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Hale takes over as chief deputy

June 3, 2015

The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word “chief.”
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriff’s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.

RASD budget to be put to a vote next week

June 3, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board will be voting on a 2015-2016 budget during its upcoming Tuesday, June 9 meeting.
School board treasurer Donna Sidelinger said Tuesday that the budget will be the same one that was presented before the board during the May meeting.
Lisa Connelly, school board president, added that this budget was balanced and showed no tax increase.

Officials green-light road funds

June 3, 2015

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
“This is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,” said Commissioner June Sorg.

Relay For Life is 30 years strong

June 2, 2015

KERSEY – Thirty years ago, Dr. Gordon Klatt took to the track for 24 hours in Tacoma, Wash. and raised $27,000 for the fight against cancer. Today, the Relay program is more than just a fundraiser.
It's about communities coming together to support each other and the work the American Cancer Society is doing to fight cancer. What started as one man's vision to support the Society's mission has evolved into the world's largest and most profound fundraising event to end cancer worldwide.

Penn Highlands Elk still a concern for council

June 2, 2015

ST. MARYS – Several members of St. Marys City Council on Monday expressed continuing concerns over the recent actions of the Penn Highlands healthcare system.
The council held a meeting last month with representatives from Penn Highlands Elk to address concerns in the city about the hospital and its recent layoffs.

Hyde Ave. residence struck by lightning

June 1, 2015

A Ridgway residence sustained minor damage Sunday afternoon after lighting struck the roof.
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RHS valedictorian reflects on graduation

June 1, 2015

Ridgway Area High School Class of 2015 valedictorian Tonya Harlan spoke about the first and lasts of school during her speech Friday night at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium.
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Kinkead speaks about memories at graduation

June 1, 2015

Ridgway Area High School salutatorian Justin Kinkead spoke about the memories and growth he and the Class of 2015 have had during his speech Friday evening at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium as part of graduation ceremonies.
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Ridgway Area High School holds Class of 2015 graduation

May 30, 2015

Ridgway Area High School held its graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 Friday evening at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium.
A total of 64 comprised this year's graduating class from Ridgway.
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JAHS class of 2015 graduates 40

May 30, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area High School held its annual graduation ceremony before a packed auditorium at the Johnsonburg Area High School on Friday night with 40 students making up the class of 2015.
Graduating seniors Kaylee DeCecchis and Alexa Marciniak were this year's valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, and they were joined by guest speaker Brent Dunworth as the three speakers at this year's ceremony.

After 21 years as chief, Parana is officially retired

May 30, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – After serving for 21 years as Johnsonburg Borough Police Department Chief of Police, Bryan Parana officially retired on Friday, ending over 30 years of service to Johnsonburg’s police force.
Parana sat down for an interview with The Ridgway Record on Friday, his last day as chief of police in the borough, to discuss his career and his plans now that he will no longer be serving as chief of police.
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Pick up a copy of the Saturday, May 30, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

State legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinner

May 29, 2015

KERSEY – The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.

Efforts to fix Decker's Chapel gain traction

May 28, 2015

ST. MARYS – Organizers on Wednesday morning met at Decker's Chapel along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys to plan repairs for the historic site.
The building's foundation has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The foundation issues were discovered at the end of March.

State budget a concern for North Central

May 28, 2015

With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.

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