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February 5th, 2015

Ridgway gymnastics sets season-high score vs. Altoona

February 5, 2015

Ridgway gymnastics set a season-high team score, scoring 119.9 team points against Altoona Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Altoona won the meet with 129.95 team points.
Hailey Hoffman of Ridgway was the all-around winner with a score of 34.3. Hoffman won the bars, beam and floor exercise events. Rachael Schiafone was fifth for Ridgway with a 30.475 and Alanna Schiafone was sixth with a 29.15.

February 4th

Johnsonburg wrestling falls to Youngsville

February 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg wrestling lost 32-9 to Youngsville Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only four matches were wrestled on the mat and each team picked up two victories. Youngsville was aided by three forfeit victories, including at the opening weight of 195 pounds as Austin Spear picked up the forfeit win for Youngsville. After there was no match at 220 pounds, William Peluso tied the team score with a first-period pin over Mason Benjamin in 1:55.

Virginia D. Gigliotti

February 5, 2015

Virginia D. Gigliotti, 88, of 727 Penn St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born July 14, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Marion and Wladyslawa Silcosky Simchick.
On Sept. 29, 1944, she married Battiste J. Gigliotti. He died Sept. 4, 2010.

Jay Tomas Schill

February 5, 2015

Jay Tomas Schill, 45, of Launer Drive, Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
He was born Oct. 21, 1970 in Ridgway, son of Sandra E. (Lewis) Schill and the late Fredrick John Schill.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and Penn State with an associate in engineering.
He was a member of the Wilcox Sportsmen’s where he had served as manager for several years and a member of the Johnsonburg Elks, Piedmont, American Legion and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and especially fly fishing. He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.

Rides 4 Vets continues to answer call

February 5, 2015

Rides 4 Vets, a local volunteer based organization, aims to help area veterans make it to medical appointments by providing transportation services.
The organization has provided services for six years after starting in 2008; they began transporting veterans in 2009.
Throughout those six years, Rides 4 Vets has provided over 1,000 rides for veterans, according to secretary, office manager and and driver Jake Himes.
He added the organization has been offering about 20 rides per month over the past few months.

LHOT adding vendors for upcoming expo

February 5, 2015

The planning for the fifth annual housing expo continues as Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) workers are working to add more vendors to the event, which is set to take place March 12 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.

Water concerns alleviated in Fox Township

February 5, 2015

KERSEY – Contaminated water issues which plagued Fox Township in November appear to be under control for the time being.
Rob Singer, Toby Water Treatment Plant system operator, said there are no problems at this time.
According to Singer, they must circulate the water once a week to keep chlorine residuals up.
"All of that seems to be working pretty well for the past month now," Singer said.
The Fox Township Supervisors will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in Knox.

Alleged robbery duo charged with false reports

February 5, 2015

Two St. Marys men charged with robbing a home at gunpoint on Sunrise Road now face criminal conspiracy charges for allegedly concocting a story about stolen prescription pills.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kyle Lee Sarginger, 25, of St. Marys allowed Spencer Gene Rudolph, 19, of St. Marys, to punch him in the face and then reported to police that an unknown suspect had struck him and stolen his Oxycodone tablets.

February 3rd

Ridgway girls basketball wins in Paper City over Ramettes

February 4, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The third time was the charm for Ridgway girls basketball against the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Ridgway used a strong second half to win 41-28 over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School. Johnsonburg had defeated Ridgway twice before this season.

Act 13 funds benefit fire departments

February 3, 2015

Officials continue to disburse Act 13 Marcellus impact fees funding as commissioners on Tuesday morning announced allocations to the eight county fire departments.
"We decided from the onset of receiving the Act 13 funds that we'd try to help each of the fire companies in the county," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer. "We'll be sending out $500 checks to each of the fire departments."
Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg said it will be an annual allocation as long as the funds keep coming in.