The Daily Press The Ridgway Record | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-30T01:11:40-04:00 Area High School holds Class of 2015 graduation2015-05-30T01:11:40-04:002015-05-30T01:11:40-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordA total of 64 comprised this year's graduating class from Ridgway.Ridgway, PAGreg ReedyRidgway Area High School holds Class of 2015 graduationRidgway class of 2015 graduates 402015-05-30T01:08:23-04:002015-05-30T01:08:23-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerJAHS class of 2015 graduates 40Ridgway 21 years as chief, Parana is officially retired2015-05-30T01:09:58-04:002015-05-30T01:07:02-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordParana 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.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerAfter 21 years as chief, Parana is officially retiredRidgway National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n2015-05-29T18:33:11-04:002015-05-29T18:33:11-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordIt'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.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Ridgway, PANo author availableVIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-nRidgway legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinner2015-05-29T00:28:07-04:002015-05-29T00:28:07-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThe 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.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerState legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinnerRidgway to fix Decker's Chapel gain traction2015-05-28T00:50:00-04:002015-05-28T00:50:00-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PAJoseph BellEfforts to fix Decker's Chapel gain tractionRidgway budget a concern for North Central2015-05-28T00:47:43-04:002015-05-28T00:47:43-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerState budget a concern for North CentralRidgway 7th grade initiative program thrives2015-05-27T01:46:37-04:002015-05-27T01:46:37-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PAJoseph BellYMCA 7th grade initiative program thrivesRidgway delivers Memorial Day address2015-05-26T00:28:42-04:002015-05-26T00:28:42-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRon Beimel was the keynote speaker at Central Fire Station during the annual Memorial Day program, noting that he was honored to speak."We're here today to honor our heroes and remember their achievements, courage and dedication, and to thank them for their sacrifices," he said, indicating that while service members "come from all walks of life," they all share the same traits."They possess courage, pride, determination, dedication to duty and integrity," Beimel said. "Many of them didn't ask to leave their homes to fight on different battlefields, many of them didn't volunteer, they didn't go to war because they loved fighting; they were called to be a part of something bigger than themselves.Ridgway, PAJoseph BellBeimel delivers Memorial Day addressRidgway celebrate Memorial Day throughout Johnsonburg2015-05-26T00:26:29-04:002015-05-26T00:26:29-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordJohnsonburg's citizens participated in this year's Memorial Day services which included a flag ceremony, a Naval service, a veterans' walk and a Memorial Day program that was held at the gazebo along Market Street. The program at the gazebo started with a small parade as the Johnsonburg/Wilcox Servicemen's Detail marched its way down Market Street towards the gazebo, followed by five trucks from the Johnsonburg Fire Department and a number of veterans from throughout Johnsonburg. The program began as the Johnsonburg Area High School Band performed the "Star Spangled Banner" before Pastor Bob Johnson delivered the day's invocation. Ridgway, PARichie LeckerResidents celebrate Memorial Day throughout JohnsonburgRidgway