Archive - 2014
Seneca Resources, who notified Ridgway residents of their intentions to conduct seismic testing in late spring, has recently brought a team to Ridgway in order to conduct the tests.
Seismic Equipment Solutions in conjunction with Blueline Geo out of Fort Worth, Texas, have set up shop off of Front Street in Ridgway and are reportedly testing areas in the Boot Jack and state Route 120 areas.
Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague, 30, of 235 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1983, son of Lawrence "Larry" Sprague and Peggy Dickinson Sprague.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High High School in 2003 and resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, and was an avid Cinch player. He was a Walmart associate for 10 years.
Two huge innings helped propel the Elk County Senior League All-Stars to a 22-10 victory over Smethport/Mt. Jewett in District 10 softball tournament action Saturday afternoon at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Elk County scored seven runs in the second inning and nine in the seventh. Overall, Elk County finished the game with 19 hits.
WILCOX â€“ DuBois took advantage of several costly mistakes Saturday afternoon in a 6-3 win over the Elk County All-Stars in the Junior League.
Down 2-0 early in the game, DuBois got three runs with two outs in the home half of the second inning to take the lead.
Jack Mohney worked a two-out walk to put a runner on base, and Buddy Lines followed with a single to left center field to put runners at the corners. A bloop single from Coy Donahue to center field, just past the shortstop's glove, plated Mohney and cut the lead to a run.
WILCOX â€“ Wilcox's bats scored two runs in half their innings.
Wilcox's pitching shut Brockway out the whole game.
Wilcox had some timely hits and dominant pitching as the American Legion team won 6-0 over Brockway Sunday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park.
With the potential of a Marcellus Shale drilling well site in St. Marys' future, City Council members explored an active Elk County well site owned by Seneca Resources, Corp. on Thursday evening.
As part of the tour city officials took in live drilling rig operations, active pipeline construction and viewed a reclaimed well site from five years ago.
Plans are moving along for Seneca Resources' $10 million seismic testing plan in St. Marys with well plans yet to be determined.
ST. MARYS â€“ After a lengthy and rigorous search the St. Marys Area School District board of directors approved the appointment of Dr. G. Brian Toth of Tyrone as the new superintendent.
During a special board meeting held Friday evening current SMAHS Principal Joshua Williams was unanimously approved as the assistant superintendent, a newly-created position unanimously approved by the board with a salary of $110,000.
Arthur Salvadore Aiello, 87, of 90 Forrest St., Ridgway, died peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Gennaro and Frances (Chirillo) Aiello.
He was born and raised in "the flats" of Johnsonburg along with his many brothers and sisters. He married Betty "Pete" Johnson in 1950 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The second time playing at Knothole Area Recreational Park did the trick for the Elk County Major League baseball All-Stars Friday night.
Playing their second straight home game, Elk County picked up a 10-3 victory over Smethport/Mt. Jewett to advance forward in the consolation bracket of the District 10 tournament.
After over five hours of jury deliberation Thursday, Judge Richard Masson declared a mistrial in the trial of Brandon Michael Weidow.
Masson told the court that the jury foreperson had met with him in the presence of council and stated that the jury was unable to render a verdict on any or all of the charges, nor was there any expectation that they would reach a verdict. Weidow declined to comment.