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November 5th, 2013
St. Marys has a new mayor and a tight race in Fox Township ended with a six-vote margin at the conclusion of the Tuesday election.
Bob Howard, who was once the mayor of Ridgway, was successful Tuesday in his campaign for mayor of St. Marys. He earned 1,460 votes, good enough to top Lyle H. Garner who had 1,083 votes.
Ridgway Township voters opposed the formation of a commission to study the existing form of municipal government in Ridgway Township and the feasibility of having a home rule charter after the polls closed Tuesday night.
With north and south Ridgway Township reporting, 344 voters were opposed to the formation of the committee and 238 voters were in favor.
Budget constraints at the state level continue to be evident as allocations from the human services development fund continues to shrink.
Information obtained Monday morning has added a new twist to today's election regarding the possible approval of a seven-member commission entrusted with the task of studying the feasibility of a home rule charter in Ridgway Township.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Borough Council heard from several area residents during Monday afternoon's meeting. Meeting attendees voiced their concerns over noise made by tractor trailers using engine brakes, commonly referred to as jake brakes, through town.
Ridgway Township voters on Tuesday will decide whether or not a commission should be formed to study the existing form of municipal government in the township, currently situated as a three-member board of supervisors.
FOX TWP. â€“ Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department officials on Saturday afternoon confirmed the death of Blaine "Skeeter" Wildnauer Jr.
Elk County voters will decide several key municipal races at the polls Tuesday.
KANE â€“ Frustration.
This sums up whatâ€™s going through the mind of U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śGTâ€ť Thompson as he deals with many of the Obama Administration policies and programs.
KANE â€“Â A change was made Friday in the bail for Kathleen S. Douglas-- a Kane woman facing manslaughter charges in a horrific Aug. 31 traffic accident that killed six.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said Friday that the bail for Douglas will remain at $750,000. However, the "bail type" is now listed as "unsecured" rather than "monetary."