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May 29th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Area High School held its annual graduation ceremony before a packed auditorium at the Johnsonburg Area High School on Friday night with 40 students making up the class of 2015.
Graduating seniors Kaylee DeCecchis and Alexa Marciniak were this year's valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, and they were joined by guest speaker Brent Dunworth as the three speakers at this year's ceremony.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After serving for 21 years as Johnsonburg Borough Police Department Chief of Police, Bryan Parana officially retired on Friday, ending over 30 years of service to Johnsonburgâ€™s police force.
Parana sat down for an interview with The Ridgway Record on Friday, his last day as chief of police in the borough, to discuss his career and his plans now that he will no longer be serving as chief of police.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday, May 30, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record.
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It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
KERSEY â€“Â The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.
ST. MARYS â€“ Organizers on Wednesday morning met at Decker's Chapel along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys to plan repairs for the historic site.
The building's foundation has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The foundation issues were discovered at the end of March.
With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.
The Ridgway YMCA started the seventh grade initiative program a few years back and according to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the popular North Broad Street facility, the program remains one of her favorites.
A large group of attendees gathered Monday morning in Ridgway in recognition of Memorial Day.
Ron Beimel was the keynote speaker at Central Fire Station during the annual Memorial Day program, noting that he was honored to speak.
"We're here today to honor our heroes and remember their achievements, courage and dedication, and to thank them for their sacrifices," he said, indicating that while service members "come from all walks of life," they all share the same traits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Throughout the country, America's citizens gathered Monday to remember those who have died in service of the country, and Johnsonburg was no exception.
Johnsonburg's citizens participated in this year's Memorial Day services which included a flag ceremony, a Naval service, a veterans' walk and a Memorial Day program that was held at the gazebo along Market Street.
The Johnsonburg Fire Department was called out for a structure fire at Domtar tonight at 8:45 p.m. Upon answering the call, the department responded with an engine, an engine-rescue and a utility vehicle for a problem located in the recovery boiler building. The St. Marys Ambulance was also on scene, being called out at 8:45 p.m. along with the fire department. Emergency personnel left the scene at 9:20 p.m. No more information was immediately available on the scene.