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December 2nd

County prison must branch out further

December 2, 2014

As overcrowding at the county prison continues to plague officials, Prison Warden Greg Gebauer said Tuesday that he must stretch out even further to house inmates.
The county's prison board and board of commissioners approved three new contracts to combat the overcrowding. They include Columbia ($70 per day), Erie ($75 per day), and Tioga counties ($60 per day). All three correctional facilities in these counties are over two hours away.

More groups benefit from Act 13 dollars

December 2, 2014

Several area organizations have benefited from another round of Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee grants for local projects.
County commissioners on Tuesday announced that seven more applicants were awarded funds.
Cen-Clear Child Services in Philipsburg received $6,000 for their facilities; the entity is often utilized by Elk County Children & Youth Services.
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services received $8,000 for a rehabilitation program within the county prison. The Johnsonburg Fire Department will put their $8,000 allocation toward the purchase of a new fire truck.

Pro football weekly recap

December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs

Chicago (5-7) 17

As they do every year, Detroit played a home game on Thanksgiving Day. This time
they were matched up against divisional rival Chicago. Chicago QB Jay Cutler came
out firing the ball all over the field. Cutler through 2 touchdown passes to WR
Alshon Jeffery in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-3 lead. The lead wouldn’t
last long as Detroit responded with 3 touchdown drives in the second quarter.
Detroit WR Calvin “Megatron” Johnson scored 2 of those touchdowns. Detroit took a

December 1st

St. Marys mayor cited for disorderly conduct

December 1, 2014

St. Marys mayor and former Ridgway mayor Robert V. Howard was issued a non-traffic citation for disorderly conduct on Nov. 25.
According to the citation, Howard entered a hair salon located along Main Street in Ridgway on Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:18 a.m. and began yelling at the owner, according to police.

Co-ops look to boost Ridgway commerce

December 1, 2014

Small business owners in Ridgway are joining forces to create cooperations in an attempt to save money on overhead costs, all while trying to make Ridgway a destination for shoppers within Elk County.
The Shop On Main is one of approximately six stores in Ridgway that is some form of a cooperation, currently housing over 20 vendors within one store, according to Victoria Assalone, a participant in the store's cooperation.
Assalone said cooperations like The Shop On Main were started to allow small businesses to succeed in the economically challenged Ridgway region.

Grace C. Gregory

December 1, 2014

Grace C. Gregory, 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 596 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Rasselas, a daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Keilocker MacDonald.
On May 23, 1953 in St. Leo's Church, she married Leo E. Gregory, who preceded her in death July 4, 1987.

November 30th

Richard Joseph Peter Kowalski

November 30, 2014

Richard Joseph Peter Kowalski, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, he was born July 2, 1964.
A resident of Johnsonburg, and a 1983 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, he was an employee of Roy B. Constable's Stores. Richard was loved by many, and always brought a special spirit into any room. He lived life to the fullest every day. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, and playing cards with friends.

Pittsburgh man dies in Portland Mills crash

November 30, 2014

SPRING CREEK TWP. – A Pittsburgh man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Portland Mills Road in Spring Creek Township.
According to the Ridgway-based state police, 44-year-old Daniel S. McGinnis of Pittsburgh was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in the car.

CAPSEA fundraiser earns $418

November 30, 2014

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has received the first check in support of a fundraiser for Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA), a check which totals $418.
During the month of October, in support of domestic violence awareness month, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority collected electronics to raise money for CAPSEA's flood relief efforts.
The authority gave all the electronics to Orro Fundraising, a company that specializes in the collection of used electronics to be refurbished.

November 28th

No ultimatum to RASD from RATA

November 28, 2014

No ultimatum relating to a strike was given to the Ridgway Area School District by Ridgway Area Teachers Association President Jason Phipps during a speech he made during November's RASD school board meeting.
In a Nov. 12 article published in The Bradford Era, it was reported that Phipps' statement was an ultimatum that said that RATA was ready to strike if the board did not approve a new contract by Dec. 9, but Phipps stated that this was untrue.

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