May 16th, 2013
WEEDVILLE â€“ With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.
Ridgway baseball won their second game in as many days with a 10-4 win over Curwensville Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"Coming off of that win [Tuesday] night, you weren't going to know what to expect because you're turning around and playing roughly less than 24 hours later," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said.
ERIE â€“ A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.
KERSEY â€“ Over 200 fifth grades students participated in Elk County Safety Day held Tuesday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Mayor David Zilkofski, right, presented Ken Mendat with a Certificate of Recognition in of the 100th anniversary of the James W. Brown Lodge #675.
The Ridgway Elkers handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 10-2 loss Tuesday night at Berwind Park on SMA's Senior Night.
The Dutch seniors and their parents were recognized prior to the start of the varsity game.
The contest was tied at two going into the seventh inning. The Elkers came up with eight runs on five hits in the top half of the seventh inning to open a 10-2 lead.
"We had a rough first inning," said Ridgway coach Mark Morelli. "We haven't played in a week and we had a little rust to shake off."
A jury of 12 Elk County residents, ready to hear the case of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his home, were sent home after an 11th hour plea bargain and sentence were entered behind closed doors in Elk County Court Tuesday.
KERSEY â€“ According to police reports, on Monday morning a passerby in a remote, wooded area of Kersey found what authorities are calling a pipe bomb.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a proposed final budget that will not increase property taxes during a regular meeting Tuesday night in the library of the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Pennsylvania has the 10th highest rate of drug overdoses in the nation with 15 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2008. This in a country where 100 people die drug-related deaths daily and accidental overdoses claimed 27,000 people in 2007, a number that has risen five-fold since 1990 and has never been higher according to the Centers for Disease Control.