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October 7th, 2014

Clancy now 'presumed dead' after exhausting search

October 8, 2014

Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.

Horton Township crash

October 7, 2014

HORTON TWP. – This was the scene Tuesday evening in Horton Township on state Route 219 near the intersection with Elbon Road.

Farm bureau still battling EPA

October 7, 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is continuing its adamant opposition to the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act as the Oct. 20 comment period deadline nears.
While the Elk County Board of Commissioners publicly opposed the measure last month, Ernie Mattiuz, a member of the state farm bureau's board of directors, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, governmental relations and membership chairman, warned that the proposed clarification of the 1972 Act will be trouble for citizens across the nation.

Dippold sets new girls' course record, Crusaders beat Kane

October 7, 2014

The Elk County Catholic cross country squads hosted runners from Kane on Tuesday afternoon during a rainy meet at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated the Kane Wolves by a score of 15-44. Kane did not have enough runners to field a girls' team.
ECC swept the top five spots in the girls' race with senior Tori Dippold leading the way. Not only did Dippold win the girls' event, but she also came in fourth out of all runners. She finished in a time of 18:36 which is a new girls' course record.

Pisani sentenced, appeal pending

October 7, 2014

Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 24 months in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for convictions of possession with intent to manufacture/distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"There was never any sale or intent to sell," Pisani said. "I smoke it."
The charges were filed after a September 2012 search warrant was executed at Pisani's home. Police found approximately 30 marijuana plants, five pounds of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Lady Crusader volleyball downs Lady Dutch, 3-0

October 7, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team remained unbeaten in regular season play as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played Tuesday at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic took the first set by a 25-12 score. The second set was back and forth right to the end as Elk prevailed 28-26. In the third set ECC won by a 25-17 score to win the match.

Borough benefits from Act 13 funds

October 7, 2014

Ridgway Borough is benefitting from the disbursement of Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees to offset costs associated with the May 21 flooding disaster that ravaged the town.
Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman on Tuesday morning accepted a check from the Elk County Board of Commissioners for $28,721.84 to cover the costs of rolloff dumpsters provided for the residents by the borough.
"This is probably the biggest test that the borough manager has faced as this flood covered the north and west ends of town with water," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Northern municipalities benefit from CDBG funding

October 7, 2014

Two Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] projects are still in the works as bids were opened Tuesday for two projects within Elk County. One project will improve water service while another will remove a blighted eyesore.
A project to replace water lines in Jones Township will use CDBG funds from fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The multiyear CDBG funding project will improve water service in the area of Oak and Marvin Streets, Kane Street, Jarrett Street, and Lawrence Street, according to Tracy Gerber, the CDBG coordinator for the county's planning department.

October 6th

Ridgway volleyball defeats Johnsonburg Ramettes, 3-1

October 7, 2014

It was a different site and a different winner in the second meeting this season between Ridgway and Johnsonburg.
After a 3-1 win by Johnsonburg in the Paper City, the Lady Elkers matched their area rivals with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21) win over the Ramettes Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
“It’s Burg and Ridgway. They were really pumped up,” Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. “It’s nice to see them perform and get the win.”

Ridgway boys soccer falls to DuBois Central Catholic

October 7, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer fell 7-0 to DuBois Central Catholic Monday afternoon in cool and damp conditions at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
DCC opened the scoring in the 12th minute as a shot squeaked through the hands of Ridgway goalkeeper Phil Waddell for a 1-0 lead.

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