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Water lines completed in west end

October 24, 2014

The west end water main project started in front of the West End Grocery earlier this year.
“Boo” Rendulic with his crew, Tim Estrada, Casey Coffen, Tristan Loper, and Don York from Klinginsmith Enterprises; engineering inspector Larry Bryant from Hill Engineering, Inc.; inspectors representing PennDOT, one of whom was Don Ross; as well as Ridgway Borough and Township crews began replacing the old west end water lines which had recently sustained breakage.

Woodman's Reunion planned for Saturday

October 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.

DuBois woman charged with drug trafficking

October 24, 2014

Through information provided through a confidential informant, Ridgway Borough Police charged a DuBois woman with the felony offenses of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver and criminal use of a communication facility.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Cristy Marie Henderson, 29, of DuBois was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and an assortment of pills during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Ridgway Sheetz at around 2:07 a.m. on Oct. 23.

Recycling program faces uncertain future

October 22, 2014

The Ridgway Borough recycling program is currently being reviewed by the borough council to determine if the program, which was labeled as being not cost efficient at September's borough council meeting, is something that should be continued for the 2015 year.
During September's borough council meeting, Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman informed the council that 25 percent of borough residents use the program at a cost to the borough of $50,000, which he said is not cost efficient to the borough.

Man injured in Brusselles Street crash

October 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reported investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500 block of Brusselles Street in St. Marys.

County Act 13 disbursements ongoing

October 22, 2014

County officials have spent much of the last 12 months disbursing Act 13 Marcellus Shall impact fees funding to local municipalities and entities.

Supervisors show disagreement on ordinance

October 22, 2014

The Ridgway Township Supervisors expressed disagreement during Tuesday's monthly supervisors meeting over the progress that is being made towards the enactment of a new zoning ordinance throughout the township.
Ridgway Township supervisors are discussing the creation and implementation of a zoning ordinance related to the oil and gas industry, and disagreements occurred about whether or not the supervisors were acting quickly enough to avoid being sued by residents.

Unemployment figures favor Elk County

October 22, 2014

Figures released recently show Elk County's unemployment rate lower than any of its counterparts within the North Central region.
Figures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent.

Dunshie waived for county court

October 22, 2014

The driver in a December 2013 crash on Zwack's dip of the Million Dollar Highway was waived for court Tuesday.
James Michael Dunshie, 27, of Force, initially faced two felony charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. One of the charges was withdrawn. One remains as one of his passengers is still recovering in a care facility.

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?

October 21, 2014

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?
The Steelers pulled off a big win over the Texans.

Residents: East Ave. unsafe for kids

October 21, 2014

Several residents and parents from East Avenue showed up Monday at the Ridgway Borough Council meeting to express displeasure over the high speeds that vehicles can be seen driving at on the road.
This is the second straight meeting that residents from the street have attended to plead to the council to place stop signs on East Avenue to help prevent the onslaught of vehicles that drive fast enough to endanger their kids' lives.

Hang-up call leads to assault charge

October 21, 2014

A Ridgway man is charged with simple assault and harassment after police were dispatched for a 911 hang-up call in the area of the 400 block of Allenhurst Avenue on Oct. 19 around 4 a.m.
Once in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 20, 2014

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

Fight for life, breast cancer awareness

October 20, 2014

Oftentimes the illusion created is that a cancer patient becomes a number on file in an endless mound of paperwork, an incomprehensible level on a cluttered diagram, a lump projected on a cold wall.
For Karen MacAfee, 42, of St. Marys, and Patty Greene, 57, of Kersey, the war waged against breast cancer, and cancer in general, is a battle with seemingly no end.

Voter participation concern for Republicans

October 18, 2014

In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.

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