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November 9th, 2014

11th annual UAVSL senior games held

November 9, 2014

BROCKWAY – The 11th annual UAVSL Senior Girls and Senior Boys soccer games were held at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway on Saturday.
The games give area senior soccer players a final chance to play alongside some of their teammates as well as to play both with and against some of the familiar foes they faced throughout their high school careers. Several players from both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School competed in both games.

November 7th

Ridgway football falls in first round to Union, 18-14

November 8, 2014

Union’s second win over Ridgway this season equaled the first playoff win in Golden Knights football history.
A late defensive stand by the Golden Knights helped Union preserve an 18-14 win over Ridgway in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A football playoffs Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
“It’s a relief,” Union coach Dave Louder said. “We may have had better teams but we’ve never had this family-style team. These guys are behind each other 100 percent. It’s just great to get that monkey off our back and we got to prepare for Brockway.”

3 options for curbside recycling

November 7, 2014

There are three options for the future of curbside recycling in the Ridgway Borough, according to borough manager Kim Zimmerman.
The Ridgway Borough Council is currently reviewing numbers for the 2015 budget, and due to its high cost and low usage rates, the curbside recycling program will most likely face changes unless officials can come up with more revenue to pay for the program.

November 6th

Water line repairs ongoing on Boot Jack

November 7, 2014

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority discussed ongoing repairs of water lines in the Boot Jack area to help find leaks that are causing the township to lose approximately 17 percent of their water in that area.
The authority's works superintendents, Chris Klase and Andrew Gosnell, said that they have finished repairs on one section, but two more sections were identified as problem areas following leak detection testing that was done in the area.

Ridgway boys golf honored with banquet to celebrate successful season

November 7, 2014

The Ridgway boys golf team was honored with a banquet Thursday night at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Head coach Eric Herzing expressed appreciation to the parents and the booster club along with assistant coaches Denny McMahon, Dave Zawatski and Jerry Stenta.

One-vehicle accident on Montmorenci Road

November 7, 2014

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, a 2007 Pontiac G5 driven by Anthony Wilson, 33, of Johnsonburg, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township, according the Ridgway-based state police.

November 5th

Identity of deceased and injured drivers released by PSP

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – A Baltimore, Md. man was killed as a result of a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and tri-axle truck on Oct. 28 on state Route 255 in Kersey.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. on the Million Dollar Highway (SR 255) near the Laurel Lane intersection.
Michael Hanley Jr. was the driver of the tractor-trailer who was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of two witnesses who helped pull Hanley from the cab.

RATA to board: 'Stop playing political games'

November 5, 2014

“It’s time for the Ridgway School Board to stop playing political games and to settle a contract with the district teachers.” 
That is the message Wednesday from the Ridgway Area Teacher’s Association in response to the school board’s vote Tuesday to reject the board’s own contract proposal, according to RATA.

'Canning' for THON this weekend

November 5, 2014

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic alumnus Ryan Jacobs and fellow Penn State students will be "canning" this weekend in town for THON, the largest student philanthropy effort in the world.
According to THON.org, "the mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund."

November 4th

Contract negotiations intensify at RASD

November 5, 2014

During Tuesday's workshop session of the Ridgway Area School District School Board, Board President Lisa Connelly delivered a prepared speech in response to advertisements and statements made by the Ridgway Area Teachers Association.

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