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December 27th

PGC to hold informational meeting for Weedville residents

December 27, 2012

WEEDVILLE – In response to a growing concern among residents in the Weedville area related to the increased presence of elk in their community, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center, located at 149 Plum St., Jay Township.

County budget passes with no increase

December 27, 2012

Adhering to the 20-day comment period, Elk County commissioners approved their 2013 budget during a special meeting Thursday morning. The spending plan features no tax increase.

December 26th

Snowfall blankets Ridgway

December 26, 2012

Despite significant snowfall Wednesday afternoon, a snow-covered Main Street was still traveled on by a number of vehicles in downtown Ridgway. Many areas reported having at least nine inches of snow on the ground, if not more, while areas of McKean and Potter Counties reported having roughly one foot of snow on the ground.

December 25th

Christmas Day Happening a success

December 26, 2012

Area residents celebrated the 30th Christmas Day Happening celebration with a Christmas Day dinner full of various events at Central Fire Station in Ridgway. Among the events were a dinner at noon, students from April School of Dance performing along with Bailey Pretak, who performed various Christmas musical numbers on the keyboard. There was a slide show illustrating past Christmas Day Happening events while patrons ate full turkey or ham dinners with mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, Italian wedding soup, and various other delectable delights.

December 21st

Council continues discussion over well site

December 22, 2012

A discussion concerning the installation of a Marcellus Shale well located above the Ridgway Reservoir continued during Monday's borough council meeting.
The concern was first addressed at November's meeting after council member Ralph Dussia, who came upon the site while hunting, questioned Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy on the effects of a potential spill near the reservoir.

Former RFD treasurer pleads guilty to fraud

December 22, 2012

A former Ridgway Fire Department Treasurer was in Elk County Court Friday where he accepted a plea deal on charges that he misused over $15,000 in company funds between March 2008 and October 2009.

December 20th

JASD reviews safety measures

December 21, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Johnsonburg Area School District [JASD], like most school districts across the United States, continues to review their safety measures and procedures.
"Our school district has a crisis plan which we constantly are reviewing to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and support staff," said JASD Superintendent Dennis Crotzer. "My administrative staff has reviewed this plan with their staffs after the unfortunate school shooting in Connecticut.

Gun sales and permits up in Elk County, nationwide

December 21, 2012

Gun sales and permit applications are up in Elk County and nationwide, sources say, following the shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday that left 20 children and six adults dead at the school.
Elk County Chief Deputy Sheriff Theresa Merritt said applications for gun permits, which are processed through the sheriff's office, have gone up over the last few years but did not increase significantly since Friday.

Mental health care equally important in wake of tragedy

December 21, 2012

Following last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left nearly 30 people dead, many of them children, an increased focus has been placed on the issue of gun control. With guns at the forefront of national discussion, an equally important issue-- providing adequate help for those with mental health issues-- has been overshadowed.

December 19th

School district continues to revise safety plans

December 20, 2012

Like all of the school districts across the country, the Ridgway Area School District [RASD] continues to evaluate their own safety measures following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last Friday that killed 20 children and six adults.
"Over the past year and a half, the Ridgway Area School District has reviewed and revised our safety plans," said RASD Superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien. "We have collaborated with local law enforcement to maximize the efficiency of our safety drills and will continue to evaluate all of our safety measures.

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