September 9th, 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District received a $10,000 grant from Highmark to be used to purchase health foods and exercise equipment for its high school students.
"The money will be used for nutrition and physical activity," said superintendent Dennis Crotzer, during Thursday night's regular school board meeting. "Fresh fruits and vegetables will be purchased for our students and aerobic equipment will be purchased for student use."
The elementary school received a similar grant from Highmark several years ago for $10,000.
Ridgway girls soccer had a dominant first half but only a 1-goal lead to show for it at halftime.
The Lady Elkers then put the game out of reach with an even better second half.
Ridgway scored three times in the second half and allowed one shot on goal through the entire game in a 4-0 win over Smethport Wednesday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting their 5th Annual Cemetery Walk this Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., an oral history will be presented in the Center House Museum for those who cannot walk the cemetery. Refreshments will be served after the program.
The guided walking tour of Pine Grove, St. Leo's and Thayer Cemeteries will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10. To take part in the cemetery walk, meet at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Beau Iorfido is another one of Johnsonburg Elementary Schoolâ€™s first-grade teachers.
Iorfido plans on using one of his own hobbies to teach the children.
â€śOne of my favorite hobbies includes learning how to play the guitar,â€ť Iorfido said. â€śThis is something that I enjoy learning on my own time. It is also something that I will incorporate into my classroom.â€ť
Iorfido says he has found that children love to sing along and learn while listening to music.
Last weekâ€™s judicial ruling on the ownership of sandstone in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) may help bring about a favorable court decision for forest oil and gas well drillers.
Thatâ€™s the message given by R. Timothy McCrum, a Washington-based attorney who represents the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) and Minard Run Oil of Bradford.
With an adjusted lineup Tuesday, the Ridgway Elkers strolled to a 22-stroke victory Tuesday at Laurel Mill Golf Course to improve to 5-1 on the season.
Ridgway senior Jordan Lundin shot a 41 to take medalist honors and teammate sophomore Sam Delhunty was four strokes behind with a 45; Ridgway seniors Eric Matheson, Aaron Sorge and Kyle Caggiano each shot 49 for a team total of 231 shots.
Ridgway senior Alex Oknefski and junior Tony Leithner both shot 51, and junior JoJo Jaques fired a 53 but those three did not factor into the scoring.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ St. Marys boys soccer won its season opener 6-1 over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
â€śIâ€™m satisfied,â€ť St. Marys coach Russ Micale said. â€śWe definitely have some bugs to work out of our system. As far as the game went, they improved as the game went on. Thatâ€™s what you like to see. Every time we step on the field, we got to get better, we got to improve. We have a ways to go but weâ€™ll get there.â€ť
Ridgway soccer lost 5-0 to Port Allegany Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Port scored in the 10th minute as Elliott Binder ripped a penalty kick into the back of the net.
Scott Brookens scored less than two minutes later for the Gators to make the margin 2-0.
With 26:51 left in the fist half, Eli Knapp upped the lead to 3-0. Brookens added a goal right before halftime to make the lead 4-0.
Brookens scored again midway through the second half for Portâ€™s fifth goal.
Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] projects for the fiscal year are in line after a public hearing Tuesday and subsequent meeting to approve allocations.
Among the figures are $55,000 for "slum and blight remediation" for the clearance and demolition of slum and blight properties within the county.
"We're going to try to take care of some of the blighted properties in Elk County," said Tracy D. Gerber, CDBG coordinator. "We're trying to focus on some of the properties that are in the repository at the county level.
The Elk County Commissioners have publicly endorsed the implementation of a Marcellus Shale impact fee on each unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania.
"We had met with Senator [Joe] Scarnati and we were voicing our concerns for the human service side of this and they're going to be hit with this Marcellus Shale and housing, that part could be problematic," said Elk County Commissioner June H. Sorg. "I know a lot of folks are concerned about that and other programs of interest.