Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced additional information regarding the three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Blair and Bedford counties during a press conference held at the PGC's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon. According to Cal DuBrock, Bureau Director of Wildlife Management for the PGC, the three deer were tested through the commission's aging field checks during the general firearm season.
CLARION â€“ Another Johnsonburg second-half comeback equaled a district championship 30 years in the making. Johnsonburg boys basketball won their first district championship since 1983 with a 37-29 victory over Ridgway in the Class A title game held at Clarion University. See page 6.
High school students of the Ridgway Area School District will give their final performance of "Beauty and the Beast" tonight, March 2, in the auditorium of the high school at 7 p.m.
JEFFERSON CO. - A Ridgway man headed to trial on arson, attempted murder and drug charges in Elk County has been remanded into federal custody by the U.S. Marshals Office on weapons charges filed against him and a Johnsonburg man in federal court.
Cameron County residents are welcome to bring their electronic devices to the Elk County Community Recycling Center and efforts have been made to clear up a recent miscommunication on the matter.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurological disease that impacts members of the Cervidae family, which includes whitetail deer and elk, has been detected in deer harvested in Blair and Bedford counties, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced Friday. So far, a total of three deer-- two from Blair County and one from Bedford County-- have reportedly tested positive for the disease.
HORTON TWP. â€“Â The Ridgway-based state police report responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 28 on SR 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township. Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.
BROCKPORT â€“Â Area emergency crews reportedly responded to a motor vehicle crash near Cristini's Auto Wrecking along state Route 153 in Brockport on Thursday morning. The Horton Township Fire Department was called to the scene at 10:51 a.m. and the Fox Township Fire Department was then asked to respond at 11:07 a.m. The portion of SR 153 between SR 219 and SR 255 was closed for several hours as a result of the crash, and the roadway reportedly reopened around 3 p.m.
JAY TWP. - On Jan. 3, representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission met with a standing-room-only crowd at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center in Weedville to discuss the commission's plan to trap and remove the animals.
JAMES CITY â€“ The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still is reviewing public concerns about a proposed "injection well" near James City in Highland Township.