October 9th, 2014
Thomas Pontzer announces that he is excited with the addition of a completely new business now utilizing one half of his downstairs main floor commercial space. 3 Geek Computers, LLC is now open at Pontzer's PEP Products place in the center of Main Street.
The owners, who each have vast experience in all the aspects of the computer business are Steve Latcovich of Ridgway, and Mike Mertz and Thomas Schreiber, both of St. Marys.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area Elementary School will receive 12 unit ventilators after the school board unanimously approved the purchase of the ventilators from Stallion Mechanical for a total cost of $40,459.
Ten unit ventilators will be purchased and installed in the elementary school hallways while the other two will be purchased and installed in the elementary school lobby.
Ridgway boys golf won the Elk County Boys Golf Tournament held Thursday afternoon at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
It was the third straight year the Elkers won the county tournament.
Elk County Catholic boys soccer took advantage of a pair of chances and were able to take a 2-0 victory from Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I feel we played well against Ridgway," Elk County Catholic coach T.J. Weaver said. "They're a good opponent. They're going to do well in the playoffs. I'm pleased with the way we played. I'm looking forward to Senior Night next Monday which is always good for the kids at home against Smethport."
Ridgway boys golf won 199-208 over Elk County Catholic in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Leaning Pines Golf Course.
Mitchell Stark of Ridgway was the overall medalist for the Elkers with a 36. Josh Roselli finished with a 38 and TJ Schlimm carded a 40 for Ridgway. Nick Simon carded a 41 and Cory Oknefski rounded out the top five for Ridgway with a 44.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Thanks to funding from the Elk County Commissioners and the Johnsonburg Borough, the community building in Johnsonburg received new doors and the Johnson Run Bridge received needed repairs, after flooding in May caused severe damage and left the bridge unsafe.
The county commissioners approved two separate grant requests to help fund the community improvement projects, one through their Act 13 fund, and the other from Elk County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
HORTON TWP. â€“ Work to renovate the Horton Township building has been completed, and a storage building behind it is nearing completion, according to Horton Township Roadmaster Randy Carr.
Carr updated the Horton Township Supervisors about the work on the two buildings during Wednesday's regular monthly meeting of the Horton Township Supervisors.
Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.
HORTON TWP. â€“ This was the scene Tuesday evening in Horton Township on state Route 219 near the intersection with Elbon Road.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is continuing its adamant opposition to the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act as the Oct. 20 comment period deadline nears.
While the Elk County Board of Commissioners publicly opposed the measure last month, Ernie Mattiuz, a member of the state farm bureau's board of directors, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, governmental relations and membership chairman, warned that the proposed clarification of the 1972 Act will be trouble for citizens across the nation.