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December 30th

Borough approves 1 mill tax increase

December 31, 2014

Following a public comment meeting to allow residents to address concerns in the 2015 budget, the Ridgway Borough Council approved a 2015 budget, which featured a one mill tax increase for the borough's general fund, during a special meeting on Tuesday night.
The budget was approved following a 5-2 vote by the council with council president Ralph Dussia and councilman J.R. Geitner standing out as the two council members who did not vote to approve the budget.

Borough among fiscally responsible for contaminated landfill

December 31, 2014

The Ridgway Borough will be responsible, at least in part, for a $314,000 bill associated with the cleanup at the Ridgway Borough Municipal Landfill, according to DEP press aide Amanda Witman.
DEP officials originally started investigating the landfill in 2004, and now that the project is nearing completion, the DEP is looking to receive reimbursement from responsible parties for the costs associated with the project.

Ridgway Lady Elkers win JV tournament

December 31, 2014

ST. MARYS – Ridgway girls basketball won the 2014 girls junior varsity tournament, defeating Elk County Catholic 25-21 Tuesday night at Elk County Catholic High School.
"It feels awesome to win this tournament," Ridgway junior varsity coach Dina Fullem said. "I am really proud of the girls. They really wanted to win tonight and their efforts on the court proved it. The smiles on their faces at the end of the game said it all."
Emily Fullem led Ridgway with a game-high 14 points while Cassidy Cunningham had 13 points for the Lady Crusaders.

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers

December 30, 2014

VIDEO: Report - Ben Tate visiting with Steelers
Free agent running back Ben Tate will reportedly meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team looks for an insurance back for the playoffs.

December 29th

Cribbs sentenced in burglary, thefts

December 30, 2014

A St. Marys man had multiple cases settled before President Judge Richard A. Masson Monday, including the February theft of multiple parking meters from the Brusselles and Depot Streets parking lots in St. Marys.
David Larry Cribbs, 19, of 155 Washington St., St. Marys, pleaded guilty to a felony count of receiving stolen property and a felony count of burglary for removing items from a storage building owned by Elk County Ammo and Arms.
"I had some problems with drugs, and I was just kind of being a bum," Cribbs said when Judge Masson asked why he hadn't found employment while on parole.

Donald W. “Gabby” McLaughlin

December 30, 2014

Donald W. “Gabby” McLaughlin, 87, of Reedsville, died at Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. at his home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Ridgway, Elk County, son of the late Quinn and Helen (Winslow) McLaughlin.
He is survived by his children, Donald W. McLaughlin Jr. and wife, Ashley, Sue McLaughlin, Kay Lewis and husband, Randy, and Lynn Glendye; one brother, David McLaughlin and wife, Marjorie; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

December 28th

Coaches vs. Cancer raises over $1,180

December 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – This year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, held throughout both days of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament, raised $1,186.89 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
During halftime of the boys' championship game Saturday evening at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven, SMAHS Activities Director Terry Straub read a brief message on behalf of the American Cancer Society, which expressed appreciation to the "coaches and players for lending their talent and faces to the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer campaign."

Ridgway Elkers beat Crusaders in OT for boys County title

December 29, 2014

The Ridgway Elkers captured the 2014 Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-33 score in overtime.

Lady Crusaders win Holiday Tournament

December 29, 2014

ST. MARYS – Macy Neureiter maximized her points from the outside Saturday night just like ECC's senior class maximized their performance at the Elk County Holiday Tournament.
Neureiter finished with 20 points and six three-pointers as Elk County Catholic won 47-26 over Johnsonburg in the girls championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
"Macy, she's steady. She's been steady for a couple years now," Elk County Catholic coach Ken Pistner said. "Once she starts to make some outside shots, it sort of opens up for us on the inside too."

Dutchmen top Rams 54-44 in consolation

December 29, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their first home victory of the season playing as the visitors in the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Saturday afternoon. After a close first half, the Dutch were able to open up a little breathing room against the Johnsonburg Rams in the second half and held on for a 54-44 win in the Elk County Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament consolation game.

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