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Ridgway wins AML boys championship over Johnsonburg

February 19, 2012

ST. MARYS – Saturday's AML championship between two of the top three seeds in the upcoming District 9 playoffs lived up to the billing, coming down to the last shot.
At the end, the No. 1 seed in the upcoming district playoffs had the AML championship and a third win over a county rival this season.
Ridgway (23-1) won the AML boys championship, 49-46 in overtime over Johnsonburg Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School, the Elkers' third win over the Rams in four tries this season.

Lady Crusaders win AML girls championship

February 19, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team captured the 2012 Allegheny Mountain League girls’ championship Saturday night by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves 38-25 at the St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Crusaders were able to take the early 4-0 lead and led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. They led 21-12 at the half and never trailed throughout the contest.
“Throughout the year we have been playing good defensive basketball,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “At this time of the year we are going in the right direction. We’re getting better.”

Driver hurt as log truck hits, destroys house

February 19, 2012

KANE – Like a 40-ton missile, a fully-loaded log truck careened out-of-control Saturday morning and sliced into a wood-frame house on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area just south of Kane.
Miraculously, the truck driver and four people inside the house were not seriously injured.
The truck driver—Thomas L. Jashurek, 39, of Kane—was taken from the scene by Emergycare ambulance and immediately placed on a medical helicopter at the landing pad at Kane Community Hospital.

'It's bigger than a miracle,' crash survivor says

February 19, 2012

KANE – Bruce Peterson no longer has a house.
It was suddenly taken away Saturday when it was struck and destroyed by an out-of-control fully-loaded log truck.
Despite losing his home of 25 years, Peterson is grateful.
The impact miraculously spared his life and the lives of three other family members who were inside the house at the time of the spectacular crash on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area of Wetmore Township just south of Kane.
"It's bigger than a miracle," Peterson said Sunday with tears in his eyes. "Somehow, we all made it out alive. God was with us."

Death investigation under way in Jay Township

February 19, 2012

JAY TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police reported on Saturday evening that they are currently involved with the investigation of a death that took place in Jay Township between 2 and 6 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. According to police, Gary G. Farcus Jr., 20, of DuBois was located in the front yard of a residence along the north side of SR 555, approximately 3/10 of a mile east of Apple Street in Jay Township. Assisting at the scene were the Bennetts Valley Ambulance, St. Marys Ambulance, and the Elk County Coroner's office.

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