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September 28th, 2012

Crusaders hold off Johnsonburg Rams

September 29, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 5-0 on Friday night as they took a 25-0 lead through three quarters and then held off an attempted fourth quarter rally by the Rams to come away with a 25-12 win on Friday night at Memorial Field.
The Crusaders racked up a total of 250 yards in the game, with team members rushing for 135 yards and 115 coming from the squad's passing game. Johnsonburg, on the other hand, relied heavily on passing, with 192 of their 214 yards coming on pass plays.

'Known associate' of Francis Milliard charged with drug offenses

September 29, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Pittsburgh Group, along with members of the Pennsylvania State Police, executed a federal search warrant on Wednesday morning at the residence of a Johnsonburg man in connection with an investigation of Francis Anthony Milliard, currently incarcerated on arson, attempted murder, and other charges.

North Central planning ahead for budget

September 29, 2012

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission are working to finalize their budget as funding from various sources will continue to funnel through to the organization within the next several months.

James R. “Jim” Logue Jr.

September 29, 2012

James R. "Jim" Logue Jr., 76, of DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1936, in Brockway, son of the late James R. Sr. and Olevia (Kopp) Logue.
On Jan. 2, 1960, he married Rita M. (Perry) Logue, who survives.
Jim was a graduate of Brockway High School and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.
He was the retired former owner of Logue’s Insurance Agency in Brockway. He also did sign painting, piano tuning and had a nightclub band for many years called "The Sounds of Music."

September 27th

Ridgway boys golf downs Johnsonburg

September 27, 2012

Ridgway boys golf won 205-222 over Johnsonburg on a rainy Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Individual medalist honors were split among four different golfers. Josh Roselli and T.J. Schlimm shot 39 for Ridgway while Cameron Grumley and Nate Burgeson did the same for Johnsonburg.
“Some nice playing under tough conditions for the first group,” Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. “Our depth once again was the difference.”
Jesse Reynolds had a 40 for Ridgway and Josh Mitchell followed with a 43. Morgan Eckenroth carded a 44.

Lady Elkers shut out ECC

September 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Ridgway Lady Elkers got a goal early in both halves of Thursday's girls' varsity soccer game at Benzinger Park in shutting out the home-standing Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 2-0.
The Lady Crusaders have now failed to score in any five of their home games this season-- a total of 400 minutes of soccer.
In yesterday's contest, the Lady Crusaders managed just four shots at goal against Ridgway. The Lady Elkers finished with 13 shots and a four-to-none advantage in corners.

Dutchmen dominate Ridgway soccer, 5-1

September 27, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Dutch soccer team avenged an early-season loss to Ridgway in a big way on Thursday afternoon, tallying up the most goals they have scored in a single contest all year en route to a 5-1 trouncing of the Elkers.
"I'm just real proud of the guys today," said St. Marys Area coach Russ Micale. "We came back and avenged a previous loss of the season."
"We talked about beating those teams that beat us previously, and this was one of them," he added.

SWA discusses new recycling law

September 27, 2012

FOX TWP. – Members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority discussed the impact a new electronics recycling law that takes effect in January may have on operations at the Elk County Community Recycling Center.
Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner said as of Jan. 24, the state will prohibit "covered devices," or electronics like televisions, computers, keyboards, printers and accessories from being deposited in landfills. Municipal waste trucks will no longer be able to collect these items curbside for disposal at a landfill.

Awareness efforts during ‘Wake up to Medicine Abuse Week’

September 27, 2012

ST. MARYS – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is working to bring more attention to the problem of prescription drug abuse during “Wake Up to Medicine Abuse Week,” running from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.
Jennifer Young, prevention supervisor with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., in Elk County, said the goal of this initiative is to increase awareness of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and misuse, which has risen dramatically in the last few years.

September 26th

ATF, PSP serve federal search warrant at Johnsonburg residence

September 27, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ridgway-based Pennsylvania State Police conducted a joint investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at a residence on East Avenue in Johnsonburg. According to police, PSP and the ATF served a federal search warrant at that location. Police said the joint law enforcement operation occurred as a result of information discovered during the arson investigations surrounding Francis Anthony Milliard. All investigations are continuing.
No further information was available as of press time.

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