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Archive - Jan 9, 2013

Bad weather causing incidents on Elk County roads

January 9, 2013

Several traffic accidents occurred throughout Elk County this morning due to poor road conditions.
At approximately 10:43 a.m., there was a traffic accident at state Route 948 in Highland Twp. Another emergency alert came in at 10:50 a.m. for a major accident near 2614 Ridgway/Johnsonburg Road. At 11:03 a.m., another accident with serious injuries occurred near 622 Toby Rd. in Fox Twp. At 11:11 a.m., an accident was reported in at 8137 Montmorenci Rd. near Old Red Mill Dam Road.
Various county fire departments, ambulance services and police were called out to the scenes.

Ramettes overcome slow start to stop Lady Tide

January 9, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes were shorthanded in the second quarter Tuesday night after a skirmish under the net left senior Brittany Watts with a bloody nose but the team proved their resilience as they held on for a 48-33 victory against a much improved Curwensville team.

Elkers show improvement against Cameron County

January 9, 2013

Ridgway wrestling won the majority of the matches wrestled on the mat but three forfeits helped propel Cameron County to a 38-30 win over the Elkers Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway won six of the 10 matches wrestled on the mat.
"They wrestled really well with a lot of emotion," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "The kids are really coming along. They're believing in what we're doing in the practice room and they're starting to bring it out to the mat."

Johnsonburg bank robbed at gunpoint Tuesday

January 9, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint Tuesday.
Johnsonburg Police Chief and lead investigator Bryan Parana said that it was roughly 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when a masked man armed with a pistol walked into the bank, approached a teller and demanded money before making off with an undisclosed sum.
"The individual fled on foot after being given an undetermined amount of cash and traveled east and down between First and Second Avenue towards Bergen Street," Parana said.

Prison to add more guards

January 9, 2013

The Elk County Prison will have two additional part-time corrections officers in the fold after approval Tuesday from the county's board of commissioners.

Large savings thanks to energy upgrades

January 9, 2013

As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.

William James Boylan Sr.

January 9, 2013

William James Boylan Sr., 87, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
He was born on March 26, 1925 in Kane, the son of the late Clarence and Kathryn (Renehan) Boylan. 
He attended school at Saint Callistus and Kane high schools. He graduated from Kane High School in 1943. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps (today’s Air Force) during World War II, where he served as a co-pilot. 

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