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Drama class performs Thursday

May 22, 2015

The Ridgway Area High School drama class presented "The Bold, The Young And The Murdered" Thursday evening at the Ira S. Nippes Auditorium. A long-running soap opera faces cancellation and must complete an episode overnight to avoid getting cancelled. Various cast members and staff get murdered and an investigation follows to see who did it.

First conviction for exotic animal ordinance

May 22, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The first guilty verdict has been handed down in relation to the Johnsonburg Borough's wild and exotic animal ordinance as Floyd Walters was found guilty Thursday of breaking the ordinance for posting an online advertisement for venomous reptiles being sold in Johnsonburg.
Walters' case was heard before Senior Judge George A. "Tony" King in Magisterial District Court on Thursday. The hearing was the first time the ordinance has been tested in the court system since being adopted Oct. 13, 2014.

Items stolen from skatepark

May 22, 2015

The Ridgway Borough Police Department is reporting that plywood and lumber have been stolen from the Ridgway skatepark located on North Broad Street.
According to a police report from the department, Gary Gerber reported to police that several items that were purchased to refurbish the skatepark went missing sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning.

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"
Letterman has a star-studded finale

DePasquale discusses audit findings

May 21, 2015

Eugene DePasquale, current auditor general of Pennsylvania, visited the area Wednesday to discuss his office's recent findings.
"We're lucky enough to have good stories about what we do and how some of the things we do can help the state budget as well as all over the state, and the kids as well," he said. "Many of the things that we find, I have to come and tell the story because the leverage of the auditor general is the soapbox; we do the audits but they're not mandated so we have get our work out to the public."

CAPSEA to host Incredible Years workshop

May 21, 2015

CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), through funding provided by the Elk County Children and Youth Services, will be hosting a free 12-week Incredible Years workshop series that will be open to parents in Elk and Cameron counties.
This particular workshop series provided by CAPSEA will focus on parents with children between ages 2 and 8, but Billie Jo Weyant, CAPSEA executive director, said that CAPSEA plans to expand the program in the future to cover kids of all ages.

Incumbent GOP commissioners earn nominations

May 20, 2015

Incumbent Republican Elk County Commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer won the nomination in Tuesday's primary election.
They will be on the ballot in November alongside Democrats Matt Quesenberry and Ron Beimel.
Quesenberry, director of the county's planning department and a member of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, had a strong showing from his fellow Democrats with 1,494 votes. He garnered the most votes in the commissioners race overall.

Stolburg officially sworn in to borough council

May 19, 2015

Nina Stolburg, who was nominated by the Ridgway Borough Council to replace Rich Parrish after he resigned at the beginning of April, was sworn in as a council member during Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting.
Ridgway Borough Mayor Guillermo Udarbe lead the swearing in ceremony for Stolburg as the newest member of council by having Stolburg affirm her commitment to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Stolburg will serve on the council until this year's elections determine a permanent replacement for Parrish.

30-year EMS vet serves as ambulance manager

May 19, 2015

Since Jan. 1, Bob Marnatti, a Ridgway native, has been managing almost 25 men and women through his position as the manager of the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation.
Through this position, Marnatti is responsible for managing operations, personnel, finance, billing and day-to-day operation for the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation.
Marnatti's career in the emergency medical services field started early as he volunteered with the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation before turning 18.

Authority looking at abutting property

May 19, 2015

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is looking at the possibility of purchasing property that abuts their current piece of land in St. Marys that will be used for a new recycling center.
They previously purchased roughly 1.3 acres from North Central Enterprise for $11,000. St. Marys Holdings reportedly owns land abutting the property and is in the process of developing the site. There is a 1.879 acre parcel of land that will not be used in the development that is being offered to the authority.

May is National Mental Health Month celebrated

May 19, 2015

May was proclaimed National Mental Health Month in 2013 by President Barack Obama in an effort to bring the issue of mental health to the forefront of the country's thoughts.
Kathy Kroeger, administrator for Cameron and Elk Counties Behavioral and Developmental Programs, highlighted various mental health issues Monday morning during a presentation.

Primary election loaded with candidates

May 18, 2015

The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary to cast ballots for candidates seeking party nominations.
The winners of party nominations in the primary will be on the ballot for the general election Nov. 3. There are a large number of candidates in several county races, most notably for county commissioner as there are 12 names on the ballot.

Vendur new assistant at county VA office

May 16, 2015

There is a new yet familiar face welcoming veterans to the county's Veterans' Affairs office.
Lana Vendur, a 1989 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and club manager of American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines is the new assistant at the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office.

Zoning ordinance hearing set for June 16

May 16, 2015

Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.

VIDEO: 6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

May 16, 2015

VIDEO: 6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

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