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October 16th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Borough's new wild and exotic animals ordinance defines specifically which animals constitute a violation and the legal actions that can be taken against the borough residents found to be in violation of its terms.
A motion unanimously passed during Monday's borough council meeting to pass, enact, and adopt the ordinance, effective immediately. The approval of the ordinance finalized several months of work that went into it, according to Elizabeth Feronti, the borough's solicitor.
JAY TWP. â€“ EQT representatives faced harsh words from residents of Jay Township at Thursday night's township supervisors meeting.
"The three of you, your whole company, you don't give a damn about our water," Dennis Bonanno said. "You're here for the money."
The representatives came to address concerns about a well near Byrnes Run that residents believe is too close to the watershed.
A free showing of "Groundswell Rising" was hosted at Central Fire Station in Ridgway, and during a public question and answer session, strong opinions about local government officials were expressed.
"Groundswell Rising" is a film that focuses on the negative aspects of fracking within communities, including negative health effects, loss of natural land and habitat, water quality issues and vastly increased traffic volumes due to fracking vehicles and water tanker trucks.
WILCOX â€“ The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.
This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two St. Marys residents were held for court on robbery charges after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Mark S. Jacob.
Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, and Savannah Satterwhite, 47, both of St. Marys, face multiple felony charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Friday, Oct. 22 at 430 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, home of John Boland.
Boland testified that he was wrestled out of his bed and pinned to the floor while other individuals searched his apartment.
Ridgway Area High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas and Ridgway Area Elementary School principal Anne Herzing announced RASD's four "Student of the Month" winners for the month of October during Tuesday's school board meeting.
Herzing announced the two winners from the elementary school, Austin Dinsmore and Megan Rohr, who are currently both fifth graders in the elementary school.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Borough Council approved a motion to enact a new wild and exotic pet ordinance throughout the borough during Monday's monthly borough council meeting.
The motion to approve the new ordinance was unanimously approved at the meeting, and the ordinance is now enforceable immediately.
The ordinance prohibits wild and exotic animals, including bees, from being owned, cared for or maintained throughout Johnsonburg Borough.
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