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Archive - Apr 12, 2013

Fire damages Sherman Ave. residence

April 12, 2013

An accidental fire broke out early Friday morning at a Sherman Avenue residence in Ridgway.
According to reports, the two-story residence at 600 Sherman Ave. is owned by Dorli A. Pounds, age 29, of Ridgway. In a report filed by Corporal Greg Agosti, a Fire Marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Ridgway Fire Department, the fire was determined to be accidental in nature and resulted from a plastic toy melting in a forced air heating vent. Damage was estimated at $5,000. There were no injures. The call came in at 7:58 a.m.

Model UN team wins top award

April 12, 2013

The Model United Nations Team of the Ridgway Area High School, for the second consecutive year, has won the highest award at the the St. Bonaventure University Model UN Conference in Olean, N.Y.

Agencies provide update on projects at East Branch meeting

April 12, 2013

WILCOX – Representatives from several state park agencies presented updates on projects at the East Branch Stakeholders Meeting held Thursday at the dam.

Johnsonburg pastor and wife facing more charges of child endangerment

April 12, 2013

MT. JEWETT – A Johnsonburg pastor and his wife accused of starving their three adopted children had additional child endangerment charges filed against them in McKean County Court Thursday.

Updates provided on East Branch project

April 12, 2013

WILCOX – The date for repair completions of the East Branch Dam have been pushed back to 2018 with construction work on the project beginning next year.

JASD approves preliminary budget

April 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors approved a preliminary budget during a regular meeting held Thursday night in the library of the high school.

Buyers seeking lost, forgotten treasures

April 12, 2013

ST. MARYS – "We say if it's old, gold, or silver we want to see it," said Mike Kerr, a buyer with The Great American Treasure Hunt company currently stopped at The Comfort Inn in St. Marys.

Rose Rippy

April 12, 2013

Rose Rippy, 86, of 1513 Thorpe Street, New Castle, formerly of 420 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Ann Wright, following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 1, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Feldbauer Uhl.
On July 2, 1949 she married Francis J. "Jude" Rippy, and he preceded her in death December 27, 1995.

Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs...
Elk County Catholic volleyball moved to 15-0 overall and moved forward to the District 9 Class A...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers (No. 16 seed at 6-10 in the regular season) had little trouble Monday night...