October 13th, 2014
VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)
The Ridgway Area Teachers Association has explained the reasons why they have rejected the latest contract offer from the RASD school board, saying that language issues surrounding evaluations and medical insurance are the only things preventing a signed contract.
RATA has been working without a contract since 2012, and it has been over 1,000 days since negotiations have begun between RATA and the RASD school board.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Alexa Marciniak of Johnsonburg was crowned as the 2014 Pennsylvania State Flaming Foliage Queen during the festival in Renovo.
Well-wishers treated her to a parade Sunday night as she made her way back into town escorted by several area fire trucks and police cars.
Margaret M. Ticossi, 93, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Elk Haven.
She was born May 23, 1921 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Angelo and Clementine Porta Ticossi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of Speer Carbon.
Margaret was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society, and the Fox Township Senior Center.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families.
Mildred M. Fitch, 92, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born March 22, 1922 in Kane, daughter of the late William and Edith (Hepler) Wichman.
On June 29, 1946, she married Allen A. Fitch. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 as Corporal in WAC 1560th SCU. She worked at the Dr. McCleary Lobo Wolf Farm and Holgate of Kane. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed walking and playing BINGO.
She was born and raised in Kane and had been a Johnsonburg resident since 1946.
Ridgway boys golf won the AML championship for the third straight time as the Elkers defeated Brookville 399-444 Saturday afternoon in an 18-hole match at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the overall medalist with 73. Nate Burgeson finished with a 77 and TJ Schlimm followed with an 80. Mitchell Stark finished with an 83 and Mike Sorge carded an 86 to round out the top five.
Nick Simon finished with an 89 and Ben Ames had a 91 for Ridgway. Cory Oknefski had a 94 for the Elkers.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders scored 15 fourth quarter points Saturday afternoon to come from behind to beat the Northern Cambria Colts by a 24-20 score at Dutch Country Stadium.
The important points came with 1:22 left in the contest when Noah Werner scored on a four-yard run and Kyle Huff added the PAT making the score 24-20.
"This was a team victory," said ECCHS coach Tony Gerg. "It was a huge win because it assured us of a winning season after going 0-9."
ST. MARYS â€“ Jeff Beimel, an engineer from St. Marys, tried his hand at being a farmer when he set out to grow a giant pumpkin that he would be able to enter into an annual competition for giant pumpkins in Altoona.
This year, Beimel was able to fulfill his goal after he grew a pumpkin large enough to enter into the competition in just his second year attempting to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Beimel, his pumpkin and multiple members of "Team Beimel" traveled to Altoona to have the pumpkin weighed at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association's annual weigh-in.
At critical moments in the second half, Brockway couldn't hang on to the ball.
Ridgway pounced on the Rovers' mistakes and pounced on the victory.
Ridgway forced three second-half turnovers, two in the Elkers' red zone, en route to a 28-14 win over AML South foe Brockway Friday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
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