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Archive - Jan 2013

January 4th

Elkers down AML South foe Brockway

January 5, 2013

Ridgway boys basketball used an early second-half run to take control of Friday night's AML South game against Brockway en route to a 65-42 victory over the Rovers at Ridgway Area High School.
Brockway was able to stick with the Elkers for much of the 1st half and was within four at 28-24 after a free throw from Dausen Crawford. Ridgway ran a set play after a timeout on the last possession of the first half and it paid off as senior Sam Roselli was able to score inside with six seconds left to give the Elkers a 30-24 lead at halftime.

Rams dominate Kane with punishing offensive onslaught

January 5, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Talk about scoring points in bunches.
On a night where everything seemed to be going in, the Johnsonburg Rams (8-1) stretched their winning streak to four games with an 80-54 win Friday over the visiting Kane Wolves (3-6).
Kane's Kevin Cleer led all scorers with 20 points, thanks largely to a nine-point fourth quarter, but the night belonged to a quartet of Rams who crossed over into double figures.

Pet owners express outrage over tainted jerky treats

January 5, 2013

Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of articles.
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Public outcry from pet owners whose dogs have become ill or died after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China is on the rise. Numerous online petitions, advocacy groups, chat forums and Facebook groups have cropped up within the past year, with their efforts aimed primarily at having the treats removed from stores.

Municipal authority accepts clean audit report

January 5, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority accepted the fiscal year audit during Thursday night's regular meeting.

Brockport man turned over to U.S. Marshals

January 5, 2013

A Brockport man jailed on drug and weapons charges was granted a bail modification in Elk County Court Thursday, effectively freeing him from the county jail and turning him over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, who had lodged a federal detainer against him.

William W. Thompson, M.D.

January 5, 2013

William W. Thompson, M.D., age 89, of 314 South St., Ridgway, died Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Knox, son of the late David R. and Veronica A. (Dougherty) Thompson, both educators in the Elk County School System.
He married Alice Marie DeVoge on July 26, 1952. She survives.

January 3rd

Dutch wrestlers down Ridgway Elkers, 58-13

January 4, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their dual-match record to 2-1 on the season with a 58-13 victory over the Ridgway Elkers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen recorded two pins, six forfeits, a major decision and two decisions to account for their points last night.
"I thought we wrestled pretty good tonight," said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra."I thought we wrestled to our abilities. I thought Bill Gabor did a nice job at 160 against Sheesley." .
"We're going to move on. We wrestle DuBois on Tuesday in a big District 9 match," added Surra.

Restitution hearing held in Bodien case

January 4, 2013

A Ridgway company is seeking over $21,000 in restitution from a Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty in November to withholding insurance payments intended for the business performing repair work on her home following a 2011 fire at the residence.

Local dog recovering from illness linked to tainted treats

January 4, 2013

Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles.
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Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.

PGC to remove elk from Weedville

January 4, 2013

WEEDVILLE - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) unveiled a new plan to trap and remove elk from Weedville at a raucous public meeting held Thursday night at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.

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