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Archive - Feb 24, 2012

Ridgway man dies while ice fishing

February 24, 2012

Authorities have confirmed the death of Leslie Haas, a 64-year-old Ridgway man who was reportedly ice fishing at the Ridgway Reservoir.
Haas reportedly fell through the ice at some time between noon and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
Crews were dispatched to the reservoir as Elkland Search and Rescue and other authorities responded shortly after 10 p.m.
A rescue diver reportedly retrieved Haas' body around midnight, according to published reports. According to a report by the Ridgway-based Pa. State Police, it appears that Haas fell through broken ice and could not free himself.

Carvers working diligently on auction pieces

February 24, 2012

In preparation for the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous auction taking place beginning at noon on Saturday, carvers were working steadily on Thursday afternoon to complete their wooden works of art. Pieces must be completed by noon today.
Debbie Tremko of Arlington, Wash., created a large welcome sign being held by three dogs, a black, chocolate and yellow Lab. She entitled her piece "Saw Dogs." In addition, Tremko created a black dog sculpture with a welcome sign hanging from its neck which she plans to gift to a local Ridgway bar.

Duane Avery

February 24, 2012

Duane Avery, age 79, of Warren, died Thursday morning, Feb. 23, 2012, at 3:50 a.m. at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness.

Federal budget affects North Central

February 24, 2012

Several key provisions of President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget could have adverse effects at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
Obama reportedly recommends what North Central executive director Eric Bridges calls "roughly stable funding" for the Workforce Investment Act [WIA] core formula accounts for adult, youth and dislocated workers' programs.

Lady Crusaders roll to semifinals with 50-24 win over Port

February 24, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead against the Port Allegany Lady Gators on Thursday evening in a District 9 quarter final game at ECCHS, and continued to pull away to take a 50-24 victory.
Elk Catholic coach Ken Pistner credited the team's good start with being very important to their overall success on the evening.

Elk County Catholic volleyball moved to 15-0 overall and moved forward to the District 9 Class A...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers (No. 16 seed at 6-10 in the regular season) had little trouble Monday night...
BROCKWAY – Same opponent, same venue, same round of the playoffs as last season. Unfortunately for...