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October 2nd, 2012

Ridgway boys golf defeats St. Marys

October 2, 2012

The Ridgway Elker golf team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad a 204-226 loss Tuesday in a match played at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Ridgway’s Josh Roselli was the medalist for the day with his 38.
For the Dutchmen, Rudy Gleixner had a 41 followed by Owen Schreiber with a 42, Quinn Cunningham 47, Dillon Gallagher and Kyle Pistner with 48s, Justin Beimel and Garrett Wendel with 56s and Jordan Wehler with a 62.

October 1st

Milliard appeals for bail reduction

October 2, 2012

A Ridgway man incarcerated since July 24 on arson and related charges, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault, was in Elk County Court Monday appealing for a reduction in bail so that he may be released from jail and return home while awaiting trial.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, waived arraignment and entered not guilty pleas Monday in five separate cases against him, including a 2010 Ridgway arson, a 2008 Johnsonburg arson, the assault of a Ridgway man, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and a drug offense.

Area fire departments simulate big-rig accidents

October 2, 2012

BRANDY CAMP - Members of area fire departments gathered at D&T Towing and Recovery in Brandy Camp over the weekend for a technical heavy truck extrication class.
After coursework and discussion on Saturday, members of Crystal, Fox Township, Jay Township and Brockway fire departments got a chance to put into practice what they learned during simulations of passenger vehicles colliding with a tractor-trailer and a tanker truck.

Spaghetti dinner for Taylor Schutz family this Saturday

October 2, 2012

This Saturday's spaghetti dinner for the "Schutz Family Benefit: Remembering Taylor," is being put on by the Ridgway Elks and the Elk County Sheriff's Department headed up by Sheriff Jeff Krieg and J.R. Geitner, manager of the Ridgway Elks.
The event is being held at the St. Marys Moose Club on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. until the food is sold out. Patrons may eat-in or carryout. Delivery to businesses and takeouts are available by calling 594-3688.

Alan R. “Dick” Hummel

October 2, 2012

Alan R. “Dick” Hummel, 67, of Winchester, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 in Winchester.
He was born April 19, 1945 in Port Huron, Mich., the son of the late Frederick D. and Jane Irene Cataline Hummel. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and also one in Business in 1972 from Salem College and a master of business administration degree from Shenandoah College and Conservatory in 1985.

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch

October 2, 2012

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch, age 85, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an illness of the past six months.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Julia (Bedner) Raubenstrauch
On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Fred D. Fitch; he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006.

Kristy Hanes runner-up in D9-AA Girls' Golf Championship

October 1, 2012

BROOKVILLE – For the second year in a row, Elk County Catholic High School's Kristy Hanes finished in the runner-up spot among the Class AA golfers in the District 9 Girls' Golf Championship, three strokes behind the leader.
The scenario was unfortunately a familiar one for Hanes, who tied for second last year with Union's Larissa Roberts while coming in three strokes behind Redbank Valley's Samantha Dinger.
In this year's event, which was held at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville, Hanes carded an 88 on the day, while Keystone's Amber Hess shot an 85 to take the title.

September 30th

3-vehicle crash holds up Boot Jack for 7 hours

September 30, 2012

A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.

Man charged in hit-and-run enters 'not guilty' plea

September 30, 2012

A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.

New law requires training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse

September 30, 2012

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the state’s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a “mandated reporter” and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.

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