The Daily Press The Ridgway Record | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-22T00:11:53-04:00 class performs Thursday2015-05-22T00:11:53-04:002015-05-22T00:11:53-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableDrama class performs ThursdayRidgway conviction for exotic animal ordinance2015-05-22T00:10:51-04:002015-05-22T00:10:51-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerFirst conviction for exotic animal ordinanceRidgway stolen from skatepark2015-05-22T00:10:02-04:002015-05-22T00:10:02-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PANo author availableItems stolen from skateparkRidgway David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"2015-05-21T18:21:12-04:002015-05-21T18:21:12-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordLetterman has a star-studded finale<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Ridgway, PANo author availableVIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"Ridgway discusses audit findings2015-05-21T01:15:48-04:002015-05-21T01:15:48-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway Record"We're lucky enough to have good stories about what we do and how some of the things we do can help the state budget as well as all over the state, and the kids as well," he said. "Many of the things that we find, I have to come and tell the story because the leverage of the auditor general is the soapbox; we do the audits but they're not mandated so we have get our work out to the public."In findings released Monday, the office revealed at least $19 million wasted in school districts across the state."We do about a third every year, and it's a rotational basis," DePasquale said in describing the process of auditing school districts. "We're currently auditing the school districts in Pittsburgh, Erie, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, and just because of the size of those districts we expect those numbers to be even higher."Ridgway, PAJoseph BellDePasquale discusses audit findingsRidgway to host Incredible Years workshop2015-05-21T01:14:34-04:002015-05-21T01:14:34-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThis particular workshop series provided by CAPSEA will focus on parents with children between ages 2 and 8, but Billie Jo Weyant, CAPSEA executive director, said that CAPSEA plans to expand the program in the future to cover kids of all ages. Weyant added that this workshop series will be similar to in-home instruction that CAPSEA provides to Elk and Cameron county parents, but she said that this workshop series will be innovative in that it will be a community-wide event instead of the normal one-on-one training sessions that are usually offered through CAPSEA. Ridgway, PARichie LeckerCAPSEA to host Incredible Years workshopRidgway GOP commissioners earn nominations2015-05-20T01:35:00-04:002015-05-20T01:35:00-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThey will be on the ballot in November alongside Democrats Matt Quesenberry and Ron Beimel.Quesenberry, director of the county's planning department and a member of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, had a strong showing from his fellow Democrats with 1,494 votes. He garnered the most votes in the commissioners race overall.Freeburg, seeking his fourth term in office, was the top vote-getter for the Republicans in the commissioners race with 1,419. They'll be joined by Kemmer, who garnered 1,346 votes and is seeking her second term, and Beimel, a former commissioner who has served at the helm in the 1970s and from 2008-2012. Beimel took the second Democratic nomination with 1,249 votes.Also on the ballot, Jeremy Rippey finished with 872 votes followed by Lyle Garner with 782, Karen Borza with 490 and Jeff Yetzer with 470. There also were 458 write-ins.For the Republicans, Sally Geyer finished with 562 votes followed by Bob Howard with 516, Mason Catalone with 373, and Jerry Willaman with 356. There also were 167 write-ins.Ridgway, PAJoseph BellIncumbent GOP commissioners earn nominationsRidgway officially sworn in to borough council2015-05-19T00:47:07-04:002015-05-19T00:47:07-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway Borough Mayor Guillermo Udarbe lead the swearing in ceremony for Stolburg as the newest member of council by having Stolburg affirm her commitment to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Stolburg will serve on the council until this year's elections determine a permanent replacement for Parrish. On the ballot for Ridgway Borough Council are Democrats Robert C. Sullivan, Frank T. Quattrone, and J.R. Geitner. On the Republican ticket are Dale E. Anderson and Wayne Steele.Quattrone and Geitner are running for re-election.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerStolburg officially sworn in to borough councilRidgway EMS vet serves as ambulance manager2015-05-19T00:45:38-04:002015-05-19T00:45:38-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThrough this position, Marnatti is responsible for managing operations, personnel, finance, billing and day-to-day operation for the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation.Ridgway, PARichie Lecker30-year EMS vet serves as ambulance managerRidgway looking at abutting property2015-05-19T00:44:31-04:002015-05-19T00:44:31-04:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThey previously purchased roughly 1.3 acres from North Central Enterprise for $11,000. St. Marys Holdings reportedly owns land abutting the property and is in the process of developing the site. There is a 1.879 acre parcel of land that will not be used in the development that is being offered to the authority."We were approached a few months ago regarding the sale of almost two acres which goes to Stackpole Street and abuts the piece of property that we purchased," said Bekki Titchner, solid waste and recycling coordinator for Elk County. "Since we were at the beginning of the fundraising stage we really weren’t sure what we wanted to do."Ridgway, PAJoseph BellAuthority looking at abutting propertyRidgway