JOHNSONBURG â€“ A runaway defeat turned into a victory for Coudersport girls basketball Friday night.
Coudersport rallied from a 16-4 first-quarter deficit to take a 44-43 win over Kane at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Emily Morey hit a short jumper with eight seconds left to put the Lady Falcons ahead. Kane had one final chance but could not get a fluent possession together and did not get a possible game-winning shot off in time.
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The Ridgway Area School District has released the recently approved contract with the Ridgway Area Teachers Association, a contract that includes a $500 one-time signing bonus, but no retroactive pay raises.
The school board voted to approve the contract during a special meeting Wednesday, and board president Lisa Connelly said that the contract would be available after the two sides had signed the agreement.
Following a narrow 4-3 vote by the Ridgway Borough council, a new budget has been tentatively approved for 2015.
The approved 2015 budget includes a one mill tax increase, which will be placed in the borough's general purposes account.
"What we did in the budget for 2015, we increased it by one mill, and got us out of the $27,000 deficit, into a net balance of $7,615 for 2015," said Kim Zimmerman, Ridgway Borough manager.
The second trial for Brandon Michael Weidow, 26, of Byrnedale, began Wednesday morning.
Weidow is facing felony charges of homicide by vehicle and homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence for his alleged involvement in a 2012 vehicle crash that killed Savannah Straub.
Foul trouble kept Jeremy Breier from having much success or seeing much playing time in the first half.
The second half was a different story.
Breier scored 18 of his game-high 24 points for Ridgway boys basketball in the second half as Ridgway moved to 3-0 with a 55-26 win over Port Allegany Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Elk County Catholic had solid scoring all around Wednesday night in a 55-22 rout over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
The Lady Crusaders were led by Reilly Herzing and Nicole Schneider as they came off the bench to score 11 and eight points, respectively. Four Lady Crusaders scored at least seven points in the win.
Ridgwayâ€™s gymnastics season opened with an all-around individual victory.
Hailey Hoffman picked up the all-around win and three out of four event wins during Ridgwayâ€™s meet against St. Marys Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Following a unanimous vote by the Ridgway Area School District School Board during a special board meeting on Wednesday, a contract with the Ridgway Area Teachers Association has been approved.
A motion to approve a contract with RATA was made by school board member Dave Parsons, seconded by fellow board member Kathy Lampman and following a roll call vote, all nine board members voted to approve the motion.
"Motion carries, we have a contract," school board president Lisa Connelly confirmed after the votes had been made.
The Elk County Commissioners approved a resolution fixing the salaries of certain county officers for the fiscal years 2016-2019.
On Tuesday evening the commissioners unanimously voted to increase wages by 2 percent for county county commissioners, prothonotary, register of wills/recorder of deeds, treasurer, sheriff, and coroner.
The raises are considered a cost of living increase.
The salaries are determined during similar meetings which take place every four years.