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Archive - Feb 2013

February 13th

Highland to plot response to Seneca legal threat

February 13, 2013

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township supervisors plans to meet with attorneys to map out a response to a threat of legal action by Seneca Resources.

February 12th

Ridgway school board approves preliminary budget

February 12, 2013

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a preliminary general fund budget calling for a potential tax increase during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Thomas Smith's trial scheduled for May

February 12, 2013

WILLIAMSPORT – A federal trial for Thomas Smith of Emporium will be postponed until May after Smith's public defender requested additional time for trial preparation.

February 11th

Jury picked in marijuana grow trial

February 11, 2013

Jury selection was held and a trial date set for a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his Long Level Road property.

Police chief reports on bank robbery

February 11, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on the recent arrest of a Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank during a council meeting held Monday afternoon.

Valentine's Day Ball provides enjoyment for Pinecrest residents

February 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – The number of Confirmation candidates assisting with this year's Valentine's Day Ball at Pinecrest Manor may have been down, but the turnout from Pinecrest residents was very high as it was "a packed house" of "over 100 residents" for the annual event, according to Confirmation Facilitator Kathy Reuscher.

James F. Eggler

February 11, 2013

James F. Eggler, 68, of 184 Elm St., Stonington, Conn., and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
He was born Feb. 2, 1945 in Ridgway, son of Dorothy Young Eggler and the late James M. Eggler.
He resided in Stonington for the past several years.

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Mitchell Ford

February 11, 2013

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Mitchell Ford, 77, of Youngstown, Ohio, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1936 in Ridgway, the daughter of the Daniel and Mabel (Schmiedel) Mitchell, and moved to the Youngstown area in 1956.
Betty was a 12-year cancer survivor. She was a member of St. Matthias Church, the 7th Ward Citizens Coalition and the Cochran Park Neighbors. She was a dog groomer, a member of the Kroger Price Patrol and enjoyed hauling with her husband.

February 8th

Rams use fast start to upend Brockway

February 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – It took less than a quarter for Johnsonburg boys basketball to shake off its second loss of the season.
The Rams had a 15-point lead at the end of the first quarter and built the lead further as the game went on in a 68-29 victory over Brockway Friday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The Rams had a 20-2 lead after six minutes of play.
"We got a quick start, got some easy baskets," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "The kids were feeling it. I don't know what we shot percentage-wise but I think it was pretty good."

Kane man dies in accident near James City

February 8, 2013

JAMES CITY – A Kane man was killed Friday morning when an empty coal truck struck his passenger car at the intersection of Route 66 and the entrance to James City.

Ridgway wrestling used a multitude of bonus points to take a 51-21 win over Port Allegany in a dual...
Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...