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February 9th, 2015

No one hurt in small Highland Twp. fire

February 10, 2015

HIGHLAND – No one was injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the basement of a residence on Highland Road near the Highland Hotel in Highland Township.
Bill Edinger, chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire was contained to a plastic bucket used for the disposal of ashes from a wood-burner.

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 9, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62

February 8th

Jones Twp. home total loss after fire

February 9, 2015

JONES TWP. – A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
The fire started in a home belonging to James "Snip" Snyder who was not in the home at the time of the fire.

Ridgway quilter to be showcased in international show

February 9, 2015

Jeanne Hall, a local quilter from Ridgway, has been selected as one of over 200 quilters who have had their quilts picked to be a part of an American Quilter's Society, AQS, show in Lancaster.
Hall will join others from 36 states and 10 countries at a March 11-14 international AQS show in Lancaster.
Hall, a winner of two blue ribbons from local shows, said the selection process for the AQS shows is very difficult, but after receiving encouragement from fellow local quilters, she decided to submit her first work to the show.

February 6th

A life without limitations for Haberberger

February 7, 2015

A conversation with 25-year-old Eric Haberberger leads one to believe he’s just like any other young adult.
The young man from St. Marys is looking forward to warmer weather, and with it the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, his two favorite baseball teams, hitting the diamond.
But with freezing temperatures dominant this time of year, Eric is inside the friendly confines of the Ridgway YMCA working up a sweat… in a wheelchair.

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.

February 4th

Rides 4 Vets continues to answer call

February 5, 2015

Rides 4 Vets, a local volunteer based organization, aims to help area veterans make it to medical appointments by providing transportation services.
The organization has provided services for six years after starting in 2008; they began transporting veterans in 2009.
Throughout those six years, Rides 4 Vets has provided over 1,000 rides for veterans, according to secretary, office manager and and driver Jake Himes.
He added the organization has been offering about 20 rides per month over the past few months.

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