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Archive - Apr 2012

April 25th

Elkers rally for extra inning victory over Elk County Catholic

April 25, 2012

Two brothers had Ridgway's only two hits which led to Ridgway's only two runs of the game and one victory for the Elker baseball team.
Sam and Josh Roselli had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively as Ridgway was able to secure a 2-1, 8-inning win over Elk County Catholic Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"I guess it was a good day for the Roselli family all the way around," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said.

Johnsonburg tennis wins 7-2

April 25, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Rams turned in a dominating 7-2 win Wednesday afternoon on the tennis courts in Johnsonburg against visiting DuBois Central Catholic, including a 4-for-5 showing in singles action.

Officials target workforce development

April 25, 2012

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] held a quarterly full board meeting Wednesday afternoon, with workforce development dominating the conversation.
Key North Central officials were joined by U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) via teleconference as the legislator highlighted H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012.

Johnsonburg baseball downs Kane in five innings

April 25, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg baseball remained undefeated with an 11-1, 5-inning victory over Kane Wednesday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Johnsonburg was fueled by an 8-run fourth inning which put the Rams in position for the 10-run rule.

Congressman eyes transportation issues

April 25, 2012

On Wednesday, April 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed another 90-day extension of surface transportation programs. House leaders plan to use the extension legislation as a vehicle to begin a conference committee with the U.S. Senate, which has already approved a two-year, $109 billion reauthorization bill.
The House measure extends federal-aid highway, safety, transit, and other programs funded by the Highway Trust Fund at Fiscal Year 2011 levels in lieu of a new, multiyear reauthorization.

LFH volunteers recollect on how program touched lives

April 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – With the completion of the Letters From Home program, volunteers recollected their various experiences with the organization throughout its nine-year history.
On Sunday, Letters From Home held its final letter-stuffing, followed by a retirement ceremony inside the Sacred Heart Parish Center in St. Marys, where the organization has been headquartered since its founding.

Ramettes hold on for 15-14 win; first of the year

April 25, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes erased an early deficit Wednesday afternoon against visiting Kane and shook off a late rally for a 15-14 win, their first of the season.
Johnsonburg senior starting pitcher Kiana Myers picked up her first win of the season despite giving up 14 runs in a game dominated by a slew of errors and runs. Kane nearly tied the game in the top of the seventh inning as they put up five runs to cut the lead to 15-14 while putting the tying run on first base with only one out.

Mary A. Foley

April 25, 2012

Mary A. Foley, 92, of Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, died Wednesday morning on April 25, 2012.
Mary was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Loughery. On April 15, 1942 she married Vincent Foley who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2005. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and had worked for North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission for over 30 years.

April 24th

Wagner ousts Hornung for GOP chair

April 24, 2012

There weren't many surprises in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary election results in Elk County. As of press time, with all 33 precincts reporting, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney captured the Pa. Republican presidential nomination and will face President Barack Obama in the fall. Romney easily outdistanced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum to take the nomination.

Department adds truck to fleet

April 24, 2012

BROCKPORT – A recently-purchased hybrid fire truck by the Horton Township Volunteer Fire Department will become their new go-to vehicle.
Horton Township Rescue 712 is a 2012 Ford 4x4 F550 chassis with a Rosenbauer body purchased by the department for $179,300.
Many fire departments in smaller communities are using combination trucks that can service a variety of calls as they are finding themselves short on manpower.

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