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Archive - 2014

September 16th

County recognizes older workers week

September 17, 2014

The United States continues a demographic shift that is changing the workplace as more and more older Americans are finding their way back to the fold.
"Trends are showing that workers over the age of 55 will make up 25 percent of our workforce," said Ann Ziegler, representing Good Will Industries of north central Pennsylvania. "There's a sizable shift in demographics with our workforce and as time goes on more and more Americans are finding that they want to and need to work later in life."

Campbell highlights progress at local hospital

September 17, 2014

Rose Campbell, president of Penn Highlands Elk, provided a progress update to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the expansion of the healthcare facility.
"We've had some very good things happening recently and through our recruitment team we've added several physicians to our staff," she said. "Things have been very well received thus far. Both Dr. Gorlowski and Dr. Ali have connected so they'll have good pediatric support for our area.
"We're looking for opportunities to position them in other communities as well, so once we get Dr. Tosh here, we'll figure that out."

3 mill tax increase discussed by Johnsonburg Borough Council

September 17, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council held a budget workshop on Tuesday in the borough building to discuss the upcoming fiscal year's budget which tentatively includes a three mill tax increase.
Nothing definitive has been decided by the council and research is still being conducted by Borough Manager Mary Polaski to look at the financial status of the borough before a final budget is decided upon.

Robert Gardner

September 17, 2014

Robert Gardner, 95, a lifelong resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born July 11, 1919, in Ridgway, son of the late Elmer and Susie (Wilson) Gardner.
He was married to Genevieve M. Assalone on Feb. 10, 1945 at St. Leo's Church. His only daughter, Kathleen Gardner, survives.

Lewis Donald Bushey

September 17, 2014

Lewis Donald Bushey, 87, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Ridgway, the son of the late Lewis and Minnie C. (Norlin) Bushey. On June 3, 1953, he married Gloria M. Hunt. She preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2014.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He had served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a WWII veteran. He had also been employed by the Stackpole Carbon Company for many years.

September 15th

Ridgway girls soccer uses balanced scoring for 5-4 win

September 15, 2014

With two starters out due to injury and a strong Port Allegany girls soccer team coming in, Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena was concerned with Monday's matchup.
That's why they play the game.
Unexpected goal scorers and a balanced offensive attack led Ridgway to a 5-4 win over Port Allegany Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

Johnsonburg volleyball falls 3-0 to DuBois

September 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg volleyball lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 27-25) to DuBois Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
“A lot of inconsistency,” Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. “We can’t seem to put a whole game together. Although I thought in the third game there was more consistent play than the first two. You can tell by the score, it was the closest of the three. Although, there we were, we probable had that game won a couple times and then just made three errors in a row.”

Citizens owe borough $124,000 in taxes

September 15, 2014

Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman told the borough council on Monday that the borough is owed approximately $124,000 in taxes from borough residents.
Zimmerman shared his findings with council members during Monday's regular monthly meeting of the Ridgway Borough Council at the Ridgway Borough building.
Zimmerman said that approximately $30,000 are owed in 2014 occupation taxes, approximately $30,000 is owed in 2013 occupation taxes and approximately $60,000 is owed in property taxes.

Panel addresses transporting firearms

September 15, 2014

KERSEY – Transporting a firearm across state lines is a tricky situation to navigate although any violations could have serious consequences and fines according to information presented at a recent concealed carry permit seminar.
Firearm reciprocity agreements were just one of the many topics covered at the event hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).

September 14th

Crusaders dominate Hubbers for 53-6 victory

September 15, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team played host to the Smethport Hubbers for a chilly Saturday evening game at Dutch Country Stadium this week. The Crusaders led all the way, dominating the Hubbers for a 53-6 victory.
"Offensively, it took us a half, but we started clicking in the second half," said ECC head coach Tony Gerg. "Smethport is a very well-coached team. It was just our night tonight."

Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady...
Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...