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December 7th

Sheriff's department shut down; sues county

December 8, 2012

Starting today, the Elk County sheriff's department will be shut down until possibly the end of the calendar year as ordered by the county's board of commissioners.

None injured in truck accident on Route 66

December 8, 2012

RUSSELL CITY – Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.

December 6th

Municipal authority approves operating budget

December 7, 2012

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority approved the 2013 operating budget during their regular meeting Thursday night.
Finance Manager Jeff Schutz briefed officials on a budget that has a total estimated operating revenue of $986,870.

Johnsonburg school board using grant monies to purchase laptops

December 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg School District is a recent recipient of a grant they will use to purchase laptop computers.  
“The district received a $6,534 grant from the Elk County Community Foundation,” said Dennis Crotzer, Superintendent. “This money will be used in conjunction with our title money to purchase 15 laptops for the teachers.”

December 5th

Municipal authority increases water rates

December 5, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Following a lengthy executive session the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority [JMA] voted to increase water rates during their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Effective Jan. 1, residents can expect a $10 per month increase in their water bills.

December 4th

Firefighters respond to call at annex

December 5, 2012

Members of the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to what initially started out as an odor investigation at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in the 300 block of Center Street.
According to Ridgway fire chief John Wygant, an initial investigation yielded no results and he terminated the investigation. Elk Company 4 was reportedly called out at 2:58 p.m., according to 911 dispatch.
"Five minutes after I left, I was called back as the smell got more intense," Wygant said. "It was then that I called for the general alarm."

No tax increase at county level

December 4, 2012

Elk County commissioners presented a tentative 2013 budget Tuesday morning without a tax increase during their board meeting.
According to commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg, 2012 has followed a continued trend of challenges for small local governments.
"With rising costs in healthcare, gas and everyday expenses, the county is continually striving to cut spending where possible," Freeburg said. "Adding on to this burden is the continual reduction in state funding for mandated programs."

Proposed injection well still topic of interest

December 4, 2012

The Elk County Board of Commissioners took another step in opposing the construction of an "injection well" by Seneca Resources along Lamont Road between state Route 66 and Highland Road near James City in Highland Township.
On Tuesday morning, the commissioners voted 3-0 to adopt a resolution opposing the possible injection well.

Natural gas company holding open house

December 4, 2012

WEEDVILLE – A Pennsylvania-based natural gas company will be hosting an open house this week for Elk County residents who want to know more about Marcellus Shale drilling operations in the area.
EQT Corporation will host the free event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center, 149 Plum St. in Weedville.

Salvation Army needs bell ringers

December 4, 2012

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for their annual Red Kettle Campaign.
To help fulfill the needs of the community, Lt. Esther Wilson of the Salvation Army in Ridgway has increased this year's goal from $32,000 to $42,000.

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