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Archive - Mar 5, 2013

Four charged with unlawful killing of big game

March 5, 2013

ST. MARYS - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has charged four St. Marys residents with shooting and killing four antlerless deer out of season.

Farm Bureau hard at work in 2013

March 5, 2013

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will be hard at work this year as the consortium will be eyeing several key issues coming before the Legislature.

RASD reviews potential expenses

March 5, 2013

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors discussed several potential expenses to be drawn from the Long Term Maintenance Fund during a workshop held Tuesday night in the library of the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

PGC: Deer in Blair, Bedford counties should be safe to consume

March 5, 2013

Speaking at a press conference at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon regarding the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in samples collected from three hunter-harvested deer from Blair and Bedford counties, PGC officials indicated there is not believed to be any danger to individuals who consume meat from other deer harvested in those areas, even if the animal had not been tested for CWD.

CWD surveillance costly for PGC, Dept. of Agriculture

March 5, 2013

Surveillance efforts to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cost the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) hundreds of thousands of dollars last year, and expenses will likely continue to increase now that the disease has been detected in a small portion of the state's free-ranging deer herd.

Comedy Night shaping up to be a barrel of laughs

March 5, 2013

ST. MARYS – The popular Relay for Life of Elk County Comedy Night is around the corner, taking place on Saturday evening at The Edgewood in St. Marys. The SGL Warriors team's ninth show, the event typically sells out.

John F. Weidert

March 5, 2013

John F. Weidert, 73, of Burgettstown, died Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:50 p.m. in Weirton Medical Center.
He was born on March 1, 1940 in Ridgway, son of the late Francis Ottomar and Clara Cecilia Buhler Weidert.
Mr. Weidert was a 1958 graduate of Ridgway High School and a 1962 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, earning a degree in Forestry.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War Era.

Food bank strives to help those in need

March 5, 2013

Since 1983, the Good Samaritan Food Bank of Ridgway has been dedicated to providing food to local individuals and families in need.

Woman sentenced for theft of $20K from Walmart

March 5, 2013

A St. Marys woman was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday on charges that she stole $20,000 from the Walmart Supercenter Store #1792 in Fox Township while employed there over a two-year period.

PGC issues more information on three CWD-positive deer

March 5, 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced additional information regarding the three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Blair and Bedford counties during a press conference held at the PGC's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon. According to Cal DuBrock, Bureau Director of Wildlife Management for the PGC, the three deer were tested through the commission's aging field checks during the general firearm season.

Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...