January 24th, 2014
DuBois Central Catholic basketball led throughout in a 58-18 win over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Redbank Valley wrestling won 55-9 over Ridgway in a dual meet held at Ridgway Area High School Thursday night.
Redbank Valley won eight of the 10 matches wrestled on the mat and picked up four wins via forfeit for the dual victory.
JOHNSONBURG â Four wins by fall to go with five forfeits was more than enough Thursday night as Smethport won 57-14 in a dual meet over the Johnsonburg Rams.
Junior Cody Duchi and senior Matt Reeves won by fall at 120 and 182 pounds, respectively, and senior Justin Haupright earned a decision at 220 pounds for the Rams.
ST. MARYS â A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as ârevenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,â one such expense being an âunsustainableâ pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pension costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next yearâs budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Representing the 25th District, Scarnati on Thursday morning said it appears the system is broke.
The Polar Sweet Express vendor show is coming to Ridgway this year as the event will be held at the Central Fire Hall on North Broad Street for the first time since it began four years ago.
On Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. visitors can peruse a plethora of products at booths showcasing jewelry, candles, crafts, primitive decor, cosmetics, children's clothing and accessories, wine, purses, wreaths and homemade soaps to embroidery items, doll clothing, sweets such as candy and kettle corn, furniture, cookware and aprons.
KANE â Feb. 5 is the new date for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.
Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc., based in Ridgway, announced Thursday that O2 Investment Partners, LLC, a Midwest-based private equity firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Alphaâs existing management team have acquired the business from Cyprium Partners located in Cleveland, Ohio.Â Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Â Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of high-precision powdered metal components and assemblies for the automotive, small engine, recreational vehicle, lawn & garden, commercial vehicle, and agricultural equipment industries.
The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.
The six-county region under the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties) have seen nearly half a million dollars in allocations in the past two years.
NORWICH TWP. âÂ Corporal Greg Agosti, fire marshal for the Pennsylvania State Police, is investigating an early morning fire which broke out Jan. 22 at 90 White Hollow Rd. in Norwich Township, McKean County.
The fire, which broke out at roughly 7:20 a.m., took the life of a family dog, and displaced Nicole and Brent Leet, along with an 11-year-old female of Smethport.
The cause of the fire in still under investigation and no one was home at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at approximately $200,000.
KANE â A new date will be set for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.