May 26th, 2015
The Ridgway YMCA started the seventh grade initiative program a few years back and according to Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the popular North Broad Street facility, the program remains one of her favorites.
KERSEY â€” The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game with a 7-2 victory over the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at the Fox Township Community Park.
Elk Catholic will now meet Smethport for the District 9-A crown. Smethport eliminated Port Allegany by a 7-3 score Tuesday.
After trailing early, the Lady Crusaders scored four times on four hits and an error in the home half of the third inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.
DuBOIS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders saw their season come to an early end with a 5-2 loss to Clarion on Tuesday night under the lights at Showers Field in DuBois in the District 9 Class A semifinals.
Johnsonburg track and field finished with two state medalists at the conclusion of the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Ashley Imbrogno finished fourth in javelin with a mark of 135-6. Brooke Hinderliter of Redbank Valley won the title with a mark of 158-9.
Rachel Guyer finished fifth in the 1600 with a time of 5:12:98. Imbrogno took third in the javelin last year at 133-2.
A large group of attendees gathered Monday morning in Ridgway in recognition of Memorial Day.
Ron Beimel was the keynote speaker at Central Fire Station during the annual Memorial Day program, noting that he was honored to speak.
"We're here today to honor our heroes and remember their achievements, courage and dedication, and to thank them for their sacrifices," he said, indicating that while service members "come from all walks of life," they all share the same traits.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Throughout the country, America's citizens gathered Monday to remember those who have died in service of the country, and Johnsonburg was no exception.
Johnsonburg's citizens participated in this year's Memorial Day services which included a flag ceremony, a Naval service, a veterans' walk and a Memorial Day program that was held at the gazebo along Market Street.
The Johnsonburg Fire Department was called out for a structure fire at Domtar tonight at 8:45 p.m. Upon answering the call, the department responded with an engine, an engine-rescue and a utility vehicle for a problem located in the recovery boiler building. The St. Marys Ambulance was also on scene, being called out at 8:45 p.m. along with the fire department. Emergency personnel left the scene at 9:20 p.m. No more information was immediately available on the scene.
ST. MARYS â€“ Charges have been filed against a St. Marys woman stemming from an April 15 crash which resulted in extensive property damage including a broken utility pole along Windfall Road.â€¨
Tonia Joyce Rio, 43, of 461 Washington St., St. Marys, faces multiple DUI charges in addition to accidents invoking damage to unattended property and careless driving.â€¨
Rio was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw. The samples were sent to NMS Labs and a report was received earlier this month by the St. Marys City Police Department, indicated her BAC at 12:39 a.m. April 16 was 0.156.â€¨
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man is facing multiple charges in court after it was reported that he abandoned his tractor-trailer on North Michael Street near the diamond before laying on the road and resisting arrest when police showed up, all while possibly under the influence of bath salts.â€¨
On Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m., the St. Marys City Police Department received a call reporting a man banging on windows and laying in the roadway on North Michael Street near the Diamond.â€¨
DAGUSCAHONDA â€“Â A controlled burn in Daguscahonda apparently spread out of control late Thursday night and destroyed an unoccupied house scheduled for demolition.
According to Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the State Police at Ridgway, Robert J. Lilley, 43, of Ridgway, was burning brush at 617 E. Mill St. in Daguscahonda.