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April 3rd, 2014

Johnsonburg track and field opens season with tri-meet

April 3, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg track and field hosted Oswayo Valley and Port Allegany in a tri-meet Wednesday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The Johnsonburg girls swept the meets. Johnsonburg won 113-29 over Oswayo Valley and 113-35 over Port Allegany.

April 2nd

Two arrested on drug, conspiracy charges

April 3, 2014

BENEZETTE – A Wilcox woman and a St. Marys man were arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges, including felony charges of criminal conspiracy and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police found approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, several glass smoking pipes, a scale and several glass pipes in a priority mail envelope during a search of a room at the Benezette Hotel that was occupied by Jeremiah Adam Dilley, 34, of St. Marys and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 29, of Wilcox.

Rams even record with 10-3 win over Kane

April 3, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg rebounded from an opening loss to Smethport with a 10-3 win over Kane Wednesday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
"A little more life [yesterday]," Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said. "I think the younger kids, I think they were really nervous [Tuesday], not that they weren't [yesterday]. It's a work in progress. Cole threw real well. We had a couple errors, I don't think they had an earned run again."

Ramettes win home opener in Johnsonburg

April 3, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes overmatched a young Kane Lady Wolves squad Wednesday afternoon in a 12-2 five-inning game at Knothole in Johnsonburg.
The Ramettes, comprised of student athletes from both Ridgway and Johnsonburg in the first year of a cooperative sports agreement, tallied 12 runs on 10 hits in the game.

Fire reported in Jones Township

April 3, 2014

JONES TWP. – A structure fire was reported Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m. at 97 Camp Rd., just off Rasselas Road in Jones Township.
Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department), Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) and Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) responded to the call, and the Kane Fire Department was on standby at the Wilcox Fire Department.
Heavy smoke was initially reported according to scanner reports.

Dance company hosts community showcase

April 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – On Sunday the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) is hosting a showcase featuring their 2014 season routines. There is free admission to the event being held at Elk County Catholic High School with a 2 p.m. curtain call.
This season's 22 dancers encompass the largest group in company history which is based out of April School of Dance in St. Marys.
"This competition season has gone very smooth," said Jennifer Blankenship, DDCC founder and artistic director. "Every time we start a new season it's a challenge for me and my dancers. It was an intense season."

Alice R. Vanatta

April 3, 2014

Alice R. Vanatta, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 522 1st Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Albert N. and Mary Lecker Smith.
She married H. Dean Vanatta on Aug. 8, 1941. He died June 15, 1973.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1937.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center and the former Rolfe Sportsmen's Club Women's Auxiliary.

Eugene A. "Oscar" Kriegel

April 3, 2014

Eugene A. "Oscar" Kriegel, 88, of 10 Samsel Ave. Johnsonburg, died Tuesday afternoon, April 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands-Elk, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
He was born May 13, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Anthony C. and Gertrude Keenen Kriegel.
He married Virginia M. "Chook" Williams on Dec. 17, 1945. She died Oct. 23, 1994.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1943.

Leo E. (Amacher) Cuthbert

April 3, 2014

Leo E. (Amacher) Cuthbert, 47, of 214 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 13, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 10, 1966 in Ridgway, son of Thomas and Ruth Amacher.
He liked to walk in the woods to observe the wildlife.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Cuthbert; and his siblings Lorraine Nolen, Dan Krzeminski, Julianne Folger, Laura Cuthbert, Karen Glenn, Willa Amacher, Thomas Amacher Jr., Fred Amacher, and Cris Amacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dawn E. Shipe; and by a nephew, Zacharias Amacher.

Crusaders rally to win opener 5-3 over Ridgway

April 2, 2014

Facing a three-run deficit early in Wednesday afternoon's game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders rallied to defeat the Ridgway Elkers 5-3 in a contest that was the season opener for both teams.
It may have been overcast and a bit chilly, but both teams were happy to finally be on the field playing baseball.
"It's good to be outside," said ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt. "The third day of the year we're outside and we play a game. We got the win though."

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