September 18th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Members of the Utility Workers Union of America stood outside the West Penn Power Service Center in St. Marys to protest unfair cuts and new proposed requirements to require employees to always be on call.
FirstEnergy, the corporation which owns West Penn Power, came under scrutiny of the protesters in St. Marys. The protestors stated that they feel that FirstEnergy is being unfair in recent contract negotiations.
Amy J. Sain, 36, of Seven Fields, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Sain; her children, Riley and Ryan; her parents, Theodore and Lorraine Wawrykow; a brother, Joseph C. Wawrykow (Dominique); in-laws Donald and Leah (Dowie) Sain; sisters-in-law Diane Marzula (John), Lisa Jennings (William), Paula Canterino (Joseph), Debbie Sain and Jackie Means (Walker); brothers-in-law Douglas Sain (Leanne) and Robert Campana (Martha); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Despite an early one-set deficit, the Johnsonburg Ramettes roared back Thursday night to take a 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19) win over visiting Kane.
"I think we need to build on this win," Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey said following the win which pushes his team's record to 2-3. "We showed that we don't quit. Kane really had the momentum and were doing some good things but we were able to fight back. We kept fighting and we have to keep doing that as we move on.
Elk County Catholic continued its strong start to the season with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-13, 25-15) win over Ridgway Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ Rumors and conspiracy theorists ideas have run rampant over the school shooting hoax which took place at St. Marys Area High School on Sept. 2.
When contacted Wednesday for follow-up details on the hoax, which prompted a massive police response from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties, St. Marys Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone said no new information was available.
Caltagarone reconfirmed the identity of the caller as a nine-year-old juvenile who will not face criminal charges.
The Elk County Association of Township Officials held their annual convention at the Royal Inn on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. where several presentations were made to local township officials.
The convention was attended by representatives of the townships of Benezette, Fox, Highland, Horton, Jay, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway and Spring Creek. In addition to township representatives, representatives from Congressman Glenn Thompson's (PA-5) office and state Representative Matt Gabler's (R-Clearfield/Elk) office attended the event and made brief speeches to the audience.
Edwin P. â€śKatâ€ť Polaski Sr., 92, of Bergen Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter and Stella (Machcoviak) Polaski.
On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Dorothy Carnahan, who preceded him in death June 20, 1979.
He served in the Army during WWII and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 47 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady Hubbers Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgwayâ€™s defense was not challenged much during the match as the Lady Hubbers mustered just three shots on goal agains the Lady Elkers.
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Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Graninetti Elementary School.
"We got work to do. We've been finding out some things about some people," Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. "I think we got some real good motivation here to win on Friday. That was a good win for us. That was a young team but Peter (Butler) always coaches well."