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May 8th, 2015

Apartment burglarized with dead tenant inside

May 9, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in district court after he burglarized an apartment while the occupant laid dead inside.
Richard E. Pounds Jr., 39, of 121 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, was charged Thursday at the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob with burglary, a felony of the first degree, criminal trespass, a felony of the second degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and criminal mischief, a summary offense.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

May 7th

RTMA reviewing Evergreen Tank repair options

May 8, 2015

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority continues to review options to repair its Evergreen Tank which has a damaged overflow panel near the top of the tank that needs repaired after it was likely damaged by ice within the tank.
RTMA Works Superintendent Andrew Gosnell discussed the tank repairs at Thursday's monthly meeting of the RTMA Board of Directors.

May 6th

JASD's balanced budget shows maximum tax increase

May 7, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A balanced preliminary budget for the Johnsonburg Area School District will include a tax increase equal to the maximum amount allowed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to JASD board treasurer Patty Calkins.
Calkins made the announcement during a JASD school board budget workshop on Wednesday, a workshop which included discussions on the preliminary budget, which is expected to be voted upon during the school board's upcoming board meeting Thursday, May 14.

Suspicious packages cause emergency response

May 7, 2015

Three suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement at the Elk County Courthouse prompted a large emergency response by local police officers and fire department members.
Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt said the "suspicious packages" were delivered to the courthouse in Ridgway and were quickly "removed from the building so everyone was safe in the building and court could operate."
The packages were discovered between 10:45-11 a.m.

May 5th

Balanced RASD budget shows no tax increase

May 6, 2015

The preliminary 2015-2016 budget for the Ridgway Area School District is balanced, shows no tax increases and maintains current staffing levels, according to RASD Business Manager Donna Sidelinger.
Sidelinger made a budget presentation during Tuesday's RASD work session meeting, and the budget will go to a vote during next week's May 12 meeting.
For the 2015-2016 budget, Sidelinger said the overall spending plan will see a 2.4 percent increase over the 2014-2015 numbers.

Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, May 6, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Officials still calling for 911 fee hike

May 6, 2015

With funding issues far from resolved, the state House on Monday voted 134-59 to increase the monthly fee used to help fund Pennsylvania counties’ 911 emergency communication centers.
The measure, which still must pass the Senate, calls for an increase to $1.65 a month. Currently, the 25-year-old 911 Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act calls for $1 a month for cellphones, and $1.50 for landlines.

Prison population begins to steady

May 6, 2015

After months of topping out at well over 70 inmates a day, officials at the Elk County Prison are finally seeing those figures taper off.
“The population has drastically stabilized,” said Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer. “I think that’s due to the fact that a lot of inmates are being transported to the state penitentiary.”
As cases are being settled in county court, many are being sentenced to the state penitentiary due to crime severity and other factors.
The average daily population at the prison for January was 70; February was 73; March was 63; and April was 58.

Officials recognize National Visiting Nurse Association Week

May 6, 2015

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning acknowledged local home healthcare agencies for National Visiting Nurse Association Week.
The week, falling on the second week of May, is recognized this year from May 3-8.
“In Elk County, we have a number of providers that care for patients who are homebound or need assistance in their home,” said Rebecca Nelson, President and CEO of Community Nurses, Inc.

RASD to support township's oil and gas regulations

May 6, 2015

In response to concerns that were brought before the Ridgway Area School District school board during its April meeting, RASD Superintendent Robert Rocco said Tuesday that the school district will draft a letter of support to the Ridgway Township supervisors supporting their efforts to regulate the oil and gas industry through revisions to the township's zoning ordinance.

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