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April 10th, 2014

Johnsonburg boys tennis features improving squad

April 11, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg boys tennis features a mix of new and returning players entering the 2014 season.
The Rams have just six players on the team as of the preseason. Nate Field, Tyler Martonik and Mason Walters are the returning players on the team while Brenden Dauber, Pranay Medapally and Zane Hodgdon are newcomers.

April 9th

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 10, 2014

A "Teal Ribbon Campaign" is in full swing this month as CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) aims to increase sexual assault awareness.
"We're targeting the younger population," said CAPSEA executive director Billie Jo Weyant. "We as adult community members need to spread more awareness."
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, area residents are able to purchase a paper "Teal Ribbon" at various locations for a $1 donation to CAPSEA.

Support builds for Highland injection well fight

April 10, 2014

JAMES CITY – Highland Township has received more support in its fight against a proposed injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners and the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors both are backing Highland in a battle that could wind up in a courtroom.
County Commissioners June Sorg, Janis Kemmer and Daniel Freeburg said in a letter they "confirm our opposition to the creation and usage of disposal injection wells within the borders of Elk County."

Deborah D. Moriarity

April 10, 2014

Deborah D. Moriarity, 49, of 372 Grant St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 29, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Brown Moriarity.
Deb was a graduate of SMAHS and had been employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys, where she worked for more than 15 years. She enjoyed drawing, going for walks, and her pets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children.

April 8th

RASD considering tax increase

April 9, 2014

During the regular meeting of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors, finance manager Brent Rhoads, along with Donna Sidelinger, presented information to the board concerning the 2014-15 budget, which is still in the preliminary stages.
Rhoads presented a possible budget which included a one-mill tax increase for next year, giving the district the potential to raise $89,500 in revenue. The current preliminary budget will see $12,460,506 in revenue with expenditures clocking in at $12,676,308, running the district a $215,802 deficit.

Beth Sweeney Kuttler

April 9, 2014

Beth Sweeney Kuttler, 53, died March 20, 2014, surrounded by family on the first day of spring 2014 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Beth was born to the late Eugene and Georgia Sweeney in St. Marys, on Feb. 1, 1961.

Robert E. Austin Jr.

April 9, 2014

Robert E. Austin Jr., 74, of Rockport, Texas, died Friday, March 28, 2014 after a lengthy illness.
Robert was born in Reynoldsville on March 10, 1940 to the late Robert E. and Elizabeth I. (Brochey) Austin, both from Pennsylvania.
Robert worked in construction, was a member of the National Guard, enjoyed sports (especially basketball), and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Robert called several states home, including Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, and Texas, where he spent his final years.

April 7th

Waterline replacement project poised to begin

April 8, 2014

The Ridgway Borough Council recently approved a bid for a waterline replacement project which will run from Oak Street near O.B. Grant Park to Water Works Road, which will take place primarily in the westbound lane of route 3002.
Council unanimously voted to approve the lowest bidder, Klinginsmith Construction Co. based out of Conneaut Lake, who put in a bid of approximately $1.312 million.

Local author publishes novel

April 8, 2014

Luke Streich, a Ridgway native writing under the pen name Eazra Shrantz, recently completed a novel titled "Bleeding Shadows" which has been available online since April 5.
Streich, a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, began writing "stories and poetry for fun in the second grade," and has since went on to author several short stories prior to "Bleeding Shadows," his first full-length novel.

Renee K. Hanlin

April 7, 2014

Renee K. Hanlin, 45, died Monday, March 31, 2014 after a long struggle with injuries sustained in an accident with her loving mother at her side.
She was born June 12, 1968 in Erie, the daughter of Rita Turner Hanlin and the late David J. Hanlin Sr.
She was raised in Saudi Arabia and Houston, Texas, and had the wonderful opportunity to travel the world with her family. She was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy and Penn State University, and held challenging and responsible jobs in Houston and in her father’s business in Ridgway.

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