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April 24th, 2014

Big sixth inning helps Clarion overtake Ridgway, 10-7

April 24, 2014

The little things can make a big difference and they sure were a difference Thursday afternoon.
Defensive and baserunning miscues hurt the Ridgway Elkers during a five-run sixth inning for Clarion baseball in a 10-7 win for the Bobcats Thursday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Ridgway made six errors for the game while Clarion made four errors.

Former Hamlin Twp. treasurer is sentenced to jail

April 24, 2014

SMETHPORT – Julie Sue Graham-Olson, 54, has been sentenced to McKean County Jail for using Hamlin Township money as her own while serving as the township’s secretary-treasurer for nearly four years.
In a ruling Thursday in McKean County Court, President Judge John Pavlock sentenced the defendant to spend between nine months and 23.5 months in the county jail near Smethport.

Ridgway triathlon this Saturday

April 24, 2014

Officials at the Ridgway YMCA are preparing for the 33rd Annual Ridgway Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, April 26, starting at 11 a.m.
As of Thursday evening, 124 participants had signed up, including 14 ironwomen and 27 ironmen
"I have never seen that many individuals entered ever," said Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director at the Ridgway YMCA. "I've been doing this for over 10 years and the event is in its 33rd year. We will keep doing this as long as there is interest."

Man charged in Sheetz knife-wielding incident

April 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – A Brookville resident is charged with removing items from Sheetz and then threatening a witness with a 5 3/4 inch bladed knife.

April 23rd

Johnsonburg baseball wins second straight, downs Golden Tide

April 24, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Whether it was at the plate or on the mound, Taylor Feronti made sure the Rams would end up victorious Wednesday afternoon.
Feronti pitched a complete game for Johnsonburg and hit a go-ahead 2-run home run as the Rams won 3-2 over Curwensville Wednesday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.

Rural community college gains traction

April 24, 2014

Educational needs of an underserved populace in rural Pennsylvania may finally be addressed by legislators this year.
House Bill 1701, now in the House Education committee, aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.

Dahler ready for second MMA fight in Orlando

April 23, 2014

Ridgway native Dakota Dahler has moved to a new location, has enlisted new training and is looking for a new result in his second MMA fight which will take place this weekend.
Dahler will fight Michael Shepherd this Saturday in an event entitled “Combat Night at the Roxy.” The event is intended to raise funds and awareness for autism and will be held in Orlando, Fla. Dahler said the fight will be shown through Combat’s web site the next day. More information on Combat Night can be seen on their Facebook page by searching “Combat Night.”

Officials to keep sharp eye on loan program

April 23, 2014

With mandates set down from the state Department of Community and Economic Development [DCED], officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission are keeping a sharper eye on their extensive loan program.
The active loan portfolio boasts 266 loans representing roughly $26.3 million in financing from all funds.

Johnsonburg splits track and field meets with Kane

April 23, 2014

Johnsonburg track and field split the two meets in action against Kane Tuesday afternoon at Kane High School.
Johnsonburg won the girls meet 89-50. Kane won the boys meet 115-30.

Rohr waived for court on child pornography charges

April 23, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway man was waived for court Wednesday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge George King on over 30 felony charges of child pornography.
Theodore Robert Rohr, 34, of Ridgway, was charged as a result of a search warrant served in November 2013 by the State Police Computer Crime Unit.

The little things can make a big difference and they sure were a difference Thursday afternoon....
JOHNSONBURG – Whether it was at the plate or on the mound, Taylor Feronti made sure the Rams would...
Ridgway native Dakota Dahler has moved to a new location, has enlisted new training and is looking...