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June 11th, 2015

JASD unanimously passes $11.7M budget

June 12, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District school board unanimously approved a final 2015-2016 budget during its regular meeting on Thursday.
The budget features $11,681,441 in expenditures and $10,637,265 in revenues; the $1,045,893 difference will come from the district's fund balance.
In a previous meeting, JASD board treasurer Patty Calkins said the $1,045,893 that was being taken from the district's reserves was reserved for future retirement costs.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, June 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Superintendents announce marching band co-op

June 12, 2015

Superintendents from the Johnsonburg and Ridgway Area School Districts on Thursday morning held an exclusive conference with The Ridgway Record to announce a joint marching band venture for next school year.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, June 12, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Wilcox American Legion baseball falls to Fox Township, 16-2

June 12, 2015

WILCOX – The Fox Township American Legion baseball team won 16-2 over Wilcox Thursday night at Jones Township Community Park.
Fox Township scored in six of the seven innings and capped things with a seven-run seventh inning.

June 10th

3 Ridgway residents suffer minor injuries in crash

June 11, 2015

Three Ridgway residents suffered minor injuries late Wednesday afternoon when the car they were traveling in drifted off the road in Ridgway Township.
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Audit cites 'serious issues' with sheriff's dept.

June 11, 2015

Elk County auditors on Wednesday released their internal audit for fiscal year 2014 for the county.
In addition to their combined statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balance, the auditors also released "audit findings" which cites "serious issues" with the Elk County Sheriff's Department.
According to the audit report signed by Elk County Auditors Elizabeth A. Mader, also serving as chairperson, and fellow auditors Karen R. Gies and Jerry W. Goetz, the auditors "get no cooperation from the sheriff to resolve the many issues in that office."

Martin receives life sentence

June 10, 2015

Nicholas Martin, 24, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder approximately two months ago in the 2013 stabbing death of his then girlfriend, Alyssa Forsyth.
The life sentence was expected to be handed down by President Judge Richard A. Masson as state law mandates a life sentence for first-degree murder convictions.
Despite not having any control to change the sentence, Masson said that the court had no reluctance to sentencing Martin to a life sentence.

June 9th

RASD approves final budget with split vote

June 10, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board approved a final general fund budget for 2015-2016 fiscal year following a split vote during Tuesday's board meeting.
The approved final budget, which remained unchanged since being presented during a work session on Tuesday, May 5, features no tax increases, no use of reserve funding and the retention of current staffing levels, according to RASD business manager Donna Sidelinger.

Citizens apprehend man before police arrival

June 10, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – According to Johnsonburg Borough Police Department Officer-In-Charge John Clopp, Jason P. McCandless, 40, of Dagus Mines, was arrested in Johnsonburg on Monday following an incident on Powers Avenue.
According to Clopp, the incident started as McCandless was allegedly driving recklessly on Powers Avenue in Johnsonburg when he hit a curb with the right front of his vehicle.
After hitting the curb, McCandless allegedly exited his vehicle and assaulted another citizen that was on the scene, Clopp said.

Lady Crusaders to play for PIAA Class A Championship

June 10, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders will be playing for the PIAA Class A Softball Championship Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Nittiany Lion Softball Park at Penn State.
The Lady Crusaders didn't use a walk-off this time but they came up with a 2-1 victory over the Cochranton Cardinals Tuesday at Slippery Rock University.

June 8th

Ridgway man charged in property damage case

June 8, 2015

ST. MARYS – A Ridgway man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly brandished a pocketknife at a May birthday party and reportedly made terroristic threats.
Benjamin E. Meyer, 34, of 229 W. Main St., Ridgway, was charged Monday, June 8 with making terroristic threats and criminal mischief-damage property following an incident May 21 in St. Marys at a birthday party along East Eschbach Road.
According to reports, St. Marys City Police Patrolman Jason A. Miller was dispatched to a dispute May 21 at approximately 8:59 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Eschbach Road in St. Marys.

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