Archive - 2014
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Curwensville won six of the 11 matches wrestled on the mat but Ridgway was aided by three forfeit wins to take the team victory.
"It was a good team win," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "There were obviously matches out there that I felt we could have wrestled a whole lot better in. You got to be happy with what you have as a team. There were times that we lost matches because we didn't have enough kids out there. This year, we have a full lineup and it makes a big difference."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Bradford was led by Rylee Lundgren, she finished with a game-high 19 points for the Lady Owls. Ashley Imbrogno led Johnsonburg with 11 points.
Lundgren opened the scoring with a hoop 35 seconds into the game to give Bradford a 2-0 lead. Imbrogno then followed with a three-pointer off the glass to give the Ramettes a 3-2 lead, the only lead of the game for Johnsonburg.
Education was a major point of discussion during Wednesdayâ€™s monthly meeting of the executive board of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
This monthâ€™s education discussion focused around the entrepreneurial programs that are being started within the regionâ€™s high schools, as well as the rural college initiative that is being worked on to bring a post-secondary institution into the area.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Jon Frederick Dilley, 54, of Ridgway, waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King Wednesday morning and is scheduled to be arraigned at county court on Jan. 5.
Dilley faces felony charges of arson and risking catastrophe and lesser related offenses stemming from an incident involving a large brush fire on Sept. 21 and the burning of a neighbor's couch.
ST. MARYS â€“ Three St. Marys residents have been arrested and charged with felony counts of criminal conspiracy, burglary and criminal trespass after police found property in a vehicle that was allegedly removed from a storage shed along Bucktail Road.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were on patrol in the area of Sheetz on Sept. 24 when they encountered Tracy Ann Robinson, 32, Lloyd E. Rairdan, 34, and Christopher McMillen, 23, who had an active arrest warrant.
A St. Marys man faces the felony charge of access device fraud and related offenses for the alleged theft of his mother-in-law's credit card.
Thomas G. "Tom" Zelechoski Sr., 92, of 402 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael and Winifred Muroski Zelechoski.
On Feb. 7, 1948, he married Irene Parana in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She preceded him in death July 28, 2008.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939 and attended college briefly in California.
Roger N. Smith, 46, of Byrnedale, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 2, 1968 in Buckhannon, W. Va., son of Robert and Delena Smith.
On Aug. 14, 1999, he married Tammy (Benson) Smith.
He had been employed as a die setter at Eastern Sintered Alloy since 1998. He enjoyed hunting and racing, being a member of the pit crew for BMC Racing and a member of the B&S Tractor Pulling Team.
He lived in West Virginia until coming to Johnsonburg in 1998 and then to Byrnedale in 2001.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Although the Rams lost in the team aspect, Johnsonburg ended the night on a positive note.
A Joey Elinski pin would give the Johnsonburg grapplers its lone win on the mat during a 55-12 win over Brockway Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.