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December 27th, 2013
FOX TWP. â€“ In the midst of all the excitement surrounding this yearâ€™s EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament, Root Sports anchor Rob King reminded the athletes participating in this yearâ€™s event that every member of a team contributes in some way to that teamâ€™s success.
On Dec. 26, the Ridgway YMCA officially received a letter stating that Governor Tom Corbett has authorized the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County.
"This has been a long time coming," said Ridgway YMCA Executive Director Mary Lynne Bellotti. "I donâ€™t think that it has actually sunk in yet. I am so excited for our YMCA and our community."
The Ridgway Borough Council adopted their 2014 budget during a special meeting held Monday afternoon.
The adopted budget, which was advertised following a November meeting, will see no tax increase for Ridgway Borough residents.
The Christmas Day Happening event will again be celebrated on Christmas day at 12 p.m. at Central Fire Station along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament will undergo a number of exciting changes this year as it becomes the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament; however, one important element of the annual event will be continuing in a modified capacity.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ On Friday morning accused murderer Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg, charged in the killing of his 18-year-old girlfriend Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway, appeared in front of Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a pre-trial hearing.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance responded Friday at 6:12 p.m. to a vehicle fire at 214 Hickory St. in Johnsonburg.
The vehicle was reportedly inside a structure and on fire; initial reports indicated the possibility of three victims with burn wounds. A helicopter was requested at 6:26 p.m. to the landing zone at Elk Regional Health Center [ERHC] however unfavorable weather conditions prevented the chopper from flying in. Ridgway Ambulance also was dispatched to the scene.
ST. MARYS â€“ The 24 athletes named to the All-Tournament teams at the upcoming EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament will each receive a special brass medallion to commemorate the occasion, something in which the students in the drafting and Metal Working Occupations (MWO) students at St. Marys Area can take special pride. Instead of ordering the medallions from an outside source, St. Marys Area High School, the main host school for the tournament, turned to those students and asked them to take on the project.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane. The Chevrolet had three other passengers: Tiffany Potts, 29, of Johnsonburg, Amanda Sidelinger, 25, of Weedville and Rachelle Goetz, 21, of Weedville.