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Archive - 2014

December 26th

Students return from Northern Plains BEST Championship

December 27, 2014

Six students at the Ridgway Area High School recently traveled to Fargo, N.D. to compete in the Northern Plains BEST Championship, a competition in which the team finished 26th out of 36 teams.
Dustin Oknefski, the instructor of a robotics class at the high school, went to Fargo along with six of his students: Weston Towne, J.J. Klase, Damian Challingsworth, Arthur Harvey, Chucky Krobot and Allie HIll.

Elkers defeat Rams at Holiday Tournament

December 27, 2014

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with a 47-36 win over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School in the tournament's opening round.

Ramettes need OT to drop Ridgway, 29-26

December 27, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg senior Brianna Cardoni was shut out in regulation but scored three timely points in overtime Friday afternoon to help clinch a 29-26 victory in overtime over Ridgway in the first round of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The Ramettes are scheduled to play Elk County Catholic tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the county crown.
Johnsonburg held a slim lead throughout the game until the end of the third quarter as a jumper from Kiersten Hinton gave the Lady Elkers an 18-16 lead going into the fourth quarter.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers
When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 25th

Local man charged with theft from employer

December 25, 2014

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man is facing felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing money from his place of employment.
Jamie Neal Wilson, 35, of 10 Mark St., a store manager at St. Marys AutoZone, is accused of stealing money that he was responsible for depositing at PNC bank and taking cash from registers.
On Nov. 20, the St. Marys Police were contacted by AutoZone's regional loss prevention manager who reported that three deposits were missing from Oct. 17-19.

Regis R. Yeager

December 25, 2014

Regis R. Yeager, 67, of 1048 Brechtel Rd., Rasselas, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2014 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born May 11, 1947 in Spangler, son of the late Archibald and Ruby Myers Yeager.
On July 2, 1990 in St. Marys, he married Sandra Brechtel, and she survives.
He resided in the Wilcox-Rasselas area since he was 18. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1967.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, and the Ridgway Fire Department for 16 years. He loved hunting, fishing and farming.

Roy F. Healy

December 25, 2014

Roy F. Healy, 89, of 405 Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 24, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Claude and Mae (Hawk) Healy.
He married Rita M. Frank on June 14, 1952, she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the church choir, the Ridgway Fire Department - Second Ward for 52 years, and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, and he was a veteran of WWII.

December 23rd

No tax hike budget approved for county

December 24, 2014

County commissioners unanimously approved a $12.35 million county operational budget plan Tuesday morning for 2015.
The spending plan reflects no tax increase while maintaining “full continuation of all vital county services, programs and departments, including a 3 percent cost of living increase for bargaining and non-bargaining employees,” according to the county’s board of commissioners.

Close waived for court in domestic dispute

December 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man was waived for court on charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a violent dispute over child custody which resulted in the injury of a 2-year-old girl.

Michele "Michael" Costanzo

December 24, 2014

Michele "Michael" Costanzo, 91, of 314 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born July 2, 1923 in Platina, Italy, son of the late Francisco and Maria Rosa Visconti Costanzo.
On Feb. 27, 1947, he married Emanuela Perri in Italy. She died Aug. 13, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 1950 and had graduated from high school in Italy.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church where he was very active and was an usher for many years. He was an avid gardener.
He served in the army in Italy.

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg senior Brianna Cardoni was shut out in regulation but scored three timely...
A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...