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JOHNSONBURG--HRI Inc, of State College provided the low bid for the summer paving projects in Johnsonburg Borough, coming in at $775,094 for the proposed project and well under the only other bidder Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc also of State College, which projected $819,172.68 in costs. Once the …

On Saturday, June 12, from noon until 3 p.m.the Sandy Beach Park in Ridgway Township will host the 32 annual fishing rodeo. This event is an opportunity for people with special needs to enjoy the day fishing for trout all over the area. Various special-needs organizations and their families …

Banners on the grounds of the Elk County Courthouse recognize April as National Child Abuse awareness month. Throughout the month of April, royal blue pinwheels, like those on the banner, will be placed throughout the county. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention throu…

Brandon Allen Seabolt, 35, of Ridgway, pled guilty to two felony 3 charges of corruption of minors, one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor, and one charge of indecent exposure. Seabolt was charged along with Christopher Michael Dinger in two separate incidents with different victims.

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After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Ridgway Clean-Up Day has been announced by the Chamber of Commerce for April 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at locations throughout Ridgway.

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RIDGWAY--After a year of the Elk County Prison being COVID-19 free, twelve cases were confirmed among the inmates in a small outbreak that began on April 1 on Tuesday. After a retesting of the facility, the number of positive cases has dropped to ten. While the testing kits are very accurate…

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RIDGWAY--The Ridgway Area School District (RASD) Governing Board announced their plan to place a referendum question on the fall general election ballot to eliminate the Occupation Tax in the District last month. In response to many injuries about the proposal, the District would like to cla…

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RIDGWAY--The Elk County Commissioners announced the successful applicants in the Spring distribution of Act 13 funds. Elk County established this grant program through the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for project activities within Elk County. Applicants that are eligible include municip…

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Ridgway, PA – Due to an active police incident, SR948 (Montmorenci Road) is closed to travel between the Borough of Ridgway and SR4003 (Long Level Road) in Ridgway Township, Elk County. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes around this location until the situation is resolved.

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RIDGWAY--It was a beautiful day in Ridgway as the Courthouse opened at 8:30 a.m for Return Day. The Honorable Senior Judge Richard Masson, of Elk County, along with Elk County District Attorney Thomas G.G. Coppolo, worked to make some headway in the backlog of weighing down the system. Eight…

From the busy location at the Johnsonburg Borough Building the Johnsonburg Community Center held a sausage sale on Saturday to help feed all the hungry anglers along the Clarion on the first day of fishing season. 

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RIDGWAY--It all started over some Biko (a native Filipino delicacy where glutinous rice is cooked with coconut milk and brown sugar then topped with brown sugar and coconut milk caramel) that Mayor Guillermo Udarbe's mother was famous for making as Christmas gifts on their small rice farm in…

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Gennaro Aiello of the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and Trout Unlimited and a volunteer of the Domtar Fish&Game Club are shown on Friday afternoon shortly after releasing another group of fish into the Clarion River at the intersection of 219 and Main Street in Johnsonburg. Afte…

William Mitchell was very proud of the fish he caught this Saturday at Sandy Beach Park alongside his mom Jasmine and his fishing mentor Daniel Amarose. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission's once-a-year event allows this opportunity for youth to fish with the…

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On Saturday, businesses and organizations held sales throughout downtown Ridgway to coincide with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program, operated by the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, held a bake sale at the Elk County Courthouse Gazebo.

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JOHNSONBURG--For over 100 years, the Johnsonburg Community Center has stood the test of time and provided education, recreation, and purpose to the area. On Sunday, as it has done numerous times in the past, especially during Halloween Trick-or-Treating, the JCC opened its doors to welcome t…

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RIDGWAY--The Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Ridgway took place Saturday on the Elk County Courthouse's grounds in Ridgway. The tradition returned this year after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and the Youth Development Committee of the Chamber s…

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After being canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns, and 2019's event held inside the Johnsonburg Fire Hall due to inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt returns to the Community Center on Market Steet on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.

