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July 21st, 2014

Motorcyclist is hurt

July 22, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon in an accident on Lindholm Road near the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
The Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Jewett Ambulance and Emergycare Ambulance of Kane responded to the accident.
The motorcyclist was transported to Kane Community Hospital.
No further details were available late Monday night.

Margaret E. “Betty” Victor

July 22, 2014

Margaret E. “Betty” Victor, 80, who died recently, was born July 26, 1933 in Ridgway.
She was the daughter of the late Lyle T. Shaver and Mary Law Shaver.
She was a graduate of the Ridgway Area schools. After graduating, she took a position as an administrative assistant at International Powdered Metals Company.
In 1955, she married M.T. “Spike” Victor. She became a homemaker and raised her beloved stepdaughters, Carol Swanson, Peggy Howard, and Marcia Dunton. She was later blessed to have two children of her own, Michael and Frank Victor.

July 20th

Corbett visits Ridgway, attends NRA banquet, radio interview

July 21, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements.
After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.
Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl.

Kersey motorcyclist killed in crash

July 21, 2014

FOX TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police report that a truck-motorcycle collision on Boone Mountain Road, 2,018 feet west of an unnamed street at 1:51 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 resulted in the death of a Kersey resident.
According to police, 20-year-old Robert D. Watts was reportedly operating a 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R traveling east on Boone Mountain Road in the westbound lane of travel and a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 operated by Alan J. Mazzaferro, 61, of Weedville, was traveling west in the westbound lane. The motorcycle struck the front end of the Dodge while cresting a hill in the roadway.

Governor responds to widespread drug abuse

July 21, 2014

During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.

Corbett reviews Ridgway YMCA pool project

July 21, 2014

Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site.

Wilcox man charged in burglarizing sister

July 21, 2014

JONES TWP. – A Wilcox man is charged with entering his sister's home through a basement window and removing various electronic items.

Persistent unwanted guest charged

July 21, 2014

A St. Marys woman faces a felony charge of criminal trespass after several warnings that she was unwelcome at 580 N. Broad St., Apt. 2, Ridgway.

Dolores H. Sorg

July 20, 2014

Dolores H. Sorg, 69, of 406 Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1945, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Donovan Ehrensberger.
On Aug. 25, 1973, in Queen of the World Church, she married Henry W. Sorg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2000.

July 18th

Several months of investigation pays off

July 19, 2014

At approximately 10 a.m. on July 17, Ridgway Borough Police executed a search warrant at 312 Chestnut St., Ridgway, the residence of Rachel Shrefler and Tammy J. Zawatski.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the North Central Regional Drug Task Force had accumulated substantial information about the sale and distribution of A-PVP (bath salts) at the above address.

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