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Archive - Jan 2014

January 24th

Lady Crusaders dominate middle quarters in 51-26 win

January 25, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Lady Crusaders used a strong defensive attack in addition to transition points to pull away from the Ramettes Friday night in a 51-26 victory.
Johnsonburg senior Chelsea Benson paced all scorers with 11 points but ECC easily took the game with balanced scoring as five Lady Crusaders scored between six to nine points in the win.

Lady Elkers fall to Lady Cardinals

January 25, 2014

DuBois Central Catholic basketball led throughout in a 58-18 win over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

January 23rd

Elkers lose 55-9 to Redbank Valley

January 24, 2014

Redbank Valley wrestling won 55-9 over Ridgway in a dual meet held at Ridgway Area High School Thursday night.
Redbank Valley won eight of the 10 matches wrestled on the mat and picked up four wins via forfeit for the dual victory.

Rams fall to Smethport

January 24, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Four wins by fall to go with five forfeits was more than enough Thursday night as Smethport won 57-14 in a dual meet over the Johnsonburg Rams.
Junior Cody Duchi and senior Matt Reeves won by fall at 120 and 182 pounds, respectively, and senior Justin Haupright earned a decision at 220 pounds for the Rams.

Scarnati: ‘Obsolete’ state pension must go

January 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as “revenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,” one such expense being an “unsustainable” pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pension costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next year’s budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Representing the 25th District, Scarnati on Thursday morning said it appears the system is broke.

CAPSEA fundraiser sees new changes

January 24, 2014

The Polar Sweet Express vendor show is coming to Ridgway this year as the event will be held at the Central Fire Hall on North Broad Street for the first time since it began four years ago.
On Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. visitors can peruse a plethora of products at booths showcasing jewelry, candles, crafts, primitive decor, cosmetics, children's clothing and accessories, wine, purses, wreaths and homemade soaps to embroidery items, doll clothing, sweets such as candy and kettle corn, furniture, cookware and aprons.

Douglas hearing now set for Feb. 5 in Kane

January 24, 2014

KANE – Feb. 5 is the new date for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

O2 Investment Partners acquires Alpha Sintered Metals

January 24, 2014

Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc., based in Ridgway, announced Thursday that O2 Investment Partners, LLC, a Midwest-based private equity firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Alpha’s existing management team have acquired the business from Cyprium Partners located in Cleveland, Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of high-precision powdered metal components and assemblies for the automotive, small engine, recreational vehicle, lawn & garden, commercial vehicle, and agricultural equipment industries.

January 22nd

PHARE funding benefits region

January 23, 2014

The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.
The six-county region under the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties) have seen nearly half a million dollars in allocations in the past two years.

Family displaced in Norwich Twp. fire

January 23, 2014

NORWICH TWP. – Corporal Greg Agosti, fire marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police, is investigating an early morning fire which broke out Jan. 22 at 90 White Hollow Rd. in Norwich Township, McKean County.
The fire, which broke out at roughly 7:20 a.m., took the life of a family dog, and displaced Nicole and Brent Leet, along with an 11-year-old female of Smethport.
The cause of the fire in still under investigation and no one was home at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at approximately $200,000.

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