October 15th, 2014
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.
Thomas W. Mehalko, 67, of 514 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died early Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
Born Feb. 1, 1947, in Wilcox, he was a son of George and Nellie Turzanski Mehalko. On July 27, 1968, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wilcox, he married Anita Johnson who survives.
Mr. Mehalko had worked for Penn Tech and, more recently, was employed by Alpha Sintered Metals in Ridgway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Brockway boys soccer used a strong first half to take a 5-0 victory over Ridgway Tuesday evening at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
Ridgway honored their seniors before the game which were Chris Persinger, Bryce Dias, Justin Kinkead, Mason Walters, Philip Waddell, Dakota Dworsky and Pranay Medapally.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After a promising first half, the Lady Elkers could not withstand a Brockway comeback and fell 4-3 in overtime to the Lady Rovers Tuesday at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
After building a 3-0 halftime lead, Brockway scored three goals in the second half and then scored three minutes into overtime to take the match.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Despite some inspired volleyball in the first and third sets, visiting Bradford was still able to upend a stubborn Johnsonburg squad 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 25-22) Tuesday night.
"It was good volleyball at times and I thought the first and third games were hard fought, and there was some good volleyball being played," said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey following the match.
St. Marys volleyball won 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 26-24) over Ridgway in varsity action Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
â€śWeâ€™re starting to get back to where we were in the first half of the season,â€ť St. Marys coach Ken Vogt said. â€śWeâ€™re still not quite there. We need to be faster and we just need to get our heart back, I think.â€ť
After a 1-1 halftime score, Clarion girls soccer tallied four goals in the second half to take a 5-1 win over Ridgway Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śTheyâ€™re a very good team,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śWe changed our formation. We finally figured out the formation that we wanted to go with against them. We came here and went to a 4-4-2, I thought we played them real well.â€ť