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The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Youth Development Committee is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27, starting at 11 a.m. This will take place on the historic Elk County Courthouse lawn. The organizers ask that participants show up no earlier than 10:30 a.m. The eggs wi…

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The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce has announced the new date of April 3 for the Annual Trout-a-Thon, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) moving up and consolidating the season Statewide.

Volunteers, including Borough Council Member Ron King,  helped distribute boxes for the Johnsonburg Helping Hands Food Pantry on Friday at the Cherry Square Mall. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation, or need assistance, please call them at (814) 965-3043. Distributions of food bo…

On March 16, the Elk County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (Northern Tier) in Emporium, which is also overseeing the Cameron County program to oversee the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). ERAP was designed to assist househol…

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Youth Development Committee is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27, starting at 11 a.m. This will take place on the historic Elk County Courthouse lawn. The organizers ask that participants show up no earlier than 10:30 a.m. The eggs wi…

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RIDGWAY — The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Elk County Trout-A-Thon will once again grace creeks and streams in the county this spring beginning with the Statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day next Saturday March 27. The main contest will begin on the opening day of trou…

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RIDGWAY--The Ridgway Township Supervisors voted to award the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation $5,000 to help defray the $18,000 cost of a new Emergency Transport powered stretcher from the Stryker EMT company. Ambulance Ridgway Ambulance manager Bob Marnatti requested the Township's help for th…

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RIDGWAY--"We are going to hold off on announcing the Act 13 grant recipients until the April  6 meeting," said Commissioner Fritz Lecker at Tuesday's monthly meeting at the Elk County Courthouse Annex." With a record number of applicants and over $395,000 in requests out of a bi-annual allot…

RIDGWAY--The Ridgway Borough Council met virtually via the Zoom platform for the second time this year on Monday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. There was a great "virtual" turnout with over 22 people participating. The Council will continue to meet this way in the next few months, as all agree…

RIDGWAY--As part of Senate Bill 109, allocating over $2 million in funding for Elk County as part of COVID-19 relief, the CHIRP Program (COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program) will have some $338,000 to be made available to Elk County businesses.

Pennsylvania State Senator Cris Dush and his beautiful wife Tracy stopped by for the last few dozen wings at the Summit Lodge and Grill on Saturday following a trip up to the area from Jefferson County. The Summit closed on Sunday, but not before selling out on the "Best Wings in Elk County.…

RIDGWAY--"We had an incredibly successful event," said Kate Segat of Katering by Kate and one of the organizers of Mountain Fest, "and we can't thank all our vendors, volunteers, and participants enough."

In elections where two or more candidates from the same party are running, each candidate running for office has the option of showing up on Friday to "roll the dice" in normal years. Due to COVID-19, Elk County Chief Clerk Seth Higgins was the designated "caster" at the event on Friday. Hig…

The Mountain Fest began on Friday in Ridgway and will run throughout the weekend, featuring live music, chainsaw carvers and a huge variety of vendors including almost every local distillery, brewery and vineyard. Tasty treats and full meals are also available. Stop  by from Friday 12th begi…

In a garden located along Baker Alley and Long Street in downtown Ridgway, ground that has just days before been covered with snow came alive with the first crocuses of the season breaking through to greet the sun on Thursday. Crocuses are only native to the Northern hemisphere, but varietie…

Members of the First Lutheran Church in Ridgway, under Pastor Susan Fox's guidance, are once again hard at work making "Mission Quilts" and infant outfits to help support the Lutheran Worldwide Mission efforts around the globe. The ladies were putting the final touches on this striking purpl…

RIDGWAY--The "Casting of Lots" will be held in Conference Room #2 at the Elk County Courthouse Annex at 300 Center Street in Ridgway on Friday, beginning at 11 a.m.

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The vendor spaces are all full, and a jam-packed slate of events, demonstrations, and musical performances will greet the visitors to the third annual Mountian Fest event in Ridgway this weekend.

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RIDGWAY — A children’s book drive in memory of Hailey Mae Matheson has already picked up steam in just its first week of operation as over 400 books have been donated in the month-long project to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.