October 23rd, 2014
TIONESTA â€“Â Ridgway girls soccer extinguished the Forest Area Lady Fires' season and moved into the D-9 semifinals again.
Caitlin Viglione added a pair of goals for Ridgway in a 3-0 win over Forest Area Thursday afternoon at West Forest High School in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-15) win over Johnsonburg.
"We were glad to get everyone some playing time as we prepare for the district playoffs next week," said ECC head varsity volleyball coach Diane Gies following the win. "It's a good tuneup match for us as we prepare for next week, and to finish the season at 14-0 for the regular season, that was a goal for us at the beginning of the year. Being 14-0 for the regular season is a lot nicer than any other number."
Ridgway boys soccer lost 4-0 to Karns City Wednesday night at Karns City High School in the first round of the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.
The Ridgway Borough recycling program is currently being reviewed by the borough council to determine if the program, which was labeled as being not cost efficient at September's borough council meeting, is something that should be continued for the 2015 year.
During September's borough council meeting, Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman informed the council that 25 percent of borough residents use the program at a cost to the borough of $50,000, which he said is not cost efficient to the borough.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys City Police Department reported investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. on the 500 block of Brusselles Street in St. Marys.
Lucille M. Klotz, 89, formerly of 323 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Kersey, daughter of the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Cuneo) Sheeley.
She married WIlliam George Klotz on June 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1985.
She had resided in Ridgway for many years, and she was a former Dagus Mines resident.
She was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, and she had been employed by Elk County General Hospital for over 40 years.
County officials have spent much of the last 12 months disbursing Act 13 Marcellus Shall impact fees funding to local municipalities and entities.
The Ridgway Township Supervisors expressed disagreement during Tuesday's monthly supervisors meeting over the progress that is being made towards the enactment of a new zoning ordinance throughout the township.
Ridgway Township supervisors are discussing the creation and implementation of a zoning ordinance related to the oil and gas industry, and disagreements occurred about whether or not the supervisors were acting quickly enough to avoid being sued by residents.
Figures released recently show Elk County's unemployment rate lower than any of its counterparts within the North Central region.
Figures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent.
The driver in a December 2013 crash on Zwack's dip of the Million Dollar Highway was waived for court Tuesday.
James Michael Dunshie, 27, of Force, initially faced two felony charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. One of the charges was withdrawn. One remains as one of his passengers is still recovering in a care facility.