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July 6th, 2014

St. Marys Carbon receives Governor’s ImPAct Award

July 6, 2014

HERSHEY – Governor Tom Corbett recently recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets, and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards.

Clara B. Leary

July 6, 2014

Clara B. Leary, 90, formerly of 501 Smith St., Ridgway, died Friday evening, July 4, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Kane, daughter of the late Earl and Iva (Bradybaugh) Young. On Nov. 24, 1945, she married Gerald M. Leary who preceded her in death June 19, 1992.
Clara resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Kane High School. She had been employed by Gorman's for five years as a clerk.

Judith A. Carnesali

July 6, 2014

Judith A. Carnesali, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and a former resident of Ridgway, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born July 21, 1938 in Kersey, daughter of the late Antonio and Julia Gornati Cesa.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1956. Judy was a retired nurse having worked at the former Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway for 20 years and had also worked at Girton’s Flower Shop in Ridgway for many years.

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr.

July 6, 2014

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr., 81, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 203, St. Marys, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Bernard and Rosella McQuone Goodreau Sr.
In addition to St. Marys, he had also resided in Johnsonburg from 1955 until 2008. He attended St. Marys public schools and retired from Pure Carbon Company in 1995.
On Oct. 1, 1955 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Louise “Patty” Simchick, who preceded him in death.

July 4th

West Virginia man dies in Highland Twp. crash

July 4, 2014

HIGHLAND TWP. – A West Virginia man was killed Thursday afternoon when the driver he was traveling with reportedly fell asleep while driving on state Route 66 around 3:30 p.m. in Highland Township.

Camera to provide elk's point of view

July 4, 2014

BENEZETTE – What does an elk eat?
With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.
The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.

July 2nd

Bruno Iorfido Wrestling Camp growing, building champion wrestlers on and off the mat

July 3, 2014

When Bruno Iorfido volunteered to help out at a wrestling camp that former Pitt-Johnstown teammates Isaac Greeley and Aaron Rendos were running in Port Allegany in June 2003, the future seemed set for the UPJ star.
A three-time Academic All-American who finished eighth at that year's NCAA Division II championships as a junior, Iorfido would shoot for the top of the podium in his senior year before returning to his hometown of Ridgway, where he'd won four consecutive District 9 titles as an Elker, to teach and coach at his alma mater.

PSP hoping for safe holiday driving

July 3, 2014

PennDOT officials, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police will be banding together in an effort to make Independence Day holiday travel safer.

Several ordinances address borough dogs

July 3, 2014

After a string of dog-related incidents, Ridgway borough's dog ordinances have recently come into the light.
According to subsection 103 of Chapter 2 of the borough code pertaining to animals: "It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs to allow or permit such dogs to run at large in the borough. Running "at large" includes any dog unrestrained in "any public highway, street, alley, park or any other public land, or upon property with another person other than the owner and not being accompanied by or under the control of the owner or any other person having custody of said dog."

July 1st

Commissioners present scholarships to area students

July 1, 2014

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday presented two $5,000 scholarships to area students preparing to attend college.
Kristin Dippold and Dalton Sheasley both received $5,000 scholarships. Dippold will be attending Bucknell University while Sheasley will be doing undergraduate studies at West Virginia University.

Ridgway golfers have been faring well this summer in the Penn-York Junior Golf League. Josh Roselli...
Undefeated in the Elk County League playoffs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team...
WILCOX – The Wilcox bats couldn't solve Smethport pitcher Dustin Zetwick Sunday afternoon. They won...