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June 7th, 2015

Relay for Life keeps up the good fight

June 8, 2015

KERSEY – Overcast conditions early Saturday morning gave way to sunshine and warm weather, providing ideal conditions for this year’s Relay for Life of Elk County which was held at Fox Township Community Park from 9 a.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. The theme of this year’s event was Mardi Gras – A Celebration of Life.
While walkers began making their way on the pathways at the park at 9 a.m., the event’s opening ceremony did not take place until 11 a.m. At that time, Bill Babik, event chairman, took to the stage to welcome all those who were participating in this year’s Relay for Life.

June 5th

Bridge replacement project set to start Monday

June 6, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces that work will get underway Monday, June 8 to replace a bridge in Ridgway Township on Route 3002. The current single-span, steel girder bridge will be replaced with a new single-span concrete structure. Work will take place one side at a time.

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For

June 5, 2015

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For
You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

June 4th

Ridgway Township Municipal Authority holds brief meeting

June 5, 2015

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority held a brief meeting on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a new auditor for 2015, as well as to review some old business.
The RTMA will decide in January if it is going to use a new auditor as the topic was tabled after brief discussions on Thursday.

June 3rd

Tie, intrigue in primary election

June 4, 2015

Two Republican candidates for Highland Township supervisors will draw lots Friday with the victor being placed on the November ballot.
GOP candidates Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch are tied with 24 votes each following the May 19 primary.
The drawing of the lots, held Friday in Conference Room No. 1 in the Elk County Courthouse Annex at noon, will see both candidates draw lots; whomever draws a "1" will break the tie and receive the nomination.
That candidate will battle Democrat Lloyd Hulings in the general election in November.

June 2nd

Hale takes over as chief deputy

June 3, 2015

The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word “chief.”
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriff’s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.

RASD budget to be put to a vote next week

June 3, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board will be voting on a 2015-2016 budget during its upcoming Tuesday, June 9 meeting.
School board treasurer Donna Sidelinger said Tuesday that the budget will be the same one that was presented before the board during the May meeting.
Lisa Connelly, school board president, added that this budget was balanced and showed no tax increase.

Officials green-light road funds

June 3, 2015

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
“This is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,” said Commissioner June Sorg.

June 1st

Relay For Life is 30 years strong

June 2, 2015

KERSEY – Thirty years ago, Dr. Gordon Klatt took to the track for 24 hours in Tacoma, Wash. and raised $27,000 for the fight against cancer. Today, the Relay program is more than just a fundraiser.
It's about communities coming together to support each other and the work the American Cancer Society is doing to fight cancer. What started as one man's vision to support the Society's mission has evolved into the world's largest and most profound fundraising event to end cancer worldwide.

Penn Highlands Elk still a concern for council

June 2, 2015

ST. MARYS – Several members of St. Marys City Council on Monday expressed continuing concerns over the recent actions of the Penn Highlands healthcare system.
The council held a meeting last month with representatives from Penn Highlands Elk to address concerns in the city about the hospital and its recent layoffs.

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