November 18th, 2014
While a budget draft has not yet been completed, the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning confirmed that taxes will not increase for the upcoming year.
Commissioner June Sorg said Tuesday the commissioners asked for little to no increases in projected expenditures from the respective county departments.
A draft of the 2015 budget should be unveiled at the board's next meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Following the May 21 flood that impacted Ridgway, Elk Creek was damaged and the needed repairs for it will come with a cost that could enter into the $1 million range.
Using an agreement that was made during the 1960s, the Ridgway Borough is working together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair the flood damage to Elk Creek in Ridgway, according to Kim Zimmerman, the Ridgway Borough manager.
The agreement stated that repairs to Elk Creek for flood damage would be done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but work was not done when the contract was originally signed.
Property taxes for Ridgway Township will not be increased for the upcoming year as the Ridgway Township Supervisors have a proposed budget for the year that shows a surplus.
Supervisor John Gardner made the announcement that the supervisors would not be increasing property taxes, which marks the 23rd straight year without a property tax increase, with the last increase coming in 1991.
Following a unanimous vote, the supervisors approved a proposed budget, which will now be available for public viewing as required by state law.
VIDEO: What We Learned From the Steelers Win Over the Titans
Moss and Morrison break down the Steelers win.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7
ERIE â€“ Francis Anthony Milliard, 57, formerly of Ridgway, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in jail and ordered to forfeit firearms involved in the offenses on his conviction of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Monday.
According to the Department of Justice, United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Milliard.
Deborah A. Kronenwetter, 58, of 91 Wes Ln., St. Marys, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1956, a daughter of Richard Johnston and the late Helen Goodrow Johnston, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2010.
On April 8, 2006, she married David Kronenwetter, who survives.
During Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting, the council voted to decide the fate of curbside recycling for 2015, and by a 4-2 vote, all recycling programs within the borough have been axed.
With the 2015 budget due by the end of the year, the recycling program has come under scrutiny during the past few borough council meetings, mostly due to high costs to the borough and low participation rates by the borough residents.
The program has cost the borough approximately $52,000 a year, but putting all the recycled goods in the landfill would have cost the borough around $6,000 a year.
DuBOIS â€“ In a game that few people outside of the borough of Kane expected, the Wolves scored 18 unanswered points against the Clarion Bobcats to defeat the stateâ€™s fifth-ranked Class A team 18-8 in DuBois on Saturday night. The Wolvesâ€™ defense held the high-powered Bobcat offense to single digits as Kaneâ€™s offense dominated the time of possession.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg varsity volleyball team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Bill Shuey presented awards based on statistics. Ashton Watts won the award for highest hitting percentage and was second in blocks with 29.
"Ashton played middle for us, served, played some back row," Shuey said. "Ashton did a great job blocking and hitting. She didn't take it easy on an overpass. She had a great year."