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No tax increase at county level

December 4, 2012

Elk County commissioners presented a tentative 2013 budget Tuesday morning without a tax increase during their board meeting.

Natural gas company holding open house

December 4, 2012

A Pennsylvania-based natural gas company will be hosting an open house this week for Elk County residents who want to know more about Marcellus Shale drilling operations in the area.

Proposed injection well still topic of interest

December 4, 2012

The Elk County Board of Commissioners took another step in opposing the construction of an "injection well" by Seneca Resources along Lamont Road between state Route 66 and Highland Road near James City in Highland Township.

Salvation Army needs bell ringers

December 4, 2012

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for their annual Red Kettle Campaign.
To help fulfill the needs of the community, Lt. Esther Wilson of the Salvation Army in Ridgway has increased this year's goal from $32,000 to $42,000.

County jury commissioner positions abolished

December 4, 2012

Following suit after other counties across the state, including McKean County to the north, the Elk County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to abolish the positions of jury commissioner.
The exclusion of the two positions will reportedly save the county $12,000

Firefighters respond to call at annex

December 4, 2012

Members of the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to what initially started out as an odor investigation at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in the 300 block of Center Street.

2 are injured in Kane traffic accident

December 4, 2012

Two were injured Tuesday in a mid-day traffic accident on Fraley Street near Easton Street in Kane.

Council revisits parking ordinance terminology

December 4, 2012

On Monday evening, members of St. Marys City Council approved the publication of Ordinance 277, amending portions of the city code in regard to revising the procedure for setting, reporting and paying parking fines.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner proposed minor changes to the ordinance, mostly with terminology and procedures following a request from the city police department.

Ridgway Record editor earns Keystone Press Award

December 4, 2012

In the past five years, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican Editor Joseph Bell has acclimated himself to the community by covering everything from news to sports, and throughout those experiences has formed relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. These bonds led Bell to pen numerous commentaries, three of which were recently recognized as Keystone Press Award winners from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA).

Son pleads guilty to arson after fire at father's home

December 4, 2012

A 25-year-old St. Marys man charged with setting fire to his father's and stepmother's home was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to crimes of arson. Steven Ray Hulings, 25, of St. Marys, was escorted by law enforcement from the adjoining Elk County Prison, where he has been held in lieu of $5,000 bail since Oct. 3, to the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse, where he entered a plea of guilty to a single charge of arson and related offenses, a felony of the first degree, arising from a July 14 arson at 137 Lynch Rd. in St. Marys.

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