The Daily Press The Ridgway Record | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-06-30T00:56:20-04:00 emergency agencies participate in community disaster drill2015-06-30T00:56:20-04:002015-06-30T00:56:20-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PAAmy CherryArea emergency agencies participate in community disaster drillRidgway lake resident's boat flounders2015-06-29T20:35:36-04:002015-06-29T20:35:36-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableTreasure lake resident's boat floundersRidgway is National Dairy Month2015-06-29T00:29:11-04:002015-06-29T00:29:11-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordPennsylvania is home to 16 percent of the nation’s dairy farms and more than 99 percent of those farms are family-owned businesses. Pennsylvania’s leading industry is agriculture and its biggest economic sector is dairy, which represents 40 percent of agriculture revenue. Every nine cows support one job. With 530,000 cows in the state, about 60,000 jobs are supported.In 2014, Pennsylvania saw a 1.2 percent increase in milk production and was the only state in the country to have an increase in the number of dairy farms. About 85% of a dairy farms income is spent locally.For every one dollar a dairy farm spends, roughly $2.50 is contributed to the local economy through wages and related business transactions. Dairy farms generate nearly $3 billion in on-farm income per year and that income (through a multiplier effect) supports about $7 billion in economic revenue for Pennsylvania and its local communities. Pennsylvania’s milk cash receipts went up 20 percent in 2014. There are 7,370 dairy farms that produce about 10.7 billion pounds of milk or 1.3 billion gallons of milk annually. For every one cow in Pennsylvania, $13,737 dollars is provided in economic revenue. Ridgway, PANo author availableJune is National Dairy MonthRidgway watch in effect for Elk County2015-06-27T00:41:16-04:002015-06-27T00:41:16-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordUnusually strong low pressure at the surface and aloft will move slowly northeast from the Ohio Valley through the middle Atlantic region throughout the weekend.Widespread heavy rain will fall and the risk for flooding, especially on smaller streams and creeks, will be high.A flood watch remains in effect through late Saturday night. Elk and McKean counties are listed among the extensive list of affected counties.Heavy rain with a few embedded thunderstorms will overspread central Pennsylvania overnight. The rain should accumulate to between 2 and 3 inches over a large portion of the area by Saturday evening. Localized storm total rainfall amounts as high as 4 inches are possible by early Sunday.Daily record rainfall amounts for June 27 will likely be exceeded in numerous locations.Ridgway, PANo author availableFlood watch in effect for Elk CountyRidgway The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draft2015-06-26T18:45:10-04:002015-06-26T18:45:10-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordSports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Ridgway, PANo author availableVIDEO: The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draftRidgway dies in storm in ANF2015-06-25T01:21:39-04:002015-06-25T01:21:39-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableCamper dies in storm in ANFRidgway facing continuous2015-06-24T01:23:36-04:002015-06-24T01:23:36-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableSkatepark facing continuousRidgway youth featured in ECCOTA's 'Fame, Jr.' production2015-06-20T00:53:38-04:002015-06-20T00:53:38-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThe camp was held June 15-20 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The production is under the direction of Jason Phipps, Ridgway Elementary School's music teacher. Choreographer Jennifer Blankenship also worked closely with the students teaching them various dance techniques and sequences.The play is an inspiring story about a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work at the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts.Ridgway, PANo author availableArea youth featured in ECCOTA's 'Fame, Jr.' productionRidgway 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart2015-06-19T18:17:10-04:002015-06-19T18:17:10-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThe Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Ridgway, PANo author availableVIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your HeartRidgway at Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway2015-06-18T15:07:00-04:002015-06-18T15:07:00-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableScene at Pennsy Bridge in RidgwayRidgway