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May 22nd, 2012

Change made for tax office

May 22, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve an agreement with Palmetto Posting, Inc., and county officials for the posting of delinquent tax notices on properties for which delinquent taxes are owed.
John Samick and Katie Krise from the county's Tax Claims office were on hand Tuesday morning to discuss the change.

Joseph F. Spowal

May 22, 2012

Joseph F. Spowal, 83, of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died early Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012 following a brief illness at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.
He was born May 19, 1929 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Giacomo "Jack" and Theresa Stoudt Spowal.
On Nov. 21, 1970 in Johnsonburg, he married Cecilia Marrone, she survives.
He had resided in Johnsonburg since 1974, formerly of Gibsonia and Smethport.

Sandra "Sandy" Calkins Kowalski

May 22, 2012

Sandra "Sandy" Calkins Kowalski, 72, of 2605 Rosalyn Trail, Long Beach, Ind., died on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, at her residence following a longtime battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
On Jan. 30, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Stanley Kowalski, he survives.
She resided in Long Beach, Ind. for the past 47 years.

Pool rates remain unchanged

May 22, 2012

Membership rates for the Lyle G. Hall Community Pool in downtown Ridgway will remain unchanged for the upcoming season.
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a recommendation from the Planning, Grants and Recreation Committee Monday night for the family membership to cover up to five people and any additional members to be charged $10 per person.
"We did not change the season and weekly memberships or the daily admissions," said Council President Nina Stolburg. "They are the same as how they have been in the past."

Stroke therapies highlighted at recent seminar

May 22, 2012

ST. MARYS - At a recent stroke prevention seminar at Elk Regional Health Center's Education Center, some of the discussion focused on treatments available to stroke victims.
Katherine Brem, an occupational therapist with Elk Regional, said that recovery begins in the acute care hospital once a stroke victim is declared medically stable. Brem said it is at this point that the caregiver needs of a patient are assessed, with a physician determining a patient's strengths and deficits in designing a rehabilitation plan for them.

Grumley frustrates Elkers again as Rams advance in playoffs

May 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Barely two weeks removed from a walk-off home run to stun Ridgway, Cameron Grumley struck gold again.
The sophomore starting catcher crushed a Josh Mitchell offering over the center field fence Tuesday in the fifth inning of a first round District 9 Class A playoff game to put the Rams in the quarterfinals.
Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Smethport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The 3-run home run turned out to be the game-winner in Johnsonburg's eventual 3-0 win over the visiting Elkers, a victory that raised the Rams' record to 19-0.

May 21st

Ridgway softball looks backs on season with banquet

May 21, 2012

Ridgway softball was honored with a banquet to celebrate the season at The Royal Inn Monday night.
Ridgway varsity head coach Gary Gerber II expressed appreciation to athletic director Manny Barbazzeni as well as the players.
“We’re here to honor all the hard work these young ladies put into the softball season,” Gerber II said.
Senior catcher Sydney Kovalyak expressed her appreciation to coaches, parents and the booster club for the banquet along with The Royal Inn. She spoke about the excitement the team had for the upcoming season.

Borough reviews contract with drilling operator

May 21, 2012

The Ridgway Borough Council reviewed a recommendation from a Water, Sewer, Refuse and Street Committee to not enter into a water sales agreement with the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
A meeting was held with the committee on April 30 at 4 p.m. In attendance were committee members: John Casolo Jr., Ralph Dussia, Rick Parrish, Borough Manager Martin Schuller, Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy; and Mark Wagley and Doug Proffitt of Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.

Stroke prevention discussed at ERHC forum

May 21, 2012

ST. MARYS - With May marking National Stroke Awareness Month, a recent seminar was held at the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in an attempt to raise awareness surrounding the risk factors, contributing factors, and symptoms associated with strokes.

Thomas C. Detwiler

May 21, 2012

Thomas C. Detwiler, 60, of 42 Cottage Lane, Ridgway, died Sunday evening, May 20, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in St. Marys, the son of Jane L. (Evans) Detwiler and the late Earl M. Detwiler.
He married Kathleen M. Liscinski on Dec. 28, 1974, and she survives.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...