March 19th, 2014
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.
The Ridgway YMCA's recent request for the borough to sign on as a host entity for their upcoming $1.6 million renovation project was approved by a 4-3 vote during Monday evening's council meeting.
Councilmen Rich Parrish, Sam MacDonald, Frank Quattrone and J.R. Geitner approved the borough's signing of the cooperation agreement while councilmen Steve Keener, John Casolo Jr. and council president Ralph Dussia cast negative votes.
Vincent N. "Vinny" Scarano, 50, of 623 Suismon Ave., Pittsburgh, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died early Sunday morning, March 16, 2014 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1963 in Ridgway, son of Julia Robinson Scarano and the late Nicholas Scarano.
He resided in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1981. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He had worked at Treasure Lake in DuBois as a Time Share salesman. He had also worked for ZEP Cleaning Products.
ST. MARYS â€“ Penn Highlands Healthcare is working with an independent emergency medicine physician group to assist with provider staffing in three of the system's emergency departments, including Penn Highlands Elk.
This practice, however, has no adverse impacts on emergency department physicians currently employed at the facility and is in place only to assure a full complement of physicians, according to hospital officials.