The Daily Press The Ridgway Record | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-01-29T22:02:26-05:00 waste authority raises $828 for CAPSEA2015-01-29T22:02:26-05:002015-01-29T22:02:26-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordThe fundraiser, which was a test fundraiser for the solid waste authority, started in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.To raise the funds, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority collects electronics and sends them to Orro Fundraising, a company that refurbishes electronics, sells them and provides 30 percent of the profits back to the solid waste authority. Ridgway, PARichie LeckerSolid waste authority raises $828 for CAPSEARidgway Preview and Predictions2015-01-29T17:45:23-05:002015-01-29T17:45:23-05:00Copyright 2010 Ridgway Record New England vs. Seattle2/1 6:30 (ET)University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ These teams last met in week 6 of the 2012 season with Seattle coming out on top 24-23. Outspoken Seattle CB Richard Sherman approached Tom Brady after the game to say “You mad bro?” after Brady guaranteed victory earlier in the week. Brady will have the chance to avenge this loss on the biggest stage of all. Since that game, both teams’ cores remain mostly intact. Seattle still has their vaunted “Legion of Boom” secondary featuring Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. On offense, Seattle is still paced by dual threat QB Russell Wilson, powerful RB Marshawn Lynch and receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. New England’s offense will feature QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Brandon LaFell and RB LaGarrette Blount. On defense, New England has a great secondary led by off season acquisition corner backs Brandon Browner and Darrell Revis. Browner was on Seattle last year and Revis was acquired from Tampa Bay. Let’s take a look at how these teams match up. When New England has the ball:New England is hard to figure out. Some games they can heavily favor the pass or run. For example, last week RB LaGarrette Blount ran the ball 30 times for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns in their demolition of Indianapolis. The prior week, Brady threw the ball 50+ times in the narrow comeback victory over Baltimore. Weather could dictate which way they will lean as it was quite a rainy mess against Indianapolis. The game is being played in Arizona with a retractable roof, so we should expect dry conditions. A balanced attack should be expected as Brady thrives off play action passing. The run should set them up, as it will draw defenders to the line and expose matchups for electrifying TE Rob Gronkowski. The key matchup is 6’5” safety Kam Chancellor who should match up well with the 6’7” Gronkowski who typically overpowers smaller safeties. However, the strong running of Blount could force Seattle to bring more men into the box. When Seattle has the ball:Seattle runs a balanced attack as QB Russell Wilson plays a very heady game and typically makes good decisions. Last week, he threw 4 interceptions, but still found a way to win vs. Green Bay in the waining minutes and overtime. Wilson is not afraid to tuck it and run the ball should his less than stellar receiving corps fails to find openings in a tough New England secondary that can probably stick to man to man coverage a lot. Look for LB Rob Ninkovich to be spying Wilson most of the game to try to defend against Wilson running the ball on passing plays. Although, Marshawn Lynch in known as a physical power running back look for him in the passing game. He is a solid route runner with good hands. New England will try to put LB Jamie Collins on him as much as possible. Collins is one of the best linebackers in the league in pass coverage. Verdict:This will be a physical game as both teams attempt to make history. Seattle will try to become the first back to back champs since New England did so in 2003-04. New England will be going for its 4th championship which would tie QB Tom Brady for most championships as a starting quarterback. Coach Bill Belichick would also tie Chuck Knoll for most championships by a head coach. This will be a close one, but the experienced Tom Brady leads New England on a game winning 4th quarter drive.New England 24-20 Ridgway, PANo author availableChampionship Preview and PredictionsRidgway on Ridgway Johnsonburg Road2015-01-29T01:19:25-05:002015-01-29T01:19:25-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerCrash on Ridgway Johnsonburg RoadRidgway Central discusses updates on rail project2015-01-29T00:33:14-05:002015-01-29T00:33:14-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway Record"I categorize it as an exciting potential new economic development project for our region," adding the project has become a high priority for North Central, especially over the past few weeks.Ridgway, PARichie LeckerNorth Central discusses updates on rail projectRidgway waived for court in boating accident2015-01-29T00:29:54-05:002015-01-29T00:29:54-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PAJim MeyerBrothers waived for court in boating accidentRidgway nurse returns after treating Ebola patients in Africa2015-01-29T00:28:41-05:002015-01-29T00:28:41-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway Record“I got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,” Wright said. “I loved it.”She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.“You hope you’re not busy,” she said.A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010. Ridgway, PATed LutzKane nurse returns after treating Ebola patients in AfricaRidgway stolen from St. Marys funeral home2015-01-29T00:23:39-05:002015-01-29T00:23:39-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordBased on the victim's statements, Sgt. Thomas Nicklas of the St. Marys Police Department went to the residence of Richard Alan Prow, 60, of 346 N. Michael St. where the rifle was located in Prow's car.Ridgway, PAJim MeyerFirearm stolen from St. Marys funeral homeRidgway call upcoming for alleged killer2015-01-28T00:28:53-05:002015-01-28T00:28:53-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordMichael J. Stephanic Jr., 45, of St. Marys, faces charges of criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault and a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure for the incident that occurred at Eastern Sintered Alloys.Ridgway, PAJim MeyerJury call upcoming for alleged killerRidgway Bradford killer is placed in county jail2015-01-28T00:26:38-05:002015-01-28T00:26:38-05:00Copyright 2015 Ridgway RecordStephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, is accused of criminal homicide in the death of Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43, also of Bradford.Stidd allegedly shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 behind Togi’s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford.When Stidd appeared for his arraignment Jan. 16 before Bradford District Court Judge Dom Cercone, bail was set at $100,000. Stidd was free after posting $10,000 cash-- 10 percent of the bond.Ridgway, PANo author availableAlleged Bradford killer is placed in county jailRidgway recycling center closer to reality2015-01-28T00:25:40-05:002015-01-28T00:25:40-05:00Copyright 2014 Ridgway RecordRidgway, PARichie LeckerNew recycling center closer to realityRidgway