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May 22nd

Linda E. Streich

May 23, 2014

Linda E. Streich, 76, of 4381 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday morning at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born March 13, 1938 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Theresa (Buehler) Carlson.
She married Gary J. Streich Sr. on Sept. 5, 1959; he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Hallton Church.
Linda was a 1956 graduate of Ridgway High School and 1959 graduate of Clarion University. She had been employed by the Ridgway Area School District as a teacher for 10 years.

Bette “Jeannine” Hefright

May 23, 2014

Bette “Jeannine” Hefright, 81, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died following a series of illnesses on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 while at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she had resided for the past five months.
Born Oct. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Gertrude (Blumquist) Speaker. Jeannine was the oldest of the three children. 

Ramettes edged by DCC in playoffs

May 23, 2014

DuBOIS – DuBois Central Catholic found a way to overtake the Ramettes again.
DCC scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally from a 5-3 deficit en route to a 6-5 victory Thursday afternoon at DuBois Central Catholic in the quarterfinal round of the District 9 Class A softball playoffs.
DCC downed Johnsonburg three times this season and twice rallied from deficits to defeat the Ramettes. Last Wednesday, DCC scored six runs in the sixth and eighth innings to win 16-10 over Johnsonburg.

May 21st

Severe flooding damages Elk County

May 22, 2014

Torrential downpours overnight throughout Elk County closed or washed out several roadways, and damaged several vehicles and structures throughout Wednesday.
"This was a quick storm with a lot of water in a short period of time," said Mike McAllister, Elk County Emergency Services director. "We had a number of incidents countywide, from Highland Township to Jay Township, and in between, but Ridgway Borough really took the brunt of it."

Daniel Mark Titchner

May 22, 2014

Daniel Mark Titchner, 35, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at his father's house.
He was born Nov. 23, 1978, and graduated from St. Marys Area High School.

Some roads reopen after flooding

May 21, 2014

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT reports that several roadways in the Elk County are closed at this hour due to flooding.

Motorists should not attempt to drive through standing water on roadways. Water may be deeper than it appears.


The following state routes in Elk County are closed due to flooding.
They are expected to re-open once waters recede later today.



• Route 219 in Ridgway between Osterhout Street and Route 948.


• Route 219 in Horton Township between Keystone Road and Mountain Church Road.


• Route 555 between Apple Road in Jay Township and Fred Road in Benezette Township.



Road closures in Elk County

May 21, 2014

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT reports that several roadways in the Elk County are closed at this hour due to flooding.
Motorists should not attempt to drive through standing water on roadways.
Water may be deeper than it appears.
The following state routes in Elk County are closed due to flooding. They are expected to re-open once waters recede later today.

• Route 120 in the City of St. Marys between Benzinger Avenue and Jackson Road.

• Route 219 in Ridgway between Osterhout Street and Route 948.

• Route 255 from Elm Road to Chestnut Avenue in Jay Township.


Severe flooding in Ridgway

May 21, 2014

Torrential downpour overnight throughout Elk County has closed or washed out several roadways.
St. Leo’s Catholic School was evacuated and shortly after 11 a.m. High-Rise residents were evacuated and taken to Central Fire Station along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
Firefighters were dispatched to Country Squirrel Outfitters where people were reportedly unable to get out along with Rite Aid where submerged vehicles were reported.
Water also went over a bridge on state Route 555 as emergency personnel closed that roadway.

May 20th

Low election turnout in Elk County

May 21, 2014

With GOP candidates a mere formality running unopposed, only 20 percent of Elk County's Republicans turned out for Tuesday's primary election while 22.3 percent of the county's Democrats headed to the polls.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the Associated Press declared businessman Tom Wolf the winner of the Democratic nod for governor. He will run against incumbent Tom Corbett who earned 927 votes in Elk County. There were 198 write-in votes. There also were 232 votes for Robert Guzzardi which will not be counted as the state Supreme Court ruled him ineligible due to his missing a filing deadline.

Juvenile injured in Jones Twp. accident

May 21, 2014

JONES TWP. – An 8-year-old Jones Township boy was injured early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle while getting to a school bus stop.

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