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November 24th, 2014

Orville Kenneth Meeks

November 24, 2014

Orville Kenneth Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Marlinton, W. Va., son of the late Calvin and Mary (Delhunty) Meeks.
He married Marvina Ann Waugh on Oct. 15, 1960.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 40 years, and he a was a former Marlinton, W.Va. resident.
He was a graduate of the Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va.
Orville was Methodist by faith, and he had been employed by Elcam, Inc. as a machinist for 12 years.

November 23rd

Wayne W. Egger

November 23, 2014

Wayne W. Egger, 65, of 115 East Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1949 in Ridgway, son of the late William S. and Emma Jean (Meredith) Egger.
He married Mary C. Vinski on Aug. 3, 1974.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the CMA in St. Marys.
Wayne was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, and he had attended Penn State.

John H. Clark

November 23, 2014

John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ridgway football celebrates season with banquet

November 23, 2014

The Ridgway football team was honored with a banquet Sunday night at The Royal Inn in Ridgway to celebrate the season, a season which the Elkers claimed their first AML championship since 1993.
"This is a special night not only to reward our season but this is kind of the last night we'll be together as a team for the 2014 season," Ridgway varsity head coach Mark Heindl said.

November 21st

Seneca addresses community concerns

November 22, 2014

EMPORIUM – Working in an industry surrounded by a negative stigma, Seneca Resources faces many questions about the impacts that its work has on the environment and community that surround its drilling sites.
On a recent rig tour, Seneca Resources representatives answered a few common concerns about the gas drilling industry, specifically the company that owns a majority of the mineral rights in Elk County, Seneca Resources, while explaining what Seneca does to recycle goods and reduce the impact of its drilling sites.

1st rural regional community college forthcoming

November 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has taken steps to establish Pennsylvania’s first Rural Regional Community College, announced Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Bob Robbins (R-50) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21).

Accidental fire damages apartment house

November 22, 2014

A fire broke out Thursday evening at 4:30 p.m. along Walnut Street in the borough of Ridgway.
The house is owned by Steven J. Lenze, 56, of St. Marys, according to a public information release report provided by the Ridgway-based state police.
Trooper Robert J. Southern was the investigating officer and determined the fire originated in the ceiling area of an upstairs apartment at 314 Walnut St. occupied by 31-year-old Marjorie Moore. The fire was determined to be accidental in nature and most likely caused by an overheated electric circuit, according to PSP Ridgway.

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal
Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

November 20th

Investigation into sheriff's department concludes

November 20, 2014

Following an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the Elk County Sheriff’s Office regarding the work schedules and overcompensation of deputy sheriffs, the findings of the investigation recommended that a criminal prosecution was not warranted; consequently, a criminal prosecution of any member of the Elk County Sheriff’s Office shall not occur.

East Branch Dam contractor visits Ridgway

November 20, 2014

With repairs upcoming for the East Branch Dam, Layne Christensen Construction, the company contracted to complete the repairs, visited Ridgway Thursday afternoon to begin networking with local businesses that will have an impact on the dam project.
On Aug. 26, Layne was awarded the contract for the East Branch Dam repairs by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at a total value of just over $132.5 million.

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