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May 23rd, 2012

Commission eyes spending plans

May 23, 2012

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are keeping a sharp eye on federal and state spending plans as lawmakers continue to make budget adjustments.
"Not much has changed when we're looking at the federal budget updates," said Eric Bridges, the commission's executive director. "We're pretty much where we were a week ago when conversations started. Appropriation bills on the federal side are moving through each respective chamber."

Banking act gains supporters

May 23, 2012

A banking act enacted in 1933 regained attention at Monday night's Ridgway Borough Council meeting since council first adopted a resolution in support of the Glass-Steagall Act in June of 2011.
Ridgway resident William Granche attended Monday's meeting to update the council on the Glass-Steagall Act, also known as "The Return to Prudent Banking Act."
The Banking Act of 1933 was a law enacted June 16, 1933 to establish the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] in the United States and to impose banking reforms.

Constance M. "Connie" Beaver

May 23, 2012

Constance M. "Connie" Beaver, 73, of 113 Grove St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, May 22, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1938 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Costek and Mildred Seifert Olszewski. On July 4, 1959, she married David C. Beaver, who survives.

James F. Powell Jr.

May 23, 2012

James F. Powell Jr., 57, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Born Feb. 23, 1955, he was a son of the late James F. Powell Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Jane (Simchick) Powell. He was engaged to Ann Curtin-Sinclair of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

May 22nd

Change made for tax office

May 23, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve an agreement with Palmetto Posting, Inc., and county officials for the posting of delinquent tax notices on properties for which delinquent taxes are owed.
John Samick and Katie Krise from the county's Tax Claims office were on hand Tuesday morning to discuss the change.

Joseph F. Spowal

May 23, 2012

Joseph F. Spowal, 83, of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died early Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012 following a brief illness at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.
He was born May 19, 1929 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Giacomo "Jack" and Theresa Stoudt Spowal.
On Nov. 21, 1970 in Johnsonburg, he married Cecilia Marrone, she survives.
He had resided in Johnsonburg since 1974, formerly of Gibsonia and Smethport.

Sandra "Sandy" Calkins Kowalski

May 23, 2012

Sandra "Sandy" Calkins Kowalski, 72, of 2605 Rosalyn Trail, Long Beach, Ind., died on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, at her residence following a longtime battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
On Jan. 30, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Stanley Kowalski, he survives.
She resided in Long Beach, Ind. for the past 47 years.

Pool rates remain unchanged

May 23, 2012

Membership rates for the Lyle G. Hall Community Pool in downtown Ridgway will remain unchanged for the upcoming season.
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a recommendation from the Planning, Grants and Recreation Committee Monday night for the family membership to cover up to five people and any additional members to be charged $10 per person.
"We did not change the season and weekly memberships or the daily admissions," said Council President Nina Stolburg. "They are the same as how they have been in the past."

Stroke therapies highlighted at recent seminar

May 23, 2012

ST. MARYS - At a recent stroke prevention seminar at Elk Regional Health Center's Education Center, some of the discussion focused on treatments available to stroke victims.
Katherine Brem, an occupational therapist with Elk Regional, said that recovery begins in the acute care hospital once a stroke victim is declared medically stable. Brem said it is at this point that the caregiver needs of a patient are assessed, with a physician determining a patient's strengths and deficits in designing a rehabilitation plan for them.

Grumley frustrates Elkers again as Rams advance in playoffs

May 23, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Barely two weeks removed from a walk-off home run to stun Ridgway, Cameron Grumley struck gold again.
The sophomore starting catcher crushed a Josh Mitchell offering over the center field fence Tuesday in the fifth inning of a first round District 9 Class A playoff game to put the Rams in the quarterfinals.
Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Smethport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The 3-run home run turned out to be the game-winner in Johnsonburg's eventual 3-0 win over the visiting Elkers, a victory that raised the Rams' record to 19-0.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...