April 24th, 2015
DDCC of April School of Dance ended their regional competition tour at Encore DCS in Johnstown from March 27-29. The company, directed and choreographed by Jennifer and Chelle Blankenship of Kane with dancers from all over Elk County had a successful weekend competing in the competitive level of competition.
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In an effort to promote Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township, members of the township's recreation board are organizing a Family Fun Day event set for Saturday, May 2.
Organizers hope to have various athletic demonstrations at the park including volleyball, badminton, baseball and softball.
June Johnson, vice chair and secretary for the Ridgway Township Recreation Board, said Thursday night the event will feature a wide variety of educational aspects as well.
KERSEY â€“ On Thursday evening, multiple Elk County businesses, an event and a nature landmark were recognized during the Pennsylvania Wilds Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet.
They are among a small group of business owners, citizens and organizations from across the 12.5 county Pennsylvania Wilds region who were acknowledged for their contributions in sustainable tourism development.
An important change in VA health care may open the door for more veterans to apply for enrollment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.
To align VA's health care program with other federal health care programs' financial assessment requirements, earlier this year the VA discontinued the collection of veterans' net worth information for purposes of financial assessment for health benefits.
A Ridgway man is charged with arson in the January fire at 590 South St. Marys St., formerly Suzy's Furniture Store.
A joint investigation by the St. Marys Police, the State Police Fire Marshal and the Crystal Fire Department concluded with the arrest of Colin M. Dowd, 36.
During Wednesday's full board of directors meeting for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Susie Snelick, North Central's Workforce Investment Board director, spoke about a wide range of training sessions that North Central will be rolling out to meet the region's specific workforce development needs.
North Central has begun putting on training sessions in the area through its JOBS! Initiative after receiving a $425,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Pa. Jobs1st Initiative.
The Ridgway High School trap shooting team took on St. Marys South at the Fox Township Sportsmenâ€™s Club in recent action.
St. Marys South won the match 129-125.
For Ridgway, Jeremiah Amacher had the top team score by hitting 23 of 25 possible targets. Ricky Marzella was next with a 22. Brock Cook and Tyler Shilk each had scores of 21 for Ridgway. Kyle Hamilton, Tonya Harlan and Luke Pierce had scores of 19 for Ridgway to round out the top six.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During Tuesday's meeting of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority board of directors, the directors discussed how they want to apply for CDBG grants to help pay for two needed projects within the borough.
Lisa Sorg, the manager of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority, said she has been working to apply for a CDBG grant to help the authority purchase water meters for the borough, but during Tuesday's meeting, she said she has run into some problems with applying for funding to pay for the meters.
BYRNEDALE â€“ Area firefighters responded late Tuesday afternoon for a structure fire at a house in Byrnedale.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department) and Bennetts Valley Ambulance were called out at 3:55 p.m. to 14 Kennedy St., Byrnedale for a reported structure fire.
Initial reports indicated there was a fire on the first floor with smoke coming from the windows.