Archive - 2014
Robert T. Wall Jr., 81, of Ridgway, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born on July 20, 1932 in Stump Creek, son of the late Robert T. Sr. and Lillian (Butler) Wall.
He graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1951, and was an AAV Wrestling Champion. He married Barbara Simpson of Clymer on Feb. 14, 1952.
He was a proud Korean War Veteran. He was employed by A & P Stores in DuBois, Brockway and Ridgway. He retired in 1995. He then worked at Alpine Pressed Metals and the Allegheny Coating where he retired from in March of 2013 at the age of 81.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg varsity wrestling was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Mike Votano expressed appreciation to assistant coaches Eric Iorfido, Bart Nelson, Beau Iorfido and Dylan Nelson.
Votano recognized the wrestlers. Alex Zimmerman won the Aaron Muroski Memorial Award and the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, the latter award won for the third time by the Johnsonburg seniors. Votano estimated Zimmermanâ€™s 4-year record at 85-17.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior high wrestling program was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg junior high wrestling head coach Tim Raubenstrauch spoke about the optimism in the program. He expressed appreciation to assistant coach John Norlin and Dan Carnovale along with the varsity coaching staff for all of their help.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Crystal Galsick said the team learned and improved as the season went on.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Junior varsity head coach Ellie Kocjancic spoke about the teamwork displayed by the players this season.
â€śWe had a small team but they all played very well together,â€ť Kocjancic said. â€śNobody ever gave up. We had a lot of injuries. Everybody stepped up when they needed to. I think we had a great season.â€ť
A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
Ridgway Ambulance and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) were called out at 11:12 a.m. for a report of an overturned coal truck in a head-on collision.
During the regular meeting of the Johnsonburg Borough Council held earlier this month, chief of police Bryan Parana announced his intention in contacting the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors concerning additional signage near the intersection of Long Level Road and Water Street in Ridgway Township as tractor-trailers have repeatedly been using this route as an entrance into Johnsonburg.
Ernest Mattiuz Jr. of Kersey, elected to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's board of directors in late 2013, presented a spring legislative update Tuesday morning during an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The bureau designates the second week of March on an annual basis as local government affairs week. The presentation sought to inform elected officials of current legislative issues currently being addressed by the state farm bureau.
Local citizens have consistently approached the Ridgway Borough Council concerning drug problems in their various neighborhoods over the past several months. However, the problem still persists.
More citizens expressed concern during a recent council meeting, many of whom came to report they were finding used syringes near their homes and observing suspicious activities at some residences throughout Ridgway.
During Monday evening's Ridgway Borough Council meeting, Dale Fox, president of Ridgway's Heritage Council, signed up to speak in response to the recently-announced possibility of the condemnation of the Bogert House, located at 140 Main St.
According to borough manager Kim Zimmerman, due to multiple code violations and lack of progress with renovations, the borough may seek to have the building condemned.