June 8th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Faced with a growing issue of grass being left uncut in the borough, the Johnsonburg Borough Council is considering its options for taking action against Johnsonburg residents that choose not to cut their grass.
Council has been dealing with this issue for months, and it has been a topic of discussion at several borough council meetings.
KERSEY â€“ Overcast conditions early Saturday morning gave way to sunshine and warm weather, providing ideal conditions for this yearâ€™s Relay for Life of Elk County which was held at Fox Township Community Park from 9 a.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. The theme of this yearâ€™s event was Mardi Gras â€“ A Celebration of Life.
While walkers began making their way on the pathways at the park at 9 a.m., the eventâ€™s opening ceremony did not take place until 11 a.m. At that time, Bill Babik, event chairman, took to the stage to welcome all those who were participating in this yearâ€™s Relay for Life.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces that work will get underway Monday, June 8 to replace a bridge in Ridgway Township on Route 3002. The current single-span, steel girder bridge will be replaced with a new single-span concrete structure. Work will take place one side at a time.
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The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority held a brief meeting on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a new auditor for 2015, as well as to review some old business.
The RTMA will decide in January if it is going to use a new auditor as the topic was tabled after brief discussions on Thursday.
BROCKWAY â€” For the third consecutive game, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team has used a walk-off to keep them on the road to State College.
Thursday afternoon at Brockway High School, a single by Sophie Viglione in the bottom of the ninth scored Jessica Tettis from third base to give Elk Catholic a 3-2 win over District 6 champ West Branch.
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 â€“ 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.
The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word â€śchief.â€ť
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 Sheriffâ€™s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.
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.