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February 13th, 2015

Wreck at Rite Aid in St. Marys

February 14, 2015

ST. MARYS – Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department), St. Marys Ambulance and St. Marys Police responded shortly after 3 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle crash in the Rite Aid parking lot along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. A public information release report was unavailable at press time but St. Marys Police confirmed a patron was exiting the business Friday afternoon and struck an unattended Ford F150 pickup truck and a large business sign located on the property.

Ridgway advances to AML championship game

February 14, 2015

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the AML championship game with a 34-26 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at Ridgway Area High School in an AML semifinal matchup.
"It was tough. It was about what we thought it would be, low-scoring," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "We're a patient team and when they pack in that zone, that zone's hard to attack. Coach Shuey has them much more under control. Early in the season, he had some guys out gambling at times. Now it's hard to find anything."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Cute & Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards

February 13, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Cute & Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards

February 12th

JASD denies recorded 'bankrupt' comments

February 13, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – At Thursday's Johnsonburg Area School District School Board meeting, school board member Richard "Louie" Wolfe denied that the term "bankruptcy" was ever used at a Jan. 21 JASD budget workshop, despite the word "bankrupt" being recorded by The Ridgway Record.
Wolfe made the claim after board members were asked about the district's financial situation, which has become a hot topic for the community since the most recent JASD budget workshop, according to Jason Pratt, a concerned parent that questioned the board about the district's financial status.

Main Street crash

February 13, 2015

An SUV drove over the curb and broke through a front glass pane at Hello Beautiful at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening along Main Street in Ridgway. Responders were on the scene to help those in the car as traffic was restricted for about 35 minutes and cleanup was done in front of the business. One person was taken out on a stretcher. No further information is known as of press time.

Ridgway man jailed for alleged cash theft

February 13, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man with plans of catching a bus to Florida will have to make the best of Elk County Prison instead.
Timothy Simmons, 30, of Ridgway, is charged with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly taking cash from the register of a Ridgway grocery store while he was employed there.

Ridgway wrestling defeats Kane on Senior NIght

February 13, 2015

Ridgway wrestling took advantage of seven forfeits to help take a 52-24 win over Kane Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.
Of the seven matches wrestled, Kane won five on the mat.

Suspect digs heels in - literally

February 13, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys woman dug her heels in, literally, when police asked her to exit a vehicle.
Deanna Rae Wortman, 35, of 1551 Bucktail Rd., is charged with resisting arrest or other law enforcement, a misdemeanor offense, for allegedly digging her feet into the floorboard and clinging to the seat as St. Marys Police officers removed her from the vehicle.

2 Wilcox residents die in crash

February 13, 2015

WILCOX – Two Wilcox residents died early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 321 in Wilcox, Jones Township.
According to a public information release report provided by the Ridgway-based state police, 81-year-old Vera Johnson of Wilcox was operating a 2004 Ford Escape along with a passenger, 92-year-old Rose Swanson, also from Wilcox.
Reports indicate Johnson was traveling south on SR 219 and failed to stop for a stop sign at the roadway's intersection with SR 321.

February 11th

DEP eyes reported sewage issue

February 12, 2015

HORTON TWP. – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials have reportedly received multiple complaints from residents regarding septic tanks leaking and running into a nearby stream in the Elbon area according to the Horton Township supervisors.
Russ Braun, the sewage enforcement officer for Horton Township, completed a field investigation report that was given to the supervisors and discussed at Wednesday's meeting.