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October 15th, 2014

Strong opinions voiced at "Groundswell Rising" showing

October 16, 2014

A free showing of "Groundswell Rising" was hosted at Central Fire Station in Ridgway, and during a public question and answer session, strong opinions about local government officials were expressed.
"Groundswell Rising" is a film that focuses on the negative aspects of fracking within communities, including negative health effects, loss of natural land and habitat, water quality issues and vastly increased traffic volumes due to fracking vehicles and water tanker trucks.

Repairs set to start at dam

October 16, 2014

WILCOX – The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.

County-wide Pink Day set for Friday

October 16, 2014

This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.

October 14th

Two held for court in St. Marys robbery

October 15, 2014

ST. MARYS – Two St. Marys residents were held for court on robbery charges after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Mark S. Jacob.
Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, and Savannah Satterwhite, 47, both of St. Marys, face multiple felony charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Friday, Oct. 22 at 430 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, home of John Boland.
Boland testified that he was wrestled out of his bed and pinned to the floor while other individuals searched his apartment.

Four students of the month at RASD

October 15, 2014

Ridgway Area High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas and Ridgway Area Elementary School principal Anne Herzing announced RASD's four "Student of the Month" winners for the month of October during Tuesday's school board meeting.
Herzing announced the two winners from the elementary school, Austin Dinsmore and Megan Rohr, who are currently both fifth graders in the elementary school.

Thomas W. Mehalko

October 15, 2014

Thomas W. Mehalko, 67, of 514 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died early Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
Born Feb. 1, 1947, in Wilcox, he was a son of George and Nellie Turzanski Mehalko. On July 27, 1968, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wilcox, he married Anita Johnson who survives.
Mr. Mehalko had worked for Penn Tech and, more recently, was employed by Alpha Sintered Metals in Ridgway.

Brockway boys soccer defeats Ridgway Elkers on Senior Night, 5-0

October 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Brockway boys soccer used a strong first half to take a 5-0 victory over Ridgway Tuesday evening at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
Ridgway honored their seniors before the game which were Chris Persinger, Bryce Dias, Justin Kinkead, Mason Walters, Philip Waddell, Dakota Dworsky and Pranay Medapally.

Lady Elkers fall to Brockway in overtime on Senior Night

October 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – After a promising first half, the Lady Elkers could not withstand a Brockway comeback and fell 4-3 in overtime to the Lady Rovers Tuesday at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
After building a 3-0 halftime lead, Brockway scored three goals in the second half and then scored three minutes into overtime to take the match.

Lady Owls drop Ramettes in 3 sets

October 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Despite some inspired volleyball in the first and third sets, visiting Bradford was still able to upend a stubborn Johnsonburg squad 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 25-22) Tuesday night.
"It was good volleyball at times and I thought the first and third games were hard fought, and there was some good volleyball being played," said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey following the match.

October 13th

Lady Dutch volleyball sweeps Ridgway Lady Elkers

October 14, 2014

St. Marys volleyball won 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 26-24) over Ridgway in varsity action Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
“We’re starting to get back to where we were in the first half of the season,” St. Marys coach Ken Vogt said. “We’re still not quite there. We need to be faster and we just need to get our heart back, I think.”

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