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May 10th, 2012

Superintendent responds to bus incident

May 11, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Area School District Superintendent Dennis Crotzter responded to the bus accident that occurred on the morning of May 3 that was transporting 25 Elk County children on a field trip to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

Child care center opens

May 11, 2012

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday afternoon for Karen Fox's Child Care at 235 Monterey Ave. in the Borough of Ridgway.
Fox who graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Childhood Field of Studies and having worked in a large daycare facility in Pittsburgh for a year and a half is excited to begin her next venture back in her hometown.
Unlike the large daycare facilities that care for hundreds of children, Fox says her home center provides children with valuable one-on-one time that could potentially lead to a faster development.

May 9th

Horton Township eyes fall cleaup

May 9, 2012

BROCKPORT – Following the Spring Cleanup, the Horton Township Supervisors voted in favor of reinstating a Fall Cleanup to be held Sept. 1.
Chairman Jeff Johnson said the cleanup will be held in the fall on a trial basis.
"We did get some stuff; not an overwhelming amount," Johnson said. "What we are going to try to do now is have one in the fall now to see how it goes."
According to Johnson, the township had held a cleanup twice a year.

May 8th

School board approves preliminary budget

May 9, 2012

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a preliminary budget during Tuesday night's regular meeting, which will not include a tax increase for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The board voted unanimously in favor of approving the preliminary budget with revenues and expenditures of $11,840,091.
According to Finance Manager Brent Rhoads, one of the first changes to the budget included the elimination of a .8 tax mill increase.

May 7th

Gardner Hill Community Church vandals sentenced in Elk County Court

May 8, 2012

Three of the five defendants charged in the vandalization of the Gardner Hill Community Church in Weedville were sentenced Monday in Elk County Court.
Martin Andrew Chicola, 22, of St. Marys, John Paul Gier, 22, of St. Marys, and Bradley Alan Vanvoorhis, 19, of Weedville, pleaded guilty to charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief before Judge Richard Masson during Monday's Return Day proceedings.

CAPSEA event outgrows location

May 8, 2012

Although the third annual Polar Sweet Express event hosted by CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] is 10 months away, Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant has already begun making plans.
The event, sponsored by Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank, is expected to be held in the beginning of February of 2013.
Last year's event held in the Franklin Center in St. Marys raised over $4,500 to assist in supplying abuse victims seeking shelter with basic necessities.

May 6th

Ben Carson Reading Room now open

May 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ben Carson Reading Room is now open for students to get lost in the many pages of books within the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
The Ben Carson Reading Room is within the Johnsonburg Elementary School library, and it not only offers a variety of books but also cozy chairs and colors. The accomplishment is a thing to celebrate for Johnsonburg. Jennifer Hobbs, Elementary Principal at Johnsonburg Area Elementary School was enthusiastic about the renovated space.

EBooks coming soon to a library near you

May 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Due to a huge request for the popular eBooks, local libraries including Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Wilcox and St. Marys will soon be offering the electronic version of many popular titles to patrons tentatively on May 24. These libraries are within the Seneca Library District that covers the counties of Cameron, Elk, Forrest, McKean and Warren.

Charity fashion show, luncheon will bring smiles to children

May 6, 2012

ST. MARYS – "An Afternoon of Smiles and Sunshine" will raise money to help children with cleft and craniofacial conditions and their families with treatment and transportation costs.

May 4th

Authority questions DEP construction permit

May 5, 2012

Following a fine from the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP], the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority is questioning the validity of a construction permit detailing modifications to the Boot Jack Pump Station.
The Authority was fined last summer following a reading conducted by DEP officials which found a higher concentration of byproducts permissible in the water system.
According to Works Superintendent Carl Gosnell, the DEP recommended modifications may not be suitable for the township's system.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...