chief of the Ridgway Police Department, was emcee for the assembly and introduced various borough and county officials, in addition to state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), and a large number of veterans and members of local servicemen burial detail groups.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District held their annual Veterans Day program in the high school auditorium Thursday morning.