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July 29th, 2013
KERSEY â€“ Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Ridgway Heritage Council continues to play a role in the beautification of downtown Ridgway with the continuation of the flower program.
At about 6 p.m. Friday, the Ridgway Fire Department was called to a borough storage building fire on State Street at the second access point to the Clarion-Little Toby Rails to Trails. The main building involved reportedly contained plastic road cones and other equipment while a second contained the calcium material used in winter deicing. A smaller shed in back of these was also destroyed.
A 20-mile run, walk and hike event sound like fun to you?
If so, the Elk County Boulder Dash event held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. in Ridgway just might be your thing.
The event takes place on 20 miles of State Games Lands 44, just south of Ridgway, featuring about 4,000 feet of vertical rise over the course. The deadline to register online at www.elkcountyboulderdash.com is Thursday, Aug. 1.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Law enforcement authorities completed an investigation Thursday but were unable to explain the cause of the July 12 fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg, saying only that there are "no suspicious circumstances."
Increased activity throughout the region could possibly lead to increased tourism and job creation thanks to funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission [ARC].
JAMES CITY â€“ No one was injured Thursday in a spectacular fire at a oil and gas well in the Allegheny National Forest near James City.
In continuing to offer various programs to Ridgway and the surrounding communities, officials at the Ridgway YMCA have been stressing the importance of preschool prior to kindergarten.
Aiming to promote broadband service in the 32-county region north of Interstate 80, a primarily rural area, the Northern Tier Middle Mile Broadband Project may vastly improve communication efforts across the state.