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Archive - Mar 2013

Bunny Hop becoming an Easter tradition for many

March 31, 2013

ST. MARYS – When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.

Youth portray lax attitudes towards drug and alcohol use in area

March 31, 2013

ST. MARYS - In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.

David L. Mahoney

March 31, 2013

David L. Mahoney, 46, of 41 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 9, 1966 in Ridgway, son of J. Leo and Betty A. (Pavlock) Mahoney.
He married Wendy S. Gardner on August 21, 1993, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 20 years and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a member of the Hallton Church. He was a 1986 graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, the Steelers, and vacations to the Outer Banks.

March 29th

Fish poachers face tougher laws

March 29, 2013

With the opening day of trout season just around the corner, anglers will want to think twice about harvesting more than the legal daily limit now that Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation.

Police: Bath salts growing problem in area

March 29, 2013

ST. MARYS - Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is here.
This is according to St. Marys City Police Officer Greg McManus, who in speaking before a group of concerned parents and local law enforcement discussed the rise of stimulant bath salts use in the area at a town hall meeting held at the South St. Marys Street elementary school earlier this week.

New Highland Township fire truck arrives

March 29, 2013

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck to replace Utility Truck 813.

March 28th

Ludlow woman en route to funeral is in crash

March 28, 2013

LUDLOW – "God's hand was on me in that car."
That's the inspiring comment from the Rev. Jeanne Beers of Ludlow after she miraculously escaped serious injury in a spectacular traffic accident Thursday morning on Route 6 near her home.

A closer look at energy aggregation

March 28, 2013

Members of the executive committee of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission on Wednesday morning explored the benefits of energy aggregation and how it may benefit the six-county region.

Ridgway woman sentenced for role in prison drug plot

March 28, 2013

JEFFERSON CO. – A Ridgway woman has been sentenced to one year in the Jefferson County Accelerated Rehabilitation Program after she pleaded guilty to selling marijuana on behalf of a Jefferson County inmate in August of 2012.

Cancer survivors create new support group

March 28, 2013

A new cancer support group is being started in Kersey as an outlet for patients, survivors and caregivers battling the disease. Their first meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Kersey United Methodist Church and will continue to meet at the same time and location during the first Monday of every month.

Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...