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Archive - 2013

May 19th

Hospice fundraiser to have used books, bake sale, and free screenings

May 19, 2013

ST. MARYS – In 2006, the Community Nurses held a one-day used book sale offering several hundred books available for purchase for a small fee, and the event was held in the small library adjacent to the cafeteria at Sacred Heart Activity Center to raise money for their hospice program. Since that time, the sale has continued to grow and now typically has over 10,000 used books available for purchase at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School cafeteria over a four-day period.

May 17th

Johnsonburg sends multiple athletes to states

May 18, 2013

KANE – Johnsonburg track and field will be sending multiple athletes to the PIAA Track and Field Championships after the District 9 Championships held Friday at Paul R. Miller Stadium in Kane.
Gabbi Benninger broke the Ridgway triple jump and qualified for states with her triple jump mark of 37-10.5.
Lanae Newsome of Brookville broke the D-9 meet record with her mark of 40-3.5 in triple jump. Newsome also broke her own 100-meter dash record with a time of 12.38 to win that event.

Second bomb this week found in Elk County Thursday

May 18, 2013

ST. MARYS – Local police are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for a pair of explosive devices found within days, and miles, of each other in Elk County this week.

Mary S. Butera

May 18, 2013

Mary S. Butera, 87, of 326 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, passed away, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born in Platania, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Pasqualina Butera, and sister of Frank M. Butera, who preceded her in death.

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.

JOHNSONBURG – Despite an early one-set deficit, the Johnsonburg Ramettes roared back Thursday...
Elk County Catholic continued its strong start to the season with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-13, 25-15) win...
Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady...