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Archive - Apr 26, 2012

Crusaders hold off Brockway for 6-4 baseball victory

April 26, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team held on to defeat the Brockway Rovers by a 6-4 score Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic opened a 4-0 lead after one inning of play before the game was stopped for 30 to 45 minutes for a rain delay. When the game resumed, neither team scored until the top of the fifth, when the Rovers scored a run. Elk answered with two runs in the home half of the fifth to open a 6-1 lead. Brockway was able to score three runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 6-4, where it remained.

31st triathlon set for Saturday

April 26, 2012

The 31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon will commence Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Ridgway. From there, runners will head down to the Clarion/Little Toby Trail for a 5-mile run. Bikers then will then make a 15-mile round trip on Portland Mills Road (state Route 949) before riding a canoe or kayak from Country Squirrel Outfitters to the finish line at the Portland Mills canoe launch.

Motorcycle safety awareness campaign for both riders, motorists

April 26, 2012

Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.

Director highlights state budget

April 26, 2012

Back in February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.1 billion state budget proposal that held the line on taxes while making deep cuts in higher education assistance.
The spending plan is reportedly only a 1-percent decrease from last year's budget; however, Corbett's initial plan calls for cuts of over $300 million from 14 state-owned universities and a small reduction in funding for public schools.
According to David Mitchell, the current director of Corbett's northwest regional office out of Erie, the proposed budget continues to be the hot topic in Harrisburg.

Area mother discusses challenges of raising child with autism

April 26, 2012

SYKESVILLE – As the parent of a child with autism, Lisa Witherite of Sykesville is part of a rapidly increasing group. With autism diagnoses up sharply in the U.S., 23 percent over two years according to a Center for Disease Control study, more parents than ever before are faced with the difficulties associated with raising an autistic child.

East Branch road to undergo construction

April 26, 2012

WILCOX – During a recent East Branch Dam Safety Initiative meeting, residents and various agency personnel were notified about new updates to the project.
"We're considering for this project a community information system. We've done this at some of our other projects. It will be voluntary and will be a 9-1-1 type number, although it is not an emergency line," said Mike Rattay, project manager.
The system consists of an automated calling list which will contact people in the evening to announce public meetings, construction activities, road closures, and other events.

Richard C. Fannin

April 26, 2012

Richard C. Fannin, 69, of Clearfield died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Altoona Regional Medical Center.
He was born on April 19, 1943 in Ridgway, a son of the late Richard P. and Frances (Cover) Fannin.
Mr. Fannin had been most recently employed at the Tool Shed, Clearfield.  Previously, he had retired as a submarine sailor from the U.S. Navy in 1987 after beginning his service in 1961.
He was a member of Clearfield Veterans of Foreign Wars F. Michael Sicks Post #1785 and the American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6, Clearfield, and also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

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