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September 12th, 2012

Progress continues with East Branch project

September 12, 2012

JONES TWP. - Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, provided an update on the ongoing East Branch Safety Project during a stakeholders' meeting held Wednesday morning at the lake.
Numerous personnel from local and state agencies, as well as several property owners, attended the meeting in an effort to stay abreast of the project.

Ridgway woman charged with theft of employer's laptop

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway woman formerly employed with the WDDH radio station in Ridgway and charged with the alleged theft of a laptop from the company was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in District Court.
The affidavit alleges that Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, took into her possession a laptop computer belonging to the WDDH radio station following her resignation on May 29, 2012.

Water quality monitoring continues throughout county

September 12, 2012

RIDGWAY - Water quality monitoring efforts throughout Elk County are progressing, according to updates given during Tuesday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
Steve Putt, director of the Elk County Conservation District, said the county is continuing to monitor water quality in area watersheds and seven of 11 planned satellite telemetry systems to water monitor quality are now “on board.”

Masson praises monument organizers, park

September 12, 2012

MT. ZION - At the dedication of the monument honoring the famous Bucktails of the Civil War, the Hon. Richard A. Masson, Pa. 59th Judicial District Judge and member of the Bucktail Memorial Committee, praised committee members for their efforts.

Kinzua Bridge festival is slated Saturday and Sunday

September 12, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Large crowds are expected Saturday and Sunday for the 17th fall festival at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Admission is free.
There are 55 craft vendors and 13 food vendors ready to set up at the park. There are activities and displays.
“This festival now holds the record for the largest number of food and craft vendors at the event,” Debbie Lunden said. “There will be plenty to see and do. We have many, many arts and crafts vendors, a great variety of food and musical entertainment.”

Ridgway featured on Our Town series

September 12, 2012

For the second time, the Ridgway community has once again been chosen to be featured on "Our Town" on WPSU public television.
The broadcast will air tonight, Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. on channel 3 and online at www.wpsu.org.

Johnsonburg man waives hearing on assault involving firearm

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man wanted by police and considered armed and dangerous after fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute on Aug. 16 in which he allegedly threatened the victim's life and his own while brandishing a shotgun, waived his preliminary hearing in District Court on Wednesday.
According to an affidavit, Justin F. Latcovich, 26, of Ridgway, has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, making terroristic threats, and simple assault following a domestic disturbance at his Center Street home on Aug. 16.

September 11th

SMASD reviews students' assessment results

September 11, 2012

The St. Marys Area Board of Directors discussed the assessment exam results for last school year, areas needing improvement and those in which the district is at or above target.
SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney began with enrollment in the district, which she said is the "first thing you want to know about when you start a school year."
Although kindergarten enrollment is up in the district, overall enrollment is down to its lowest numbers since the 2003-2004 school year, decreasing from 2,541 to 2,235 this year.

Gas task force continues planning, mapping efforts

September 11, 2012

RIDGWAY - At Tuesday’s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, task force chair and Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg commended the group for continuing to meet even though Marcellus Shale activity has slowed in the area and said the group will be well-prepared as a result when activity ramps up again.

High school bands tuning up for Sounds of Autumn competition

September 11, 2012

Talented young musicians from throughout the area will showcase their skills at the annual Sounds of Autumn Band Competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium.
The competition, a cooperative effort between St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic high schools, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. following the opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m., where both bands will join together in performing the national anthem.

The St. Marys Little League Softball junior all stars defeated Brookville 14-4 in 6 innings Tuesday...
The Ridgway Legion baseball team defeated Fox Township 10-5 Tuesday night.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League all stars (11-12-year-olds) stayed alive in the...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...