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October 23rd, 2013
Kim Zimmerman, a Ridgway native, began his position as new Ridgway borough manager on Oct. 15.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A renovation project for the locker room of the Johnsonburg Community Center was completed recently thanks to Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funding.
New Ridgway borough manager Kim Zimmerman recently signed his contract and has been busy getting acquainted with some of the key players around town including courthouse and annex employees.
A new unifying symbol designed to "galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault" is gaining momentum.
Just around 11 p.m. Saturday night a Toyota Tacoma truck heading west on South Street/state Route 949 when he failed to make the turn by the Ridgway borough property heading out of Ridgway. The truck hit a utility pole cutting the pole in two leaving the upper portion hanging by several wires and cutting off electricity to a south section of Ridgway.
The Ridgway YMCA continues to move forward with the "Shape Our Future" capital campaign.
According to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the Ridgway YMCA, the initiative is still moving forward but "a little slower than anticipated."
"We are still moving forward," she said. "The Y has been in important part of the community of Ridgway for over 100 years. I often wonder what would Ridgway be like without it?"
The Ridgway Chamber of Commerce has 153 members whom they help to promote and assist with business development. The chamber began in 1892 and has been assisting local businesses ever since.
WILCOX â€“ Residents living near the corner of Oak and Marvin Streets in Wilcox have for years dealt with storm water drainage issues resulting in flooded backyards.
Pennsylvania state Senator Jim Ferlo announced in April of this year his desire to enact legislation that would put a moratorium on shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The proposed moratorium would last three years and would ban the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] from issuing new drilling permits and would also disallow drilling at sites where permits have already been granted where drilling has not yet begun.
Tom Copella, a Kersey native, returned to the area five years ago and continues to create the beautiful artwork he has done nearly all his life.
"Seventh grade, somewhere around there I started painting," Copella said. "I had a teacher that liked it, so i thought it was something to do."