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Archive - 2013

January 4th

William W. Thompson, M.D.

January 5, 2013

William W. Thompson, M.D., age 89, of 314 South St., Ridgway, died Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Knox, son of the late David R. and Veronica A. (Dougherty) Thompson, both educators in the Elk County School System.
He married Alice Marie DeVoge on July 26, 1952. She survives.

January 3rd

Dutch wrestlers down Ridgway Elkers, 58-13

January 4, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their dual-match record to 2-1 on the season with a 58-13 victory over the Ridgway Elkers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen recorded two pins, six forfeits, a major decision and two decisions to account for their points last night.
"I thought we wrestled pretty good tonight," said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra."I thought we wrestled to our abilities. I thought Bill Gabor did a nice job at 160 against Sheesley." .
"We're going to move on. We wrestle DuBois on Tuesday in a big District 9 match," added Surra.

Restitution hearing held in Bodien case

January 4, 2013

A Ridgway company is seeking over $21,000 in restitution from a Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty in November to withholding insurance payments intended for the business performing repair work on her home following a 2011 fire at the residence.

Local dog recovering from illness linked to tainted treats

January 4, 2013

Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles.
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Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.

PGC to remove elk from Weedville

January 4, 2013

WEEDVILLE - The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) unveiled a new plan to trap and remove elk from Weedville at a raucous public meeting held Thursday night at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.

Elizabeth P. Snelbaker

January 4, 2013

Elizabeth P. Snelbaker, 86, of Wellsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Manor Care in York.
She was the wife of Donald E. Snelbaker. The couple observed their 56th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22.
Mrs. Snelbaker was a graduate of Pennsylvania State College. She was a registered dietician and was a certified elementary teacher, retired from the West Shore School District.

Water authority updates control system

January 4, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority will upgrade their four-year-old control system.
Officials voted unanimously in favor of an updated offer from Emerson Process Management during Thursday night's regular meeting.

January 2nd

Rams use defense to defeat Bradford

January 3, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The old cliche says "defense wins championships."
For Johnsonburg boys basketball, defense also won Wednesday's game against Bradford.
The Rams held Bradford to four points in the last quarter and a half en route to a 46-30 victory over the Owls Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Potentially tainted pet treats could cause harm

January 2, 2013

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles.

Various types of pet treats outsourced to foreign countries have garnered national attention recently following the complaints of thousands of pet owners across the U.S. and Canada who have reported their dogs have been made ill, or even died, after consuming the treats.

January 1st

ACS seeking drivers for program

January 2, 2013

ST. MARYS – Officials for the American Cancer Society, Inc. [ACS] are hoping that the new year will also bring new volunteer drivers for the Road to Recovery program.
The initiative provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment at a medical facility. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get a patient to and from the facility that they need to travel to for treatment.

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...
BROCKWAY – Same opponent, same venue, same round of the playoffs as last season. Unfortunately for...