May 8th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Elk County Catholic boys tennis defeated Johnsonburg 8-1 Friday afternoon on a hot day at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"Was very pleased with our play today," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "We had an opportunity to play three non-regular singles players in today's match and they all played very well."
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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.
Ashley Imbrogno of Johnsonburg was named as the Elk County Meet girls field MVP Thursday. Imbrogno set a new meet record in winning the javelin.
Johnsonburg baseball head coach Jeff Peterson could only describe his win Thursday against Brockway in one word.
Johnsonburg moved to 8-6 on the season with a 5-0 win over Brockway Thursday afternoon against the Rovers at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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.
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.
Johnsonburg hosted the annual Elk County Junior High Meet Monday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School, winning the team meet and setting new meet records in the process.
Johnsonburg won the meet with a total of 96 points. ECC was second at 52.5 points and St. Marys took third at 37.5 points.
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.
With funding issues far from resolved, the state House on Monday voted 134-59 to increase the monthly fee used to help fund Pennsylvania countiesâ€™ 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.