Archive - Dec 2013
It may be a new season and a new starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball but it was a familiar result for the Elkers.
Ridgway boys basketball opened the season with a 69-26 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School on the first night of the 2013-2014 winter sports season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes started the season on the right foot Friday, overcoming a slow start to upend visiting Cameron County 48-42.
The first game of the season also marked the first varsity win for first-year head coach Crystal Galsick. Johnsonburg was led by the tough combination of Chelsea Benson, who scored 26 points, and Kassa Kocjancic, who added 14 in the winning effort.
According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During their reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, the Johnsonburg Area school board swore in two new members as Courtney Dunworth and Sarah Grunthaner joined the board for their first meeting joined by several returning members. Also sworn in Tuesday evening were re-elected members Richard Warmbrodt, Barbara Thorwart, Shane Launer, and David Allegretto.
Floyd G. Jovenitti, 88, of 102 Sweeney St., St. Marys, died at his home on his 88th birthday, Dec. 5, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Paolo Mauro and Julia Carmella Marrone Jovenitti. On June 24, 1947, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Marie Cecilia Bianco, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He had also attended college in Florida.
ST. MARYS â€“ There was visible police activity on Linwood Avenue in St. Marys on Wednesday afternoon. There were at least three St. Marys Police Department vehicles and at least four Ridgway-based State Police vehicles at the site. It was unclear how many officers were at the scene and if any law enforcement officials entered any property. Preliminary reports from PSP Ridgway late Wednesday evening indicated the activity was part of an ongoing investigation and no immediate public information report was filed.
The Ridgway area school board held their annual reorganization meeting at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School prior to their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening. The school board said goodbye to Bill Seely, who has served on the board for the last four years. Seely also served as the board's representative to Intermediate Unit 9.
The Concert Choir of Elk County will be performing "Sing Joy!" a presentation of classic Christmas carols at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys on Saturday Dec. 7. The choir will also be doing a second performance at St. Leo Church in Ridgway on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Both shows are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. with a social following each.
In an effort to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental U.S. and overseas, Leslie Neal, director of Elk County's veterans affairs office, has taken the lead sending out care packages during the holiday season and beyond.
For over a hundred years, the building at 110 Lincoln St. has stood as a testament to the health care that has always been evident in Ridgway. From its early years as a nurse's training school to its later use as the main office of the Dickinson Mental Health Center-- now Dickinson Center, Inc.-- the history of the building has always been for proving and promoting health care throughout the community.