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May 15th, 2015
There is a new yet familiar face welcoming veterans to the county's Veterans' Affairs office.
Lana Vendur, a 1989 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and club manager of American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines is the new assistant at the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office.
Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.
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The Ridgway-based state police report investigating a DUI crash that occurred Thursday morning at approximately 4:55 a.m. on state Route 219 near Boot Jack Auto in Ridgway Township.
A known 59-year-old male was reportedly traveling south on SR 219 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.
Police say the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District school board unanimously approved a preliminary budget Thursday, a balanced budget that includes the maximum tax increase allowable by the state.
JASD school board treasurer Patty Calkins said during JASD's budget work session meeting May 7 that the tax increase, which will be a 1.9 tax increase, is expected to bring an additional $40,000 into the district, and the tax is expected to cost the average homeowner in the district an additional $21 a year.
ST. MARYS â€“ In commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day, a special Blue Mass is being held today at noon at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys to remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives to protect their fellow officers and members of their communities.
Father Eric Vogt will act as celebrant for the Mass, which will be followed by a luncheon.
ST. MARYS â€“ Crystal Fire Department responded to a garage fire shortly before 4 p.m. along Woodland Road in St. Marys. More information will be available in the Wednesday edition.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With blight becoming an increasingly growing problem in the area, the Johnsonburg Borough Council is doing what they can to stop the blight from spreading in the borough.
Since 2007, the borough has spent over $95,926 of taxpayer money on razing blighted structures within the borough, and the county has spent an additional $46,039 in the borough during that same time period.
Going forward, the Johnsonburg Borough Council discussed what to do about a few specific blighted properties that are still in the borough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Monday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting marked the last meeting that Johnsonburg Borough Police Chief Bryan Parana will be attending as the town's police chief.
Parana officially announced that his retirement date will be Friday, May 29.
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
Ridgway Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Â Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.