May 21st, 2015
The Ridgway Borough Police Department is reporting that plywood and lumber have been stolen from the Ridgway skatepark located on North Broad Street.
According to a police report from the department, Gary Gerber reported to police that several items that were purchased to refurbish the skatepark went missing sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up their first win of the postseason with a 14-4 five-inning victory over North Clarion on Thursday evening at Berwind Park in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.
The Crusaders recorded 10 hits in the victory, scoring in each of the four innings they went up to bat. All of North Clarion's hits came in the top of the fourth with ECC already ahead 12-0.
"The bats finally came alive a little bit," said ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt.
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Eugene DePasquale, current auditor general of Pennsylvania, visited the area Wednesday to discuss his office's recent findings.
"We're lucky enough to have good stories about what we do and how some of the things we do can help the state budget as well as all over the state, and the kids as well," he said. "Many of the things that we find, I have to come and tell the story because the leverage of the auditor general is the soapbox; we do the audits but they're not mandated so we have get our work out to the public."
CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), through funding provided by the Elk County Children and Youth Services, will be hosting a free 12-week Incredible Years workshop series that will be open to parents in Elk and Cameron counties.
This particular workshop series provided by CAPSEA will focus on parents with children between ages 2 and 8, but Billie Jo Weyant, CAPSEA executive director, said that CAPSEA plans to expand the program in the future to cover kids of all ages.
BUTLER â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams had the pitching and the effort, the Rams couldn't find that one run-scoring hit though.
A third-inning run for Moniteau would stand up for the Warriors as Moniteau defeated Johnsonburg 1-0 Wednesday night at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler in a District 9 Class AA semifinal game.
Incumbent Republican Elk County Commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer won the nomination in Tuesday's primary election.
They will be on the ballot in November alongside Democrats Matt Quesenberry and Ron Beimel.
Quesenberry, director of the county's planning department and a member of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, had a strong showing from his fellow Democrats with 1,494 votes. He garnered the most votes in the commissioners race overall.
CRANBERRY â€“ Patience at the plate led to victory for Cranberry softball over Johnsonburg.
Johnsonburg softball lost 11-1 in five innings to Cranberry in the first round of the District 9 Class AA softball playoffs Tuesday afternoon at Cranberry Area High School.
Nina Stolburg, who was nominated by the Ridgway Borough Council to replace Rich Parrish after he resigned at the beginning of April, was sworn in as a council member during Monday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting.
Ridgway Borough Mayor Guillermo Udarbe lead the swearing in ceremony for Stolburg as the newest member of council by having Stolburg affirm her commitment to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Stolburg will serve on the council until this year's elections determine a permanent replacement for Parrish.
Since Jan. 1, Bob Marnatti, a Ridgway native, has been managing almost 25 men and women through his position as the manager of the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation.
Through this position, Marnatti is responsible for managing operations, personnel, finance, billing and day-to-day operation for the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation.
Marnatti's career in the emergency medical services field started early as he volunteered with the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation before turning 18.