October 16th, 2014
Florence E. â€śFlossieâ€ť Acker-German, 95, of Smethport, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport.
She was born April 19, 1919 in Ridgway, a daughter of Jack and Lena Fisher Bailey.Â In 1941, she married Albert Acker, who died in October 1984. She then married Ronald T. German on Sept. 30, 1989. He died Jan. 4, 2004.
Ridgway volleyball made Senior Night a happy one as the Lady Elkers rallied in all three sets for a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-20) victory over Kane.
â€śIâ€™m so happy for them,â€ť Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. â€śTo come back, all three games we were down by a lot. That just shows the determination. We got the ball up so we could have an offense. They worked. It was nice to get all the seniors in. Iâ€™m really proud of them. I wish them all the best in their future plans. Iâ€™m just so happy for them. We needed that because weâ€™ve been on a downslide a little bit.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ St. Marys had little trouble dropping Johnsonburg Thursday night as the Lady Dutch volleyball teamâ€™s blistering offense overpowered the Ramettes in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-16) win.
Ridgway girls soccer finished the regular season with a 1-1 draw with Curwensville Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway boys soccer lost 4-2 to Brookville Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Brookville took a 1-0 lead with 25 minutes left before adding another goal with 13:50 remaining as Gabe Peterson took a run past the Ridgway defense and weaved his way past Ridgway goalkeeper Phil Waddell for a tap-in goal and a 2-0 lead.
A free showing of "Groundswell Rising" was hosted at Central Fire Station in Ridgway, and during a public question and answer session, strong opinions about local government officials were expressed.
"Groundswell Rising" is a film that focuses on the negative aspects of fracking within communities, including negative health effects, loss of natural land and habitat, water quality issues and vastly increased traffic volumes due to fracking vehicles and water tanker trucks.
WILCOX â€“ The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.
This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.
ST. MARYS â€“ Two St. Marys residents were held for court on robbery charges after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Mark S. Jacob.
Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, and Savannah Satterwhite, 47, both of St. Marys, face multiple felony charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Friday, Oct. 22 at 430 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, home of John Boland.
Boland testified that he was wrestled out of his bed and pinned to the floor while other individuals searched his apartment.
Ridgway Area High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas and Ridgway Area Elementary School principal Anne Herzing announced RASD's four "Student of the Month" winners for the month of October during Tuesday's school board meeting.
Herzing announced the two winners from the elementary school, Austin Dinsmore and Megan Rohr, who are currently both fifth graders in the elementary school.