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March 22nd, 2015

Women Who Care hosting comedy night

March 23, 2015

The Women Who Care (WWC) organization plans to laugh it up on April Fools' Day during a comedy night as part of its annual membership drive.
WWC is a philanthropic giving circle project of the Elk County Community Foundation with a goal of providing grants to local charitable organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County.
Reservations for the event, taking place Wednesday, April 1 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway from 5:30-8:30 p.m., are due by Wednesday by contacting Paula at 834-2125. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

March 20th

18-wheeler slides off roadway in Ridgway Township

March 21, 2015

An 18-wheeler ran off state Route 219 Friday morning and had to be towed out of a ditch.
The Ridgway-based state police say 58-year-old Amrik S. Saini of Brampton, Ontario, Canada was traveling north on state Route 219 when he lost control of a 2007 Volvo VN tractor-trailer on the snow-covered roadway.
The crash occurred in the vicinity of 4561 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd. (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

March 19th

Chamber of commerce hosting annual fundraiser

March 19, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The event, which is open to the public, is one of several fundraisers that the Chamber puts on throughout the year.
To fundraise through the Celebrity Waiter Dinner, local organizations sponsor tables at the event, with one representative of each organization serving as the celebrity waiter for that organization.

March 18th

JMA answers questions about new water plant

March 19, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A new sewage treatment plant built in 2010 may be joined by a new water plant built sometime in the coming years.
Discussion was held at Tuesday's Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting about the new plant and its impact on the area.
Engineer Travis Long answered questions about the future new water plant which will be constructed mainly because of a DEP consent order and increasing public health and safety standards. The approximate cost of the plant is $14 million with as much as 75 percent being able to be acquired through grant money, according to Authority officials.

Supervisors hold 'productive' ordinance meeting

March 19, 2015

The Ridgway Township supervisors continued to progress through the township's curative amendment process on Tuesday night as the supervisors reviewed the most recent changes to its proposed zoning ordinance.
Township supervisors Millie Bowers and John Gardner spoke Wednesday about the meeting, which lasted three hours and included discussions between the supervisors, township residents and various members of the gas industry.

March 17th

Johnsonburg Municipal Authority raises sewer rates

March 18, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The good news for Johnsonburg residents is the authority rescinded last month's sewer rate hike.
The bad news is an even bigger increase in rates is coming.
After rescinding a $5 sewer rate hike approved at last month's meeting, the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority approved an $11 per month rate hike during Tuesday night's monthly meeting at the Johnsonburg Borough office.
Authority member Eric Poague voted no on both motions to rescind the $5 rate hike and to approve the $11 rate hike.

Massive transformer slowly transported to future substation site

March 18, 2015

ST. MARYS – A massive 110-ton electrical transformer slowly made its way across St. Marys and into Fox Township Tuesday afternoon, at times causing significant traffic delays.

Micale held for court on drug charges

March 18, 2015

ST. MARYS – After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Chelsea Ann Micale, 27, of 122 Houston Rd., was held for court on all charges related to the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts.
Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob ruled that the Commonwealth had met their burden of proof to establish that there was sufficient evidence to hold all charges for county court.

Taxes on state-owned lands still problematic

March 18, 2015

Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

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