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February 11th

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.

RASD reviews preliminary budget Tuesday

February 8, 2013

The Ridgway Area School District will vote on a preliminary budget during their regular board of directors meeting Tuesday night in the library of the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

February 7th

Authority makes first payment for control system upgrade

February 7, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority approved the payment of bills during their regular meeting Thursday night which included a payment for the upgrade to their control system.

Kane wrestlers win dual meet at Johnsonburg, 45-21

February 7, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Kane wrestling won 45-21 in a dual meet at Johnsonburg Area High School Thursday night.
Seth Woolcock won the opening bout by forfeit at 113 pounds for the Wolves for a 6-0 lead. Cody Blankenship then had little trouble in the 120-pound match as he pinned Devin Mann of Johnsonburg in a time of 1:45 which upped the Kane lead to 12-0.
Jon Gelsick scored Kane's third bout in a row as he pinned Johnny Ferragine in a time of 1:05 in the 126-pound weight class.

February 6th

Annual housing expo takes place today

February 6, 2013

Members of the Elk Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] met Wednesday afternoon at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys to finalize preparations for the third annual housing expo set for today from noon to 5 p.m. at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys.

Esther A. Piccirillo

February 6, 2013

Esther A. Piccirillo, 101, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was born August 17, 1911, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Henry and Matilda Martinson Nelson. She married Michael Piccirillo.

Ridgway wrestling honors seniors

February 6, 2013

Ridgway wrestling honored its four seniors before the varsity dual against Smethport which the Hubbers won 42-27 Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway's four seniors are Brett Himes, Cortland Smith, John Wildnauer and Zac McKnight.
The Elkers also honored the video operators, Mike Prechtl and Dustin Reed. Senior cheerleaders were also honored. The senior cheerleaders are Logan Feronti, Christine Schauer, Emily Pierce and Tracey Ecklund.
Ridgway had the advantage in the nine matches wrestled on the mat, winning five of those nine bouts.

February 5th

Mitchell's last-second bucket pushed Elkers over Rams

February 6, 2013

Ridgway senior Josh Mitchell wasn't interested in playing an overtime period against Johnsonburg.
Mitchell hit a left-handed scoop shot with one second left in the fourth quarter to give Ridgway a 44-42 win over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
After a near turnover, Ridgway inbounded the ball with six seconds remaining. Mitchell caught the ball near the 3-point and then drove to his left, hitting a short underhanded scoop shot to put the Elkers ahead by two and send the home crowd into a frenzy.

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