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Archive - Oct 2013

October 24th

PennDOT places life-size elk cutouts

October 25, 2013

Traffic accidents involving elk pose a real danger to area residents. Although many think of the elk as an elusive animal, they frequent the roadways, particularly in autumn which is their breeding season.

Elk County General Hospital to have reunion

October 25, 2013

On Nov. 2, past employees of the Elk County General Hospital are invited to attend a reunion at the Udarbe Complex in Ridgway. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and the dinner will be BYOB.

Lady Elkers win on Senior Night

October 25, 2013

The Lady Elkers avenged an earlier loss and won in the seniors’ final home game.
Not a bad way to end the 2013 volleyball season.
Ridgway volleyball won 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-14) over Sheffield Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.

October 23rd

Fire breaks out in Byrnedale

October 24, 2013

Area firefighters were reportedly battling a large structure fire at 1157 River Road in Byrnedale that reportedly broke out around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Bennetts Valley Ambulance, Elk Company 3, 5, and 1 all responded to the scene.

Brockway advances over ECC in boys soccer playoffs

October 23, 2013

BROCKWAY – The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team saw their season come to an end on Wednesday evening in a tough match against Brockway in the D9 quarterfinals played under the lights at Frank Varischetti Field.
ECC was the fifth seed in the playoffs while Brockway was seeded fourth. Both teams had to deal with the cold and occasional rain and snow on Wednesday night but the Rovers proved to be too much for Elk to overcome.

Chester C. Kasmierski

October 23, 2013

Chester C. Kasmierski, 69, of Ridgway died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Elk Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 19, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of Charles and Theresa Zawacki Kasmierski. He married Carol O. Bjorkquist. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Mr. Kasmierski had been employed at Ridgway Color for over 30 years and later at PASI. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Shutdown has little effect on North Central

October 23, 2013

The recent 16-day federal government shutdown had little effect on the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission as officials for the reimbursement-based organization were prepared for the duration.

Zimmerman lays out top priorities

October 23, 2013

Kim Zimmerman, a Ridgway native, began his position as new Ridgway borough manager on Oct. 15.

October 22nd

Lady Elkers win playoff opener over Brookville

October 23, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Eighty minutes of girls soccer didn't result in a single goal for either team.
Less than one minute of overtime produced Ridgway's game-winner.
Caitlin Viglione scored for the Lady Elkers in Brookville's penalty area to give Ridgway a 1-0 overtime victory over the Lady Raiders in the District 9 quarterfinals Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

CDBG project finished at Center

October 23, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – A renovation project for the locker room of the Johnsonburg Community Center was completed recently thanks to Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funding.

Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 3-0 last night in a...