March 14th, 2013
Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.
Donald R. DeVallance, 88, of 1475 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Brockwayville, son of the late Norman Lane and Altha Venice (Dillon) DeVallance.
He married Rhea M. Smith on Feb. 17, 1947, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway since 1930 and was a former Brockway resident. He was a member of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene and the NRA.
Congratulations to Ridgway Band members Marianne Aboussou and Ben Thompson.
They were selected to and participated in theÂ Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 2 Honor Band whichÂ was held at Meadville Area High School with Cochranton High Schoolâ€™s Band Director Carl Miller and Meadvilleâ€™s Band Director Jill Manning co-hosting the festival.Â The students rehearsed with the Guest Director, Dr. Adam F. Brennan, during the day Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8 and gave a performance for the public onÂ Saturday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m.
The Ridgway Area School District continues to prepare for the upcoming budget for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Ridgway Area School District school board approved the proposed cooperative sports agreements with Johnsonburg discussed last week during their regular school board meeting Wednesday night at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The vote passed 7-0 in favor of the proposed co-op agreements.
WINGATE â€“ A Kyle Sheldon 3-point play helped the Rams get by Smethport in the district semifinals.
The front end of a Sheldon 3-point play Tuesday night has the Rams set for a rematch.
Johnsonburg would take the lead on Sheldon's hoop and hang on for a 54-49 win over District 5 champion Shade Tuesday night in the second round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball playoffs held at Bald Eagle Area High School.
"We were lucky to come out of here with a win. Like I said, it could have went either way," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said.
CLARION â€“Â Lincoln Park Charter spoiled the Ridgway Elkers' state playoff run for the second year in a row Tuesday with a 51-34 victory to advance to the Class A quarterfinals.
Ridgway last season advanced to the semifinal round before losing 65-46 March 20, 2012 to the Leopards.
"Our team played hard but after giving it everything they had and losing, they're hurting right now," Ridgway boys varsity basketball coach Anthony Allegretto said following the loss. "The first half went really well for us and our defense was doing very well. They played their hearts out and left it on the floor."
The Elk County Salary Board on Friday approved a 3 percent salary increase to all non-union employees.
Area residents are the recipients of a recent mass mailing for the 2013 Ridgway YMCA Healthy Communities Campaign.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Borough of Johnsonburg may soon have its own website.
During Monday afternoon's regular council meeting Johnsonburg resident Stephanie Carnessali proposed the idea to create a website showcasing events, announcements and other general information for the public.