The Daily Press The Ridgway Record | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-05T00:55:09-04:00 considering options for Ridgway's parks2015-05-05T00:55:09-04:002015-05-05T00:55:09-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordMonday's committee meeting was the first meeting held by borough officials since they received official notice from YMCA officials that the lease between the borough and the YMCA that allowed the borough to house a skatepark on YMCA property had been terminated.As part of the termination of the lease, YMCA officials are giving the borough 120 days to remove the skatepark, which is 90 days more than what is required under the lease agreement between the two entities. To make sure the skatepark is removed from YMCA property before the 120 days are up, which is Sept. 1, Kim Zimmerman, Ridgway Borough manager, said the borough will allow the park to be open until about Aug. 1, after which point the borough will have to go in and spend the last month dismantling the park.After the park would be dismantled, the borough would have to have a plan to rebuild the park, if it was to be rebuilt at all.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerBorough considering options for Ridgway's parksRidgway Day at Sandy Beach a success2015-05-04T00:43:46-04:002015-05-04T00:43:46-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableFamily Day at Sandy Beach a successRidgway strikes building after failed startup2015-05-04T00:34:17-04:002015-05-04T00:34:17-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordA pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.At the time, Hoopes was standing in front of the plane and ran after it and attempted to get inside of it.When this proved unsuccessful Hoopes dove out of the way of the plane as it veered right and traveled a few feet until striking the front corner of the building which houses airport offices on the bottom floor and the West Wind Restaurant on the second floor.Hoopes suffered minor injuries as he hit his head off the tail of the plane and has a gash on his forehead after his glasses cut into him. He also suffered a broken bone.The female passenger was reported to have been transported to Penn Highlands Elk with minor injuries.Ridgway, PAAmy CherryPlane strikes building after failed startupRidgway Day of Prayer set for Thursday2015-05-04T00:32:38-04:002015-05-04T00:32:38-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PAJoseph BellNational Day of Prayer set for ThursdayRidgway armory may become a community center2015-05-02T00:15:53-04:002015-05-02T00:15:53-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerRidgway armory may become a community centerRidgway of Forestry warns of fire danger as springtime emerges2015-05-02T00:14:53-04:002015-05-02T00:14:53-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordOfficials advise residents to check the Smokey Bear fire danger rating signs throughout the area.The sign was listed as "moderate" Friday afternoon in Ridgway Township.The Bureau of Forestry would like to remind residents to be careful with fire. Whether residents are burning trash or yard debris, officials advise residents to take the time to think before lighting the fire.Ridgway, PAJoseph BellBureau of Forestry warns of fire danger as springtime emergesRidgway 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby2015-05-01T18:15:32-04:002015-05-01T18:15:32-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordWith the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race. <script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Ridgway, PANo author availableVIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky DerbyRidgway to start a junior councilman program2015-05-01T00:38:26-04:002015-05-01T00:38:26-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThe borough council discussed the program at its meeting earlier this month before unanimously approving the project to move forward. Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman said that through the junior councilman program, an RHS student will have the opportunity to sit with the council at their meetings, to join in council discussions and to do research like the other council members.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerBorough to start a junior councilman programRidgway employee retiring after 56 years2015-05-01T00:37:26-04:002015-05-01T00:37:26-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordTo celebrate Herzog's retirement after 56 years working for the borough, a retirement party was held by the borough for Herzog at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway.Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman gave a brief presentation at the party about Herzog's time working with the borough. Ridgway, PARichie LeckerBorough employee retiring after 56 yearsRidgway finalized for Family Day at Sandy Beach2015-04-30T01:13:17-04:002015-04-30T01:08:52-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordOrganizers met Tuesday night to to finalize plans according to June Johnson, vice chair and secretary for the Ridgway Township Recreation Board.Ridgway, PAJoseph BellPlans finalized for Family Day at Sandy BeachRidgway