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Archive - Sep 2012

September 30th

3-vehicle crash holds up Boot Jack for 7 hours

September 30, 2012

A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.

Man charged in hit-and-run enters 'not guilty' plea

September 30, 2012

A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.

New law requires training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse

September 30, 2012

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the state’s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a “mandated reporter” and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.

Anne (Twig) Vogt

September 30, 2012

Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.

Pauline K. Gebauer

September 30, 2012

Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.

Grumley wins D-9 Class AA boys golf title

September 30, 2012

ST. MARYS – Cameron Grumley of Johnsonburg won the Class AA District 9 boys golf championship Saturday afternoon after the final round of play at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Grumley finished with a final-round 76, the best round of the day by four strokes and a 2-day total of 153 (77-76).
“It feels good,” Grumley said. “I played alright, I had some ups and downs but stuck with it. Elliott and Josh played well and we’re all making it to regionals.”

Ridgway dominates Kane boys soccer, 9-1

September 30, 2012

Ridgway boys soccer had little trouble in a 9-1 victory over Kane Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Peter Pontzer scored the first goal of the game just past the 10-minute mark. Luke Bobby would push the Ridgway lead to 2-0 less than two minutes later off a long header and an assist from Justin Kinkead.
Pontzer added his second goal of the game with 17:58 remaining in the first half off an assist from Bryce Dias for a 3-0 lead. Matt Bobby would add a goal off an assist from Luke Bobby with 6:28 left for a 4-0 lead.

September 28th

Ridgway football falters against Brockway, 38-14

September 29, 2012

After a strong first half by Ridgway football, Brockway would pull away in the second half for a 38-14 victory over the Elkers.
It took just over a minute and four plays for Brockway to receive the opening kickoff and drive right down the field. Quarterback Alec Shaffer-Doan would culminate the drive with an 8-yard touchdown run on a quarterback bootleg play to put the Rovers up 7-0.

Crusaders hold off Johnsonburg Rams

September 29, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 5-0 on Friday night as they took a 25-0 lead through three quarters and then held off an attempted fourth quarter rally by the Rams to come away with a 25-12 win on Friday night at Memorial Field.
The Crusaders racked up a total of 250 yards in the game, with team members rushing for 135 yards and 115 coming from the squad's passing game. Johnsonburg, on the other hand, relied heavily on passing, with 192 of their 214 yards coming on pass plays.

'Known associate' of Francis Milliard charged with drug offenses

September 29, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Pittsburgh Group, along with members of the Pennsylvania State Police, executed a federal search warrant on Wednesday morning at the residence of a Johnsonburg man in connection with an investigation of Francis Anthony Milliard, currently incarcerated on arson, attempted murder, and other charges.

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic volleyball remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win (25-9,...
The Johnsonburg Ramettes won a match between two struggling teams on Tuesday night in the Wolves’...
CLARION – The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders battled through wet and muddy...