February 1st, 2013
Ridgway girls basketball lost 52-27 to Sheffield Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Sheffield was paced by sophomore Jen Isenberg who finished with a game-high 27 points. Isenberg started strong with 13 points in the opening eight minutes. After a Hannah Vile bucket opened the game for Sheffield, Isenberg would score seven straight points off a 3-point play and two short field goals to give the Lady Wolverines a 9-0 lead.
A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.
The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It could be an all-time record crowd with Groundhog Day returning to the weekend for the first time in a number of years for the 127th-annual trek to Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
It kills more American women annually than all forms of cancer combined-- one woman every minute. Ninety percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk. It doesnâ€™t discriminate based on age. Yet heart disease is still often misunderstood as a disease that is more prevalent in men.
Sharon I. Daughenbaugh Blose, age 64, a resident at Golden Living Center in Clarion and formerly of Brockway, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at U.P.M.C. - Seneca.
She was born July 25, 1948 in DuBois, daughter of Lloyd and Irene Colgan Daughenbaugh.
Sharon was a Christian by faith. A 1967 graduate of the Ridgway High School, Sharon was an artist and she loved to paint and draw. She also enjoyed ceramics and crafts of all different kinds. She also had a love for animals. She was a homemaker.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg wrestling won 42-39 in a varsity dual meet over Oswayo Valley Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Five matches were wrestled on the mat. Johnsonburg won five matches via forfeit, Oswayo Valley took four.
At 182 pounds, Mitchell Schloder opened up the dual for the Rams with a pinfall victory in 1:54 over Lee Brown of the Green Wave. Schloder led 5-0 after a takedown and three back points before securing the pin.
Ridgway boys basketball used a 17-0 second half run to pull away from the Kane Wolves en route to a 63-43 victory Wednesday night as part of Senior Night.
Kane had kept with the Elkers in the first half and trailed 34-30 entering the third quarter. The Elkers then scored 17 straight points to bulge the lead to 21 past the midpoint of the third quarter.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes (13-5) were on the wrong end of a 9-0 start Wednesday night before righting the ship in time for a come-from-behind 33-28 win against visiting DuBois Central Catholic (8-10).
The Ramettes used a 10-2 run late in the second quarter to take a 20-17 lead to the locker room. Late game theatrics, however, nearly cost Johnsonburg the game.
The trial of a Ridgway man charged with arson and related offenses following a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg began Wednesday in Elk County Court, with the man's son and co-defendant in the case serving as the prosecution's star witness in testifying against his father.