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April 14th, 2015

Johnsonburg softball falls in extra innings to Brockway, 11-7

April 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A four-run eighth inning helped propel Brockway to an 11-7 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes in eight innings Tuesday afternoon at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.

Johnsonburg boys tennis falls to Brockway

April 15, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg boys tennis lost 6-3 to Brockway in action Tuesday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, James Matson won 6-3, 6-0 over Mason Walters of Johnsonburg. In the No. 2 singles match, Tyler Foradori defeated Tyler Martonik of Johnsonburg, 6-1, 6-3.

April 13th

Officials discuss Girl Scout project, rat rod event

April 14, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – From a Girl Scout project to a rat rod event, the Johnsonburg Borough Council had several guests at Monday's borough council meeting who asked for borough approval to get various projects underway.
Adrian Bevacqua attended the borough council meeting for the second month in a row to try and obtain council approval for a rat rod show that he wants to put on in the borough on June 6.
Bevacqua was asking council to approve the closure of Market Street on the day of the event, and he was asking the council to waive the open container ordinance for the day of the event.

Borough takes action on exotic animal ordinance

April 14, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough is starting to take action on its wild and exotic animal ordinance as in the past week the borough council approved its first exemption to the ordinance, and the Johnsonburg Borough Police Department filed the first charges associated with the ordinance.
Bryan Parana, the Johnsonburg Borough Police Department police chief, spoke during Monday's Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting about the actions that have been taken in the past week regarding the ordinance.

Fire drop aircraft dispatched for brush fire in Jay Township

April 14, 2015

JAY TWP. – An air tanker dispatched by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources made several passes dumping water on a brush fire Monday afternoon near 3077 River Rd. in Jay Township.
A spokesperson for DCNR said the fire was mostly contained as of 5 p.m. Monday and that the cause is still under investigation.
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Please see the Tuesday, April 14, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Lady Dutch defeat Johnsonburg Ramettes 8-0 Monday

April 14, 2015

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team improved to 2-0 on the season as they defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 8-0 Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field. This was the season opener for the Ramettes.
The Lady Dutch scored at least one run in five of the six innings to record the win.
"This was our third time on a field this season," said St. Marys coach Bill Makufka.
"I thought we played a nice game but we still have the gym rust. We weren't up to game speed," said Makufka.
"I thought (Andria) Copelli threw well and we ran the bases well and had timely hitting," said Makufka.

Crusader tennis blanks Johnsonburg 9-0

April 14, 2015

The Elk Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 2-1 on their young season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams in a match played at Memorial and Benzinger Parks on Monday afternoon.
"It was a beautiful day and it was great to get outside and play a full match and some exhibition matches," said ECC head coach Aaron Straub. "It was good to play in relative warm conditions as we will have some tough matches in warm or hot weather, and it is a process to get your body acclimated to those conditions."
Straub added that he thought his squad played well.

April 12th

Explosion in coal room damages St. Marys residence

April 12, 2015

ST. MARYS – An explosion in a coal room of a Rosely Road home late Saturday morning damaged a residence in St. Marys.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 11:22 a.m. Saturday to 1366 Rosely Rd. for what 911 dispatchers described as an explosion at the residence.

Native Americans initially utilized SR 120

April 12, 2015

The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, according to the Elk County Historical Society.
The western Pennsylvania section of the trail would have been established by the Erie tribe, a sub tribe of Indians who spoke the Iroquoian language but were destroyed and dispersed by the northern Iroquois for helping refugees from the enemy of the Iroquois, the Huron Indians, during the Beaver Wars, a battle over hunting grounds for the fur trade.

April 10th

Elk County Performs for Chloe

April 11, 2015

A packed audience was in attendance Friday evening in the Ridgway Area High School auditorium for the "Elk County Performs for Chloe" benefit performance.

The Ridgway High School trap shooting team took on St. Marys South at the Fox Township Sportsmen’s...
Ridgway boys golfer Josh Roselli will be playing on the links at the collegiate level. Roselli...
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