February 2nd, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil's 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler's Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except than his own instinct.
The result, as read by Vice President Mike Johnston: "As I look at the crowd of Gobbler's Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be."
When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil's prognostication, Corbett replied, "No. Now we've got to get PennDOT ready."
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority voted in favor of reinstating a $15 fee to send past due notices to customers during Thursday night's regular meeting.
Works superintendent Carl Gosnell explained that the board opted not to charge the $15 fee to send notices to customers during the transition period to the new water meter program.
"The due day now is fixed at the 22nd of each month and there will no changes," Gosnell said. "There should be no confusion as to this point on what the procedure is and how it works."
Chairman Ed LaValle suggested the fee be reinstated.
Deborah Lee Ciroli, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Deborah was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Sheffield to Edward Ciroli of Ridgway and Clare Tootie (Jefferson) Ciroli of Sheffield.
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter. See tomorrow's paper for more.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams continued their winning ways Wednesday night with a 68-43 victory over visiting DuBois Central Catholic.
Johnsonburg was propelled to the win by sophomores Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, who led the way with 16 and 15 points, respectively. They were complemented by junior Frank Kocjancic's 12 points and a 10-point night from senior Michael Shuey. Junior Quinn Luhr also added nine points, including two 3-pointers.
Kane girls basketball picked up a 59-35 road victory over Ridgway Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Wolves (14-5) were led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Kaila Jamerson led Kane with 19 points while Audrey Perry finished with 17. Nerissa Rich finished with 14 points, eight in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Elkers (0-18) hung around with the Lady Wolves for the first three quarters as Kane held a 40-30 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Christine Schauer hit a field goal early in the quarter to cut the margin to eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite being born in the Philadelphia area, Gov. Tom Corbett insists he is a western Pennsylvania man by heart who has observed Groundhog Day since he was a child.
"When I was young, we had only three TV stations, and one of them we couldn't get â€” not in North Hills," said Corbett, the second sitting Pennsylvania governor to attend Groundhog Day. "We always hope for more winter and snow so we could play outside."
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, the authority reorganized for 2012. After the meeting began, the members immediately went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, with no official action taken.
Russ Braun was reappointed as chairman of the authority, Robin Dubler as vice-chair and John Moran as secretary. Jim DeVittorio will continue as the authority's solicitor.
Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Sr., 95, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of the Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road in Johnsonburg,
died peacefully on Tuesday evening, January 31, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 10, 1917 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward and Rose Brechtel Eckert. On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Greta Dorio Eckert, who survives.
The Ridgway Township Supervisors held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to adopt a stormwater ordinance mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"This was mandated by DEP for all of the counties to adopt a stormwater management plan," said chairman John Gardner.
Now, as required by the stormwater management ordinance, a Small Project Stormwater Management Application is required whenever less than 5,000 square feet of impervious surface is proposed.