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February 6th, 2015

Johnsonburg boys basketball downs Brockway from foul line, 43-29

February 7, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams were at the foul line consistently in the fourth quarter, so much so that the Rams didn't need points any other way.
The Rams scored all 15 fourth-quarter points from the foul line en route to a 43-29 win over Brockway Friday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg was 15 for 19 from the charity stripe, taking advantage of Brockway being in the penalty throughout the final eight minutes.

February 5th

St. Marys man dies in Huston Twp. crash

February 6, 2015

HUSTON TWP. – A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.

'Good faith pledge' made to Main Street Program

February 6, 2015

The Ridgway Borough Council approved a motion Thursday to increase contributions to the Main Street Program that will help keep the program alive for the next five years.
The motion, approved by a 5-1 vote, will give the Main Street Program $7,750 in 2015 and $5,000 a year for five years starting in 2016, an increase over the yearly $2,750 contribution that has been made over the past 10 years by the borough.
The single opposing vote to the motion was made by Council President Ralph Dussia who said he wanted the contributions to be $5,000 for the whole six-year period.

W. Va. man killed in two-vehicle crash

February 6, 2015

PORTAGE TWP. – A West Virginia man was killed Thursday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle crash on state Route 120 in Cameron County.
The crash remains under investigation after Phillip D. Wagner, 51, of Philippi, W. Va. died and James R. Burgeson, 61, of Allegany, N.Y., suffered severe injuries, according to PSP Emporium.

McCracken sentenced for multiple charges

February 6, 2015

Dayon McCracken was sentenced to six to 12 years of incarceration in the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh after being found guilty of one felony and four misdemeanors stemming from an April 27, 2014 kidnapping incident.

James A. Curley Jr.

February 6, 2015

James A. Curley Jr., 76, of 2857 10th St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of James A. Curley Sr. and Mary Martha Conneen Curley.
He married Carla Kesler on Dec. 27, 1961 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and she survives. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls since 1956.
Mr. Curley graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1956. He attended St. Bonaventure University for one year and graduated from Akron University.

Erma R. Butterfuss

February 6, 2015

Erma R. Butterfuss, 87, of 103 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at her home.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Moyers, W. Va., daughter of the late Lester and Mary Alice Moyers Pitsenbarger. She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950.
She was a graduate of Blue Grass High School in Blue Grass, Va., Class of 1944, and as a member of the Cadet Nurses Corp from the Emergency Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., Class of 1948.

Kane wrestling edges Johnsonburg 30-24 on forfeits

February 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Kane wrestling won 30-24 over Johnsonburg Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only three matches were wrestled on the mat and Johnsonburg won them all, picking up a pinfall and two decisions.

Ridgway gymnastics sets season-high score vs. Altoona

February 5, 2015

Ridgway gymnastics set a season-high team score, scoring 119.9 team points against Altoona Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Altoona won the meet with 129.95 team points.
Hailey Hoffman of Ridgway was the all-around winner with a score of 34.3. Hoffman won the bars, beam and floor exercise events. Rachael Schiafone was fifth for Ridgway with a 30.475 and Alanna Schiafone was sixth with a 29.15.

February 4th

Johnsonburg wrestling falls to Youngsville

February 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg wrestling lost 32-9 to Youngsville Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only four matches were wrestled on the mat and each team picked up two victories. Youngsville was aided by three forfeit victories, including at the opening weight of 195 pounds as Austin Spear picked up the forfeit win for Youngsville. After there was no match at 220 pounds, William Peluso tied the team score with a first-period pin over Mason Benjamin in 1:55.

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