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June 10th, 2015

3 Ridgway residents suffer minor injuries in crash

June 11, 2015

Three Ridgway residents suffered minor injuries late Wednesday afternoon when the car they were traveling in drifted off the road in Ridgway Township.
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Audit cites 'serious issues' with sheriff's dept.

June 11, 2015

Elk County auditors on Wednesday released their internal audit for fiscal year 2014 for the county.
In addition to their combined statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balance, the auditors also released "audit findings" which cites "serious issues" with the Elk County Sheriff's Department.
According to the audit report signed by Elk County Auditors Elizabeth A. Mader, also serving as chairperson, and fellow auditors Karen R. Gies and Jerry W. Goetz, the auditors "get no cooperation from the sheriff to resolve the many issues in that office."

June 10th

Martin receives life sentence

June 10, 2015

Nicholas Martin, 24, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder approximately two months ago in the 2013 stabbing death of his then girlfriend, Alyssa Forsyth.
The life sentence was expected to be handed down by President Judge Richard A. Masson as state law mandates a life sentence for first-degree murder convictions.
Despite not having any control to change the sentence, Masson said that the court had no reluctance to sentencing Martin to a life sentence.

RASD approves final budget with split vote

June 10, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board approved a final general fund budget for 2015-2016 fiscal year following a split vote during Tuesday's board meeting.
The approved final budget, which remained unchanged since being presented during a work session on Tuesday, May 5, features no tax increases, no use of reserve funding and the retention of current staffing levels, according to RASD business manager Donna Sidelinger.

Citizens apprehend man before police arrival

June 10, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – According to Johnsonburg Borough Police Department Officer-In-Charge John Clopp, Jason P. McCandless, 40, of Dagus Mines, was arrested in Johnsonburg on Monday following an incident on Powers Avenue.
According to Clopp, the incident started as McCandless was allegedly driving recklessly on Powers Avenue in Johnsonburg when he hit a curb with the right front of his vehicle.
After hitting the curb, McCandless allegedly exited his vehicle and assaulted another citizen that was on the scene, Clopp said.

June 8th

Ridgway man charged in property damage case

June 8, 2015

ST. MARYS – A Ridgway man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly brandished a pocketknife at a May birthday party and reportedly made terroristic threats.
Benjamin E. Meyer, 34, of 229 W. Main St., Ridgway, was charged Monday, June 8 with making terroristic threats and criminal mischief-damage property following an incident May 21 in St. Marys at a birthday party along East Eschbach Road.
According to reports, St. Marys City Police Patrolman Jason A. Miller was dispatched to a dispute May 21 at approximately 8:59 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Eschbach Road in St. Marys.

Council looking to cut down on high grass issue

June 8, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Faced with a growing issue of grass being left uncut in the borough, the Johnsonburg Borough Council is considering its options for taking action against Johnsonburg residents that choose not to cut their grass.
Council has been dealing with this issue for months, and it has been a topic of discussion at several borough council meetings.

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.

June 5th

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!

Casey Woodford serves during Ridgway volleyball practice earlier this week.
The Lady Dutch had their second match of the season Tuesday at the St. Marys Area High School...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday...



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