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April 20th, 2014

Bunny Hop continues to raise brain aneurysm awareness

April 20, 2014

ST. MARYS – In the spring of 2011, Taylor Frank, her sister Carly, and siblings Rachael, Michael, and Daniel Paladino were planning a 5K run/walk in honor of their mothers, both of whom had recently succumbed to brain aneurysms. They wanted to hold the event the Saturday before Easter and, according to Taylor Frank, that original plan had it beginning and ending at her home.
"We thought only our friends and family would come," she said.
However, as word spread, more and more people began to register for the event.

April 18th

From mom to marathoner; Quesenberry vows to return to Boston

April 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – On Monday at 11 a.m., Molly Quesenberry, 42, of St. Marys will take to the starting line of the Boston Marathon fulfilling a vow she made to return to the race.
"I feel like it's about going out there and supporting Boston, the victims, other runners and doing it for that reason and not really for myself. If you stay away and don't go back then you're giving in and that's what the people who did it want," Quesenberry said.
One year ago Quesenberry and her family experienced the terror of the bombings that killed three and injured nearly 260 spectators.

Easter Bunny at Dan Smith Candies in Ridgway

April 18, 2014

Antonio Marzella visits the Easter Bunny today at Dan Smith Candies in Ridgway.

Annual Cross Walk

April 18, 2014

The Annual Community Cross Walk was held in Ridgway today.

April 17th

Chamber gearing up for Tasteful Town

April 17, 2014

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another of their First Friday Events. May's First Friday event, scheduled to begin May 2 at 4 p.m., will be a "Tasteful Town Tour," and will begin at the Chamber of Commerce, located along Main Street.
"We feel they have been very successful," said Chamber executive Director Tina Clancy concerning the various First Friday Events that have been held this year.

Jay Twp. supports Highland's injection well ordinance

April 17, 2014

JAY TWP. – The Jay Township Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter of support to Highland Twp. supporting Highland's decision to ban injection wells within their municipality.
The letter, which was provided by Elk County C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) reads:

April 16th

Dam project completion pushed back to 2019

April 17, 2014

JONES TWP. – The completion date to the extensive East Branch Dam repair project has been pushed back to 2019, two years later than originally anticipated. The $280 million project entails constructing a full-length, full-depth concrete cutoff wall through the dam to reduce risk and restore the dam to normal operation.
On Wednesday morning representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District reported the delay during an East Branch Dam Safety Project Stakeholders meeting.

County's gun permit system on hold

April 16, 2014

Elk County's gun permit system in the sheriff's department recently crashed, thus placing over 250 applications in limbo according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Theresa Merritt.
The computer system's hard drive "fried" recently and "people cannot physically get a gun permit" from the county's sheriff's department.

Sheriff's Department part of Project ChildSafe

April 16, 2014

The Elk County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday afternoon announced the county's inclusion in the Project ChildSafe initiative.
The directive is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits.

Price cut on Ridgway Armory building

April 16, 2014

The minimum bid price for the Ridgway Armory has been reduced by 20 percent after the state Department of General Services posted the site in September 2013.
The minimum bid is now $88,000; it was previously $110,000.
The property was first put up for bid with a historical covenant requiring the preservation of the building's exterior; this requirement has since been wiped out.

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