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September 14th, 2011

Superintendent reviews goals for upcoming year

September 14, 2011

Ridgway Area School District superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien reviewed the board's goals for the upcoming year during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
"As you know we started to and we will continue to review our goals to help us understand why we are here," O'Brien said. "One of our goals is that our students will become creative problem solvers with the ability to synthesize and analyze possible solutions to challenging problems."
Another goal of the board is to make sure the students are receiving comprehensive literacy skills.

County accepts ‘Rails To Trails’ feasibility study

September 14, 2011

SMETHPORT – The “Rails To Trails” feasibility study has been finalized and now is available for public inspection at the county planning office.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday that claims the “project was completed in accordance with the grant agreement.”
“The plan and related materials will be used to guide future recreation and conservation decisions,” the commissioners said in the resolution adopted at a meeting at the county courthouse.

Charles Edward King

September 14, 2011

Charles Edward King, age 67, a resident of Elgin, South Carolina, died Sept. 8, 2011, Columbia, South Carolina following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 7, 1943, in DuBois, son of Robert E. and Betty J. Steinbach King
On Aug. 15, 1963, he married Sylvia Kay Hicks. She preceded him in death.
Occupation: Charles was a 1962 graduate of Brockway High School.
He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving from September of 1962 until August of 1966. He retired from Owens-Brockway Glass where he worked in repair and construction services.

Elker golf defeats Bradford

September 14, 2011

Ridgway boys golf was victorious Tuesday afternoon with a 207-223 victory over Bradford at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Jordan Lundin led Ridgway with a 40. Josh Mitchell, Jesse Reynolds and Jake Klawuhn all carded scores of 41. Eric Matheson rounded out the top five with a 44.
T.J. Schlimm finished with a 46 and Josh Roselli had a mark of 48. Matt Aiello carded a 49 for the Elkers.
Bradford’s Josh Stauffer earned medalist honors with a 39. Jeff Cattoni had a 45 for the Owls. Tom Morlock and Josh Mongillo each had scores of 46 and Seth Mollander had a score of 47.

Ridgway boys soccer falls to Kane

September 14, 2011

A pivotal 10-minute stretch in the second half helped Kane win 3-0 against Ridgway in boys soccer action Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
After a scoreless first half, Kane was able to finally break through three minutes into the second half as Jack Wolfe assisted on a goal by Will Carley to put the Wolves ahead 1-0. Carley returned the favor a little over eight minutes later as he assisted on a finish by Wolfe for a 2-goal lead in Kane’s favor.

September 13th

Borough approves number of bids

September 13, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council held their regular meeting Monday afternoon to approve a number of bids.
Council voted unanimously in favor of approving a $16,600 bid proposed by Paul Asti to renovate an existing bathroom in the Community Center into a handicap accessible one.

Township raises taxes on migrant workers

September 13, 2011

WILCOX – The Jones Township Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of raising the earned income tax of out-of-state workers to one percent during Monday night's meeting.
This township raised the earned income tax by .5 percent.
"Currently our ordinance allows for .5 percent to be collected from out-of-state workers," said chairman Mike DePonceau. "Do we want to raise this to one percent? Residents in most Pennsylvania municipalities pay one percent of earned income tax, which is split between municipalities and school districts."

William E. "Bill" Lyle

September 13, 2011

William E. "Bill" Lyle, age 73, of McCain Street in Brockway, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center
He was born May 5, 1938, in Brockway, son of Mary Katherine Lyle.
On July 17, 1960, he married Caroline Caggiano, she survives.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, and a member of the S.O.I. Club and the Sportsmens Club, both in Brockway.
Bill enjoyed racing on every level, from the local ranks all the way up through NASCAR. He also enjoyed playing cards and fishing.

Verne Cuthbert Bixby

September 13, 2011

Verne Cuthbert Bixby, 89, peacefully entered on to eternal life on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at her home in Wallingford. She was the wife of Jack W. Bixby with who she celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2011.
Born in Philadelphia on April 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late W. Earl and Verna Bressler Cuthbert. Verne was a 1940 graduate of Ridgway High School and a 1945 graduate of Clarion University. 

September 12th

Ridgway football downs Smethport

September 12, 2011

It was a clean sweep for Eric Matheson Saturday night.
Matheson had all 28 of Ridgway's points as Ridgway won its home opener 28-7 over Smethport at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
Matheson had four total touchdowns and four extra points. Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said Matheson's determination is something the other players are trying to input into their own effort.
"Eric is a hard-nosed kid. He's one of those kids that will do anything at any time for anybody to help the team win," Heindl said.

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