May 3rd, 2015
ST. MARYS â€“ A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.
Area residents will pause to reflect Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. for the annual National Day of Prayer event at the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ It was fitting that a long day at Knothole Park was made a little longer by extra innings.
St. Marys didn't mind playing the extra two innings.
The Lady Dutch scored two runs in the ninth inning to win 4-2 over Elk County Catholic in the Elk County Softball Tournament championship game Friday night at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams went into the seventh inning of Friday's opening round game in the Elk County Baseball Tournament leading St. Marys Area 3-2 and needing just three outs to advance to today's title game. They got them, but not before the Dutchmen were able to score three runs to rally for a 5-3 victory.
Citing a desire to fulfill community wishes for a kids' community center, FOTRA, LLC plans to turn the armory building in Ridgway into a community center and theater after the sale of the building is finalized with the state.
The owners of FOTRA (Friends of the Ridgway Armory), Dave Leske and Staci Johnson-Leske, spoke to The Ridgway Record on Friday about their decision to place a bid with the state and their goals for the future of the building.
It is spring fire season once again and the fire danger has been increasing and may become high or extreme as we move through spring, according to Bureau of Forestry officials at the Elk State Forest.
Officials advise residents to check the Smokey Bear fire danger rating signs throughout the area.
The sign was listed as "moderate" Friday afternoon in Ridgway Township.
The Bureau of Forestry would like to remind residents to be careful with fire. Whether residents are burning trash or yard debris, officials advise residents to take the time to think before lighting the fire.
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Johnsonburg softball swept a doubleheader with Bradford Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Ramettes won 14-7 in the first game and then took the nightcap 13-3.
KANE â€“ The Kane Wolves hosted the Johnsonburg Rams for a baseball game at Pat Santilli Field on Thursday afternoon. The Rams jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and held off a Kane comeback to post a 12-6 win.
The Ridgway Borough Council and the Ridgway Area High School are working together to set up a junior councilman program that will allow an RHS student the opportunity to work with the Ridgway Borough Council.
The borough council discussed the program at its meeting earlier this month before unanimously approving the project to move forward.
Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman said that through the junior councilman program, an RHS student will have the opportunity to sit with the council at their meetings, to join in council discussions and to do research like the other council members.