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October 13th, 2011

Bus route changes remain hot topic

October 14, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The changes to the bus route schedule at the Johnsonburg Area School District continue to frustrate parents, following a Transportation Committee meeting held on Oct. 4 board members voted against making any changes to the bus route despite a large number of concerned parents.
Concerned parent Rocco DeFranco attended Thursday night's school board meeting for an update on the matter.

Johnsonburg wins Elk County Golf Tournament

October 14, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Rams golfers edged the team from Elk County Catholic High School 232-233 to win this year's Elk County Golf Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course. The Ridgway Elkers came in third with a score of 244 and St. Marys Area was fourth with 250.
Six members of each school participated in the tournament, except for Johnsonburg, which had only five players. The tournament consisted of six holes of scramble, six holes of alternating shots and six holes of best ball.

Crusaders win big over Elkers

October 14, 2011

The Elk County Catholic boys soccer team took control early and were dominant in a 9-0 victory over Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The game was delayed for a hour because only one referee showed up for the game and the delay was done until a second referee could get to the site. The game started at 5 p.m. and a full 40-minute first half was played but there was only a 3-minute halftime and a 30-minute second half before the game was called due to darkness.

October 12th

Expert witnesses testify in Donachy murder case

October 13, 2011

Two expert witnesses from the Pennsylvania State Police crime labs testified on Wednesday during Lawrence Earl Donachy's trial being held in the Elk County Courthouse. Donachy, 36, is charged in the April 6, 1999 rape and murder of Irene Challingsworth, a St. Marys beautician.
Forensic Lab Manager Bruce Tackett of the PSP Crime Lab in Erie, along with Forensic DNA Manager Beth Ann Marne of PSP Crime Lab in Greensburg, were both accepted as expert witnesses as part of the trial.

Former boyfriend of victim takes stand in Donachy murder trial

October 13, 2011

Inside the Elk County Courthouse on day three of the homicide trial of a man accused of the April 6, 1999 rape and murder of St. Marys beautician Irene Challingsworth, jurors listened to testimony from Pennsylvania State Police scientists and Challingsworth's former boyfriend. Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, is charged with one count each of homicide, rape, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal attempt at arson and unlawful restraint.
The first witness to take the stand Wednesday morning was Tom Feldbauer of St. Marys, Challingsworth's former boyfriend of over 16 years.

Rotary prepares for first quilt show

October 13, 2011

The Ridgway Rotary will be hosting its first annual Quilt Show fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Udarbe Complex along South Street in Ridgway.
The Quilt Show is free and open to the public, and coincides with the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Flavors of Fall festival. During the festival residents are encouraged to stop in at the Quilt Show which features over 75 quilts created by residents throughout the county.

Lady Elkers fall to Brockway

October 13, 2011

Ridgway girls soccer lost 6-2 to Brockway in action Wednesday afternoon on a cold, windy and rainy day at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Lady Elkers as Julianna Esposito scored as she broke through the right side of Ridgway’s defense to give the Lady Rovers a 1-0 lead.

October 11th

Ridgway holds off Johnsonburg volleyball

October 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Ridgway volleyball was pushed to the brink by Johnsonburg but pushed through for a 3-2 (25-12, 25-23, 18-25, 13-25, 15-9) victory over the Ramettes Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

ECC duo wins district doubles

October 12, 2011

DuBOIS – Elk County Catholic’s Abby Meyer and Loreal Housler captured the District 9 tennis doubles championship on Tuesday by defeating their teammates, Laira Reuscher and Maria Gismondi, in the finals. The tournament was played at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Housler and Meyer reached the finals by defeating St. Marys Area’s Chelsea Agosti and Aubrey Wiesner 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals they beat Brockway’s Abigail Larson and Cassandra Foradori 6-1, 6-3.

Elkers fall to Smethport

October 12, 2011

Ridgway boys soccer lost 3-2 to Smethport Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Elkers couldn’t have started any better as Tad Pierce exploited a hole in the left side of the Smethport defense and scored just 20 seconds into the game to put Ridgway in the lead.
In the 11th minute, Pierce looped a pass from the right wing to the head of Josh Braley and he buried it perfectly into the left corner of the net as Ridgway took a 2-0 lead early in the game.

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