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January 29th, 2015

Solid waste authority raises $828 for CAPSEA

January 29, 2015

After sending out thousands of pounds of electronics through a fundraiser to support CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.) the Elk County Solid Waste Authority earned $828.
The fundraiser, which was a test fundraiser for the solid waste authority, started in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

Championship Preview and Predictions

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

January 28th

Crash on Ridgway Johnsonburg Road

January 29, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – A vehicle crash was reported late Wednesday night in the vicinity of 1456 Ridgway Johnsonburg Road in Ridgway Township. Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) was dispatched along with the Ridgway-based state police shortly after 11:30 p.m. No further information was available at press time.

Ridgway wins on Senior Night over Kane

January 29, 2015

A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en route to a 48-29 win over Kane Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway honored seniors Cody Delhunty, Josh Lineberger, Ben MacDonald, Josh Roselli, Mike Sorge, Nate Steis, Jack Toncich, Phil Waddell and J.J. Klase before the game for Senior Night.

Big third quarter keys Lady Wolves over Lady Elkers

January 29, 2015

It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolves’ Den. The Kane Lady Wolves’ basketball team hosted the Ridgway Lady Elkers and saw the visitors jump out to a 14-10 halftime lead. Coach Dave Kiehl’s Lady Wolves have struggled in the third quarter several times this season but came out of the locker room and put 16 points up on the scoreboard while holding Ridgway to two after the break. The hosts went on to post a 43-25 victory.

Ramettes struggle in 35-21 loss to DCC

January 29, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes (5-13) struggled mightily Wednesday night in a 35-21 loss to visiting DuBois Central Catholic (10-6).
The Ramettes managed just two points in the first quarter and were nearly shut out in the fourth, scoring their first points of the frame with just 93 seconds left in the game.
"We're not playing as a team," said Johnsonburg head girls varsity basketball coach Ellie Kocjancic after the game. "We were one out of seven in the first half and down by nine points. It's the little things that are falling apart.

North Central discusses updates on rail project

January 29, 2015

Timothy Potts, general manager of the north operation for the RJ Corman Railroad Company visited North Central's quarterly full board meeting Wednesday to discuss the progress towards an "economic development project."
The project, which is expected to revitalize nearly 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois that would connect RJ Corman's railroads to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh railroad, is being discussed by North Central as a significant economic development that could open up the region to additional markets, according to North Central Executive Director Eric Bridges.

Brothers waived for court in boating accident

January 29, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Brothers involved in a canoe accident that claimed the life of Brittany Baird of DuBois waived their preliminary hearings at Magisterial District Judge George "Tony" King's office Wednesday afternoon and will proceed to the Elk County Court of Common Pleas.
Angelo Vincent Varischetti, 22, and Anthony Steven Varischetti, 26, both of Brockway, are charged with several counts of operating watercraft under influence of alcohol, reckless operation of watercraft and negligent operation of watercraft for the May 24, 2014 incident on the Clarion River near Ridgway.

Kane nurse returns after treating Ebola patients in Africa

January 29, 2015

KANE – It wasn’t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
“I got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,” Wright said. “I loved it.”
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
“You hope you’re not busy,” she said.
A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010.

Firearm stolen from St. Marys funeral home

January 29, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man was arrested Tuesday for theft of an antique rifle, a Winchester Model 1892 44-40, from the property of Lynch-Green Funeral Home where he was formerly employed.
Based on the victim's statements, Sgt. Thomas Nicklas of the St. Marys Police Department went to the residence of Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St. where the rifle was located in Prow's car.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Prow stated that he had found the rifle while cleaning the garage of the funeral home property during his employment there. He said he was told he could have it.

A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en...
It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolves’ Den. The Kane Lady Wolves’ basketball...
JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes (5-13) struggled mightily Wednesday night in a 35-21 loss to...