February 19th, 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Let the fun begin.
The Johnsonburg Rams (23-2) opened the District 9 Class A playoffs Tuesday night with a 63-21 victory over the Union Knights of Rimersburg.
The Rams took advantage of another fast start Tuesday and jumped out to an early 25-5 lead after the first quarter of play.
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Ridgway Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday morning at Heritage Farms, 28235 Lake City Road in Spring Creek Township.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a recycling development and implementation grant for approximately $83,000 during a bi-weekly meeting.
William Gerg, a deputy for the Elk County Sheriff's Department, was recognized Tuesday morning during a board of commissioners meeting for exceptional services to the county.
The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors held their final meeting at 164 Ridgway Dr. Tuesday afternoon.
Carmellena M. "Lena" Scilingo, 85, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of 321 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Paul and Carmella Borelli Scilingo.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and attended Holy Rosary School in Johnsonburg. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She had been an Avon representative for several years.
The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous was in full force Monday as artists were in action at all locations in downtown Ridgway.
On Tuesday morning, Scott Dow will present a seminar regarding "flow and movement in sculpture" at the American Legion from 9 a.m. until noon before carving at all locations (South Broad, Center and Court Streets; County Squirrel Outfitters; Keystone True Value; former Ridgway Record building parking lot) until 5 p.m.
The Borough of Ridgway is considering the sale of parking permits to county employees, business owners and other members of the community.
On Monday, carvers will be at seminars at the American Legion from 9 a.m. until noon before carving at all locations (South Broad, Center and Court Streets; County Squirrel Outfitters; Keystone True Value; former Ridgway Record building parking lot) until 5 p.m. Monday's seminar will feature a special welcome from co-founders Rick and Liz Boni, followed by a presentation from Don Handley regarding physical issues arising from occupational carving. Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. before the seminars begin.
BENEZETTE â€“ Donnie and Fred may be big, brown, and part of one of the most popular attractions at the Elk Country Visitor Center this winter, but they are definitely not elk. Instead, the hardworking duo is a pair of Belgian horses that are utilized to provide sleigh and wagon rides for the center's visitors.