October 9th, 2014
Elk County Catholic boys soccer took advantage of a pair of chances and were able to take a 2-0 victory from Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I feel we played well against Ridgway," Elk County Catholic coach T.J. Weaver said. "They're a good opponent. They're going to do well in the playoffs. I'm pleased with the way we played. I'm looking forward to Senior Night next Monday which is always good for the kids at home against Smethport."
Ridgway boys golf won 199-208 over Elk County Catholic in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Leaning Pines Golf Course.
Mitchell Stark of Ridgway was the overall medalist for the Elkers with a 36. Josh Roselli finished with a 38 and TJ Schlimm carded a 40 for Ridgway. Nick Simon carded a 41 and Cory Oknefski rounded out the top five for Ridgway with a 44.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Thanks to funding from the Elk County Commissioners and the Johnsonburg Borough, the community building in Johnsonburg received new doors and the Johnson Run Bridge received needed repairs, after flooding in May caused severe damage and left the bridge unsafe.
The county commissioners approved two separate grant requests to help fund the community improvement projects, one through their Act 13 fund, and the other from Elk County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
HORTON TWP. â€“ Work to renovate the Horton Township building has been completed, and a storage building behind it is nearing completion, according to Horton Township Roadmaster Randy Carr.
Carr updated the Horton Township Supervisors about the work on the two buildings during Wednesday's regular monthly meeting of the Horton Township Supervisors.
Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.
HORTON TWP. â€“ This was the scene Tuesday evening in Horton Township on state Route 219 near the intersection with Elbon Road.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is continuing its adamant opposition to the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act as the Oct. 20 comment period deadline nears.
While the Elk County Board of Commissioners publicly opposed the measure last month, Ernie Mattiuz, a member of the state farm bureau's board of directors, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, governmental relations and membership chairman, warned that the proposed clarification of the 1972 Act will be trouble for citizens across the nation.
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads hosted runners from Kane on Tuesday afternoon during a rainy meet at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves by a score of 15-44. Kane did not have enough runners to field a girls' team.
ECC swept the top five spots in the girls' race with senior Tori Dippold leading the way. Not only did Dippold win the girls' event, but she also came in fourth out of all runners. She finished in a time of 18:36 which is a new girls' course record.
Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic took the first set by a 25-12 score. The second set was back and forth right to the end as Elk prevailed 28-26. In the third set ECC won by a 25-17 score to win the match.