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November 13th, 2014

ECCHS holds fall sports awards program

November 13, 2014

Elk County Catholic High School held its 2014 Athletic Awards Program sponsored by the ECCSS Athletic Association on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
ECCHS Athletic Director Aaron Straub served as the master of ceremonies for the program, and started off by providing attendees with some background on the number of students that were members of one of the school's fall sports teams.

McCracken found guilty in April kidnap case

November 13, 2014

A jury found Dayon Deche McCracken, 24, of Reading, guilty on all charges in a kidnapping incident that occurred on April 27.
"He told me that he could kill me and that no one would find my body," the victim, Rachael Imdorf, said in court Thursday. "I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to die that day. He was terrifying."

Schools dismissed early after water line break

November 13, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Students in the Johnsonburg Area School District received an early dismissal Thursday after a broken water line on Oak Street caused the high school to lose access to water.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., students at the high school were warned not to use the bathrooms on the second floor of the building, and to sparingly use the bathrooms on the first floor.

Shirley R. Holmberg

November 13, 2014

Shirley R. Holmberg, 88, of Coneville, formerly of Ridgway, died at home Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born May 3, 1926 in Kane, she was a daughter of John and Willa Bullers Eliason. In 1946 in Ridgway, she married Claude E. Holmberg, who died Feb. 26, 2006.
Shirley was employed at PNC Bank in Ridgway, retiring after many years of service.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ridgway. Shirley loved to crochet. Her greatest love was her husband. She adored her many cats.

November 12th

Guyer signs National Letter of Intent with St. Bonaventure

November 13, 2014

Ridgway senior cross country runner Rachel Guyer signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Bonaventure University Wednesday afternoon at Ridgway Area High School during the first day of the early signing period.

Harrison Avenue fire result of arson

November 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Following an investigation into Wednesday's Harrison Avenue fire, Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Corporal Greg Agosti reported that the fire was the result of arson.
The fire, which damaged three vacant houses along Harrison Avenue, started at approximately 2:30 a.m., and firefighters did not finish leaving the scene until 10:30 a.m.

Johnsonburg eyesore to be razed

November 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The vacant St. Joe's Club that went up in flames Monday, July 2, 2012 will soon be razed.
Demolition for the dilapidated building at 703 Market St. in Johnsonburg is scheduled to commence next month.
Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funds will be used to raze the structure. A bid of $31,250 was accepted in early October at a county board of commissioners meeting from Altoona Contracting and Excavating Demolition Services. The company was the low bidder.

November 11th

RASD, RATA have standoff at board meeting

November 12, 2014

Members of the Ridgway Area Teachers Association (RATA), led by RATA President Jason Phipps, showed up at Tuesday's Ridgway Area School District School Board meeting to express displeasure over the lack of a contract between the two parties.
With members of RATA and the Ridgway community standing behind him in support, Phipps addressed the board directly during the public comment section of Tuesday's meeting and asked the board to vote on a proposal that RATA made on Oct. 22.

Hometown hero receives room makeover

November 12, 2014

DAGUS MINES – Amy Gorton of Dagus Mines received a free room makeover following her selection as the winner of the hometown hero contest that was put on by Miller Brothers Furniture, Lezzer Lumber and CNB Bank.
The contest, which started in the beginning of October, asked area residents to nominate individuals who are deserving of the title of hometown hero.
Following a nomination by her husband Bob, Gorton was selected from a pool of 31 applicants from as far away as Somerset and Johnstown.

Betty J. Olmstead Calla

November 12, 2014

Betty J. Olmstead Calla, 90, of 6540 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, Nov. 10, 2014 at Ridgeview Elder Care in Curwensville following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 21, 1924 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., daughter of the late Louis Olmstead and Leona Norlin Olmstead McMahon.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and attended Johnsonburg High School.

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