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Citizens owe borough $124,000 in taxes

September 15, 2014

Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman told the borough council on Monday that the borough is owed approximately $124,000 in taxes from borough residents.
Zimmerman shared his findings with council members during Monday's regular monthly meeting of the Ridgway Borough Council at the Ridgway Borough building.
Zimmerman said that approximately $30,000 are owed in 2014 occupation taxes, approximately $30,000 is owed in 2013 occupation taxes and approximately $60,000 is owed in property taxes.

Panel addresses transporting firearms

September 15, 2014

KERSEY – Transporting a firearm across state lines is a tricky situation to navigate although any violations could have serious consequences and fines according to information presented at a recent concealed carry permit seminar.
Firearm reciprocity agreements were just one of the many topics covered at the event hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).

Art exhibition held for RAHS teacher

September 15, 2014

Ridgway Area High School teacher Richard Skellen currently has a exhibition being displayed in the Elk County Council on the Arts gallery along Main Street in Ridgway.
The exhibition, titled "Recollections, Remarks, and Reveries: Collective Works of Artist Richard Skellen," had its opening reception at the ECCOTA gallery from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, and the exhibition will continue to be displayed in the ECCOTA gallery until Sept. 26.

Former Ridgway man writes novel

September 13, 2014

A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.

Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash

September 12, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years. 

Firearms seminar addresses several issues

September 12, 2014

KERSEY – A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.

"New school" tattoo studio comes to Ridgway

September 12, 2014

Inferno Studios, a "new school" tattoo shop that is located along Main Street in Ridgway, is set to officially open its doors Saturday, Sept. 13.
On Thursday, the employees of Inferno Studios joined members of the Elk County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the new Ridgway business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

JASD school board adds coaches, substitutes

September 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District's School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday to discuss the addition of multiple athletic coaches and substitutes, as well as to discuss upcoming events by the high school and elementary schools.
The two-hour meeting was held in the Johnsonburg Area High School Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The meeting opened with a lengthy public comment period in which several members of the public voiced opinions on several topics, mainly Common Core and the school's lunch system.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

5th Annual Car show to benefit Make-A-Wish

September 10, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Fifth Annual Antique Classic Car & Truck Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This year's show is being put together by three chairpersons, Leah Leuschel, Tom Kerchinski and Nancy O'Vell.

Horton Twp. Fire Dept. receives grant

September 10, 2014

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Fire Department has received a $114,000 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program through FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency].
The grant announcement was made by Horton Township Fire Department Fire Chief Chad Guaglianone during Wednesday's regular monthly meeting of the Horton Township Supervisors.

Injuries are reported in Highland Twp. accident

September 10, 2014

RUSSELL CITY – Multiple injuries have been reported in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the east intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township just east of Russell City.
Ridgway-based State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a press release as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 1:40 p.m. with its rescue truck and eight firefighters. Highland Fire Police also responded, Fire Chief Bill Edinger said.

Wreck in St. Marys

September 10, 2014

There was a vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Trout Run Road near Graphite Road in St. Marys.

VIDEO: Steelers Thursday Night Preview

September 10, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers Thursday Night Preview
Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar and Chris Burke preview the Thursday Night game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

Rocco as RASD superintendent made official

September 10, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school library to address multiple looming issues, including the approval of the contract of the new superintendent, Robert Rocco.
The board approved a motion to approve Rocco as the school district's superintendent for three years, spanning from Sept. 9, 2014 to Sept. 8, 2017. Details of Rocco's contract were not immediately available to The Ridgway Record, but a copy will be provided Thursday, according to administrative assistant Donna Sidelinger.

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