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September 4th, 2014

Johnsonburg volleyball downs rival Ridgway

September 5, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – It may have not looked promising to start with but Johnsonburg volleyball made sure by the end of the evening, the Ramettes had a different result than the season opener.
After a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Tuesday evening, Johnsonburg rallied after a first-set loss for a 3-1 (15-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-22) victory over Ridgway Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Ridgway boys soccer moves to 2-0

September 5, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 3-1 victory over the Kane Wolves on a hot Thursday afternoon.
"It's my fault for them not being totally in shape but I had to give them [Wednesday] off," Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. "It's just heat. They came out and did what they needed to do to win."
Ridgway opened the game quickly and had a 1-0 lead in the third minute as freshman Alec McManus dribbled home a shot about 10 yards out and was able to bury it in the right corner for the game's first goal.

Ramettes lose close 5-4 match to Brockway tennis

September 5, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes were only able to pick up one singles win Thursday on the tennis courts en route to a 5-4 loss to visiting Brockway.
"This is the second match that we had a great chance to win as it actually came down to a couple points," said Johnsonburg head varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber. "I'm disappointed in the results but not in the effort."

Carlos R. Soler

September 5, 2014

Carlos R. Soler, 90, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Orange City, Fla.
Carlos was retired United States Navy with 30 years of service. He lived in Florida and moved to Ridgway with his wife Betty in 2006. They would enjoy their summers in Ridgway and their winters in Florida. Carlos was also a lifetime member of the Ridgway Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Soler, and his brother, George Soler.

LaValle named treasurer of municipal authority

September 5, 2014

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority met Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ridgway Township Building to discuss the open treasurer position within the authority, as well as other matters.
Former treasurer Bill Briggs resigned in June but the authority never voted to accept his resignation until Thursday's meeting. The board approved Briggs' resignation as long as Briggs would write a new resignation letter.

Upgrade proposed to emergency notification system

September 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting prank call, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Brian Toth proposed an upgrade to the district's notification system.
While Toth praised the efforts of emergency personnel, staff and students, he noted the difficulty in communicating at times and the dissemination of misinformation, specifically through social media.

Prominent doctor to speak to cancer support group

September 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – A prominent Pittsburgh doctor is scheduled to speak Monday at the Elk County cancer support group's meeting at the CEC Building along Erie Avenue in St. Marys.
The event is to take place in Room G4 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ellen Beckjord, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides care for people affected by cancer as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Psycho-Oncology Clinical Service.

Dilleys waived for court

September 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – William Charles Dilley and sons Jeremiah and Jacob, all of St. Marys, waived preliminary hearings, which were scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday morning before Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob. The three are charged with multiple felony counts involving criminal conspiracy and the sale and possession of the synthetic drug bath salts.

Governor write-in campaign using social media

September 5, 2014

One man in Collegeville is trying to impact this year's governor election through a campaign driven solely through social media and the press.
Dave Naples, a 49-year-old resident of Collegeville, has started a write-in campaign for governor of Pennsylvania, which will run without any donated campaign funding.
Naples stated that his campaign started in response to the large amounts of money that are being spent by this year's candidates, incumbent Tom Corbett, and Tom Wolf, towards their campaigns.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

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