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September 30th, 2014

Ridgway boys soccer breaks losing streak

October 1, 2014

A three-match losing streak came to an end for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers defeated Coudersport 4-1 Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
“I don’t know what kind of slump they were in but if they played that way against St. Marys and Port Allegany, it wouldn’t have been an issue,” Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. “I don’t know why. I gave them a day off this weekend. I said, ‘Guys, get your head together.’ We had a hard practice Monday and they responded.”

Mistakes compound Ramettes in 3-0 loss

October 1, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Repeated mistakes confounded the Johnsonburg Ramettes as the visiting Curwensville Lady Tide rallied to win close sets in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 26-24) victory Tuesday night in the Paper City.
After retaining the edge the entire set for a 25-14 win in game one, the Lady Tide rallied back to win the second and third games by two points each; the visitors closed out the last game with a 13-3 run to take the match.

September 29th

Ridgway cross country hosts Bradford, honors Guyer

September 30, 2014

Ridgway cross country hosts Bradford Monday afternoon and also honored the team's only senior, Rachel Guyer.
Guyer was the girls race winner with a listed time of 20:46. In the boys race, Jake Mercer finished third with a time of 19:09 and Luke Guyer was fifth had a time of 19:23.

Ridgway boys golf captures Class AA team championship

September 30, 2014

Make it two straight Class AA team titles for Ridgway boys golf.
The Elkers won the District 9 Class AA boys golf team championship during the first round of the District 9 boys golf championships held Monday at Punxsutawney Country Club.

Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine

September 30, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.

Judge declares mistrial in Ecklund case

September 30, 2014

After a full day of trial proceedings, Judge Richard Masson declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon James Ecklund, 23, of Ridgway, who is charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The motion for a mistrial was made by attorney Michael S. Marshall on the grounds that the Commonwealth's witnesses differed in their testimonies as to the dates on which the alleged incident occurred. The defense was prepared with an alibi witness, but differing accounts of what night the incident occurred would render the alibi defense meaningless.

Clifford R. Snyder

September 30, 2014

Clifford R. Snyder, 78, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born March 11, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Caroline Schatz Snyder.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1954. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, DePrator’s Beverage, Oak Manor, and the Dickinson Center.
On Sept. 30, 1961 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Catherine A. Simchick, who survives.

Barbara Ann (Caggeso) Emanuele

September 30, 2014

Barbara Ann (Caggeso) Emanuele, 64, of Oil City, died at 4:51 p.m. Friday Sept. 19, 2014 while surrounded by her family and friends.
Barb was born in Ridgway on Jan. 21, 1950, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Fragale Caggeso.
Barb graduated from Ridgway High School and she earned a business administration degree from Robert Morris College.
She was married May 17, 1980 at St. Leo Magnus Catholic Church in Ridgway to Giuseppe ”Joe” Emanuele and he survives.

Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues

September 29, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan.
Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today.

September 28th

Wealth of projects planned for upcoming years

September 29, 2014

In conjunction with the design committee from the Ridgway Heritage Council, Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki is planning a wide range of projects aimed at enhancing the North Broad Street corridor from the Main Street intersection to the Pennsy train depot.

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