April 23rd, 2014
The Elk County Humane Society and Amphenol Advanced Sensors, formerly GE Sensing, have teamed up to host an Adopt A Friend event on Saturday at the Fox Township Community Park.
The springtime event for company employees and their families has progressed with a portion of it being open to the community.
From 1-3 p.m. residents can stop by the stage area of the park to meet several dogs available for adoption.
RIDGWAY â€“ Educational needs of an underserved populace in rural Pennsylvania may finally be addressed by legislators this year.
House Bill 1701, now in the House Education committee, aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man was waived for court Wednesday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge George King on over 30 felony charges of child pornography.
Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway, was charged as a result of a search warrant served in November 2013 by the State Police Computer Crime Unit.
Prior to meeting with King, David Hopkins, the defense attorney for Rohr, asked some questions to the arresting officer, Corporal Robert Pearson. Most questions concerned the nature of peer-to-peer file sharing networks and the circumstances under which Rohr's computer was seized.
Robert J. Rigard, 84, of 131 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway following a month-long illness.
He was born May 2, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Charles and Beatrice Wingenbach Rigard.
Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up zeroes on the linescore Tuesday afternoon.
St. Marys broke that trend in the ninth, broke the scoreless tie and came away with the victory.
A Shane Haberberger one-out single brought home RJ Johnston to give the Dutch the only run of the game in a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Ridgway Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Rain early in the day on Tuesday gave way to cloudy skies in the afternoon and the Elk County Catholic Crusaders were able to get in their baseball game against Bradford, dealing the Owls a 7-0 shutout at Berwind Park.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
It just might be the "Burg Way" after all.
Armed with a cooperative sports agreement between Ridgway and host school Johnsonburg, the Ramettes on Tuesday scored a 2-1 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a softball game held at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
A new office space in City Hall for use by the mayor and City Council members spurred a lively discussion between a few members of council.
Following Mayor Bob Howard's activity report, he stated "the mayor and council have established an office" at City Hall which includes an extension in the city's phone system and voicemail.
Councilman Ned Jacob stated council had no part in this project.
As part of a proposed city ordinance for transient retail businesses, door-to-door salespeople may now only conduct their business from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The updated ordinance limits their hours of operation, which was previously allowed until 9 p.m.
Sundays and legal holidays are also off limits for door-to-door salespeople.
The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by council for publication, will be advertised at their next regular meeting in May.