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Archive - 2014

October 23rd

William Francis Lunder

October 24, 2014

William Francis Lunder, 65, of Oknefski Road in Ridgway, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo W. and Ardis M. Oknefski Lunder.
He lived his whole life on Oknefski Road, and was a graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1967.
During high school, he was employed at the Center Market, and afterwards he was employed at Motion Control for 44 years.
Bill loved life. He enjoyed farming, riding motorcycles, hunting and working on cars and his home.

Ridgway football looks for rebound against Curwensville

October 24, 2014

TIONESTA – Ridgway girls soccer extinguished the Forest Area Lady Fires' season and moved into the D-9 semifinals again.
Caitlin Viglione added a pair of goals for Ridgway in a 3-0 win over Forest Area Thursday afternoon at West Forest High School in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.

Ramettes lose on Senior Night to ECC

October 24, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-15) win over Johnsonburg.
"We were glad to get everyone some playing time as we prepare for the district playoffs next week," said ECC head varsity volleyball coach Diane Gies following the win. "It's a good tuneup match for us as we prepare for next week, and to finish the season at 14-0 for the regular season, that was a goal for us at the beginning of the year. Being 14-0 for the regular season is a lot nicer than any other number."

October 22nd

Ridgway boys soccer falls to Karns City in playoffs

October 23, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer lost 4-0 to Karns City Wednesday night at Karns City High School in the first round of the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.

Recycling program faces uncertain future

October 22, 2014

The Ridgway Borough recycling program is currently being reviewed by the borough council to determine if the program, which was labeled as being not cost efficient at September's borough council meeting, is something that should be continued for the 2015 year.
During September's borough council meeting, Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman informed the council that 25 percent of borough residents use the program at a cost to the borough of $50,000, which he said is not cost efficient to the borough.

Man injured in Brusselles Street crash

October 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reported investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500 block of Brusselles Street in St. Marys.

Lucille M. Klotz

October 22, 2014

Lucille M. Klotz, 89, formerly of 323 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Kersey, daughter of the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Cuneo) Sheeley.
She married WIlliam George Klotz on June 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1985.
She had resided in Ridgway for many years, and she was a former Dagus Mines resident.
She was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, and she had been employed by Elk County General Hospital for over 40 years.

October 21st

County Act 13 disbursements ongoing

October 22, 2014

County officials have spent much of the last 12 months disbursing Act 13 Marcellus Shall impact fees funding to local municipalities and entities.

Supervisors show disagreement on ordinance

October 22, 2014

The Ridgway Township Supervisors expressed disagreement during Tuesday's monthly supervisors meeting over the progress that is being made towards the enactment of a new zoning ordinance throughout the township.
Ridgway Township supervisors are discussing the creation and implementation of a zoning ordinance related to the oil and gas industry, and disagreements occurred about whether or not the supervisors were acting quickly enough to avoid being sued by residents.

Unemployment figures favor Elk County

October 22, 2014

Figures released recently show Elk County's unemployment rate lower than any of its counterparts within the North Central region.
Figures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent.

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