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March 4th, 2012

Elkers send three to Hershey; Bush, Caggiano win regional titles

March 4, 2012

SHARON – Last year, Ridgway wrestling had only one state qualifier and that was a third-place finish.
What a difference a year makes.
Ridgway advanced three to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship and garnered two regional championships at the conclusion of the PIAA Class AA Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Corey Bush (126 pounds) won his second regional championship after finishing third last season. Kyle Caggiano won his first regional gold medal at 160 pounds and Jake Himes became a first-time state qualifier at 170 pounds with a third-place finish.

Crusaders fight off Lions 77-66 in D9 consolation contest

March 4, 2012

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders put in a strong performance on Saturday afternoon in the District 9 boys’ Class A consolation game at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium, going up by 17 at one point early in the fourth quarter before fending off a late rally by Clarion-Limestone to come away with a 77-66 victory.

Lady Crusaders win 9-A consolation over Kane

March 4, 2012

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders won the District 9-A consolation game Saturday by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves by a 47-25 score.
The Lady Crusaders will now take on Southern Fulton, the District 5 champion, on Saturday at a time and site to be announced. Kane will take on Vincentian, the District 7 champion, also on Saturday at a site and time to be announced.

Rendezvous recap

March 4, 2012

The 13th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous recently came to a close.
The streets of Ridgway look empty without the surplus of carvers and visitors fulfilling the downtown. This year there were reportedly 195 carvers in attendance representing nine countries including England, Germany, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Canada, the United States, Scotland and Romania.
The new location of the event raised many concerns in citizens and officials, but Liz Boni, coordinator of the Rendezvous, said it ended a success.

March 2nd

Elkers advance three to semis at regionals

March 3, 2012

SHARON – Ridgway wrestling has three wrestlers in the semifinals after the first day at the PIAA Northwest Regional Class AA championships which opened up Friday at Sharon High School.
Corey Bush (126), Kyle Caggiano (160) and Jake Himes are the three who will advance to the regional semifinals. One more win qualifies each of those three for the state tournament next weekend.

Municipal authority evaluates water system project

March 2, 2012

Representatives from Metaldyne attended Thursday night's Ridgway Township Municipal Authority meeting to discuss the installation of two fire hydrants and a sprinkler system at its facility along Rocky Road in Ridgway.
According to Metaldyne's Safety and Environmental Manger Bob Tami, the company's insurance provider will permit up to $1.8 million to spend on the project.
"Basically we need your [municipal authority] help as we start the project," Tami said "Our problem is we have to have it done by the end of this year. We need your help, at least, to make sure it goes well."

ECC to receive Charity and Social Service Honors medal

March 2, 2012

The students at Elk County Catholic High School always seem to be involved with something, whether collecting canned food for the Christian Food Bank or traveling to the Dominican Republic for a week-long mission trip.

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski

March 2, 2012

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski, 93, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Vincent and Leokadja Walczak Zawatski.
He married Gertrude Ann Votano on Aug. 2, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.

March 1st

Lady Elker basketball teams honored with banquet

March 1, 2012

The varsity Ridgway girls basketball team was honored with a banquet Thursday night at The Royal Inn.
Ridgway’s lone senior, Nicole Breier, was named as the team’s MVP, scholar-athlete and Offensive Player of the Year.

Ridgway retailers extend business hours as part of initiative

March 1, 2012

Friday, March 2 will feature March Madness in downtown Ridgway as part of the First Friday initiative established by the Main Street program. First Friday encourages retail shops in downtown to remain open longer on Friday evenings.
“We are encouraging those who do not have extended hours to do so at least one time a month,” Main Street Manager, Michelle Bogacki said. “We hope to get a little bit of a night life in Ridgway.”

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