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November 12th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The vacant St. Joe's Club that went up in flames Monday, July 2, 2012 will soon be razed.
Demolition for the dilapidated building at 703 Market St. in Johnsonburg is scheduled to commence next month.
Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funds will be used to raze the structure. A bid of $31,250 was accepted in early October at a county board of commissioners meeting from Altoona Contracting and Excavating Demolition Services. The company was the low bidder.
Members of the Ridgway Area Teachers Association (RATA), led by RATA President Jason Phipps, showed up at Tuesday's Ridgway Area School District School Board meeting to express displeasure over the lack of a contract between the two parties.
With members of RATA and the Ridgway community standing behind him in support, Phipps addressed the board directly during the public comment section of Tuesday's meeting and asked the board to vote on a proposal that RATA made on Oct. 22.
DAGUS MINES â€“ Amy Gorton of Dagus Mines received a free room makeover following her selection as the winner of the hometown hero contest that was put on by Miller Brothers Furniture, Lezzer Lumber and CNB Bank.
The contest, which started in the beginning of October, asked area residents to nominate individuals who are deserving of the title of hometown hero.
Following a nomination by her husband Bob, Gorton was selected from a pool of 31 applicants from as far away as Somerset and Johnstown.
ST. MARYS â€“ Members of the St. Marys City Police Department, Crystal Fire Department, and St. Marys Ambulance responded Monday night at 6:25 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Million Dollar Highway near the Ford Road intersection.
A St. Marys woman is charged with felony counts of identity theft and access device fraud for use of a PNC bank account belonging to someone else.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Darlene I. Fuenffinger, 61, of 1325 Glen Hazel Rd., is alleged to have made a total of nine payments to her Capital One account, using the PNC account belonging to Jacqueline Rhines of St. Marys. Transactions totaled to $1,278.64.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After multiple work sessions for the 2015 budget, a tax hike of three mills is one step closer to fruition following Monday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting.
Borough Manager Mary Polaski and members of borough council on Monday voted to accept the tentative 2015 tax schedule and the tentative 2015 budget.
Area veterans and military personnel were celebrated as the Ridgway Area High School hosted a Veterans Day program Monday morning.
The featured guest speaker was Ridgway Area School District Superintendent Robert Rocco. Rocco said while he was chosen to be a guest speaker, the focus should be on the veterans.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area High/Middle School held their annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday to honor the men and women of Johnsonburg and Wilcox that have served in the United States military.
The ceremony was attended by the JAHS student body, dignitaries from throughout Elk County, veterans from Johnsonburg and Wilcox, and state Representative Matt Galber (R-Clearfield/Elk) who served as the guest speaker for the ceremony.
By Richie Lecker
Members of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) are collecting signatures for an anti-fracking petition that they plan to present to the Elk County commissioners in the near future.
Mike Kamandulis, a representative of the organization, said that the Elk County C.A.R.E.S. organization, along with the Friends of the Wild organization, are preparing a petition that would ask the Elk County commissioners to make a resolution stating that they are against fracking in Elk County.
Due to their third-place finish at a BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition that was held at Penn State DuBois, members of a Ridgway Area High School robotics class have been invited to a regional competition in Fargo, N.D.
According to the class' teacher, Dustin Oknefski, seven students have been selected to go to Fargo, N.D. for the next stage in the competition. The selected students were students in the class that have already gone to the various BEST competitions.