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January 7th, 2015

Poor shooting leads to 42-29 Ramettes' loss

January 8, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Brookville junior Hali Olson led the way with 15 points Wednesday night as the Lady Raiders took a 42-29 win over Johnsonburg.
Poor shooting doomed the Ramettes as Johnsonburg managed just nine field goals on the night.

January 6th

New policy highlights comp time issues

January 7, 2015

Over-accumulation of compensatory time has led to the adoption of a compensatory time policy for Elk County government employees.
"This is a policy that we discussed with our department heads and we'll be buying that comp time out at the end of the year," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer during a Tuesday morning board meeting. "It has sometimes become a big liability for the county when people retire and have days and days of comp time so we had to stress that policy and not have such a liability on the county."

RASD questioned about consolidation

January 7, 2015

Bill Seely, a former member of the Ridgway Area School District school board, attended the school board's workshop session Tuesday to question the board about possible consolidation efforts between the county's school districts.
Seely cited comments made by RASD's superintendent Robbert Rocco in a Sept. 23 article in The Ridgway Record that talked about Rocco's role in working with the other school districts in the county.

Ridgway boys basketball downs Sheffield

January 7, 2015

Ridgway boys basketball opened 2015 with a 53-24 win over Sheffield Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"No matter who were playing, we want to get better," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "You never know what's going to happen. A team can hit you with a defense that shakes you up, especially with us missing Josh Roselli, not having a true point guard with all that experience, you never know what type of defense will cause concern for us. Jeremy and Ben kind of take control of the situation and figure out where we need to get the ball."

Key 2nd quarter run dooms Ramettes against Lady Tide

January 7, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes were unable to recover from a key second quarter run as the Curwensville Lady Tide left town Tuesday night with a 60-47 victory.
The visitors had three players in double digits led by Ciara Strickland with 26 points, Shauna Guy with 12, and Kayli Sedgwick with 11.

January 5th

6-month deadline for oil, gas ordinance

January 6, 2015

The Ridgway Township supervisors will have six months to complete an oil and gas zoning ordinance after they approved a resolution to adopt a curative amendment to the township's current zoning ordinance during their regular monthly meeting Monday.
Due to concerns about the possibility of facing litigation, the supervisors have been working towards including the oil and gas industry within the township's current zoning ordinance.

Sexual assault charges withdrawn for Hulings

January 6, 2015

A James City man who was charged with the statutory sexual assault of a girl, 15, of Johnsonburg, has been cleared of all charges.
Eric Paul Hulings, who was alleged to have had sexual intercourse with his then-girlfriend's daughter, was able to provide evidence that he was traveling out-of-state on the dates the incident is alleged to have occurred.
According to a motion on record at the Elk County Courthouse, the victim's mother provided written statements that the incident occurred on July 2-3 or July 3-4 of 2013.

Betty R. Trumbull

January 6, 2015

Betty R. Trumbull, 82, of 75 Mapleview Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2015 at Highland View Health Care following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 26, 1932 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Flannigan) Hemke.
She married Harry R. Trumbull on Aug. 30, 1953, he preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2010.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Betty was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and she enjoyed baking.

Johnsonburg starts off new year with win

January 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – After ending 2014 with two losses at the Elk County Holiday Tournament, Johnsonburg boys basketball opened 2015 with a 52-30 win over Bradford Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said it was a good win against a quality opponent and noted chemistry and team play as keys to the victory.

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

January 5, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

Next Week’s Matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay

What to watch for:

Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay’s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay’s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.

Pick: Green Bay 31-24

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