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June 3rd, 2015

Tie, intrigue in primary election

June 4, 2015

Two Republican candidates for Highland Township supervisors will draw lots Friday with the victor being placed on the November ballot.
GOP candidates Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch are tied with 24 votes each following the May 19 primary.
The drawing of the lots, held Friday in Conference Room No. 1 in the Elk County Courthouse Annex at noon, will see both candidates draw lots; whomever draws a "1" will break the tie and receive the nomination.
That candidate will battle Democrat Lloyd Hulings in the general election in November.

Wilcox Legion falls to Brockway, 11-1

June 4, 2015

WILCOX – It's small steps of progress for the young Wilcox American Legion baseball team and Wednesday's game proved to be an example of that.
After being held scoreless and without a baserunner in the season opener, Wilcox pushed a run across and had three hits during an 11-1 loss to Brockway at Jones Township Community Park.

June 2nd

Hale takes over as chief deputy

June 3, 2015

The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word “chief.”
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriff’s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.

RASD budget to be put to a vote next week

June 3, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board will be voting on a 2015-2016 budget during its upcoming Tuesday, June 9 meeting.
School board treasurer Donna Sidelinger said Tuesday that the budget will be the same one that was presented before the board during the May meeting.
Lisa Connelly, school board president, added that this budget was balanced and showed no tax increase.

Officials green-light road funds

June 3, 2015

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved multiple applications for county aid to be used for roadwork and road materials.
“This is done annually and depending on the amount that we get, we divide it equally between our municipalities,” said Commissioner June Sorg.

June 1st

Relay For Life is 30 years strong

June 2, 2015

KERSEY – Thirty years ago, Dr. Gordon Klatt took to the track for 24 hours in Tacoma, Wash. and raised $27,000 for the fight against cancer. Today, the Relay program is more than just a fundraiser.
It's about communities coming together to support each other and the work the American Cancer Society is doing to fight cancer. What started as one man's vision to support the Society's mission has evolved into the world's largest and most profound fundraising event to end cancer worldwide.

Penn Highlands Elk still a concern for council

June 2, 2015

ST. MARYS – Several members of St. Marys City Council on Monday expressed continuing concerns over the recent actions of the Penn Highlands healthcare system.
The council held a meeting last month with representatives from Penn Highlands Elk to address concerns in the city about the hospital and its recent layoffs.

May 31st

Hyde Ave. residence struck by lightning

June 1, 2015

A Ridgway residence sustained minor damage Sunday afternoon after lighting struck the roof.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

RHS valedictorian reflects on graduation

June 1, 2015

Ridgway Area High School Class of 2015 valedictorian Tonya Harlan spoke about the first and lasts of school during her speech Friday night at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Kinkead speaks about memories at graduation

June 1, 2015

Ridgway Area High School salutatorian Justin Kinkead spoke about the memories and growth he and the Class of 2015 have had during his speech Friday evening at Ira S. Nippes Auditorium as part of graduation ceremonies.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday, June 1, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

The St. Marys Legion baseball team swept Wilcox in a doubleheader played at Berwind Park on...
JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Major League All-Stars moved on in the District 10 bracket with a 28-0...
DAGUS MINES – The Ridgway American Legion baseball team took an early lead in Tuesday night's game...