February 13th, 2013
All three of the schools in the Ridgway Area School District [RASD] were recipients of the Keystone Achievement Awards received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in recognition for meeting Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP] targets for two consecutive years in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments [PSSA].
BROCKPORT â€“ As part of an annual report, Horton Township Fire Chief Chad Guaglianone stated that no deaths or firefighter injuries took place in 2012 during Wednesday night's meeting of the Horton Township Board of Supervisors.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township supervisors plans to meet with attorneys to map out a response to a threat of legal action by Seneca Resources.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a preliminary general fund budget calling for a potential tax increase during their regular meeting Tuesday night.
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ A federal trial for Thomas Smith of Emporium will be postponed until May after Smith's public defender requested additional time for trial preparation.
Jury selection was held and a trial date set for a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana at his Long Level Road property.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana reported on the recent arrest of a Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank during a council meeting held Monday afternoon.
ST. MARYS â€“ The number of Confirmation candidates assisting with this year's Valentine's Day Ball at Pinecrest Manor may have been down, but the turnout from Pinecrest residents was very high as it was "a packed house" of "over 100 residents" for the annual event, according to Confirmation Facilitator Kathy Reuscher.
James F. Eggler, 68, of 184 Elm St., Stonington, Conn., and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
He was born Feb. 2, 1945 in Ridgway, son of Dorothy Young Eggler and the late James M. Eggler.
He resided in Stonington for the past several years.
Elizabeth Jane â€śBettyâ€ť Mitchell Ford, 77, of Youngstown, Ohio, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1936 in Ridgway, the daughter of the Daniel and Mabel (Schmiedel) Mitchell, and moved to the Youngstown area in 1956.
Betty was a 12-year cancer survivor. She was a member of St. Matthias Church, the 7th Ward Citizens Coalition and the Cochran Park Neighbors. She was a dog groomer, a member of the Kroger Price Patrol and enjoyed hauling with her husband.