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March 1st, 2015
RIDGWAY â The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd.
Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway.
Attendees had a chance through the week to see world class carvers in action in addition to informative seminars throughout the week.
A dramatic presentation-- "The People vs. Judas Iscariot"-- is being held on five Tuesday evenings in Lent at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets.
The second of five programs is set Tuesday, March 3.Â
A Pot Luck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall at the church. The half-hour drama begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same site.
The public is welcome.
A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.
As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of RidgwayÂ fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons.
âShe has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.
The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Â on Sunday, Feb. 16.
JAMES CITY â A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the âinjection wellâ controversy âhas the potential to bankrupt us.â
This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City.
A fire that erupted in an engine Thursday destroyed a car parked adjacent to a residence at 426 Biddle St. (Route 6) in Kane.
Fire Chief Tim Holt said no injuries were reported in the blaze that destroyed a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 owned by Jessie Mae Bucher. He said there is "not much left" of the fire-damaged vehicle.
The cause of the fire is unknown, Holt said.
The owner of the vehicle resides at 428 Biddle St., but parks her car in a parking space adjacent to the residence of her daughter, Brenda Aponte.
Parents of Kane school students need to be âdiligent and observantâ as they monitor their childrenâs activity on cellphones and the internet.
This is the advice from State Police Trooper Bruce A. Morris, the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Morris is the area State Police Community Services Officer based at the State Police station in Ridgway.
MT. JEWETT â Support is being sought for a proposed 3.9-mile trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
The trail would run over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad, which featured a tourist train ride to the park.
Carolyn Stroup and Karen Sees-- neighbors on Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township-- are attempting to form a volunteer organization to develop and maintain the proposed trail.
They presided Wednesday at a 105-minute public meeting at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall.
RIDGWAY â The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges.
The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.
RIDGWAY âÂ Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit.