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April 3rd, 2015

Seneca confident of win in suit vs. Highland

April 3, 2015

HIGHLAND TWP. – Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance.

Occupants hospitalized after 2-vehicle crash in Byrnedale

April 3, 2015

BYRNEDALE – A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

For more information see the Saturday, April 4, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids

April 3, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!

April 2nd

Authority discusses equipment repairs, overdue bills

April 3, 2015

At Thursday's Ridgway Township Municipal Authority (RTMA) meeting, RTMA works superintendent Andrew Gosnell discussed equipment repairs that were needed throughout the township as well as issues the authority is running into with overdue water bills.
Gosnell started by discussing equipment repairs which affected the Evergreen Tank and a hydrant along Montmorenci Road which was damaged in a motor vehicle accident.

Alleged assault lands Brockport man in jail

April 2, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Brockport man has been jailed following an alleged assault Monday evening that left a female victim with serious facial injuries.
Robert John Steele Sr., 32, of Brockport, has been charged with aggravated assault (felony 1), simple assault (misdemeanor 1) and four summary offenses including harassment, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and driving a vehicle without required financial responsibility.
According to an affidavit of probable cause made available Thursday, Troopers Ryan Heffner and Roger McCloskey were dispatched to 116 Cro

Weedville student named Pa. Eagle Scout of the Year

April 2, 2015

WEEDVILLE – Scouting continues to change the life of 17-year-old Devin Anderson of Weedville as he was recently named Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Devin, son of Joe and Karen Anderson of Weedville, will now advance to the national level where he competes amongst 56 applicants to earn the national Eagle Scout of the Year award.
“I’m blown away by it, really, and I know anything can happen,” said Devin, a junior at St. Marys Area High School.

April 1st

Project to improve SR 120 begins

April 1, 2015

Roadway improvement work on Route 120 between Ridgway and St. Marys has begun.
PennDOT officials say the repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement. This work was made possible by Act 89.
Contractors began milling the roadway throughout the day Wednesday.
For the time being, drivers can expect daylight lane restrictions controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Once structure work begins, there will be temporary traffic signals and flagging around the clock. PennDOT will issue updates on the project as traffic impacts change.

Local students win $1,800 from the CEC Challenge to Change Community Contest

April 1, 2015

Ridgway Area High School 11th-grader Allison West received the top prize of $1,000 for her idea to hold a film festival in downtown Ridgway.
West, along with five other sophomores, juniors and seniors from Ridgway Area School District, competed in the Challenge to Change contest which was run by the Community Education Center and DISCOVER Partnership.

March 31st

Crash on North Broad Street

April 1, 2015

Ridgway Borough Police, Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Ridgway Ambulance responded at 12:19 a.m. to the vicinity of 609 N. Broad St. in Ridgway for a vehicle crash. The vehicle reportedly struck the wall separating the northbound and southbound lanes of travel, according to first responders and 911 dispatchers communicating on the emergency scanners. No additional information was available at press time.

Snowstorm makes travel difficult Tuesday

March 31, 2015

A late-season snowstorm Tuesday dumped roughly six inches of heavy wet snow in some parts of Elk County as the area was plagued by several vehicle accidents and road closures.
State Route 219 was closed between Wilcox and Lantz Corners shortly before 10:30 a.m. as several tractor-trailers were stuck on the roadway.

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