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Archive - May 2013

May 17th

Day on the firing range therapeutic for wounded vets

May 18, 2013

Wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, amputees and others bearing invisible scars, were in Ridgway Friday for a long-range shooting event, part of a larger initiative intended to aide them in their transitions back into civilian life.

May 16th

Fire department terminates service

May 16, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Effective Aug. 1 the Johnsonburg Fire Department will discontinue operation of its Quick Response Service [QRS].

Winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million sold in St. Marys

May 16, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a $2 million winning ticket in Wednesday's Powerball drawing was purchased at the Sheetz in St. Marys.

EQT set to begin fracking wells in Jay Twp.

May 16, 2013

WEEDVILLE – With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.

May 15th

Ridgway baseball downs Curwensville

May 15, 2013

Ridgway baseball won their second game in as many days with a 10-4 win over Curwensville Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"Coming off of that win [Tuesday] night, you weren't going to know what to expect because you're turning around and playing roughly less than 24 hours later," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said.

Pennies an hour prison salary to pay $1.5 million in restitution

May 15, 2013

ERIE – A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.

Safety Day offers variety of health, safety lessons

May 15, 2013

KERSEY – Over 200 fifth grades students participated in Elk County Safety Day held Tuesday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.

Mendat earns Certificate of Recognition

May 15, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Mayor David Zilkofski, right, presented Ken Mendat with a Certificate of Recognition in of the 100th anniversary of the James W. Brown Lodge #675.

May 14th

Ridgway baseball downs St. Marys

May 15, 2013

The Ridgway Elkers handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 10-2 loss Tuesday night at Berwind Park on SMA's Senior Night.
The Dutch seniors and their parents were recognized prior to the start of the varsity game.
The contest was tied at two going into the seventh inning. The Elkers came up with eight runs on five hits in the top half of the seventh inning to open a 10-2 lead.
"We had a rough first inning," said Ridgway coach Mark Morelli. "We haven't played in a week and we had a little rust to shake off."

Ridgway man sentenced to state prison for marijuana grow

May 14, 2013

A jury of 12 Elk County residents, ready to hear the case of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his home, were sent home after an 11th hour plea bargain and sentence were entered behind closed doors in Elk County Court Tuesday.

Ridgway volleyball used strong serving to take a 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Brockway...
Ridgway boys golf won 187-233 over St. Marys this afternoon as the Elkers honored their seniors....
A three-match losing streak came to an end for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers defeated...