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March 12th, 2012

Borough expands surveillance system

March 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council voted in favor of installing additional cameras on the Johnsonburg Borough Office building to decrease blind spots on the property.
During February's regular meeting council approved the installation of a surveillance system.
"The camera systems have been installed," said Johnsonnburg Police Chief Bryan Parana. "However, there may be a need to apply some more cameras depending on the costs. This is a large building and we can only cover so much area inside and out."

Footlighters presenting 'You Can't Take it With You' this weekend

March 12, 2012

The Elk County Footlighters will return to the stage this weekend with a dinner theatre production of “You Can’t Take it With You.”
The group will be performing at Aiello’s Café on North Broad Street in Ridgway on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 15 through March 17. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Footlighter member and play director Mike Ames said the comedic antics in the play will appeal to a broad audience.

March 9th

Local photographer wins at Pittsburgh print competition

March 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Stephanie Carnessali, owner of Carnessali Photography in Johnsonburg, recently submitted a photograph that won a red ribbon in the Pittsburgh print competition of the Triangle Photographers Association of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The photograph was taken spontaneously, and Carnessali explains how she instantly knew it would be good for the competition.

March 8th

Chorus Festival starts tonight

March 9, 2012

The Region II State Chorus Festival concert begins tonight with a 7 p.m. show at the Ira S. Nippes auditorium in the Ridgway Area High/Middle School.
The choir is under the direction of host director Theresa Morley-Palmer, a music instructor at Ridgway, and Dr. Tony Leach of Penn State University.

March 7th

Pursuing a chance to help others

March 8, 2012

WILCOX – Bailey Pretak of Wilcox never aspired to be a model, but always loved being in front of the camera. This desire has motivated her to enter the Maurices Main Street Model Search.
The contest is through the Maurices clothing store chain, and the winner will be featured in all of the advertising and receive $7,500 to go to a charity of the winner’s choice.
Pretak entered the contest by submitting photos and an essay. Now she is relying on the public to enter the next round.

Johnsonburg high school produces "The Sound of Music"

March 8, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg High School is producing "The Sound of Music" for the upcoming weekend’s festivities. Show times will be Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ginger Schreiber, Drama Club Advisor says this year’s production has 10 percent of the student body.
“It seems like more and more kids come out every year,” Schreiber said. “This year we have 34 children, and there are only 340 kids in the whole school.”
Singing, dancing and action won’t fall short this year.

March 6th

Commissioners act on fees

March 7, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning in favor of "impact fees" that will be assessed on Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural gas wells throughout the county.
"This enables the Public Utility Commission [PUC] to come in and gather the fees that are allowed under this act," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "A portion of it will be returned to the counties and municipalities.
"We've had calls from the public asking us to do this-- we've had discussions with industries and they seem to be at least not opposed to it."

Details emerge about SR 255 project

March 7, 2012

ST. MARYS – PennDOT's Dean Ball updated city officials on Monday evening regarding the proposed timelines of the massive road reconstruction project taking place next year along State Route 255, encompassing a large section of the Million Dollar Highway.
Currently the project is on schedule and will be advertised this fall with hopes the contractor will begin by late fall. Also progressing smoothly are right-of-way acquisitions which will be ready for the advertisement of the project.

Mission trip teaches students life lessons

March 7, 2012

Several area students recently had a hands-on life lesson in service as they participated in a week-long mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The students were part of a group of area residents who took part in the trip, which was held through the organization Meeting God in Missions. While all eight are currently students at Elk County Catholic High School, they noted that the trip was not a school-sponsored function.

Mass mailer concerns residents

March 7, 2012

A mass letter mailed to Ridgway area residents claiming water service coverage to homeowners is causing concern.
Ridgway Borough Manager Martin Schuller is advising residents to be wary of a letter from HomeServe USA.
Schuller says he is not advising residents to use or not to use the service, but to read the fine print before making any decisions.

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